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Where Islamists and fake liberals of Pakistan converge: The GHQ induced patriotism

لاھور میں حزب التحریر کا ممکنہ وزیرستان آپریشن کے خلاف مظاہرہ

The aim of this post is to highlight how liberals and mullahs of Pakistan can, at times, converge to reinforce and propagate a GHQ’s induced narrative on patriotism.

In the following post, it is hard to miss the common anti-North Waziristan operation and pro-Pakistan army theme in the Hizbut-Tahrir’s press release and Mr Ejaz Haider’s article in The Friday Times.

Here is a copy of the press release by the Hizbut Tahrir, Pakistan.

A time tested formula of the traitor rulers’ to initiate a military operation

It has been barely a week since the visit of the crusader commander Mike Mullen but his diktats are already being implemented. The traitor ruler’s kicked off there time tested and all-weather formula of initiating the military operation.

Mass murder has begun in the Mohmand agency and situation is being created for the American dictated operation in the North Waziristan.

Artificially propped up electricity load shedding is to be observed throughout Pakistan from December 26.

Through these self created crises the government has engaged the people in their day-to-day problems thus diverting there attention from the great sin of military operations in the tribal areas.

Engaging the Ummah in the political dramas is also part of this scenario like the current “crisis” due to separation of a government collation partner; who are otherwise hand in glove with the government.

On the other hand, shelling from helicopters and skirmishes has been initiated in different tribal areas killing 40 tribals and 10 military men. To justify all this, a series of suicide blasts has been set off. Hizb ut-Tahrir has always been warning the Ummah that these blasts are conducted by the USA and the traitor rulers at a specific juncture to create excuse for the military operation. T

hat’s why they always choose public places, shrines, mosques, schools and Islamic university for the suicide blast to create maximum resentment. The situation is clear.

The media and the sincere officers of the armed forces should go beyond the “official truth” and stand against these operations.

We call upon the sincere officers of the armed forces of Pakistan to come forward and provide support and nusra to Hizb ut-Tahrir for the re-establishment of the Khilafah. It will be the Khalids, Al-Fatihs, Muhammad Bin Qasis sand Salahuddin Ayubis of the armed forces of the Khilafah; in front of whom no Petreaus, Mullens, Dannats, Gates and Mc Crystals would have the courage to stand and they will run away from all the Muslim occupied area like frightened chickens.

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امریکی احکامات پر مہمند ایجنسی میں جھڑپوں کا آغاز کر دیا گیا؛ شمالی وزیرستان آپریشن کی تیاریاں جاری

بجلی اور گیس کا مصنوعی بحران اورخودکش دھماکے؛ غدار حکمرانوں کا فوجی آپریشن شروع کرنے کا آزمودہ نسخہ

امریکی صلیبی کمانڈرمائیک مولن کے پاکستان کے دورے کو ختم ہوئے جمعہ جمعہ آٹھ دن بھی نہیں ہوئے کہ اس کے احکامات رنگ لا نے لگے ہیں۔ غدار حکمرانوں نے فوجی آپریشن شروع کرنے کے اپنے آزمودہ نسخے کو استعمال کرنا شروع کر دیا ہے۔ مہمند میں قتلِ عام کا آغاز ہو چکا جبکہ شمالی وزیرستان پر امریکی ڈکٹیشن میں آپریشن شروع کرنے کے لئے ماحول تیار کیا جارہا ہے۔ 26دسمبر سے پورے پاکستان میں بجلی کی مصنوعی لوڈشیڈنگ کا آغاز کیا جا رہا ہے

ان خود ساختہ بحرانوں سے حکمران عوام کو اپنے مسائل میں الجھا کر قبائلی مسلمانوں میں فوجی آپریشن کے ظلم عظیم سے توجہ ہٹاتے ہیں۔ سیاسی تماشوں میں امت کو مصروف رکھنا بھی اسی پروگرام کا حصہ ہے،جس میں حکومت کے اپنے بھائی بند جماعتوں کی اقتدار سے نام نہاد علیحدگی کے مصنوعی بحران شامل ہیں۔

دوسری جانب مختلف قبائلی علاقوں پر ہیلی کاپٹر سے شیلنگ اور جھڑپوں کا آغاز کر دیا گیا ہے جس میں کل چالیس سے زائد قبائلی اور دس سے زائد فوجی جوان جاں بحق ہوئے، اس قتلِ عام کو جواز مہیا کرنے کیلئے فوراً ہی خودکش حملوں کا سلسلہ شروع کر دیا گیا ہے۔

حزب التحریر امت کو ہمیشہ کی طرح خبردار کرتی ہے کہ یہ خودکش حملے امریکہ اور غدار حکمرانوں کی ملی بھگت سے ایک مخصوص وقت میں آپریشن کا جواز گھڑنے کیلئے کروائے جاتے ہیں اور اس کیلئے ہمیشہ عوامی مقامات، درگاہوں، اسکولوں، اسلامک یونیورسٹی اور مساجد ہی کا انتخاب کیا جاتا ہے۔

