-By Sajjad Shaukat
Besides other related-developments about the US-supported Indo-Israeli nexus, first of all, we need to refocus on terror attacks in Munich where on July 22, 2016, the lone gunman Ali David Sonboly killed 10 people after the deadly shooting in Olympia shopping mall and outside a nearby McDonalds.
Having no connections with the Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, ISIS, ISIL), the shooting in Munich was the result of self-radicalization and self-resentment, conducted by the Ali David Sonboly. After investigation, French Police revealed that he was a mentally troubled person and police also discovered extremist material, linked to the attack by Andres Behring Breivik, the white supremacist who murdered 77 persons in Norway (Oslo) in 2011. The massacre in Munich took place on the fifth anniversary of the Norway attacks and Sonboly had recently changed a profile picture on an online messaging service to one of Breivik.
On July 22, 2011, the twin terror-attacks in Oslo had killed 80 persons. The Norwegian man Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing fundamentalist Christian, who admitted these attacks was obsessed with what he saw as the Muslim immigration—left behind a detailed online manifesto, calling for a Christian war to defend Europe against the threat of Muslims domination.
In this context, Kevin Barrett disclosed on October 14, 2015 through Veterans Today, “The official story claims that Anders Breivik acted alone…but survivors of the massacre on Utoya Island, which annihilated the anti-Zionist leadership of the youth wing of the Norwegian Labor Party, reported there were multiple gunmen…as in dozens of other false flag terror operations. The purpose was to punish Norway and its Labor Party for two policy breaches: Refusing to join NATO’s war on Libya, and moving toward a full boycott of Israel.”
In his message, Breivik also favoured the Hindu nationalism (Hindutva)—the anti-Muslim movement of the Hindu fanatic parties.
As regards terrorism-related events of India, this could be judged from the incident, when on April 6, 2008 in a house of the fundamentalist outfit Bajrang Dal in Nanded, a bomb went off. The investigation proved that the militants were found in bomb-making. Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra arrested a serving Lt. Col. Srikant Purohit along with other army officials, indicating that they were helping in training the Hindu terrorists, providing them with the military-grade explosive RDX, used in terrorist attacks in various Indian cities. ATS further disclosed that Lt. Col. Purohit confessed that in 2007, he was involved in bombing of Samjhota express (Train between Pakistan and India in which a majority of Pakistanis travel), which burnt alive 70 Pakistanis.
In one of his various tapes, LT. Col Purohit said about Indo-Israeli nexus, “We are all on the same plane, Hindu Rashtra (Nation)”. He even claimed, “Gen. J. J. Singh (Singh was Army Chief till Sept. 2007) is with us…one of our own captain had visited Israel”, and demanded “continuous supply of arms, training, an office with a saffron flag in Tel Aviv, political asylum and support for our cause of a Hindu Nation in the UN.”
Regarding Hindu terrorism, the then Indian Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde pointed out on January 20, 2013 that organized training camps run by the fundamentalist parties; RSS and BJP (Ruling party of India) were promoting Hindu Terrorism. He also explained that these extremist parties were behind the Samjhauta Express, Meccca Masjid and Malegaon blasts.
While, Indian top officials and media had been accusing Pakistan-based banned Lashkar-e-Tayba and country’s intelligence agency ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) of these terrorism-related incidents, including Mumbai terror attacks of November 2016, the Indian parliament assault of December 13, 2001 and militants’ attack at Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot, which occurred on January 2, 2016.
It is of particular attention that on July 19, 2013, the Indian former home ministry’s official and ex investigating officer Satish Verma disclosed that terror attacks in Mumbai in November 26, 2008 and assault on Indian Parliament in January 12, 2001 were carried out by the Indian government to strengthen anti-terrorism laws.
However, Indo-Israeli secret nexus is not confined to the statements of Anders Breivik and LT. Col Purohit, as it has official links. This could be assessed from the interview of the then Israel’s ambassador to India, Mark Sofer, published in the Indian weekly Outlook on February 18, 2008. Regarding India’s defense arrangements with Tel Aviv, Sofer had surprisingly disclosed, “We do have a defense relationship with India, and “with all due respect, the secret part will remain a secret.”
