by Zaki Khalid
Ladies and gentlemen, the photo posted above is courtesy of Reuters, a globally-renowned news agency which is part of the corporate media whose every report and breaking news is taken by most of the world’s pseudo-realist citizens as “The Divine Truth”.
When alternative (read “actual”) news forums which present the other side of the picture, such as this very forum itself, share such content, we are mostly ridiculed or brushed aside as non-credible sources. But we remain content knowing that sooner or later, the truth will be spilled out from official sources, some day or the other.
The image above highlights what we’ve been saying all along that the so-called “Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan” (TTP) is actually a poor, distorted duplicate of the Afghan Taliban.
As I pointed out in one of my earlier posts, these militants are local recruits, even though their handlers are sitting in the confines of their smoothly-tiled executive rooms at Langley. But in most other cases however, they can turn out to be foreigners. I ask you a simple question, readers, that if Jewish American Adam Pearlman alias ‘Adam Yahya Gadahn‘ was successful in presenting himself as an Arab militant, why is it not possible that others can follow his example?
You see, these clandestine wars involving intelligence agencies vying to take the lead is an absolutely complex, dirty game. Their ulterior motive is manipulation of geopolitics which involve both tactical and strategic plans. Latter includes the attack on Peshawar airport (where a few JF-17s of the PAF are also stationed as they share the runway with Civil Aviation Authority). Fortunately for the armed forces, they failed in giving a blow yet again just as they faced humiliation during the attack on Minhas Airbase, Kamra which was carried out by Afghan commando battalions under the command of Joseph Votel. Tactical attacks include those in which the young Malala was unknowingly used.
So while looking at the image above which was sent to me by one of my readers, I was not surprised. In the past, especially during the Mehran base attack in Karachi, media persons were not allowed to take pictures considering the intense amount of international pressure on Pakistan Army. Today, there seems to be a new footing. The aging Generals in Pakistan have had enough of it. Their mid-level subordinates are getting increasingly restless by the silence which their seniors are exhibiting since long; not because they want to hide the truth, but because they are waiting for the right time to speak up. Mind you, when they do, there will be much to share. Being publicly dormant (with a few rare exceptions on certain occasions) has allowed the military to prepare grounds for the coming months in which major, I repeat, major transformations are going to take place in the internal dynamics of Pakistan’s administration. The military will be noticed getting above its currently passive state, having given enough time for the present setup to continue with all the democracy it wants to practice.
Tattoos such as the one above are seen on many army soldiers around the world especially those of the US and UK. In the US Army, the Marine Corps is known for having soldiers who have similar tattoos:
Such tattoos, I understand, are not uncommon. America’s entire West Coast is renowned for its custom tattoo paint shops littered across California. But what I cannot believe is that some American soldier will tie a suicide vest and get ready to blow himself up. This is where, in realistic terms, our previous reporting is confirmed that these militants are foreigners who are very cheap mercenaries-for-hire. These include Tajiks, Gorkhas and Uzbeks. Infact, intelligence estimates in Pakistan argued that Uzbeks are the most preferred recruits for Western intelligence agencies (MI6, CIA, BND). One officer was even quoted as saying that recruits can literally be “bought” for as low as $300 only!
In Central Asia and Caucasus regions, a horde of undercover ‘Lawrences of Asia‘ roam about in search of trainees who are recruited for the infamous Al Qaeda; the group of pseudo-jihadists who spread terror in guise of Muslims and who are jointly controlled and tasked by intelligence agencies of 3 major countries: The US, Her Majesty’s Secret Service, France and ofcourse, the illegitimate Zionist state of Israel.
The US uses agents against MI6’s interests, sometimes vice versa. But when it comes to highly critical geopolitical undertakings, where Pakistan, Iran and Syria top the list, they all unite for a common cause. In our particular case, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals are akin to a pot of honey around which these swarm of flies are always buzzing around.
There are two possibilities: Either that militant pictured above is a US Marine who was dressed like a TTP operative or, it could be the usual situation in which Afghans/Uzbeks are employed. The former assumption is highly improbable and to an extent, far-fetched. A more plausible case could be that the recruit was a convert from Europe as most Germans have infiltrated in the past too.
But what is really mind-boggling is the tattoo. In Islam, the final prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) has cursed the one who does tattooing on his body (they are haram i.e. strictly prohibited). Muslim men, especially those who claim to be doing jihad, are not supposed to have such paintings on them since they cause problems for offering regular prayers. The question here arises, why did self-proclaimed warriors of Islam adorn tattoos on their body and that too, of a skull? Are Hakeeullah’s boys inspired by the Ghost Rider?
Anyhow, I will not be going into speculation here. I avoid such things which are signature of our sensationalist, corporate media. I am though, openly saying that I have never seen such a thing on any captured militant. Not as far as declassified information is concerned.
This reminds me of an earlier picture from about 4 years back in which a militant killed in Swat region was found to be uncircumcised.
Click here to see one such picture (viewer discretion advised)
Again, Islamic Law makes it clear that all males are supposed to be circumcised in order to uphold the tradition on following what Abraham (peace be upon him) did.
Do you know what’s the funny aspect to all this? Just before this image got released, the TTP spokesperson claimed responsibility for the attacks. What a dumb nut I must say, now that the photo’s released, their beliefs and practices have laid themselves bare. They have, in haste, confirmed adherence to things which have no association with Islam whatsoever. These savages in the past used to blame all their heinous attacks on unseen “Blackwater agents”, later they started acknowledging high-profile attacks since it created a great impact. Today, they just hammered down on their own feet. They could have attempted to gain public sympathy by saying “this is the work of devil America” but instead they endorsed it and now find this picture spreading around in the media and online.
But you see, while this is indeed the work of the US military establishment, the people of Pakistan will at no cost forgive or forget these local/foreign proxies and blood-thirsty hounds who use terror to impose their radical beliefs, who slaughter innocent men, women and children. Pakistanis will and should not discount punishment and accountability of our own sell-outs who joined their ranks.
These militants have been described as the Khawarij “outcasts, dogs of hell” according to Islam. They are the same heretics who attacked the Sacred Mosque in Mecca in 1979 claiming to be upholders of Islamic Law. The same mindset was present inside the Red Mosque and today, across Pakistan, these stooges are carrying out orders issued from their masters in the US, UK and Israel.
Time will itself lay bare the actual details unless officials in echelons of power do so. The military establishment has disappointed much by not making appropriate, much-needed disclosures, at least to media outlets, if not unworthy journalists like me who are nothing more than past-time bloggers for some. If this article is being read by military/intelligence officials, please note that my thorough observation of public reaction has led me to conclude that the time is ripe to reveal some eye-opening secrets on an official level. Otherwise, it will be just be another ‘much ado about nothing‘.
Zaki is a geopolitics and security analyst based in Lahore, Pakistan who has a keen interest in the study of Open-Source Intelligence and Psychological Warfare. He covers the global scenario with a special emphasis on the MENA and Asia regions at large. He has a Bachelors degree with majors in French, Journalism and Education from the University of Punjab.
His brief independent profile can be viewed here: http://cuttings.me/users/zakikhalid
Besides contributing to VT as a columnist, he is the Director General at Terminal X (www.terminalx.org), Pakistan’s most authoritative portal on defence, intelligence and geopolitics. TX is considered an authority on references from the Pakistani military and intelligence developments, having been taken on air by TVN Chile, Iran’s Press TV and Radio Channel Islam International (South Africa), to name a few.
Personal blog: http://zakikhalidtx.tumblr.com/
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