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It is essential that we...strike and crush Pakistanis, enemies of Jews and Zionism, by all disguised and secret plans." -- David Ben Gurion, the first israeli Prime Minister.

 

Janes information group, the world's foremost source on intelligence information, reported in July 2001 that "The Indian spy agency RAW and the israeli spy agency Mossad have created four new agencies to infiltrate Pakistan to target important religious and military personalities, journalists, judges, lawyers and bureaucrats. In addition, bombs would be exploded in trains, railway stations, bridges, bus stations, cinemas, hotels and Masjids of rival Islamic sects to incite sectarianism."

 

Pakistani intelligence agencies also said that RAW had constituted a plan to lure Pakistani men between 20 and 30 years of age to visit India so that they could be entrapped "in cases of fake currency and subversion and then be coerced to spy for India."

 

This was the high point of cementing an unholy alliance which began much earlier and which continues to tighten its noose around the neck of Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia.

 

It appears that RAW and Mossad -- either singly or jointly, either covertly or overtly -- have been making efforts to penetrate sensitive circles of top echelon in Pakistan.

 

It cannot be said with certainty but there are some reasons to assume that Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan, wittingly or unwittingly, played in the hands of RAW-Mossad masterminds. She appointed Rehman Malik as chief of the Federal Investigation Agency which then launched a secret war against the Islamists; amounting to a direct attack on the ISI.

 

War against religious extremists could have been a laudable goal but it seemed to target only those elements which could have brought a semblance of moderation to the religious swatch cutting across Pakistan society.

 

Thus, leaving the field wide open for extremists.

 

It seems that the Pakistani military was equally dismayed by reports of FIA contacts with the israeli secret service, the MOSSAD, to investigate Islamist terrorists.

 

One of the first acts of President Leghari after dismissing Benazir Bhutto on November 5, 1996 was to imprison the Ghulam Asghar, head of FIA, suspended on non-specified corruption charges. Rehman Malik, Addl. Director General FIA, was also arrested.

 

Whether these actions were triggered as a consequence of plotting by RAW-Mossad planners or whether it was an entirely internal matter, it is difficult to say.

 

Bhutto s visit to India last year at a time when Pakistan was going through one of the worst crises in its history, and her statements there which aimed to undermine the whole foundation of Pakistan, generate more than a flicker of doubt in analytic minds.

 

The basic question arises: Who is Benazir Bhutto?

 

Leaving BB to her own fate, let's return to RAW-Mossad connection.

 

What is clear right now is that Indian RAW and israeli Mossad are collaborating extensively to curb the freedom movement of Kashmir and destabilize Pakistan.

 

The Indian newspaper The Pioneer wrote on March 3, 2001: Fencing of the Indo-Pak border is not enough. To check Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism, top security experts of israel have suggested that hi-tech gadgets ranging from an electronic barrier system of radars to thermal imaging devices should be immediately installed on India's sensitive international border in J[ammu] & K[ashmir] and Punjab sectors.

 

The team of experts, including officials of the Mossad, the israeli Army and the israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), also found shocking loopholes in the security arrangements relating to the much-talked about Samjhauta Express. They advised that instead of Lahore, the train should terminate on the Attari border. Sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs said the israeli experts surveyed the 198 km international border in Jammu and Punjab and reviewed the route of the Samjhauta Express with top officials of the Border Security Force.

 

Subsequently, former DG of the Border Security Force, E.N. Ram Mohan was appointed as the consultant on border management. Mr. Ram Mohan has recommended that besides radars, aerostate balloons and FLIR equipment be used.

 

India is keen to purchase surveillance aircraft (UAVs) from israel to gain intelligence teeth. The UAVs could also help the state police in keeping an eye in naxalite-affected areas of Andhra Pradesh.

 

For several years, Mossad and israel's internal intelligence agency, Shinbhet, have utilised unmanned air vehicles to patrol the hypersensitive Gaza border.

 

Qutbuddin Aziz, former minister in Pakistan embassy in London, wrote an excellent article, titled 'Dangerous Nexus between israel & India.' It was published by a prominent Pakistani newspaper on April 1, 2001.

 

Aziz writes: "Top secret details of Indian Home Minister LK Advani's visit to israel in June 2000, show that the deals he has struck with the israelis would make India and israel partners in threatening the Muslim world with diabolic conspiracies to fragment and cripple it as a political force in the world. The details of his meetings with israel's rulers, particularly the heads of the israeli Home Ministry and its intelligence agencies, Mossad and Sabak, reveal that the arrangements he has made for joint Indo-israel espionage operations in key areas of the Muslim world would make the Indian embassies in these Muslim countries the eyes and ears of the worldwide cloak-and-dagger israeli spy network.

 

"Under the euphemism of 'counter-terrorism,' India is allowing israel to establish a huge spy establishment in India which will, inter alia, unearth and monitor 'Islamic fundamentalist' individuals and groups for elimination by extra judicial process or by cold-blooded murder and kidnapping.

 

"The most important meeting Indian Home Minister Advani had during his three-day israeli tour on June 13-16 was with the top brass of israel's intelligence agencies in Tel Aviv. Heading the israeli team was the powerful chief of israeli police, Yehuda Wilk, with the heads of the israeli intelligence agencies, Mossad and Sabak, and military officials dealing with israel's punitive and espionage operations against Arabs in israel, Palestine and neighbouring states such as Lebanon and Syria. Senior officials from the israeli Foreign Office and the defence and home ministries attended this meeting. israeli experts in bomb detection were also present.