Indo-Israeli nexus remained under wraps till 2003, when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon visited India to officially expose it. In this regard, Indian ‘The Tribune’ wrote on September 10, 2003, “India and Israel took giant leaps forward in bolstering the existing strategic ties and forging new ones” and Tel Aviv has “agreed to share its expertise with India in various fields as anti-fidayeen operations, surveillance satellites, intelligence sharing and space exploration.” Nevertheless, from anti-missile systems to hi-tech radars, from sky drones to night-vision equipment, Indo-Israeli defense cooperation has known no bounds in recent times.
The matter is not confined to purchasing of military equipments only, Indo-Israeli overt and covert connections are part of a dangerous strategic game in Asia. In this connection, the then Israeli premier, Benjamin Netanyahu had already made it clear in July 1997 saying, “Our ties with India don’t have any limitations—as long as India and Israel are friendly, it is a strategic gain.”
In the first week of February, 2012, Israeli secret agency, Mossad’s Chief Tamir Pardo visited India. Pardo’s detailed talks with the Chief of Indian spy agency, RAW, Sanjeev Tripathi was part of Indo-Israeli secret alliance. The major aim of that meeting was to accelerate joint initiatives through their intelligence agencies so as to manipulate the strategic developments in South and Central Asia including Middle East. The purposes behind the liaison were also to intensify covert activities particularly to destabilize Pakistan, Syria, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries, and to exploit the US hard-lining approach against China.
Particularly, fast growing economic power of China coupled with her rising strategic relationship with the Third World, and especially Pakistan—after signing of agreement, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has irked the eyes of Americans, Indians and Israelis Owing to jealousy, America desires to make India a major power to counterbalance China in Asia.
It is notable that for these aims, by availing the phenomenon of lawlessness in Afghanistan, secret agencies like American CIA, Mossad and RAW have well-established their covert network in that country, and as part of the double game, they have been using the terrorists of the Islamic State group (ISIS) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for conducting various terror attacks in Pakistan. These secret agencies are also making efforts to weaken Tibetan regions of China, Pakistan’s province of Balochistan and Sistan-Balochistan of Iran by promoting acrimonious sense of dissent and political volatility, and sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shias, as noted in case of Syria including other Middle Eastern countries. Collectively or individually, these intelligence agencies are also assisting Jundullah (God’s soldiers)—the Sunni militant group which is active in Balochistan against Shias. Besides martyring several personnel of Pakistan’s security agencies in the province, these foreign-backed entities kidnapped and massacred many innocent people, including Chinese and Iranian nationals. In this connection, The World Beast Com has also pointed out foreign conspiracy against Balochistan.
Pakistan has become hub of cross frontier proxies and the role of New Delhi has become naked after Pakistan’s security forces arrested Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav in Balochistan on March 24, 2016. Yadav openly admitted that he was the serving agent of Indian secret agency RAW in Balochistan province, and during his stay, he contacted various Baloch separatist leaders and insurgents, including Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, to execute the task to damage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.
Taking cognizance of aggressive policies of the US-led Western countries, in the recent past, China has openly offered Russia a military alliance against NATO. In April 2016, China also decided to join Russian alliance by sending 5,000 of its most elite military forces into the Levant War Zone to help Russia in the fight against ISIS, particularly in Syria.
Meanwhile, keeping silence over the Indian new phase of state terrorism and protests of the Kashmiris, which started since July 8, 2016 against the martyrdom of the young Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani by Indian security forces, during the visit of the US Secretary of State John Kerry to New Delhi, speaking at a joint news conference Kerry and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on August 30, this year that the dialogue in New Delhi comes a day after the two countries, at the Pentagon, signed a watershed agreement to allow their military forces access to each other’s bases—to intensify intelligence sharing on terrorism—the two countries also renewed their commitment to track down and prosecute perpetrators of several terrorist attacks on Indian soil. Swaraj stated that Kerry had had a “meeting of the minds” on cross-border extremism that India and its neighbors face from militants in Pakistan.”
