Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shaukat Aziz and 'Zionist' Paul Wolfowitz

Ahmed Quraishi wrote:

Separatist Billboards

The most disturbing part is that the PPP government, which came to power in Islamabad through an arrangement exclusively brokered by Washington, is unwilling to confront the Americans. Now we have 40-feet wide billboards that have mysteriously sprung up on the main roads of NWFP [picture courtesy of BrassTacks]

By AHMED QURAISHI Wednesday, 12 November 2008.

Dear Ahmed Sahab,

The picture [in the article above]is provided by BrassTacks Calamity i.e. Mr Zaid Hamid who is promoted by another calamity i.e. Pakistani Private TV Channel NEWSONE was very much part and parcel of the same America [during Afghan War as per himself Zaid was active] and let me refresh your memory. Please tell me if the present government is American tout then what about General Musharraf ILLEGAL Military Government from 19990-2008. By the way Musharraf's Devised Rampant and Illegal as well National Security Council is still working rather ruling the country. Would you like to tell as to who are the members of this NSC which is inserted in the 1973 Constitution with the tacit approval of Jamat-e-Islami's Cooperation through LFO/Illegal 17th Constitutional Amendment. Let me ask you one more question regarding this Apostate Zaid Hamid who often raise rhetoric/bogey of Zionist and Hindu lobby working against Pakistan but Zaid is silent on Shaukat Aziz [Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and a tout of know Zionist Paul Wolfowitz (U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, and President of the World Bank)] who with the help of General Musharraf Unlawful Regime stole 4 Billion US Dollars from Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD, Nov 11: The ‘legal’ transfer outside Pakistan of over four billion dollars in the last few months, or the so-called flight of capital from the country, through normal banking channels or authorised dealers, was made possible because of an amendment made in the foreign exchange law during the previous regime and which, besides the central bank officials, was in the knowledge of only a few powerful individuals. Successive governments, particularly the one led by Shaukat Aziz, remained so secretive about the change made in the law in 2003 that during all this period neither the finance ministry nor the State Bank of Pakistan posted it on its website. Even today only a few individuals are aware that it was published in the official gazette, which is a legal requirement, but its copy remains untraceable in the finance ministry, a senior ministry official told Dawn. “We are searching our records to locate the notification SRO984 of 2003 but without much success,” he added. Even though some of the senior bankers have heard of the existence of a statutory regulatory order or SRO984 (I) 2003, through which the restrictions imposed on transfer or holding of unlimited amount of foreign exchange were withdrawn, they have not seen it with their own eyes.

$4bn sent abroad ‘legally’ By Mubarak Zeb Khan November 12, 2008 Wednesday Ziqa'ad 13, 1429


Excerpts from a Diplomatic Gathering in 80s

""The Soviet Foreign Minister, Gromyko, speaking in New Delhi on February 12, 1980 had warned that, "If Pakistan continues to serve as a puppet of imperialism in the future; it will jeopardize its existence and its integrity as an independent state." The United States, too, could in certain circumstances accept the dismemberment of Pakistan as it did in 1971. Henry Kissinger, the US Secretary of State during President Nixon's administration, had said: "In my conversation with Ambassador Jha I reiterated my constant theme that we considered Indian and American long term interests as congruent .... I emphasized that the United States did not insist that East Bengal remain part of Pakistan. On the contrary, we accepted autonomy as inevitable and independence as possible. A war was senseless; Bangladesh would come into being by the spring of 1972 if present procedures were given a chance. We differed over method, not aim."On October 7, I told WSAG meeting that if India would accept an evolutionary process, it would achieve most of its objectives with our assistance. If they would co-operate with us we could work out 90 per cent of their problems, like releasing Mujib or attaining some degree of autonomy for Bangladesh, and these steps would lead eventually to their getting it all." With the return of a Republican administration and keeping United States global interests in mind, it would be prudent to assume that should the US interests in the future be better served by sacrificing Pakistan or a part of it, Henry Kissinger's successors would not hesitate to do so. Pakistan must, therefore, strive to keep itself together by weakening those forces that are pulling it apart and this cannot be done by force of arms. The use of strong arm methods has shown that the situation did not, to say the least, improve."


A renowned Writer Robert D Kaplan had predicted in Mid and Late 90s that several countries are not going to survive and India and Pakistan are amongst those countries. Such theories are launched off and on by the power that be [The USA, IMF and WORLD BANK]to prepare the children of the lesser god for more miseries.

