WikiLeaks Exposes Pakistan’s Blatant Betrayal of America


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What also has to be understood here is the Pakistani army’s depraved and predatory attitude towards making money. Like armies in other Third World countries, the Pakistani army is first and foremost a business rather than a fighting machine. According to Ayesha Siddiqa, author of the book Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy, “Pakistan’s army today runs a huge commercial empire,” whose estimated value “runs into the billions of dollars.”

The military’s true worth, Siddiqa maintains, cannot be exactly ascertained due to the lack of transparency. But two of the Pakistani military’s business groups are “the largest business conglomerates in the country.” They acquire “opportunities to monopolize national resources,” and the military’s “economic predatoriness increases in a totalitarian system” like Pakistan’s. The military economy’s “defining feature,” Siddiqa writes, is “concealment.”

In a nutshell, one of the main reasons for the existence of Pakistan’s security forces is the making of money, primarily for Pakistan’s officer corps. Fighting the War on Terror, let alone being a true or loyal friend to an “ally,” is not a top priority for Pakistani security forces — if it is any kind of “priority” at all. So when bin Laden dropped into the Pakistanis’ lap after 9/11, he represented a great opportunity, to many Pakistanis, to advance the agenda of worldwide jihad. To others, he was a tremendous business opportunity.

Thus, the Pakistani security forces, recognizing America’s burning desire to settle accounts with the al-Qaeda leader, took advantage of this situation for years to milk the infidel Americans for billions of dollars and the latest in American weaponry for possible later use against arch-enemy India. The Pakistanis pretended to be doing something for the money, while in reality, they did very little and, in the end, ended up being the hosts and protectors of bin Laden.

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, a former army officer, served as a good example of the Pakistani approach. He launched a couple of lackadaisical offensives into Waziristan that produced almost no casualties, hoping to justify, in American eyes, the largesse he was receiving. He also would allow only a very limited number of drone strikes against al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Only when he was removed in 2008, seven years after 9/11, did the situation improve somewhat. The number of drone attacks increased dramatically and the Pakistani army launched a long-awaited offensive into the Taliban and al-Qaeda’s South Waziristan stronghold. However, the army is refusing to finish the job and attack North Waziristan.

America was also paying $100 million a month principally for 80,000 Pakistani troops to guard their side of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to prevent Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters from crossing into Afghanistan to launch attacks. But American troops often reported that not only would the terrorists walk across the border within sight of Pakistani army outposts, but Pakistani soldiers would sometimes support the enemy with gunfire and rockets when American forces attacked.

Even the one area where the Pakistanis did well, the capturing and handing over of more than four hundred al-Qaeda operatives to American intelligence, was a costly venture for the United States. In each case, the Pakistanis received payment for the captured terrorists as part of a bounty program, which likely accounts for the program’s success. For one al-Qaeda terrorist, and not even a prominent one, the United States paid $500,000.

Ironically, while Muslim extremists are threatening the Pakistani state from the tribal areas within Pakistan’s borders, the Pakistani military, through one of its businesses, is busy recruiting mercenaries to go to Bahrain on behalf of Saudi Arabia. It is also reported the Pakistani army is ready to send two divisions to Saudi Arabia to help the Saudi military against Iran in the Middle East’s looming Sunni-Shiite showdown. And one can be sure Pakistan’s Military Inc. is not doing this for free.

The Obama administration has announced it will investigate whether anyone in Pakistan had anything to do with protecting bin Laden, but don’t expect too much to change. The money supply may slow, or even be cut for a while, but the United States still needs Pakistan because of the terrorist organizations still located on its soil and its strategic location. Few will honestly inquire what kind of “ally” Pakistan really is and what responsibility it bears for the victims of terrorist plots that bin Laden has undoubtedly been assisting during the past ten years.

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  • Britgirl

    Wow this article isn’t biased at ALL!

  • Fred Dawes

    we have always understood one thing our miliatry allys have always wanted money its part of how the world is.

    • ajnn

      "The Obama administration has announced it will investigate whether anyone in Pakistan had anything to do with protecting bin Laden"

      Public relations.

      Would the situation become worse if we cut off the money? Bush thought it would and Obama may have cometo the same conclusion.

      What an awful situation.