Kerry said, “The U.S. stands with India against terrorism no matter where it comes from.” But, he did say he had spoken recently with Pakistani officials about “the need for Pakistan to deprive any (terrorist) group of sanctuary.”
Although peace and brinksmanship cannot co-exist in the modern era, yet with backing of America, India and Israel seeks to destabilize Asia through their aggressive designs.
As part of the double standards, America brushed aside the Indian poor record regarding the safety of nuclear weapons and materials. And despite, Indian violations of various international agreements and its refusal to sign Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Agency (IAEA), during President Barack Obama’s visit to India, on January 25, 2016, the US and India announced a breakthrough on a pact which would allow American companies to supply New Delhi with civilian nuclear technology, as agreed upon in 2008. During Indian Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to America, President Obama strongly assured him to favour India’s membership in the meeting of the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG). Earlier, Washington also pressurized IAEA to sign an accord of specific safeguards with New Delhi. America had already contacted the NSG to grant a waiver to India for starting civil nuclear trade on larger scale.
On November 2, 2010, US agreed to sell India the most expensive—the new F-35 fighter jets including US F-16 and F-18 fighters, C-17 and C-130 aircraft, radar systems, Harpoon weapons etc. Besides acquisition of arms and weapons from other western countries, America emerged a potential military supplier to India.
On the other side, following contradictory policy, the US high officials who had praised the safety of Pakistan’s atomic weapons, again expressed concern on February 12, this year over the security of Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons, as stated by spokesman of the US State Department. Recently, the US State Department official David Ranz stated that the deal of supplying F-16 aircraft to Pakistan was no longer possible, because the deal expired on May 24, 2016, as the US Congress did not approve it.
In case of Afghanistan, there are several groups of Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Taliban. Some of them are being used by CIA, Mossad and RAW to obtain the collective and individual designs of their countries against Pakistan and the Middle East. India and Israel which want to prolong the stay of the US-led NATO troops in Afghanistan which have become the center of their covert activities, are exploiting their dual policy, especially of America against Pakistan, China and Iran. In order to obtain their collective aims, RAW and Mossad are using terrorists of ISIS and TTP to conduct terror attacks in Afghanistan to create further lawlessness in that country because it suits their clandestine interests.
In the first week of May, 2016, credible online sources disclosed that Engineer Mohammad Khan, the 1st Advisor and a close friend of Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has been arrested by Afghan forces/agencies for alleged links with the ISIS. Information strongly suggests that the ISIS has penetrated even in high ranking Afghan government officials as well.
It is noteworthy that those Taliban groups which are fighting against the foreign occupying forces for the liberation of their country know that ISIS is backed by the US-led countries such as Israel and India Hence, a number of times; they have attacked on the ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan.
In the recent years, when the US-led NATO forces felt that they were failing in coping with the stiff resistance of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the high officials and media of their countries started accusing Pakistan’s army and country’s spy agency, ISI of supporting the Afghan Taliban so as to pacify their public for the protracted war in that country, which still continues. India avail the opportunity and also accused Islamabad of cross-border terrorism in Afghanistan.
It is also of particular attention that the armed forces of Pakistan have broken the backbone of the foreign-backed terrorists by the successful military operation Zarb-e-Azb, which has also been extended to other parts of the country, including Balochistan where CIA, RAW and Mossad were assisting the insurgents of ISIL, TTP and separatist elements to conduct subversive acts. And Pakistan’s primary intelligence agency, ISI has broken the network of these terrorist groups by capturing several militants, while thwarting a number of terror attempts.
But, based in Afghanistan, with the tactical support of the US, India and Israel were behind a deadly suicide bomber in Quetta-the provincial capital of Balochistan, which killed at least 74 people on August 8, 2016 in an attack at the government-run Civil Hospital.
Through its Amaq news agency, ISIL claimed responsibility for the explosion at the Civil Hospital by saying, “The Middle East-based movement was behind the atrocity…a martyr from the Islamic State detonated his explosive belt at a gathering of justice ministry, employees and Pakistani policemen in the city of Quetta.”