 

"Mr. Advani's large team included India's highest-level spymasters such as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Mr. Shayamal Dutta, the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Mr. R. K. Raghvan, the head of the Indian Border Security Force, Mr. E. M. Ram Mohan, Indian Home Ministry's powerful Secretary K. Pande who oversees the work of the infamous Indian spy agency, RAW, and liaises with the Indian Foreign Office in respect of undercover RAW agents working in Indian embassies abroad, and a senior officer of India's military intelligence agency (equivalent of Pakistan's ISI).

 

"In this top-level meeting in Tel Aviv on June 14, Advani reportedly thanked the israeli government for its immense help to India in security matters and spoke of the dangers India and israel face from their common enemies, i.e., Muslim neighbours.

 

"Advani, it is reported, highly praised the help provided by Mossad and army commando personnel to the Indian army in the war on 'Muslim militants' in Kashmir and against 'Muslim terrorists' such as the 'Memon brothers' of Mumbai in Dubai. Advani said he had, throughout his political career, advocated India's recognition and friendship with israel and that his party had played a key role in forcing Congress government to have full diplomatic relations with israel in 1992.

 

"He lauded the Indo-israeli cooperation in the military, economic and other fields. Advani recalled that India had voted in favour of a US-sponsored motion in the UN for rescinding a UN resolution that equated Zionism with racism. Mr. Advani explained at length India's security problems in which the danger from Pakistan and Indian Muslims getting Arab money loomed large. Advani gave a long list of the special services in spying and the anti-insurgency devices and spy equipment India urgently needs from israel to combat 'Muslim terrorism.'

 

"In the June 14 Tel Aviv meeting, the israeli Police Chief, Yehuda Wilk, profusely praised India for its friendship with israel and pledged help to the Indian government in combating 'Muslim terrorism' that poses new threats to israel and India. The heads of India's intelligence agencies then briefed the israeli side in the meeting on the ground situation in India in respect of 'Muslim terrorists,' especially in Jammu and Kashmir, and the new dangers coming up for India and israel because of the Pakistani bomb and the fear that Pakistan may give its nuclear weapons to the anti-israel Arabs.

 

"The Indian side showed a keen interest in learning from israeli security experts how they had run the slice of Lebanon which israel ruled for 18 years and gave up recently. Some information about the israeli torture and investigation methods was gathered by the Indian side from the israelis with regard to dealing with Arab dissidents within israel and in the Palestinian Authority region.

 

"The Indians gave the israelis a long shopping list of spying, torture and surveillance equipment such as electronic fencing of sensitive sites, laser systems, short-range rockets, eagle-eyed long distance snipers, observation blimps, giant shields, night vision device, unmanned aircraft of the MALAT wing of the israeli Aircraft Industries Limited, special protective dress and gear for security personnel, cross border snopping devices and gadgets, training and deployment of spies and the special gear for them, use of computers and Internet for espionage and disinformation, code-breaking, tailing of enemy agents and their elimination, nuclear espionage, purloining state secrets of hostile countries and pooling them for the good of India and israel and their mutual friends.

 

"The israelis were interested in having access to the secret reports of Indian undercover RAW diplomats from certain Muslim countries of special interest to israel (especially Pakistan, Libya and Iran). India is apparently willing to grant access to israeli agents to the Indian Home Ministry's Central Intelligence Processing Unit (CIPU) in New Delhi. This was recently set up under Advani's direction with israeli and US help. A handpicked RAW officer, trusted by Advani, heads this unit. israel wants full access to its information data. The Indian government has already allowed access to it by American intelligence agencies now working with the Indian government on so-called anti-terrorist assignments.

 

Federation of American Scientists website comments on RAW in these words: "RAW has engaged in disinformation campaigns, espionage and sabotage against Pakistan and other neighboring countries. RAW has enjoyed the backing of successive Indian governments in these efforts. Working directly under the Prime Minister, the structure, rank, pay and perks of the Research & Analysis Wing are kept secret from Parliament."

 

Tarek Fatah, a Turkish scholar settled in Canada, wrote: "Britain's authoritative and respected defense publication, Jane's Terrorism & Security Monitor, reports that israel and India have formed a military relationship and that israeli intelligence is active in Occupied Kashmir.

 

 

"It says: israeli intelligence agencies have been intensifying their relations with India's security apparatus and are now understood to be heavily involved in helping New Delhi combat Islamic militants in the disputed province of Kashmir...

 

Ed Blanche writes in Janes' Security on 14 August 2001: "israeli intelligence agencies have been intensifying their relations with India's security apparatus and are now understood to be heavily involved in helping New Delhi combat Islamic militants in the disputed province of Kashmir, India's only Muslim-majority state which lies at the core of the conflict with neighbouring Pakistan.

 

"israel has several teams now in Kashmir training Indian counter-insurgency forces to fight the dozen separatist guerrilla groups operating in the Indian-controlled sector of the disputed state.

 

"The exact extent of the involvement in Kashmir by israel s intelligence agencies is far from clear, but it fits into israel's increasing focus on events in Central Asia, and as far afield as Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim state, to counteract Islamic fundamentalism, which it perceives as a major threat.

 

"Shimon Peres, currently israel's foreign minister, said during a visit to New Delhi in January 2001 (shortly before he took his current post in Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's coalition government) that israel was prepared to co-operate with India to fight terrorism. Weeks earlier, an israeli counterterrorism team, including military intelligence specialists and senior police commanders, paid a visit to Indian-administered Kashmir and other regions of the country that are grappling with anti-government militants to assess India's security needs.

 

 

If there is still any doubt as to the real intentions of israel, then please see this statement issued by David Ben Gurion, the first israeli Prime Minister. His words, as printed in the Jewish Chronicle, 9 August 1967, leave nothing to imagination:

 

"The world Zionist movement should not be neglectful of the dangers of Pakistan to it. And Pakistan now should be its first target, for this ideological State is a threat to our existence. And Pakistan, the whole of it, hates the Jews and loves the Arabs.