Read the articles of Robert D Kaplan on Baluchistan and India.

Dr Abul Maali Syed's book The Twin era of Pakistan:

Democracy and Dictatorship. Written in 1992, the book predicts an independent Balochistan in 2006. Dr Syed begins his book by saying 'Who would have believed that Balochistan, once the least populated and poorest province of Pakistan, would become independent and the third richest oil-producing country after Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.' This may not be a serious venture, but it should be nevertheless worrying especially if one reads it along with the US National Intelligence Committee that spoke of Pakistan as a failed State in 2015.

The Lawless Frontier By Robert D. Kaplan Atlantic Monthly September, 2000


This past April in Quetta, the bleached-gray, drought-stricken capital of the Pakistani border province of Baluchistan, I awoke to explosions and gunfire. In search of the violence, my translator, Jamil, and I jumped into a four-wheel-drive Toyota and raced through the section of town inhabited by Pashtoon tribesmen. Suddenly we were surrounded by Pakistani soldiers, who forced us out of the car and pointed assault rifles in our faces. While they searched us, I saw two other soldiers with automatic weapons run along a high wall a few feet from where we stood. Shots rang out from inside the adjacent compound. By 11:00 a.m. five people had been killed and twenty wounded, and a large cache of weapons had been confiscated in a raid on the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami (Pashtoon National People's Party), a group supporting an Independent "Pashtoonistan" created out of Pakistani territory. The party stood accused of murders and kidnapping. Security forces claimed victory, but reports later circulated that party members had filtered back into the area with weapons.

THE COMING ANARCHY by Robert D. Kaplan

How scarcity, crime, overpopulation, tribalism, and disease are rapidly destroying the social fabric of our planet

The Atlantic Monthly, February 1994

Pakistan's problem is more basic still: like much of Africa, the country makes no geographic or demographic sense. It was founded as a homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent, yet there are more subcontinental Muslims outside Pakistan than within it. Like Yugoslavia, Pakistan is a patchwork of ethnic groups, increasingly in violent conflict with one another. While the Western media gushes over the fact that the country has a woman Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, Karachi is becoming a subcontinental version of Lagos.

In eight visits to Pakistan, I have never gotten a sense of a cohesive national identity. With as much as 65 percent of its land dependent on intensive irrigation, with wide-scale deforestation, and with a yearly population growth of 2.7 percent (which ensures that the amount of cultivated land per rural inhabitant will plummet), Pakistan is becoming a more and more desperate place. As irrigation in the Indus River basin intensifies to serve two growing populations, Muslim-Hindu strife over falling water tables may be unavoidable.

"India and Pakistan will probably fall apart," Homer-Dixon predicts. "Their secular governments have less and less legitimacy as well as less management ability over people and resources." Rather than one bold line dividing the subcontinent into two parts, the future will likely see a lot of thinner lines and smaller parts, with the ethnic entities of Pakhtunistan and Punjab gradually replacing Pakistan in the space between the Central Asian plateau and the heart of the subcontinent. None of this even takes into account climatic change, which, if it occurs in the next century, will further erode the capacity of existing states to cope. India, for instance, receives 70 percent of its precipitation from the monsoon cycle, which planetary warming could disrupt.

Pakistani Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Shaukat Aziz (left) and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz (right) walk through an honor cordon and into the Pentagon on April 22, 2004. Aziz and Wolfowitz will meet to discuss a range of issues related to the global war on terrorism. DoD photo by R. D. Ward.

Paul Wolfowitz--- -Deputy Defense Secretary, and member of Perle's Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon. Wolfowitz is a close associate of Perle, and reportedly has close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel. Wolfowitz came from the above mentioned Jewish thinktank, JINSA. Wolfowitz is the number two leader within the administration behindthis Iraq war mongering.

I had compiled the article below when Paul Wolfowitz was appointed World Bank President and when Musharraf - Shaukat Aziz Axis of Evil ruling the roost and Apostate Zaid Hamid was reaping all the benefits and his so-called sharp tongue and intelligence had gone to heavens. Read and lament

President Bush tapped Defense Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who has been a lightning rod for criticism of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and other defense policies, to take over as head of the World Bank. Wolfowitz, a veteran of six administrations, has earned a reputation for being a foreign policy hawk — the view that the United States should use its superpower status to push for reforms in other nations.

