In yesterday's post I mentioned that the west was touting the fact that their attacks on Pakistan had, as is claimed, 'pre-empted' terror in Europe.
Which is utter nonsense as the drone and helicopter attacks have been killing all manner of persons in Pakistan for some time now, much to Pakistan's chagrin and pre-empting nothing.
The latest twist in the war on Pakistan, that no one is calling a war, has Pakistan halting vital NATO supplies! This is going to get even uglier.
NATO forces killed 3 Pakistani soldiers in cross border raids.
NATO is, of course, denying the killings.
Pakistani authorities blocked a vital supply route for NATO troops fighting in Afghanistan on Thursday, angered by a cross-border NATO airstrike that killed three Pakistani soldiers, officials said.
Trucks and fuel tankers for foreign forces in Afghanistan were stopped at Torkham border post in Khyber tribal region near the city of Peshawar, hours after the raid, the fourth reported by Pakistani authorities in recent days.
"Yes, the NATO supplies have been stopped. It has been done locally," an anonymous source.
A spokeswoman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, however, said none of its helicopters had crossed into Pakistani airspace and the incident was under investigation.
Here is what happened according to Pakistan:
Early on Thursday, two NATO helicopters from Afghanistan attacked a border village in Pakistan's Kurram region, the Pakistani security official said.
"The helicopters shelled the area for about 25 minutes. Three of our soldiers manning a border post were killed and three wounded," he said
"Helicopters targeted militants in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province, opposite Kurram, and they did not cross into Pakistan".
I am going to be upfront, I don't believe NATO, I don't believe the claims made by their spokespersons. Here's why? The article ends with this-
"The United States has stepped up missile strikes by unmanned drone planes in Pakistan's northwest, carrying out 20 in September alone, the highest for a month since it began such attacks in 2008."
Since the US has been stepping up attacks for the entire month of September, there is no reason to believe that this cross border attack was not launched.
Consider this? This is not the first incursion NATO has made in Pakistani territory in recent days that has raised serious security concerns for Pakistan!
Pakistan furious over Nato cross-border 'Taliban' raids
As reported on Monday, NATO crossed over the border from Afghanistan purportedly to kill Taliban fighters in Pakistan. This incursion (on Monday) came hot on the heels of two previous incursion into Pakistan territory.
The admission that two incursions had taken place over the weekend by helicopters from the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), and possibly a further cross-border raid today
Making the fourth incursion into Pakistan territory the "straw that broke the camels back" and the reason Pakistan is blockading a vital NATO supply line. Still, something else.
Reports of a covert CIA military force in Afghanistan that crosses into Pakistan
Of course the claims are made that these covert operations are targeting Taliban and AlQaeda fighters. Baloney! This is to wage covert, under the radar war, on Pakistan.
Pakistan's foreign ministry condemned the incursions as a "clear violation and breach of the UN mandate
"In the absence of immediate corrective measures, Pakistan will be constrained to consider response options," said Abdul Basit, the foreign ministry spokesman
Hence the cutting off of the Khyber pass supply route happening today.
No wonder the western media is spinning the so called terror attack on Europe as the justification for the attacks on Pakistan.
A brief digression. I watched some tv programming to see if the European wide austerity protests got any coverage. I did not see them mentioned, but, the so called terror attacks got lots of play. No surprise. The media sells the fear, not the empowerment.
If I may take a bit more of your time up? Indulge me, please. While I continue to make the case that the incursions into Pakistan are intentional, including under the radar warfare to destabilize Pakistan.
I would like to direct your attention over to this article and video, an interview with Bob Woodward. Obama Out Of Afghanistan 'Psychologically,' Woodward Says
Obama is out of Afghanistan, and where do you think he is? He is in Pakistan. He is waging war on Pakistan.
"President Obama believes that "the cancer is in Pakistan,"
"We need to make clear to people that the cancer is in Pakistan," he declared during an Oval Office meeting on Nov. 25, 2009, near the end of the strategy review. The reason to create a secure, self-governing Afghanistan, he said, was "so the cancer doesn't spread there."
Obama talked about threats from Pakistan in December 2009 when he made the case for a surge of 30,000 troops in Afghanistan.
The U.S. has increased its drone attacks in Pakistan. ABC News reports that so far there have been 20 drone attacks in September.
Woodward's book also reveals that the CIA directs a 3,000-man army within Pakistan called the "Counterterrorism Pursuit Team."