Great U.S. Crisis in Pakistan
Jack D. Douglas
by Jack D. Douglas: The
public denunciation yesterday of the U.S. collusion with Taliban
forces in Taliban attacks on his government forces in Afghanistan
to lead the U.S. forces to stay in Afghanistan longer may be true
or false, but they miss the point of U.S. military strategists who
want to stay in Afghanistan with massive bases and forces. They
are not simply playing an imperial game of milking the resources
of puppet nations. That is probably true for U.S. Oligopoly Corps.,
but the U.S. is playing a vastly more deadly game than that.
I have argued
for years that a crucial reason the U.S. wants major air bases and
massive forces in Afghanistan is that the U.S. is very afraid of
what will happen in Pakistan, especially the massive nuclear forces
and missiles. The Pakistani government is very likely to fall soon.
The society is in worse shape than the U.S. economically and financially
and politically and legally, so it may implode at at any time or
erupt in civil war[s]. It does have a dominant cultural-ethnic nation
and religion, unlike the U.S. which is very splintered now. But
it has massive subcultures and simmering civil wars on the borders
of Afghanistan and inland. The U.S. has relied on its secret satellite
spying and forces within Pakistan to keep tabs on where the nuclear
weapons are so a sudden strike can take them out or even land forces
and seize them. But Pakistan is hiding them more and more and, like
North Korea, with whom they cooperate, they are apparently rapidly
building up small nuclear forces that can be moved around and hidden
better. The U.S. cannot rely on carrier air strikes because they
could be knocked out and, if not, cannot provide sufficient land
forces against a major power like Pakistan, if they become needed.
India will not likely cooperate for many reasons with the U.S. on
this, such as Pakistan's nuclear weapons that could easily target
their vast cities. China is a major ally of Pakistan. That leaves
major U.S. bases and forces in Afghanistan looking necessary to
the imperial central planners in Washington.
is simple in Afghanistan. The major guerrilla forces, some paid
by the U.S., some Taliban, some anti-Taliban, and Karzai, and the
three major nations within Afghanistan have their own strategies.
Karzai is trying to become more "cooperative" with the
winning Taliban and other guerrilla armies, in case the U.S. does
But any strategist
not blinded by hubris would worry most of all in that area about
Pakistan's disintegration and nuclear weapons.
On the other
hand, the U.S. has been the major cause of the disintegration of
Pakistan and the building of more and better hidden nuclear forces.
The longer the U.S. stays on its borders and keeps slaughtering
women and children inside Pakistan with Obama's Drone Slaughters,
the worse the U S. makes the Pakistani threats, thus the more the
U.S. wants to stay, thus
It's a lose-lose
situation, something U.S. central planners of the world can almost
never see because they are blinded by ignorance and hubris.
It seems most
likely the U.S. is maneuvering to leave vast bases and mobile force
capabilities in Afghanistan. The U.S. has done this in Iraq in a
major but not huge way because it has massive forces in the Persian
Gulf region, bases it can use all around Iraq if necessary, and
puppet allies like Saudi Arabia. The heavily armed U.S. division
sized forces and secret Special Ops in Iraq can call on those massive
forces in the region within hours. Not so in S. Central Asia where
the Pakistani crisis is soaring.
The U.S. strikes
against Pakistan or invasion when Pakistan implodes or is taken
over by a more openly anti-U.S. army dictatorship could trigger
the first nuclear war. Or they might simply lead to another huge
land war in Asia for the U .S. that will help to bleed the U.S.
to death immensely faster than Vietnam, Iraq, Afghansitan, etc.
and trigger its own financial-economic-political-cultural implosion.
The U.S. was loved by most Pakistanis before it invaded Afghanistan
and slaughtered women and children in Pakistan. Now even Western
polls there show almost total loathing of the U.S., which is obvious
without any poll.
D. Douglas [send him mail]
is a retired professor of sociology from the University of California
at San Diego. He has published widely on all major aspects of human
beings, most notably The
Myth of the Welfare State.
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