A person known by the company he keeps. The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Shaukat Aziz is a very good friend of Mr. Paul Wolfowitz {Former US Deputy Secretary of Defence and would be Presidnet of the World Bank}. But this is not a good news for the Pakistani people as we are under the rule of Pro-World Bank and IMF regime since 12 Oct 1999 and these two institutions often harp about Good Governance, and Devolution of Power and what not. Since 1999, the military government raised the Power Tariffs more than 20 times, Fuel Prices are being raised on weekly basis, the gas prices are on the rising trend, Baluchistan is in a turmoil, Judiciary is enslaved, political atmosphere is explosive, inflation is up, yet we want to have F-16 and routinely hold shows of missile test {I wonder who would defend these assets after what we did with our Nuclear assets}, since 12 Oct 1999 around 20, 000 civilians were sacked, retrenched, or dismissed through a World Bank/IMF advised Draconian Ordinance 2000/2001 E & D Rule {meant for sacking civilian employees particularly those who dissented in the name of Right Sizing or call it Good Governance} which was invoked by the Enlightened Moderate Military Regime of Musharraf and his Lecher Generals for the sake of Good Governance and that is not the end the same regime appointed ‘retired armed forces personnel’ on key posts on very high salary packages whereas they are neither competent nor efficient.

Having Paul Wolfowitz as World Bank Chief Shaukat Aziz and GHQ would have no problems because he would be a blessing in disguise for the Non-Representative Military Regime of Pakistan. General Zia ul Haq {The Commander of the Faithful as declared by Jamat-e-Islami Chief Mian Tufail Muhammad} was a great friend of the US President Ronald Reagan and they both fought ‘Jihad’ against Commie Russians with the help of Afghan Warlords. Isn’t it strange that half of Bush Cabinet carry those officials who were once part and parcel of Reagan Administration and similarly General Musharraf carry almost all those {minus very few} who were once in General Zia’s cabinet and in the cabinets of as per General Musharraf ‘the Corrupt Politicans’ like Benazir Bhutto and Mian Nawaz Sharif. I wonder why Mullah and Religious Parties declare Bush administration as Anti-Muslim?

Introduction of Mr. Paul Wolfowitz:

Under President Reagan, Wolfowitz served three years as U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, the fourth most-populous country in the world and the largest in the Muslim world. During his tour, he was an advocate for political reform and negotiated on behalf of American intellectual property rights. Under his direction, U.S. Embassy Jakarta was recognized by the Inspector General as one of the best-managed U.S. diplomatic missions. Before being posted to Indonesia, Wolfowitz served two years as head of the State Department’s Policy Planning Office and three-and-a-half years as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, working with the leaders of more than 20 countries. Wolfowitz assisted in a major improvement in U.S. relations with China and a strengthening of our alliances with Japan and Korea. He also played a key role in supporting the peaceful transition to democracy in the Philippines and laying the groundwork for the subsequent democratic transition in Korea.

During his first Pentagon tour as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Regional Programs from 1977-1980, Wolfowitz led the first major assessment of U.S. strategic interests and challenges in the Persian Gulf, a study which helped to create what later became the United States Central Command. He also helped initiate the Maritime Pre-positioning Program, a plan that positioned heavy weapons and ammunition aboard ships in the Persian Gulf region. That preparation was the backbone of the initial U.S. response 12 years later during Operation Desert Shield.

Wolfowitz’s time outside government has been spent principally as a leader in higher education. From 1994-2001, he served as Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University. During his tenure, Wolfowitz also contributed to the public debate on national security issues through his writings, testimony before Congress, and service on public commissions—among them the 1998 Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States and the 1996 President’s Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Earlier, Wolfowitz taught political science at Yale University from 1970 to 1973. In 1993, he was the George F. Kennan Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College.

Wolfowitz has written widely on national security strategy and foreign policy. He was a member of the advisory boards of the journals Foreign Affairs and National Interest. Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University in 1965 and a doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago in 1972.

Skeletons in the Cupboard or Truth?