      • Fred Dawes

        how about 90 percent of the country

  • Chezwick_mac

    Let's not misunderstand: The money factor is ancillary. The ISI's REAL motivation for sheltering Bin Laden and helping the Taliban and Al Qaeda is religious/ideological affinity.

  • Amused

    uh…..did anyone really need wiki-leaks , to come to the conclusion ,that Pakistan whilst taking our aid money and claiming to be an ally , was plunging a knife in our backs for well over a decade ? Was it not Pakistan's ISI that warned bin Laden of the cruise missles Clinton launched ,after the attacks on American interests here and abroad ? This is an "alleged ally " that used shared information to aid and abet our enemies . An "ally " which directs terrorist attacks itself ! What ? is this a revelation provided by wiki-leaks ? All we had to do was ask India , if we had any doubts .

  • kafir4life

    Now to be clear here. The Pakistanis are mostly if not all muslim, correct? If that's the case, is anybody really surprised? In fact, the inventor of islam, the pedophilic monster mad momo (mohamat) loved this sort of behavior from the sub-humans that he found to follow his gutter cult. In fact, he shat the contents of the terror guide currently in use by his sub-human followers which gives them the instructions to deceive, to kill, to steal, to rape.

    Just because 1.5 billion flies think feces is tasty, it's not. Or in the case of islam it's snot.
    <If I've upset the sensibilities of any muslim trolls, you need to learn to laugh at yourselves. Everybody else does>

    • Fred Dawes

      you are right islam is about BS.

    • gangs

      Jewish propaganda…you are hurting no one but yourself…stupid

  • Anand

    Pakistan is only following what Quran preaches: tell lies, deceive, do whatever you can to establish “Allah’s rule” in the world:

    8.39. Fight them on until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah altogether and everywhere ….

    3.28. Let not the believers take for friends or helpers unbelievers ….

    Muhammad himself said: “War is deceit” (Hadith 4.268)

    War on terror cannot be won by defeating or abandoning a particular country, but only by eliminating Islam.

    Islam is not a religion of peace that violent Muslims have hijacked.

    Islam is a religion of violence that some peace-loving Muslims are attempting to hijack.

    Islam considers all non-Islamic people infidels, worthy to be killed or subjugated or converted to Islam by hook or by crook.

    It is now time to expose the real character of Islam. Then only will we be able to save our values of freedom and humanism.

    • Man

      You should learn bible, 10 commandments, Quran and history. than after you can even understand islam .

      • OLJingoist

        I don't wish to understand islam.
        Islam by it's very own holy book tells muslims to act like animals. Don't say that I don't understand. I understand perfectly as I am a CRUSADER in a war declared by islam, and it is my intention to destroy islam.
        Edit: For those who don't realize it we are already in the Last Crusade. They told you they were declaring war we ignored that fact. We have become so arrogant we don't hear. That may spell our doom.

        • Man

          people believed Moses. same true people believed Jesus and same true people believe in Islam. I don't understand why u are left behind when you should not.
          Adam – Noah -Ibrahim – ishaq – Jesus – Moses – Mohammad ,all are the Perls of single string and beloved by almighty.

      • StephenD

        Me should learn 2. I not understand. Quran say TAKE unbelievers for friends??? Quran say NOT to fight them?? Uggh. You to explain me please.

        • Man

          You first define "unbelievers" and the "techniques of fight". i will only provide hint that the world is sustained through mercy over justice. although merciful almighty has made words like "unbelievers". first go for the person that can help you to take closer to almighty than read Quran. but tragedy is that person like Mohammad and his household are ignored just by reason that they are not of our community and things like that. many persons have not concerns with truth, they are engaged in the acceleration of their brain. and make world more cruel.

    • No one

      What about these verses from bible ???

      Death to Followers of Other Religions
      Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed. (Exodus 22:19 NAB)

      Kill Women Who Are Not Virgins On Their Wedding Night
      But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father's house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)

      Kill Sons of Sinners
      Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants. (Isaiah 14:21 NAB)

      Death for Cursing Parents
      1) If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will go out at the coming of darkness. (Proverbs 20:20 NAB)
      2) All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense. (Leviticus 20:9 NLT)

      Kill Non-believers
      They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)

      This is what bible is saying .. Every one can get out of context quotes from every book.
      Go and read full Quran before pasting out of context quotes from it.