 

"This lover of the Arabs is more dangerous to us than the Arabs themselves. For that matter, it is most essential for the world Zionism that it should now take immediate steps against Pakistan.

 

"Whereas the inhabitants of the Indian peninsula are Hindus whose hearts have been full of hatred towards Muslims, therefore, India is the most important base for us to work therefrom against Pakistan.

 

"It is essential that we exploit this base and strike and crush Pakistanis, enemies of Jews and Zionism, by all disguised and secret plans. ____

 

We are grateful to Tariq Saeedi for permission to reprint excerpts from his special report that appeared first published in baluchistanpost

 

 

SHOCKING TRUTH : INDO -ISREAL-US NEXUS , SECURITY IMPLICATIONS FOR PAKISTAN

 

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INDO-israel-US NEXUS: Security Implications for Pakistan South Asia has been subjected to tensions between states ever since it gainedindependence from British colonial rule in 1947. Asymmetric relationsbetween India and its neighbours are indeed influenced by the feelings of insecurity simmering amongst the smaller countries. Most of these states arelocked in disputes with India that is, three times bigger than all of them put together. Indian ambitions to consolidate its hegemony over the entire SouthAsia have catalyzed confrontation and conflict with Pakistan. The twocountries have fought three wars. In the 1971 war Pakistan wasdismembered which led to the emergence of Bangladesh as a separate state.In such a fragile security environment, Pakistan was compelled to avail all possible means available to safeguard its independence and ensure itssecurity. Resultantly, it funneled a major chunk of its GDP for its defense, maintaining a large and un-proportionate army, stockpiling huge inventoryof arms and ammunition, joining alliances to ensure protection of itssovereignty and to enhance its defense potential. Once the nefarious Indiandesigns took a step further in 1974 and prompted a nuclear explosion,Pakistan had no other option but to follow suit so as to address its new emerging security threat.The two countries, which were known to have covertly acquired nuclear weapons technology, went overtly nuclear when India carried outnuclear tests in May 1998. Pakistan has to experience a new tone of Indianleadership just after their detonation threatening its sovereignty and survival.Indian Interior Minister L.K. Advani bluntly warned Pakistan to vacate partof Kashmir under its control otherwise he “vowed to end the Pakistan menace†and declared that “a qualitative new stage of India-Pakistan relations has been brought about by the country becoming a nuclear weapon48

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state."1M.L. Khurana, another Indian minister, declared that India is now“fully prepared to fight a fourth war with Pakistan.â€2These and othersimilar statements suggesting reunification of the subcontinent under IndianEmpire supplemented by the relatively lukewarm international response tothe Indian tests compelled Pakistan to go for matching response. In fact Pakistan was left with no option but to conduct nuclear blasts of its own on28thand 30thMay 1998, as potent defensive step. Hence, with the nuclear tests of India and Pakistan, the security paradigm of South Asia underwent astructural change and threat of any new conflict between them carried therisk of turning nuclear since then.A flourishing Indo-israeli-US relationship has the potential to make asignificant impact on global politics by altering the balance of power, notonly in South Asia and the Middle East, but all over the Muslim World, which has been in a state of flux since the end of the cold war or more specifically since 9/11. The emerging nexus and this un-holly alliance callfor the seriousness of Muslim World in general and Pakistan in particular soas to understand the gravity of the situation and emerging securityconstraints to their sovereignty and survival. The emerging Delhi-Jerusalem-Washington strategic alliance poses major challenges to the security ofPakistan and the Middle East and has full potential to become one of thecrucial factors to the maintenance of regional and global security, if leftunchecked. Therefore, it is imperative for us to conduct an in-depth study of the emerging triad, forces of their convergence, extent and scope of their converging interests and their impact on the security of Pakistan.Aspiring Imperialism- Triangulation Being one of the world’s ancient civilizations with second most populatedcountry, India has long been questing for attaining matching role ininternational affairs and powerful enough to be reckoned with in the region.49

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To pursue this mindset, Indian policymakers have been seeking a place on the world stage3from being merely a credible regional player. They havebeen aspiring for their new assertive role in the Central Asian Republics,Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. As its strategists reviewIndia's national aspirations they blame Pakistan for acting as a road-block.They believed that if the country had not been partitioned, India today would have stretched from the Gulf of Oman to Burma, controlling Indian Ocean all along, well positioned to gain access to Central Asia and encompassing apopulation that was second to none. Resultantly, Indian leadership had neverreconciled to the very existence of Pakistan. It has, therefore, imposed threewars, hundreds of skirmishes, uncountable artillery duels and covertlysupported separatist movements and fifth columnists in Pakistan, wheneverand wherever possible.To realize its designs India had always been taking cover of the antiPakistan power blocks and stock piling its already un-proportionate armada to sky limits so as to maintain a credible threat constantly looming over thesecurity of Pakistan. Once a very loyal client of USSR, India reoriented itsforeign policy to accommodate the changing realities of international milieu and find a position in US -israeli camp. India and israel are very strange so called democracies of their own kinds. Both have been unleashing mostoppressive attitudes towards their minorities, and seas of hostility aroundtheir neighbours and both have occupied areas beyond their borders,denouncing number of UNO resolutions ordering vacation of occupied areassince 1948.4Both are pursuing their hegemonic policies aimed on revivingtheir Biblical time Empires. Both have commonality of interest in weakeningthe Muslim world. Despite, India’s overt anti- israel stance to counter Pakistan’s influence in the Arab World, India covertly succeeded to manage deep rooted relations with israel. This hidden face is visible once one readscomments from Harsh Pant article that, 50

