Washington’s actions in Pakistan go far beyond the narrow objective of regime change. The Biden White House was behind Prime Minister Imran Khan‘s political demise.
Historically, the thrust of US foreign policy actions consisted in weakening the central government, fracturing the country as well as sabotaging Pakistan’s strategic and economic relations with China and Russia.
The current crisis is a continuation of Washington’s resolve to retain Pakistan as a Neo-colonial entity. It goes back to America’s design to trigger the collapse of Pakistan as a nation state following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007.
According to a 2005 report by the US National Intelligence Council and the CIA, Pakistan was slated to become a failed state by 2015, as it would be affected by civil war, complete Talibanisation and struggle for control of its nuclear weapons.
At least that was Washington’s strategic objective, but it didn’t materialized as planned.
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto has created conditions which contribute to the ongoing destabilization and fragmentation of Pakistan as a Nation.
The process of US sponsored regime change, which normally consists in the re-formation of a fresh proxy government under new leaders has been broken.
Discredited in the eyes of Pakistani public opinion, General Pervez Musharaf cannot remain in the seat of political power.
But at the same time, the fake elections supported by the international Zionist community scheduled for January 2008, even if they were to be carried out, would not be accepted as legitimate, thereby creating a political impasse.
It has been known for months that the Bush-Cheney administration and its allies have been maneuvering to strengthen their political control of Pakistan, paving the way for the expansion and deepening of the war on terrorism across the region.
Various American destabilization plans, known for months by officials and analysts, proposed the toppling of Pakistan’s military.
The assassination of Bhutto appears to have been anticipated. There were even reports of chatter among US officials about the possible assassinations of either Pervez Musharraf or Benazir Bhutto, well before the actual attempts took place.
Regime change with a view to ensuring continuity under military rule is no longer the main thrust of US foreign policy.
The regime of Pervez Musharraf cannot prevail. Washington’s foreign policy course is to actively promote the political fragmentation and balkanization of Pakistan as a nation.
A new political leadership is anticipated but in all likelihood it will take on a very different shape, in relation to previous US sponsored regimes.
One can expect that Washington will push for a compliant political leadership, with no commitment to the national interest, a leadership which will serve US imperial interests, while concurrently contributing under the disguise of decentralization, to the weakening of the central government and the fracture of Pakistan’s fragile federal structure.
The political impasse is deliberate. It is part of an evolving US foreign policy agenda, which favors disruption and disarray in the structures of the Pakistani State.
Indirect rule by the Pakistani military and intelligence apparatus is to be replaced by more direct forms of US interference, including an expanded US military presence inside Pakistan under the pretext of fighting terrorism in Afghanistan.
This expanded military presence is also dictated by the Middle East-Central Asia geopolitical situation and Washington’s ongoing plans to extend the Middle East war to a much broader area. The USA has several military bases in Pakistan.
It controls the country’s air space. According to a recent report: “U.S. Special Forces are expected to vastly expand their presence in Pakistan, as part of an effort to train and support indigenous counter-insurgency forces and clandestine counter-terrorism units.
The official justification and pretext for an increased military presence in Pakistan is to extend the war on terrorism. Concurrently, to justify its counter-terrorism program, Washington is also beefing up its covert support to the terrorists operating in the region.
Already in 2005, a report by the US National Intelligence Council and the CIA forecast a Yugoslav-like fate for Pakistan in a decade with the country riven by civil war, bloodshed and inter-provincial rivalries, as seen recently in Baluchistan.
Nascent democratic reforms will produce little change in the face of opposition from an entrenched political elite and radical Islamic parties.
In a climate of continuing domestic turmoil, the Central government’s control probably will be reduced to the Punjabi heartland and the economic hub of Karachi, the former diplomat quoted the NIC-CIA report as saying.
Continuity, characterized by the dominant role of the Pakistani military and intelligence has been scrapped in favor of political breakup and balkanization.
According to the NIC-CIA scenario, which Washington intends to carry out: Pakistan will not recover easily from decades of political and economic mismanagement, divisive policies, lawlessness, corruption and ethnic friction.
The US course consists in fomenting social, ethnic and factional divisions and political fragmentation, including the territorial breakup of Pakistan. This course of action is also dictated by US war plans in relation to both Afghanistan and Iran.
This US agenda for Pakistan is similar to that applied throughout the broader Middle East Central Asian region.
US strategy, supported by covert intelligence operations, consists in triggering ethnic and religious strife, abetting and financing secessionist movements while also weakening the institutions of the central government.
The broader objective is to fracture the Nation State and redraw the British and French designed borders of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Pakistan’s extensive oil and gas reserves, largely located in Baluchistan province, as well as its pipeline corridors are considered strategic by the Anglo-American alliance, requiring the concurrent militarization of Pakistani territory.
Baluchistan comprises more than 40% of Pakistan’s land mass, possesses important reserves of oil and natural gas as well as extensive mineral resources. The Iran-India pipeline corridor is slated to transit through Baluchistan.
Baluchistan also possesses a deep sea port largely financed by China located at Gwadar, on the Arabian Sea, not far from the Straits of Hormuz where 30 % of the world’s daily oil supply moves by ship or pipeline.
According to the Oil and Gas Journal (OGJ), Pakistan had proven oil reserves of 300 million barrels, most of which are located in Baluchistan. Other estimates place Baluchistan oil reserves at an estimated six trillion barrels of oil reserves both on-shore and off-shore.
Baluchistan strategic energy reserves have a bearing on the separatist agenda. Following a familiar pattern, there are indications that the Baloch insurgency is being supported and abetted by Britain and the US regime.
There are obvious similarities in the nature of US covert intelligence operations applied in country after country in different parts of the so-called developing World.
These covert operation, including the organization of military coups, are often synchronized with the imposition of IMF-World Bank macro-economic reforms.
In this regard, Yugoslavia’s federal fiscal structure collapsed in 1990 leading to mass poverty and heightened ethnic and social divisions.
The USA and NATO sponsored “civil war” launched in mid-1991 consisted in coveting Islamic groups as well as channeling covert support to separatist paramilitary armies in Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia.
A similar civil war scenario has been envisaged for Pakistan by the National Intelligence Council and the CIA: From the point of view of US intelligence, which has a longstanding experience in abetting separatist liberation armies”.
Greater Albania is to Kosovo what Greater Baluchistan is to Pakistan’s Southeastern Baluchistan province. Similarly, the KLA is Washington’s chosen model, to be replicated in Baluchistan province.
Global Research California / ABC Flash Point News 2022.