      • fleedo

        The old testament is archaic. The Old Testament bears little or no relation to the New Testament. One cannot compare Mohamad the paedophile rapist murderer with Jesus. I am not a Christian and l can see that Jesus and Mohamad have nothing in common. To claim that there are similiarities between the two is a lie. No one has no credibility whatsoever.

        • Truly

          The Old Testament is anything but archaic. Without its foundation you cannot understand the New Testament. The Old Testament is still valid today. Are Christians required to follow the law? Yes!!! Are they required to make sacrifices? No?

          If the Old Testament was archaic then does that mean the unfulfilled prophecies will not come true? For Jesus said "And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself….. Luke 24:27

          Then He said to them, "These are teh words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and teh Psalms concerning me." And he opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. – Luke 24:44-45

          For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me – John 5:46

          If you study the scriptures you can find descriptions of the Gospel. Please study (and I mean study…not read) the Old Testament….it will help you understand the New Testament a lot better.

      • umustbkidding

        The difference is this:

        GOD is the creator of all things and due to that he:
        set the rules for his people to follow and/or at the conquest of land that GOD took away from those that were GOD haters and gave what is his, to his people.

        People following a man called Muhammad that was a murderer, rapist, lover of self and self pleasures – a madman. His commands were for his followers to continue his rampage of hatred on mankind through out the earth and through time. EVIL

        The unfortunate part is that things in today's society are looking more like what Muhammad had in mind than how GOD wants us to live. So you think GOD's punishments were harsh. That is why Jesus came, because we are unable to follow any rules and we need constant forgiveness. But that doesn't mean that GOD's judgments are wrong. GOD is never wrong. Read the book of Romans in the new testament and find forgiveness.

        I doubt you will find forgiveness in Sharia Law.

  • Dispozovdaburka

    Six billion, "no strings attached."

  • USAdecline

    The U.S. is broke. Stop the payments to these mendacious thieves. In fact, the govt should rescind all the money we send to nations who display totally antagonistic sentiments towards America. Get the UN out of the country too. Useless tool of 3rd world countries.

    • sodizzy

      interesting concept!!

  • oldatlantic

    Impose a naval blockade until they pay the money back and give up their nukes.

  • OLJingoist

    And we borrow the money we give them.
    It's just thrown away.
    They hate us ignorant or educated.

  • Man

    Ya , you are right that Islam Declared War On The Infidel. for understanding proper definition of Infidel, i recommended you to study history. Infidel means who is not in Islam. than What is Islam?

    True Jew is also true christian and true Muslim. thus Islam is not something bring up by Mohammad. Islam is the way preferred by God , and Islam is embedded by nature in every human beings. thus according to Islam, who is lost so much that he or she is so cruel as animal, such one should only be controlled by war.

    Ya i agree that some misinterpret the words "Infidel" and "Islam".
    if you are true believer of Christ and Moses and Adam and Ibrahim and Mohammad than you are not Infidel. than how can i be violent to you. if i violent to you than may be Infidel. thus i should be prevented. thus God the merciful "The only care taker of non-Infidel people" may had told the Mohammad to declare war against Infidel.

    • OLJingoist

      If you are a true believer of mohamed and the koran you are my enemy and no amount of Taqiya (Tack -eye-ya), will change that.

    • OLJingoist

      Ten Obvious Reasons Why
      Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace

      #1 14,000 deadly terror attacks committed explicitly in the name of Islam in just the last eight years. (Other religions combined for perhaps a dozen or so).

      #2 Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, had people killed for insulting him or criticizing his religion. This included women. Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.

      #3

      Muhammad said in many places that he has been "ordered by Allah to fight men until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger." In the last nine years of his life, he ordered no less than 65 military campaigns to do exactly that.

      Muhammad inspired his men to war with the basest of motives, using captured loot, sex and a gluttonous paradise as incentives. He beheaded captives, enslaved children and raped women captured in battle. Again, Muslims are told to emulate the example of Muhammad.

      #4

      After Muhammad died, the people who lived with him, and knew his religion best, immediately fell into war with each other.

      Fatima, Muhammad's favorite daughter, survived the early years at Mecca safe and sound, yet died of stress from the persecution of fellow Muslims only six months after her father died.