صورتحال واضح ہے ، میڈیا اور افواج پاکستان کے مخلص افسران کو ’سرکاری سچ‘ کے جال سے باہر نکل کر ان آپریشنوں کے خلاف بند باندھنا ہوگا۔

ہم افواج پاکستان کے مخلص افسران سے اپیل کرتے ہیں کہ وہ حزب التحریر کوخلافت کے قیام کیلئے نصرت و مدد دینے کے لئے آگے بڑھیں۔ یہ خلافت کی افواج کے خالد، الفاتح، محمد بن قاسم اور صلاح الدین ایوبی ہونگے، جن کے سامنے کسی پیٹریاس، مولن، ڈناٹ، گیٹس اور مکرسٹل کو سر اونچا کرنے کی جراًت نہیں ہو گی اور وہ تمام مسلمان مقبوضہ علاقوں سے دم دبا کر بھاگنے پر مجبور ہو جائیں گے۔

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Source: Hizbut Tahrir, Pakistan

North Waziristan is a bad idea
by Ejaz Haider

The fact is that the US has been unable to secure Afghanistan; even its Ink Spot Strategy has been half-hearted and without much consequence

The specific area of concern for Washington is North Waziristan. Just days ago, US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, talked about North Waziristan, but said that the decision to launch an operation in the area would be taken by Pakistan itself. He also acknowledged the degree of difficulty and the fact that consolidation in areas already under the control of Pakistan Army has stretched Pakistani forces.

Much the same has been said about a possible operation in NWA by US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen in several statements over the last six months. The US President Barack Obama himself has, at least publicly, been praising Pakistan’s efforts and arguing that Pakistan’s stability is a crucial factor in winning the war in Afghanistan.

Equally, however, the US wants Pakistan to go into NWA, sooner rather than later. There are at least two not-so-hidden assumptions in the US argument: the NWA is the centre of gravity (COG) of Afghan insurgency; once the Haqqani network is taken out through an operation in that Agency, the backbone of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan will be broken and voila!

Both assumptions are wrong. The insurgency does not have a defined COG; there are multiple COGs and command lines are much more diffused than anyone is prepared to accept. There is already much dispersal of the leadership and the fighters because of drone attacks. Dispersal and delegation of operations also provide Taliban the flexibility they require to retain their asymmetric advantage over foreign troops in Afghanistan.

Secondly, even if, let’s assume, some leaders of the Haqqani network are taken out and their fighters killed in the low hundreds (a very high estimate given that they are unlikely to give pitched battles), the network presents only one dimension of the insurgency. The American idea that packing the punch against the Haqqani network – assuming that the network would offer itself as a concentrated target for the convenience of any superior force – would signal to others to come to the negotiating table is unlikely to happen.

In this game Pakistan will be the loser. NWA is a place that does not just house the Haqqani network; it also has Haji Gul Bahadur, elements of the relocated Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, multiple Punjabi groups and remnants of Al Qaeda. Currently, these groups are geographically confined and to that extent isolated. If Pakistan goes after them, it will have to face multiple, negative consequences.

One, the US wants Pakistan to go into NWA primarily to take out the Haqqani network which, let’s be clear, is no threat currently to Pakistani forces stretched because of fighting elements hostile to it. That situation would not obtain once the network knows that the Pakistani forces are coming after it. Its obvious strategy would be to link up with elements hostile to Pakistan and operating only against Pakistani interests. Two, elements hostile to Pakistan will get reinforced by such a link-up.

Three, while use of force will make the various groups join hands, it will fail to translate into utility of force for the simple reason that the groups would disperse and spread out instead of offering themselves as a concentrated target for a superior force. That makes sense also because rather than losing too many men in pitched battles, they will disperse while retaining some fighters to engage advancing columns in combination with the use of area denial weapons like anti-personnel mines, anti-tank mines, IEDs and booby traps.

This means that while they will try to slow down the advance and extract a heavy toll of advancing troops, they would not need to employ the bulk of their forces that are likely to extricate with the first signs of an impending operation.

Pakistan would then be left with two negative fallouts: future operational linkage between the Afghan Taliban and the TTP and other assorted hostile groups; dispersal of these groups into other areas where they would lose themselves in urban populations and most definitely resort to urban terrorism as reprisal. The Haqqani network could relocate to other tribal and settled areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as well as move into Afghanistan.

An operation against the Haqqani network will also activate other Afghan Taliban against Pakistani security forces which are already battle-stressed fighting the Pakistani groups affiliated with Al Qaeda. This means opening another front, currently dormant.

Given all these negatives, the obvious question is: does this tactical move add up to a larger strategic picture? The answer is no.

If there is no strategic plus, and if it can be determined that going into NWA would further destabilise Pakistan and securing the area would, at best be a pyrrhic tactical win, then it becomes clear that the US is totally confused about the situation. Obama cannot stress the vital imperative of stabilising Pakistan and then ask Islamabad to take measures that will decidedly induce greater instability within Pakistan.

