Paul Joseph Watson
Why would “Al-Qaeda,” a group that is supposedly the prime target of the U.S. initiated war on terror, commit a terrorist attack against a country that has recently changed its government and all but renounced its role as a U.S. ally in the war on terror?
The mass media has already blamed the Marriott Hotel bombing, which killed at least 53 people, on “Al-Qaeda,” a routine reflex action despite the lack of any real investigation and no claim of responsibility.
On Saturday morning, Newly elected Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari told his parliament, “We will not tolerate the violation of our sovereignty and territorial integrity by any power in the name of combating terrorism.”
Hours later and hey presto! “Al-Qaeda” provides the perfect pretext for the U.S. to violate Pakistan’s territorial integrity in the name of….you guessed it….combating terrorism!
More telling than that – had the leadership of Pakistan not cancelled their plans to dine at the Marriott Hotel at the last minute, the entire command structure of the whole country would have been decapitated.
“Pakistan’s top leaders were to dine at the Marriott hotel that was devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend, but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior government official said Monday,” reports the Associated Press today.
“Perhaps the terrorists knew that the Marriott was the venue of the dinner for all the leadership where the president, prime minister, speaker and all entire leadership would be present,” Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik told reporters. “At the eleventh hour, the president and prime minister decided that the venue would be the prime minister’s house. It saved the entire leadership.”
Indeed, it seemed the “terrorists” did know that their prime objective was to completely wipe out the most influential players in a government that has seemingly vowed to break away from the years of Pervez Musharraf-mandated lapdog subservience to U.S. imperial whims.
The timing of this weekend’s bombing coincides with a build-up in tensions over the past month not between Pakistan and “Al-Qaeda,” but between Pakistan and the United States government.
Relations between Pakistan and the U.S. soured dramatically following a raid by U.S. commandos on the border town of South Waziristan earlier this month which killed 20 people, including women and children.
Pakistani troops fired on U.S. helicopters that had violated the country’s border a week ago and a repeat of the incident in the village of Angor Adda occurred again last night.
On September 13th, Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani vowed to safeguard the country’s territorial integrity against U.S. incursions and warned of a possible direct confrontation with U.S. forces if the incursions continue.
In light of all this, does it make much sense that “Al-Qaeda” suddenly popped up and helped out its arch enemy the U.S., by attempting to wipe out the Pakistani leadership?
It only makes sense if “Al-Qaeda,” or whoever carried out the bombing, was working to further the geopolitical agenda of the U.S. administrations in control of the White House.
“After several weeks of international bad press because of drone planes being piloted by 19 year olds with joy-sticks in California, blowing up families in Pakistan willy-nilly, after all that, the “terrorists” in Pakistan decide to blow up a second rate hotel there, killing civilians, and making them the bad guys once again? How’s that for the worst timing ever, huh? Well, the worst timing for them and the best possible timing for those troubled U.S. Military PR guys and all the politicians who had been saying just a month ago we need to step up military action in Pakistan, ” writes Scott Creighton.
“The end result of this attack is to give the U.S. Army and the American politicians all the reason in the world that they would need to continue attacking Pakistan’s population, and taking the international pressure off the Americans to stop bombing their country.”
The playbook that the CIA has employed over and over again in places like Central America, Italy, Cuba, South America and the Middle East for decades to destabilize and overthrow governments is a tried and tested formula.
A strategically located country with a newly elected, populist government, vowing not to sacrifice the interests of its people for the U.S. imperial agenda, is almost immediately attacked by unknown “terrorists,” creating fear, chaos, and a demand from the population for “protection” that cannot be provided by the weakened ruling party, creating a power vacuum and an opportunity for the mighty U.S. war machine to step back into the fold, promising to chase away the evil deadly terrorists.