It is worth-mentioning that Pakistan considers that peace in Afghanistan is a guarantee of peace in Pakistan, therefore, has been striving for the same in utter sincerity. But, the US-led, India and Israel do not want to see the peace and prosperity in the region. Sadly, Pakistan’s dominant role in Afghanistan’s peace process under the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) has, deliberately, been sabotaged by killing of the Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur in a CIA-operated drone attack in Nushki, Balochistan on May 21, 2016, which badly derailed Afghan dialogue process, as Afghan Taliban leaders refused to participate in the US-sponsored talks with the Afghan government. While, in the recent past, with the help of Islamabad, a series of meetings were held in Islamabad and Kabul among the representatives of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the US to develop an understanding for the earliest possible resumption of stalled talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban with view to ending nearly 15 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan. On the one side, America was asking Pakistan to help in convicting the Afghan Taliban for a solution of the Afghan war through negotiations, but they deliberately killed their leader through drone attack.
It is mentionable that on January 13, 2015, at least seven personnel of the Afghan security forces died during the suicide attack which targeted the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad. The ISIL claimed responsibility for the terror assault which coincided with efforts to restart the suspended peace process with the Afghan Taliban. Pakistani sources suggested that Indian secret agency RAW was behind this terror attack to thwart these peace talks. Besides, ISIS claimed responsibility for the twin suicide blasts which killed more than 80 persons by targeting the peaceful rally of the Shiite minority of Hazaras on July 23, 2016 in Kabul.
It is due to American double game and double standards in relation to India and Pakistan that trust deficit has deepened between Islamabad and Washington. Therefore, on June 10, 2016, a high-level delegation of the US visited Islamabad and met Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif and Adviser to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Adviser separately.
During the meeting, expressing his serious concern on the latest drone strike in Balochistan as violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty, Gen. Raheel Sharif highlighted as to how it had impacted the mutual trust and was counterproductive in consolidating the gains of Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists. He elaborated, “All stakeholders need to understand Pakistan’s challenges-inter-tribal linkages and decades-old presence of over three million Afghan refugees—blaming Pakistan for instability in Afghanistan is unfortunate—target TTP and its chief Mullah Fazlullah in their bases in Afghanistan—Indian RAW and NDS [Afghan National Directorate of Security] are fomenting terrorism in Pakistan.”
US ambivalent policy about Islamabad could also be judged from some other development. In this respect, another delegation of US Senators including Senator Lindsey Graham led by Senator John McCain, Chairman of US Senate Arms Services committee visited Islamabad and North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on July 3, 2016. The US Senators visited areas cleared of terrorists during Operation Zarb-e-Azb. American delegation appreciated the Pakistan Army’s accomplishment of cleansing the entire area of NWA right up to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, after witnessing the terrorists’ hideouts and communication infrastructure dismantled by the Pakistan Army.
Outwardly, American top officials have been admiring the capabilities of Pakistan’s security agencies against terrorism, but inwardly, they are not pleased regarding the successes, achieved by the armed forces of Pakistan against the militants, because the US is acting upon a dual strategy in relation to Islamabad.
Notably, since the leader of the ruling party BJP Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India, various developments like unprecedented rise of Hindu extremism, persecution of minorities, perennial atrocities on the innocent Kashmiris in the Indian-occupied Kashmir, creation of warlike situation with Pakistan, extremist statements of Modi against Pakistan etc. clearly show that encouraged by the fundamentalist rulers, Hindu extremist parties such as BJP, RSS VHP, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena have been promoting religious and ethnic chauvinism in India. Especially, assaults on Christians and Muslims including their places of warships and property have been intensified by the fanatic Hindu mobs.
Under Modi rule, as part of anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan approach, New Delhi accelerated unprovoked firing at the Line of Control in Kashmir and Working Boundary across Pak-Indian border. While, in the recent months, extremists Hindus and other fundamentalist groups intensified assaults on the Muslims and Pakistani artists, famous literary persons—members of the cricket boards etc.
Taking note of maltreatment of minorities by the fanatic Hindus, in the recent past, more than 200 Indian writers, authors, scientists, artists, filmmakers, film-stars etc. decided to return their national awards in protest to rising Hindu extremism, while more than 100 persons have returned their rewards. Former Indian military personnel have also started returning their medals, criticizing the policies of the BJP government.