During the Reagan administration, when he was Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and US ambassador to Indonesia. During those years, Wolfowitz helped reframe US foreign policy to reflect the fanatical anti-communism of Ronald Reagan, which firmly rejected any linkage between foreign policy and human rights. In Asia, that meant ending constraints on military and economic aid to authoritarian allies like Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea, who was chosen as the first foreign head of state to visit Reagan at the White House. Chun, a former paratrooper, had seized control of the Korean military in 1979 and massacred hundreds of demonstrators in the city of Kwangju in May 1980. To Reagan, Chun represented a dictator he could work with: anti-communist to the core and supportive of US security interests. Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines and Suharto in Indonesia received the same friendly treatment. But the policy failed. By the mid-1980s, both the Korean and Filipino people were sick of their US-backed police states. In 1985, a surge of "people power" ended Marcos's reign; the next year, massive demonstrations in the streets of Seoul forced Chun to resign.

Wolfowitz is worse on Indonesia, where he forged close ties with the intelligence and corporate elite. In May 1997, a year before Suharto was driven out of office, Wolfowitz told Congress of "the significant progress" Indonesia has made under the "strong and remarkable leadership of President Suharto". In an interview on PBS in February 2000, Wolfowitz was asked about General Wiranto, who had just been forced to resign after being named by Indonesian authorities as the mastermind of the 1999 military rampage in East Timor. He praised Wiranto as "the general who commanded the army during the first elections in Indonesian history". Wiranto "may have done bad things in East Timor or failed to stop bad things in East Timor, but that's what makes it so tricky," he added.

Noam Chomsky wrote that, “David Ignatius, the Washington Post commentator, described the invasion of Iraq as "the most idealistic war in modern times" - fought solely to bring democracy to Iraq and the region. Ignatius was particularly impressed with Paul Wolfowitz, "the Bush administration's idealist in chief," whom he described as a genuine intellectual who "bleeds for (the Arab world's) oppression and dreams of liberating it." Maybe that helps explain Wolfowitz's career - like his strong support for Suharto in Indonesia, one of the last century's worst mass murderers and aggressors, when Wolfowitz was ambassador to that country under Ronald Reagan. As the State Department official responsible for Asian affairs under Reagan, Wolfowitz oversaw support for the murderous dictators Chun of South Korea and Marcos of the Philippines.

All this is irrelevant because of the convenient doctrine of change of course.

Recently a report by the anti-corruption group Transparency International reveals is reeling with corruption and graft, thanks in part to the poor planning and practices of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation that was Wolfowitz's baby. Late last year the Government Accountability Office (Congress's investigative arm) released a report on how effectively and efficiently the Pentagon's "transformation" of the armed services—an effort running to the hundreds of billions of dollars—has been going. The report pointedly noted an "absence of clear leadership and accountability" at the Pentagon's top tier—not exactly a ringing endorsement. Citing the deputy secretary and Secretary Donald Rumsfeld specifically, the report concluded the Wolfowitz and other top Department of Defense officials haven't done a stellar job of "maintain[ing] the oversight, focus and momentum needed to resolve the weaknesses in DOD's business operations." The result, concluded the GAO, has been a "lack of transparency and appropriate accountability across all of DOD's major business areas [that] results in billions of dollars in annual wasted resources in a time of increasing fiscal constraint."

That was just with regard to "transformation." About this time last year, Comptroller General David M. Walker (the GAO's chief) gave Congress a verbal update on a critical 2002 GAO report about across-the-board Pentagon financial management problems. Since 2002, Walker said, things hadn't got much better. The principal reasons included a "lack of sustained top-level leadership and management accountability for correcting problems". Walker went on to cite some examples of what poor financial and operational management atop the Pentagon has wrought—examples that would not seem to portend well for a Wolfowitz-run World Bank. Among the dubious financial and accounting achievements that have occurred on Wolfowitz's watch:

Helping defense contractors abuse the federal tax system with impunity. "Under the Debt Collection Act of 1996, DOD is responsible—working with the Treasury Department—for offsetting payments made to contractors to collect funds owed, such as unpaid federal taxes," Walker said. "However, we found that DOD had collected only $687,000 of unpaid taxes over the last six years. We estimated that at least $100 million could be collected annually from DOD contractors through effective implementation of levy and debt collection programs."

Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction constructive material from DOD's own inventory. "Using a fictitious company and fictitious individual identities," Walker reported, "we were able to purchase a large number of new and usable equipment items over the Internet from DOD," including "a bacteriological incubator, a centrifuge, and other items that could be used to produce biological warfare agents."

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen. -- Samuel Adams


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