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“israel also never hesitated to come to India’s defense, publicly and vigorously, in most of India’s major conflicts. While India got tacithelp and support from israel during its 1962 war with China and1965 war with Pakistan, India’s relations with israel went downhillin the early seventies with the worsening of the Arab-israeli dispute after the 1967 warâ€.5Commonality of Perceptions: The determined pursuance of their imperialistic approach had resulted into aheavily militarized security environment in their neighborhood. Both nations have forced wars upon their militarily weak neighbors, in connivance withSuper Powers like USA and USSR, or both, in nearly every decade of their existence. Both the countries have plans to carve out territories and resources of the Muslim neighbours and to redraw their boundaries at the pattern of their biblical time. Both the countries including USA possess a shame record of disrespecting international law and norms, violation ofhuman rights towards their minorities, excessive and barbaric use of force against struggler of independence in occupied areas.6The most strikingcommonality is their perception of Islam as their common enemy and their common target is illegal acquisition of wealth and resources of MuslimWorld. The USA also aspired to join them as having commonality ofobjective at least in the last one being its national interest.7During the ColdWar, the United States pursued many foreign policy goals, but its oneoverriding national purpose was to contain and defeat communism. If thereis no Cold War, the rationale for major programs and initiatives disappears.8As the Cold War wound down in the late 1980s, Gorbachev's adviserGeorgiy Arbatov once commented: “We are doing something really terribleto you—we are depriving you of an enemy.†Psychologists generally agreethat individuals and groups define their identity by differentiatingthemselves from and placing themselves in opposition to others.951

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Convergence of Interests Several strategic imperatives account for India’s opening with israel. India wanted a reliable source of sophisticated weapons in the wake of the meltdown of Soviet Union; USA and israel were the obvious choices. American conscious response in 90s provided an intended opportunity toisrael to initiate close ties with India. israel was also interested in aprofitable relationship with India not only for a huge market for israel’s defense industry but also a way of containing Pakistan that was avowedlycommitted to helping the Middle Eastern states against Tel Aviv. Over time, India has also been able to hone its military intelligence agencies with the help of israel’s surveillance technology, including airborne warning andcontrol system. The intense and diverse nature of overt contacts betweenIndia and israel since 1992 was based on covert relations since 1952 whenIndia accepted israel as a sovereign state. Their mutual concerns and commonality of interests, despite prolonged absence of overt political relations have not prohibited both the countries from seeking security cooperation between the two. The apparent threats confronting both seemdissimilar; but the strategic orientation of their ambitions points towards common goals like: •They underscore a search for qualitative weapons, modernization, cooperation in naval patrol and anti-terrorism, arms buildup, exports and technological independence as a source of nationalpower and as the tools for furthering national interests. •Both are pursuing their hegemonic agendas of Greater israel and Akhand Bharat, since their inception as modern state. •The main rivals or obstacles, impeding realization of their ambitions, are Muslim states and Islamic civilization. 52

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•Notwithstanding Pakistan’s present status of non-NATO ally or USpartner of war against terrorism and apparently favorable intentions of the current US administration, India and israel are termed as strategic partners and recipients of US economic, military aid, including access to nuclear and conventional technologies and research.•Pakistan’s hostile relationship with India impinges on both short-and- long-term American interests as America has hopes for wider strategic cooperation and stronger economic ties with India.10•During the last three years, not only has israel become the second largest exporter of defense hardware to India, New Delhi has alsosecured extensive israeli cooperation in non-defense sectors—suchas agriculture as Tel Aviv is a world leader in drip irrigation. 11•Bilateral relations between India and israel have strengthenedsignificantly. Experiencing a convergence of interests on a range of issues, both nations are focusing on military, identifying Islam as acommon foe. Islamic terrorism is also American’s center ofgeopolitical attention, ever since the dissipation of communisminternational, that is, serving as a complimenting cause fordeepening of Indo-israeli-US ties—the commonality of interestbetween the trio. US is facilitating India in terms of hi-tech trade and transactions with Indian, covering cutting-edge technologypertaining to civilian nuclear energy, space, missile defense, and hi-tech commerce.12In a relatively short span of thirteen years offormal diplomatic relations, India and israel have established avibrant partnership, strengthening their defense and securityapparatus. The two states are also making concerted attempts to diversify this relationship. The emergence of India and israel, as 53

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industrialized and technologically-advanced states, makes their cooperation on a range of fields meaningful and mutuallybeneficial.•India has become israel’s second-largest trading partner in Asia in non-military goods and services reaching trade to $1.27 billion in2002 from just $202 million in 1992.13•During his visit to India, Ariel Sharon was accompanied by a largedelegation of about 30 influential businessmen, eager to forge newcontracts and open new markets in India. This bears witness toisrael’s commitment to intensify its economic and trade relations with India.14•Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, during his September 2004 visit to USA, met top leaders of the American Jewish community and complemented their contribution to the Indo-US, as well as, Indo-israeli friendships. The Jewish organizations in theUS share a very close relationship with the Indian-American community and together they have been instrumental in shaping Indo-israeli ties.15•The range and extent of developing Indo-israeli relationship can bejudged by the six agreements, signed during Sharon’s visit to India, covering the fields of environment; health; combating illicittrafficking of drugs; visa waivers for diplomatic, service, andofficial passport holders; education; and an exchange program for cultural education.16•Given India’s strong scientific and technological base, israel is keen on strengthening scientific and technological ties with India.17Both nations are planning to double the investment under the54

