Pakistani Officers Taught to Hate the United States

If relations couldn’t be more strained with our “ally” in the war on terror and Al-Qaeda, more tales of deceit keep flowing steadily out.  This time again, from a leaked cable discussing Pakistan’s teachings at high level military classes.  Apparently top commanders are teaching the usual conspiracy theories we can’t escape from, always involving Israel as the typical red herring.  The United States and Israel are trying to undermine Pakistan ect.  “In contrast to criticism of the U.S., students and instructors were adamant in their approval of all things Chinese,” the cable said.  No surprise there.

I’ve been reading vitriolic rants by anonymous posters on discussion forums bashing the ISI and Pakistan for the past 4 years saying they were our enemy.  The tower of evidence leans in their favor.

More articles from Pakistan Today:

Suicide bomber kills 6 at Pakistan police building: link

Pakistan Considers Naval Base Move After Attack: link 


Pakistani Airmen Sabotaged Their Own Missions

With all fingers being pointed directly at Pakistani officials as if they were a young pup who has just urinated on the living room carpet, it appears the mounting evidence of their direct sympathy for Islamic extremists within their borders just keeps on growing.  It’s not just the lowly ranking enlisted soldier, or the top clearance ISI agent, but also officers in their Air Force.  A leaked cable from Wikileaks shows that in 2006, airmen deliberatly sabotaged their aircraft so they would not have to conduct operations against insurgents in the tribal areas.

More bungled mayhem within Pakistan over the weekend;

Pakistan: Troops end attack on Karachi naval air base: link 

Attack Inflicts Severe Blow on Pakistani Naval Aviation: link 

P-3C was destroyed in attack

Implications of the Karachi attack: link 

As the public rift between Islamabad and Washington widens, this Saturday Pakistani officials confirmed that they wish for the Chinese to construct a Naval base at the deep water port of Gwadar to continue.  China initially invested $200 million into the project in 2007.  The military ties with China are only going to grow tighter.  China will expedite the delivery of 50 more JF-17 fighters.  After the bin Laden mission on May 2nd, maybe they realized the rotted air defense network they have.  This activity obviously has Pakistan’s rival, India, anxious.  India is China’s future rival for naval dominance in the regions waterways.  India now wants to accelerate it’s search for a future fighter, it has already denied the F/A-18 and F-16.  It expects a decision within the next year.

More Details From SEAL bin Laden Raid

More leaks are flowing out about the US Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

SEAL Team 6 had some serious backup—and a war dog named Cairo:

Five aircraft flew from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, with three school-bus-size Chinook helicopters landing in a deserted area roughly two-thirds of the way to bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, two of the officials explained.

Aboard two Black Hawk helicopters were 23 SEALs, an interpreter and a tracking dog named Cairo. Nineteen SEALs would enter the compound, and three of them would find bin Laden, one official said, providing the exact numbers for the first time.

That stealth helicopter? Silent:

The Black Hawks were specially engineered to muffle the tail rotor and engine sound, two officials said. The added weight of the stealth technology meant cargo was calculated to the ounce, with weather factored in. The night of the mission, it was hotter than expected.

That “hotter than expected” weather? Very bad:

The Black Hawk skittered around uncontrollably in the heat-thinned air, forcing the pilot to land. As he did, the tail and rotor got caught on one of the compound’s 12-foot walls. The pilot quickly buried the aircraft’s nose in the dirt to keep it from tipping over, and the SEALs clambered out into an outer courtyard.

Blowing up the downed stealth chopper took longer than killing Bin Laden:

It took approximately 15 minutes to reach bin Laden, one official said. The next 23 or so were spent blowing up the broken chopper, after rounding up nine women and 18 children to get them out of range of the blast.

War on Terror Update:

I have not normally been including the ongoing war on terror in North America, but I feel that it is necessary, since it is a war fought with terrorism and the tactics used by Islamic terrorists.  There is a war going on south of the US border.  Since 2006, over 30,000 people have been killed in Mexico over narco-related terrorism.  That is more than all coalition casualties combined since 2001.  These cartels have proven to be just as ruthless as any Al-Qaeda sympathizer.  Civilians are constantly bullied, murdered, and buried in mass graves.  Police are bribed, politicians are murdered.  It is a huge mess that needs to be cleaned up and is just as important to the stability of the United States as that of Islamic extremism.