      Fatima's husband Ali, who was the second second convert to Islam and was raised like a son to Muhammad, fought a civil war against an army raised by Aisha, Muhammad's favorite wife – and one whom he had said was a "perfect woman." 10,000 Muslims were killed in a single battle, waged less than 25 years after Muhammad's death.

      Three of the first four Muslim rulers (caliphs) were murdered. All of them were among Muhammad's closest companions. The third caliph was killed by allies of the son of the first (who was murdered by the fifth caliph a few years later, then wrapped in the skin of a dead donkey and burned). The fourth caliph (Ali) was stabbed to death after a bitter dispute with the fifth. The fifth caliph went on to poison one of Muhammad's two favorite grandsons. The other grandson was later beheaded by the sixth caliph.

      The infighting and power struggles between Muhammad's family members, closest companions and their children only intensified with time. Within 50 short years of Muhammad's death, even the Kaaba, which had stood for centuries under pagan religion, lay in ruins from internal Muslim war…

      And that's just the fate of those within the house of Islam!

      #5 Muhammad directed Muslims to wage war on other religions and bring them under submission to Islam. Within the first few decades following his death, his Arabian companions invaded and conquered Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Zoroastrian lands.

      A mere 25 years after Muhammad's death, Muslim armies had captured land and people within the borders of over 28 modern countries outside of Saudi Arabia.

      #6

      Muslims continued their Jihad against other religions for 1400 years, checked only by the ability of non-Muslims to defend themselves. To this day, not a week goes by that Islamic fundamentalists do not attempt to kill Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists explicitly in the name of Allah.

      None of these other religions are at war with each other.

      #7 Islam is the only religion that has to retain its membership by threatening to kill anyone who leaves. This is according to the example set by Muhammad.

      #8 Islam teaches that non-Muslims are less than fully human. Muhammad said that Muslims can be put to death for murder, but that a Muslim could never be put to death for killing a non-Muslim.

      #9
      The Qur'an never once speaks of Allah's love for non-Muslims, but it speaks of Allah's cruelty toward and hatred of non-Muslims more than 500 times.

      #10

      "Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!"
      (The last words from the cockpit of Flight 93)

      …Source: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Top-10-Re

      • Man

        you have too much knowledge of consequences. and too less knowledge about fact.

        If others behave as like Mohammad than it is sad.

        The creator of Jesus gives any command and if those commands are not followed by His prophet than he would be ordinary man.
        and the one who have not so morally high(so as God contact him on His own) and try to fulfill those commands will obviously create such cruel world.

        If you go to Mohammad via others you will not understand him.
        Read the biography of Muhammad written by morally high-persons.

        • OLJingoist

          I've seen the consequences of muslim facts. This is why your tripe goes unheard by me.
          Mohameds behavior was and remains barbarian, NOT SAD.
          I've got an idea why don't you read some news accounts of muslim men who wish to emulate this barbaric behaviour.
          But you won't, you are to busy trying to get people to believe a lie.
          By the way did you follow the links? Those are muslims emulating mohamed.

          • Man

            I have no connection with those who are not on the path of Almighty (justice). Mere label of Muslim doesn't make a true Muslim. why should I see cruelty. I like truth.
            For your information, i have not got any message directly on mine from God, although i believe that almighty and His prophets would never be wrong. if I (without direct God's guidance) can oppose the injustice, than think what my almighty and His prophets were high in decisions and actions.
            Anyway if you not believe in almighty, than for you, these all matters are tripe. and if so than take much more interest in science and analysis of rare earth theory"…

          • OLJingoist

            End of conversation. you are a mental midget. I hate flowery speech it conceals to much.
            So with that said …………………………………………….

  • HenryCrux

    What you people seem to have forgotten is that Osama was not a retarded psychopath but a very well educated Muslim who followed his Bible perfectly – he only did what his Bible told him to do – the Koran and related books were his guild in all things and he never did anything contrary to these holy books – ever! So of course all Muslim who really know their religion supported Osama, saved Osama, loved Osama. Why is anybody surprised? Osama is a real and genuine Muslim Saint and seen so by hundreds of millions of potential suicide bombers – let us get that straight!

  • Reason_For_Life

    Hey! What happened here? Less than a couple of months ago most of the people on this blog were demanding the arrest of Julian Assange, some even called for his death. Now, all of a sudden, WikiLeaks is quoted because it revealed not only the double dealing by the Pakistanis but the continual lies fed to us by the US State Department about Pakistani cooperation.