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ongoing science and technology collaboration from $0.5 million in2003 to about $1 million by 2005.18•During their visit to India in December 2004, israel’s Finance Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Industries, Trade,Employment, and Communications, Ehud Olmert decided toexpand trade ties and to set up a joint fund for research and development with the aim of promoting technology-based tradeand collaboration in tapping the global market together. •Since former president Bill Clinton's visit to India in March 2000, the world's two largest democracies have been moving toward creating a strategic partnership. United States and India today arehappily confronted by an unprecedented convergence of interests, values, and inter-societal ties in a way never experienced before inthe close to sixty-year history of the bilateral relationship.19Throughout his five-day stay in India, Clinton repeatedly called India a great nation and welcomed its leadership in the region.20On the other hand, in his remarks during his five-hour stopover in Pakistan, urged General Musharraf to develop a timetable and aroadmap for restoring democracy at the top as well at the local level.21USA’s Look Towards Pakistan A senior US official pointed out what Pakistan needed: “It needs bettergovernance. It needs to end its dangerous associations with extremist groupsin the region. It needs to demonstrate restraint, practically on the ground inKashmir. It needs to find ways to renew, broaden, and deepen dialogue withIndia. It needs to stay away from adventures like Kargil. It needs to use itsinfluence with the Taliban in Afghanistan to end that war, to shut downterrorism camps and to bring terrorists to justice. It needs to sign the55

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Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and demonstrate restraint in developingweapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.â€22 •Ashley J. Tellis while commenting on the validity as well as perceived productivity of US-Indian relationship, presumes that inthe foreseeable future relations between Washington and New Delhi will be quite different, for the first time in recent memory,from its past bound together by common and convergent interestsin a diverse set of issues and arenas. These are:22− Preventing Asia from being dominated by any singlepower that has the capacity to crowd out others and whichmay use aggressive assertion of national self interest to threaten American presence, American alliances, and American ties with the regional states; − Eliminating the threats posed by state sponsors of terrorism who may seek to use violence against innocents to attain various political objectives, and more generallyneutralizing the dangers posed by terrorism and religious extremism to free societies; − Arresting the further spread of weapons of mass destruction and related technologies to other countries andsub-national entities, including sub-state actors operatingindependently or in collusion with states; − Promoting the spread of democracy not only as an end initself but also as a strategic mean of preventing illiberal polities from exporting their internal struggles over power abroad; 56

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− Advancing the diffusion of economic development withthe intent of spreading peace through prosperity through the expansion of a liberal international economic order thatincreases trade in goods, services, and technologyworldwide; − Protecting the global commons, especially the sea lanes ofcommunications, through which flow not only goods and services critical to the global economy but also undesirable commerce such as drug trading, human smuggling, andweapons of mass destruction technologies; − Preserving energy security by enabling stable access to existing energy sources through efficient and transparentmarket mechanisms(both internationallyand domestically), while collaborating to develop new sources of energy through innovative approaches that exploit science and technology; and − Safeguarding the global environment by promoting thecreation and use of innovative technology to achievesustainable development, devising permanent, self-sustaining, market-based institutions and systems that improve environmental protection, developing coordinated strategies for managing climate change, and assisting in the event of natural disasters. •In the late 90s the USA began to side India and the nature of theirrelations turned from estranged democracies of the Cold War toengaged democracies in the post- Cold War era.23•USA has welcomed the growing ties between India and israel byapproving hi-tech military exports from israel to India as it has a57

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significant veto over israel’s defense exports and in 2000, vetoedan intended $2 billion Phalcon sale to China. However, US’s disapproval of the possible sale of israel’s Arrow anti-missilesystem to India, leading to the suspension of talks between Indiaand israel is apparently being seen to pacify Pakistan so as to keepher engaged in “war against terrorismâ€.24•USA has also lifted restrictions on hi-technology trade with India,covering cutting-edge technology pertaining to civilian nuclear energy, space, missile defense, and hi-tech commerce.25•India’s has successfully linked Kashmir Independence Movement with radical Islamic terrorist group, such as al Qaeda, hence succeeding to draw support of israel and USA for this commoncause. Resultant Pakistan’s withdrawal of support of Kashmiri hardliners like Syed Ali Gilani is another outcome of this unholyalliance. •India is amongst those very few countries who haveenthusiastically endorsed the United States new strategic framework (deployment of his national missile defense system) despite decades of objections to U.S. nuclear policies, at a timewhen even formal American allies withheld their support. As a reward USA has promised to provide Tactical Missile DefenceSystem to India, a step to upset the nuclear balance between Pakistan and India and even between China and India. •Offered unqualified support for the U.S. anti-terrorism campaign inAfghanistan to include the use of numerous Indian military bases,an offer that was never made even to the Soviet Union which functioned as New Delhi’s patron during the last decades of theCold War. 58

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•Expressed no opposition whatsoever to the USA’s decision towithdraw from the ABM Treaty, despite the widespreadinternational and domestic condemnation of the U.S. action; •Signed a ten-year defense cooperation framework agreement withthe United States that identifies common strategic goals and the means for achieving them, despite strong domestic opposition to,and regional suspicion about, such forms of collaboration withWashington; and •Voted with the United States at the September 2005 IAEA Board of Governors meeting to declare Iran in non-compliance with theNon-Proliferation Treaty, despite strong domestic opposition and international surprise. •In the views of American policy makers “Pakistan’s hostilerelationship with India impinges on both short- and- long-termAmerican interests as America has hopes for wider strategiccooperation and stronger economic ties with Indiaâ€26•US-India defence engagement has reached to new heights usuallyreserved for close US allies and friends, ranging from joint exercises in Alaska to sales of military hardware. Reversingdecades of U.S. policy, ushering India into the world's exclusivenuclear club and sharing nuclear reactors, fuel and expertise27thusending India's long isolation as a nuclear maverick that defied world appeals and developed nuclear weapons. According toTeresita C. Schaffer, a growing convergence of Indian and USinterests in Asian security is likely to be the most dynamic element in the bilateral relationship in the next decade. Their common interest in Indian Ocean security and in not having Asia dominated59