Surprisingly, by ignoring the solution of the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India, silence of the US and some Western countries regarding these developments have emboldened the Indian prime minister and Hindu extremist outfits to continue their activities. This contradiction displays American hypocrisy, as now Modi has become darling of the US and even of other Western countries which have totally ignored Modi’s encouragement to Hindu terrorism.
Nevertheless, Tel Aviv and New Delhi have been acting upon a secret diplomacy in targeting the whole Islamic World in general and Pakistan, China, Iran, Libya and Syria in particular. In this respect, by manipulating President Obama’s conflicting strategy, both India and Israel have also been propagating that a ‘nuclearized’ Pakistan, having close ties with China is sponsoring cross-border terrorism in Afghanistan and Kashmir. And Iran and Syria are doing the same acts in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Israel. Particularly, New Delhi considers Pakistan as its enemy number one. America and Israel are also against Pakistan, as it is the only nuclear country in the Islamic World.
Both Tel Aviv and New Delhi who had jumped on the bandwagon of American fake global war on terror have been equating the ‘wars of liberation’ in Palestine and Kashmir with terrorism and under the cover, accelerated state terrorism on these controlled territories. Their main purpose is to divert the attention of the West from their own brutal tactics, while employing delaying tactics in the solution of Kashmir dispute and the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
In fact, Jewish-Hindu lobbies are collectively working in America and are well-penetrated in the US Administration and governments of the Western countries, especially Europe. These lobbies are exploiting the war against terrorism and presumed threats of Iran, China and Pakistan so as to protect the Indo-Israeli covert designs. With the help of some American law-makers and media, these entities have introduced dangerous socio-religious dimension in the world by equating the “war on terror” with “war on Islam” and acts of Al-Qaeda and ISIS with all the Muslims. With the support of these lobbies and in connivance with the US neoconservatives, India and Israel have been exaggerating the threat of Islamophobia.
In this context, on October 19, 2007, the special issue of South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, under the caption-‘Working for India or against Islam? Islamophobia in Indian American Lobbies’ wrote, “In the past few years, Indian American community has gained an unprecedented visibility in the international arena and now constitutes influential ethnic lobbies in Washington. Among other factors, Hindu aligned with Jewish pressure groups in relation to the war against terrorism and to further the India-Israel-US strategic partnership play a major role in exaggerating Islamophobic overtones in the Indian American lobbies.”
Preplanned scheme of the CIA, Mossad and RAW is also inspiring the Christians and Muslims against each other. In this regard, in connivance with CIA, Mossad and RAW, the Sunni-based militant groups, Al-Qaeda, ISIS and their affiliated outfits conducted various forms of terror attacks in Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia etc. and some African countries like Yemen. Besides Muslims, they also massacred a number of Christians.
Frustrated owing to successes achieved by Russia in Syria and Iraq, the US-led India and Israel who wanted to avoid the settlement of the Kashmir issue and that of the Israeli-Palestinian disputed—terror attacks in Paris, Brussels, Orlando, San Bernardino, Nice and Munich which killed several innocent persons were false flag operations and were part of the secret strategy of CIA, Mossad and RAW which are in collaboration with each other to obtain the clandestine designs of their countries, particularly Zionist-Jewish unfinished agenda, while, similarity of interests has brought Tel Aviv and New Delhi to follow a common secret strategy. RAW, Mossad and some American CIA agents are also in collusion at the cost of the global and regional interests of the US and Europe. Owing to these false flag terror assaults, these intelligence agencies also wanted to divert the attention of American and Western peoples from internal problems like financial crisis etc. which are because of the prolonged war in Afghanistan and phony global war on terror.
Nonetheless, if the Kashmir issue, Israeli-Palestinian dispute and Syrian crisis remain unsettled, these will remain nuclear flashpoints. In case, the US keeps backing Indo-Israeli secret nexus, it may culminate into World War III, also called “Clash of Civilizations” in Hutington’s sense.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants,
Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations
Courtesy Veterans Today