    Assange may well be a rotten human being but the release of these classified documents has brought to light many things that we needed to know. If our "ally" has been consistently aiding bin Laden and our government was aware of it then how dare they send our tax money to Pakistan.

    Not all facts are pleasant but the truth is always necessary if we are to make the right decisions.

  • Temple62

    Money has never bought loyalty especially among Mideastern muslim cults, when will the U.S. presidents and congress ever learn!

  • umustbkidding

    I have often heard people say keep your enemies close so you know what they are doing. Well, there have always been indications that the Paki's have been playing both sides. If your going to play this game your not supposed to allow your self to be gutted. We clearly don't have the gumption to deal with close contact sports like this, so we should back away and deal with them for what they are – the enemy.

  • Mustaffa Moohammed

    You people are silly. As a muzlim obama understands that it is peace and love, not violence that drives muslims to mistakenly murder children. Madonna, Tom Cruise, Lady GaGA, Farrakhan, Wright, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Pelosi & Reid all say that they pray to Obama to save the world. If these great people of our times believe that Obama can save them the why should I need anything else. Do not be on the wrong side when Obama judges us. Come on Harry Reid and Pelosi are the leading intellectual minds of this century and bend their knees to Obama in prayer.

    • Amused

      think like a fool …talk like a fool ….oh well . what you need is counseling .

    • ajnn

      This particular posting is an exercise in sarcasm. It is 'point on' !!!!!

  • ronin

    We all know everthing that goes on with Paki, so why are we helping them?why are we there?Are we retards? or there is something else goes on behind closed doors?

  • Wesley69

    Time to cut off aid to these double-dealing bastards, but before we do that, we take out ALL their nuclear weapons.

  • effie 1

    I intend to contact Congress and demand they stop all money to Pakistan. They are not and never have been our friends.They are guilty of sending their soldiers into Afghanistan to kill Americans.
    I say, carpet bomb all the training camps along the Afghan and Pakistan border and withdraw all our troops and their equipment out of that miserable rat hole.
    We must emphasis our friendship with India. I don't think Pakistani's leaders will
    like that.

  • nossonkohn

    This is a classic example of how Naive the State Dept and many Congressmen are. Clinton and Co. still believes that we need Pakistan as a partner ,for better or for worse
    Instead of seeing the truth for what it is, they continue to live in delusion, blinded by interests.

  • Amused

    Yea , just like Both Bush's ,Reagan , and Nixon .

    • Fred Dawes

      We can go back along way before Nixon and LBJ/FDR And his BS.

  • Rob B.

    Pakistan is now #10 on the failed state index in Foreign Policy magazine. They're in worse shape than Haiti, Yemen, and North Korea (#19). Afghanistan is #6. Iraq #7. A failed state has effectively lost governmental control and can implode easily. It's time for the U.S. to have a plan B.

  • javed

    thanks one man who was resposible for all evils gone.FEARED by a small writer who is sitting on a computer or waiting anxiously in situation room.Pakistan is great country here to live and prosper.Tell ur govts etc stpo giving us aid but get out of our affairs.PLEASE ALSO INFORM HOW MANY HAEDS ROLL ON 9/11.

  • Vermont Yid

    Q: What did Osama bin Laden have for breakfast this morning?
    A: Nothing – he's f—in' dead!

  • Daniel

    The final sentence in Brown's article implies a question that would be impossible to answer, even to a 5-year old:

    What does it mean when the world's #1 most dangerous, most hunted, terrorist criminal, becomes a provider for a country's "security," military, and police system?

    Maybe that's another final indicator of a failed state, caused by a failed philosophy.

  • zara

    you know what, almost all of you who have commented here seem to be retarded, ignorant and outright fanatics, no less than the fanatics you are criticizing, no less than all those who only know how to criticize what they see wrong in others but do not have the courage to look inside themselves, utterly narrow minded, a bunch of idiots who have never bothered to educate themselves and have never learned to see the world in any way other than what Hollywood and your politicians tell you. No wonder Americans lack in intelligence genetically.

  • gangs

    you are right Zara… and I liked your comments that they are (a bunch of idiots who have never bothered to educate themselves and have never learned to see the world in any way other than what Hollywood and your politicians tell you).