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by a single power (such as China) can be the basis for a significant expansion of their security cooperation.28•The events of September 11, anti-terrorism in Afghanistan and theUS re-engagement with Pakistan have complicated US-Indiarelations in the short term and “have introduced a wild card into theUS vision of India’s future and of future US and Indian priorities inAsia.â€29Donald Rumsfeld, the US Secretary of Defense, assured New Delhi that US policy towards South Asia, in renewing the relationship with Pakistan, would not overlook India’s interests.30•Short-term points of Indo-US divergence over Pakistan, terrorismand Kashmir following 9/11, would not prevent long-termconvergence based on common commercial interests, security cooperation and democratic values. Further both India and the USshare the common view of China as a potential and major futurethreat; and, have common interests in circumscribing the rise ofChina. In the long term, there is the possibility of establishingstrategic relations with each other to contain China by using the other as a core element for balancing Beijing, especially at a timewhen each has trouble with China. •In the words of Ambassador Blackwill: “It is difficult to thinkeasily of countries other than India and the United States thatcurrently face to the same striking degree all three of these intensechallenges simultaneously: advancing Asian stability based ondemocratic values; confronting daily the threat of international terror; and slowing the further proliferation of WMD.â€31•Recognizing that a new global partnership would require engagingNew Delhi not only on issues important to the United States, theAdministration has moved rapidly to expand bilateral collaboration60

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on a wide range of subjects, including those of greatest importanceto India. 10-year agreement signed between both the states in July2005 has paved the way for joint weapons production, cooperation on missile defense and lifting of US export controls on sensitivemilitary technology.32Earlier, US had allowed Lockheed Martinand Boeing to offer F-16 and F-18 warplanes.33The agreementconcluded on 2ndMarch 2006, during the Bush visit to India,relating to civilian nuclear cooperation is, part of a larger set of initiatives involving space, dual-use high technology, advancedmilitary equipment, and missile defense. Irrespective of the technologies involved in each of these realms, the Administration has approached the issues implicated in their potential release toNew Delhi through an entirely new prism. In contrast to the past, USA sees India as part of the solution to proliferation rather than aspart of the problem. He views the growth of Indian power as beneficial to the United States and its geopolitical interests in Asiaand, hence, worthy of strong American support.34Strategically Oriented Troika The people of India, USA and israel have a long history of civilizationalcontact and it is natural for this troika to cooperate more closely with each other on issues ranging from defense cooperation and counterterrorism totrade and cultural exchanges. Pakistani Ambassador to the United NationsMunir Akram once rightly commented about the Indo- israel relations (though excluded USA from this ) when remarked, ''The states which aresuppressing the right of peoples to self-determination in the Middle East andSouth Asia are now joining together in what is advertised as an alliance against terrorism, but which is more likely to emerge as an axis ofoppression.''35These remarks mirror growing worries in Pakistan at thewarming ties between India and israel—one its arch rival and the other a 61

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country that it considers as an illegitimate state. Thus, the emerging situation has once again provided India with some new avenues to explore as it tries to balance its competing national interests. The present strategic regional andglobal imperatives have created a consensus in Delhi, Jerusalem and Washington that their strategic alliance is mutually beneficial in the shortterm as well as in the long term. Their special relationship has gone beyondthe institutional framework and is gradually becoming stronger as their interaction multiplies. The 'israeli card' is becoming useful to India in dealing with the Arab states. It has helped India to assume an added importance for the Arabs, and has provided a useful opportunity to carve outa role for herself in the volatile Middle East. The continuity of this triangle is likely to lead to a common visiontowards domestic issues, regional security and the global strategicenvironment. Present dispositions of the American naval armada in and around Gulf, Indian’s control on Indian Ocean and israeli’s capability of controlling entrance and exit from and into the Red Sea are pointing towards future of Muslim World of South-Central and West Asia under siege. Thisnoose around the Muslim’s neck may be fully tightened once the EuropeanUnion also joins this troika and links up -extending this siege intoMediterranean and Black sea. Similarly, America can play a decisive role in legitimizing Indian stance on Kashmir and softening up Pakistan’s capabilities to resist or counteract.The emerging scenario depicts most of these variables seem to berealizing their future shape. Socio-culturally USA, India and israel are discovering a natural affinity, their economic cooperation is provingmutually beneficial, a partnership in the defense and security spheres isdeveloping, and politico-strategically this triad is moving towards each other. Therefore, it is important for policy makers of Pakistan to come out of illusion and acknowledge that the triad is developing a clear common62