The fact is that the US has been unable to secure Afghanistan; even its Ink Spot Strategy has been half-hearted and without much consequence. Large swathes of territory within Afghanistan are controlled by the Taliban and NATO forces have to pay the Taliban to secure their supply routes. Of course no one in the US is prepared to acknowledge that. The selling point is to focus on Pakistan and, currently, on North Waziristan. That may make good domestic politics, but falls woefully short of what is required to secure Afghanistan.

The writer is Contributing Editor, TFT. He can be reached at ejazhaider26@gmail.com

Source: The Friday Times

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  • Some Comments from my Facebook profile

    Ali Arqam: A friend of me has a valid Point that Pakistan has nothing to do with the Drone attack, as the matter is between the Islamic Emirates of Waziristan and US and NATO.

    Sabir Nazar: I admire your insight, But as a pathan that must be very lonely!

    Ali Arqam: Not at all as it seems, you can see hundreds of Pakhtuns members of PPF and Amn Tehreek on the cyberspace , it was the Amn Tehreek and Pashtun students who have resisted to Zaid Hamid at his peaks at Peshawar University when he had a Alhamra hall in Lhr filled with his admirers. In fact PPF is the most outspoken forum against the attrocitie s of Monsters and the Aliens(Tal iban and Army). And I have hundreds of friends like you with very clear vision and ideas.

    Sabir Nazar: Then you are lucky

  • More Comments

    Ayaz Ahmed:Ali Arqam, some of this needs to be blatantly thrown on the face of our “left”. Thank you.

    Ali Arqam: Yeah Sabir, Our population s will take a long time to come out of the radicalization of the last decades, but it is heartening to see our youth have started realizing this. We still are on the receiving side of the miseries being caused by our own tribal concepts of faith and faithfulness, but indeed the process has started. Sorry for the long comments which are not for the sake of argument as I know your position on all this, and you are portraying it well in your artistic work.

    Ali Arqam: @Ayaz The left in Pakistan(a s am avoiding generalisation) has always the same tendencies as they were unable to relate to the ground realities. In K Paas Kunwain Se Banda Nikalne Aur Darakht Se Utarne Ka eik hi nuskha hei, rassi kamar se bandh k kenchney ka,

    Sangeen Khan: I’d rather a very bold claim: Irrespecti ve of pak-mil’s client islamic emirate of waziristan in FATA; Pakistan has no legal claim of sovereignt y on FATA. Drone operation in FATA is as much legal/ille gal as is the pakistani military presence in that area.

    Sabir Nazar: spot on Sangeen Khan…

    Sabahat Ashraf: Actually, maybe I was being a bit … er … Pathan (which, in this case most probably means insightful ) in my thinking, but the thought crossed my mind a little while ago, and I looked that up. From the Pakistani point of view—and that of the current system of nation-states we live in—FATA is defined in the Pakistani constitution as one of its constituent parts. If you don’t recognize the Constitution of Pakistan (in any one of its editions),that’s another story and you DO have a case. But then why engage with any of the apparatus of that state? The last person to live with that principled a stand was Badshah Khan himself and I respected him for that,way before it was fashionabl e and I was Left-leani ng.

    Sangeen Khan: look dear, I’m not going to engage in any legal diatribes here. I’ve just pointed to the legal position under international law, and it is that FATA is not an integral part of Pakistan – Art 246-7 of the same paki constitution speaks volumes of this. Pakistani military CANNOT ENTER ITS TROOPS to the Territory called FATA as per all the agreements so for negotiated since 19th century.This is only about the “sphere of influence” rather than “sovereign territory”. Just read the provision followed by the provision about FATA – pakis may write and include any territory they wish to write as their integral part – not just fata, the hangover of the free-wine they took in the decades of cold war is so terrible and persistent that they’re still dreaming of making Afghanistan its fifth province, and would very much like to hoist their flag in Samarkand and Bukhara.They’ve been argued this for the last so many years during Musharaf era, calling it “no man’s land”. So everyone is in full knowledge of the legal position – Karzai (and he is fully aware of his right under IL to send his forces across the frontier without paki’s prior approval in case the later takes any action without his consent in FATA), Gen Patreaus and Gen Kiyani notwithstanding his hangover. Moles of paki intelligence agencies with their ‘legal rants’ of sovereignty cannot in any away change International Law.

    Sabahat Ashraf: Point taken. I was just reporting back what I had found.

    Muhammad Ajmal: It can be stopped but only by finding the cause root. I think Waziristan is not the issue, the issue is something different. If Paki Govt. didn’t take the matter seriously then these locations will be changing period by period as we all believe on Evolution.

    Ali Arqam: Those in the fool’s paradise are fantasizing about the US exit, the making of a satellite state and utilisation of their assets, current changing of political sides in Pakistan has the fantasy in minds but there is hardly a hopeful scenario for our saviours.. .
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  • Can you cite Ejaz’s credentials that qualify him as a leftist or a liberal?
    The daily times and the Friday times, since the day they have come out, supported the establishment. The group has been able to create an illusion that it presents the liberal or the leftist pov but anyone who has followed the op-Eds can easily discern what both the paper and the magazine support.

    Is the author or some commentators are of the view that the Pak army operations in NWA would change the results of the afghan war?