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security threat for Muslim World in general and Pakistan in particular. Jointmilitary exercises and other Joint ventures in defense and security havebecome vital to the Indo-israeli –US strategic alliance and if continuallypursued, would provide further strategic depth for their relationship (andconcomitant threat for Pakistan). Pakistan’s Security Imperatives To Pakistani leadership and policy makers, the growing India-israel relationsshould come as no surprise, given the convergence of interests between the two countries. This has also been reflected in increasing cooperation between the Jewish community and the Indian diasporas in the UnitedStates. It is not in israel's interest to see the Pakistani bomb which hasbecome an 'Islamic' bomb. The growing military contacts between India and israel have rekindled speculations of Indo-israeli nuclear cooperation as wellas resurfaced the fears of the past, both countries seeking to attack the Pakistani nuclear installations. Do growing India-israel relations have an impact on Pakistan and its security? The answer is categorical yes.Security has been the overriding and foremost concern of Pakistan—both internal and external, that is, from within and without. Itgoes without saying that Pakistan is a peaceful country: it seeks actively a peaceful international order. It has always sought and upheld peaceful settlement of regional and international disputes. Despite this policy of peace-making, inherent in Pakistan's ideology and geopolitical orientation,the fact is that in the first quarter of its coming into existence the country has been the victim of aggression time and again. After the two decades of itslife, the country was subjected to another aggression in connivance with thesuper power(s) and succeeded in fulfillment of their ill designs ofdismembering Pakistan. India could not remain satisfied, with the creation of Bangladesh,and followed long tested policy of creating and sponsoring the ethnic based63

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separatist’s movements amongst Sindhies, Balouchis, Pakhtoons andMuhagirs. Even Punjabis have been urged to “shed the undesirable burden†(of other provinces) and work for greater Punjab.36However, intensificationof the on going indigenous struggle in Kashmir have caused increasing number of casualties among the Indian security forces. India responded by stepping up its repression by greatly increasing its military and paramilitary forces, indulging and incurring massive human rights violations. Between1989 and 2000, some 70,000 Kashmiri freedom fighters were martyred and alarge numbers were mutilated or incarcerated. Rapes, burning of houses and villages, as well as, desecration of religious places of worship, were resortedto in order to strike terror among the rebellious population.37Should Pakistan Look toward East or West? National security is a primer of international politics and the hallmark of states’ foreign policies and postures. States are patching up alliances, marshalling hard and soft prowess and harnessing diplomacy and divulging propaganda to accomplish maximum national security. Policies revolve and evolve around security concerns, identifying possible and probable securitythreats, perceived in ideological, historical, geographical and strategic perspectives. Formation of local, regional, international and now globalsecurity systems and eventual deformation of these blocs have dominatedintellectual and policy formulation debates. National security is a primaryand permanent national interest, taking into consideration as a focal point of ‘high politics’ or ‘politics among nations’. That is why security studies haveretained its flair, remaining at the core of research studies, given thecircumstances of time and place. This is particularly true in the case of Pakistan’s national security. Setting on the most strategic turf and on the most volatile geopoliticallandscape, Pakistan’s national security agenda has been in flux, fluctuatingwith every major and minor international event. Anything anywhere else64

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affects the security agenda of Pakistan such is the case of ‘the Indo-israel-US nexus’. “As the US-India-israel strategic partnership becomes institutionalized,Pakistan's threat perception regarding India's heightened military proficiency—stemming from military-to-military contacts and jointexercises between India, israel and US air forces and navies - also heightens, thereby further widening the gap between the armed forces of the two SouthAsian rivals. It is frustrating for Pakistan that, while it is going all the way in ameliorating America's threat perceptions related to al-Qaeda.â€38It is receiving nothing but a lip service in return. Probably Pakistan would bewell advised to turn to the East, that is, China in its quest for security:Pakistan would be better of if it gains full membership of ShanghaiCooperation Organization. We should not forget that our experience with theWest has been total let-down; whilst China has always been a friend in needthereby proving itself as a friend indeed.65

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End Notes1The Telegraph, Calcutta, 19 May 1998. 2Asian Age, New Delhi, 22 May 1998. 3Pravin Sawhney, "Article Calls for Second Nuclear Test," The Asian Age, transcribed in FBIS-NES-95-246, December 22, 1995, p. 37. 4A detailed examination of the Indo-israeli relations in a historical context can be found in P.R. Kumaraswamy, "India and israel: Emerging Partnership," Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 25, No. 4 (December 2002), pp. 193-200. 5Harsh V. Pant, “India-israel Partnership: Convergence and Constraintsâ€, South Asia Analysis Group. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetsaag(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/papers13/paper1279.html6Plenty"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetsaag(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/papers13/paper1279.html6Plenty[/url] of examples may be cited with regards to similarity in pattern of USA towards Muslims and Islam. Firstly President Bush declaration of “Crusade†againstAfghanistan and Iraq, continued massacre of Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq,inhuman treatment with Muslim prisoners in Gutamonobay and Abughareeb, etc 7A national interest is a public good of concern to all or most Americans; a vital national interest is one, which they are wining to expend blood and treasure to defend. National interests usually combine security and material concerns, on theone hand, and moral and ethical concerns, on the other. See, Samuel Huntington, "The Erosion of American National Interests," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 76, no. 5(September-October 1997) 8Samuel Huntington, op. cit 9Vamik D. Volkan, The Need to Have Enemies and Allies: From Clinical Practice to International Relationships, Northvale, NJ: Aronson, 1994, and JonathanMercer, "Anarchy and Identity," International Organization, Spring 1996, pp. 237-68 as quoted by Samuel Huntington, in the "The Erosion of American NationalInterests," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 76, no. 5 (September-October 1997) 10. Cohen Stephen Philip, The Idea of Pakistan, 2005, Lahore, Vanguard Books,p.305 11“Budding israel India relationship bad for Pakistanâ€, Daily Times, June 16, 2003 12. Peter Slevin, “US to Send India Nuclear, Space Technology,†Washington Post, January 13, 2004. 13. “We need more Business: Sharon,†Times of India, September 11, 2003; Also see, “India, israel aim to increase Bilateral Trade,†Associated Press, September 9, 2003.14. Harsh, “India-israel Partnership: Convergence and Constraintsâ€, op.cit. 15. On the close relationship between American-Jewish and American-Indian groups, see Indrani Bagchi, “Canny Friends,†India Today, April 10, 2004 16. See the bilateral statement on friendship and cooperation signed between India andisrael during Ariel Sharon’s visit to India in September 2003, <you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_meaindia.nic.in>.17P. Sunderarajan, “israel plans thrust on science and technology collaboration,†The Hindu, December 25, 2003.18ibid 19Ashley J. Tellis , “The U.S.-India 'Global Partnership’': How Significant for American Interests?,†Testimony by before the House Committee on International Relations called by Chairman of the Committee Henry Hyde to examine the implications of the U.S.-India civilian nuclear cooperation.20. Remarks by the President to the Indian Joint Session of Parliament. US Department of State, Washington File, March 22, 2000. 66

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21. Remarks by the President in Greeting the People of Pakistan. US Department of State, Washington File, March 25, 2000. 22These points taken from the testimony of Mr. Ashley J. Tellis Carnegie Senior Associate. On November 16, 2005, Ashley J. Tellis testified before the House Committee on International Relations. His testimony was part of the hearing on "The US-India ‘Global Partnership’: How Significant for American Interests?" called by Chairman of the Committee Henry Hyde to examine the implications ofthe U.S.-India civilian nuclear cooperation.23. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetidsa-india(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/SAARCHIVES/SA200302/APR-JUN01.htm"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetidsa-india(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/SAARCHIVES/SA200302/APR-JUN01.htm[/url], Also SeeDennis Kux, India and the United States: Estranged Democracies 1941-1991 1992. National Defense University Press, Washington D.C; Kanti Bajpai and Amitabh Mattoo, Ed., Engaged Democracies: India-US Relations in the 21st Century. 2000. Har Anand Publications Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi.24. Atul Aneja, “US objects to sale of Arrow missiles to India,†The Hindu, September 8, 2003. 25. Peter Slevin, “US to Send India Nuclear, Space Technology,†Washington Post, January 13, 2004. 26. Cohen, The Idea of Pakistan, 2005, op.cit,p.305 27. President Bush during his visit to India on 2ndMarch 2006, signed an agreement with India in this regards. See: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_news.yahoo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/fc/US/Bush_Administration"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_news.yahoo(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/fc/US/Bush_Administration[/url] 28. Schaffer, Teresita C., Rising India and U.S. Policy Options in Asia. Report of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), South Asia Program, January 2002. 29. ibid 30. Dugger, Celia W. , “US and India Map Path to Military Cooperation; More ArmsSales Are Seen.†New York Times. November 6, 2001 31. Blackwill, Robert D., The Quality and Durability of the US-India Relationship.Remarks delivered November 27, 2002 in Calcutta 32.By Minhaj Qidwai, “US-India Nexus: Implications to China and Pakistan “Al-Jazeerah, July 3, 2005. available at: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetaljazeerah.info/Opinion/editorials/2005/July/3o/US-India%20Nexus%20Implications.htm33.By"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetaljazeerah.info/Opinion/editori...ations.htm33.By[/url] Minhaj Qidwai, “US-India Nexus: Implications to China and Pakistan “Al-Jazeerah, July 3, 2005. available at: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetaljazeerah.info/Opinion/editorials/2005/July/3o/US-India%20Nexus%20Implications.htm34Mr"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetaljazeerah.info/Opinion/editori...cations.htm34Mr[/url]. Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Senior Associate, testimony, op. cit 35Pakistani Ambassador to the United Nations Munir Akram, Septemer 200436.Cohen, The Idea of Pakistan, op.cit., pp291-293 37. Statement to the press by APHC 38Ehsan Ahrari. “ New angle on the US, Pakistan, India triangleâ€, Asia Times Online,Jun 27, 200367

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Assalamualikum brother inara,

 

Thank you for the good article above. CIA, Mossad and Indian intelligence are carrying out covert operations and false flag operations to pit Muslims against Muslims, to pit Shia against Sunni and destabilize Pakistan. And there are US puppets in Pakistan who are serving the interest of the enemy of Islam. To save Pakistan is to overthrow the US puppets and eliminate the foreign agents in Pakistan.

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problem of pakistan is not among educated and common people

e.g i am sunni and some of my friends are shias and we share very good relationship with

there families too , i am pakhoon and 2 of my best friends are punjabis

so its not a issue because above all we are pakistanis

problem is with the Political leadership , puppets of west and then

so called ignorant religious MULLAH who hijacked the religion of Islam and divided

into many sects ,they have large number of followers , i still believe some of them are

also puppets of west

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I agree. I'm Pakistani, I know people and I'm friends with people that are both Sunni and Shia (a few from other sects even), and they are Punjabi, Sindhi, Urdu-Speaking (I am urdu-speaking myself), Kashmiri, Pathan, from the tribal areas, etc etc. I am also friends with Arabs, Malays, Europeans, Americans, all good Muslims mashallah. One of the things we should keep in mind is that education brings power to the people. Not just worldly education but more important, Islamic education (after all, those corrupt politicians are relatively well-educated worldly, but have zero education in Islam). Education in our Aqeedah, our Beliefs, what it means to be Muslim, the Seerah of Nabi SAWS, knowing the meaning of the Quran, in our Akhlaaq (Etiquettes), what are the Huqooq ul Ibaad (the rights of human beings), the rights of our families, the rights of neighbors, etc. We are educated Muslims in Dunya & Deen Insha Allah, we need to ensure the next generation of our Entire Ummah is going to be educated Insha Allah.

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Got a source for the Ben Gurion quote? And if Janes' actually said what is quoted, I can't find it on the net. It would be an extraordinary thing for Janes' to say, and at face value I don't believe it.

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