Narco-terrorism is as deadly as Islamic extremism

As predicted and as a matter of national security, the DoD is shrugging its shoulders when questioned about the uniquely designed helicopter found at the crash site in Pakistan.  Pakistan is proving it is not responsible enough to possess nuclear weapons.  If their policies are this whacked up, then it would be only a matter of time before an extremist gets his hands on one.  India would probably be their first target, then Europe and America.  You don’t give children loaded handguns.

Pakistan: We’re not ‘in cahoots’ with al-Qaeda: link Fear that U.S. could grab nuclear arsenal heightens Pakistani anger: link Pakistan-U.S. Rift Widens: link DoD: What secret helicopter?: link  Pakistan army imposes silence on bin Laden house: link Elusive ex-commando to replace bin Laden?: link Pakistani Leader Sides With Military: link U.S. hopes to question bin Laden’s wives: link Technology in US helicopter not so secret: expert: link 13 killed in Mexican border lake gun battle: link 

War on Terror Update:

Reduced signature attachment shrouds are likely the 'stealth'

A week after the death of bin Laden, we are hearing calls for revenge attacks and that Al-Qaeda claims it will continue the fight.  We are still sorting through the evidence discovered at the compound, and that is only what the government releases to the media.  Pakistan is still protesting the raid and sternly states that they should have been informed of the raid before it took place.  What has been the biggest mystery among all the techno geeks is the ‘stealthy’ helicopter that crashed in the bin Laden operation.  People are insisting that it is a secret technology that renders it invisible on radar and it doesn’t make a sound.  Well as more and more data flows in, it appears its likely nothing too high-tech at all.  The helicopter likely was just equipped with a reduced signature shroud that would keep it much quieter than without.  As I mentioned in a previous post, the cancelled RAH-66 would have been originally equipped with it.  Rumors are surfacing that the tail may be shipped over to China where they will be dancing around to get their little hands on it.

Watch: Osama’s Blooper Reel, Courtesy of the Navy SEALs: link US says it wants access to bin Laden widows: link Weekend Roundup: Stealth Woes and Laughing at Osama: link Stealth craft in bin Laden raid has Nevada ties: link ‘Heads will roll’ after bin Laden probe: Pakistan envoy: link First-Person Game Recreates Osama Bin Laden Raid: link Growing concerns that stealthy Black Hawk parts could end up in China: link Bin Laden neighbours furious at Pakistan failures: link GRAPHIC: Pakistan raid reveals US Army’s helicopter secret: link Did Bradley Manning Almost Blow the Bin Laden Operation?: link Stealthy Black Hawk doomed by vortex and high walls: link

War on Terror Update:

Al-Qaeda has confirmed that the death of Osama bin Laden is legit and bona fide.  They are going to use his death as an inspiration for others to follow the path of terrorism.  He will now become something of the, “he died for you” area of inspiration.  The crap that is unraveling in Pakistan is as expected.  It is only going to get worse as more evidence shows that people within the Pakistani government aided bin Laden.  The attacks planned on US trains is a sign of our beefed up security is working.  Can’t seem to get those box-cutters through airport security anymore.

ETA terrorists bombed a train in Spain, 2004

Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden is dead, vows revenge: link Evidence indicates bin Laden ‘fully engaged’ in plotting attacks: link Too Hot For Hover: link Pakistan pays U.S. lobbyists to deny it helped bin Laden: link Al-Qaida aspired to attack US train on 9/11/11: link What They’re Looking For Inside Osama’s Thumb Drives: link

War on Terror Update:

Some believe it was a "stealth" helicopter used in the operation

What? Stealth Blackhawk helicopters?  This seems to have overshadowed the possibility of Pakistan intentionally sheltering the worlds most wanted man.  How stealthy could these be?  From my first observation of the tail wreckage, it looks as if there is a type of  “silencer” on the rotor.  This would ensure 4 incoming choppers would not be heard inbound, especially echoing off the hillsides.   Maybe it was parts of the cancelled RAH-66 helicopter installed onto it.  Just speculations at this point, but interesting stuff.  It was certainly something that had to be destroyed in order to protect its secrecy.

Khaled al-Qahtani calls it quits

A top terrorist in Saudi Arabia has surrendered in the wake of the bin Laden raid.  Khaled al-Qahtani called from abroad and turned himself in.  Is Al-Qaeda falling apart?  It is believed he is part of the Yemeni of Al-Qaeda, a hotbed of extremists.

U.S. agents race to exploit data from Bin Laden raid: link How a 40-minute raid ended ten years of defiance, as American troops’ head cameras relayed every detail to the President: link Pakistan army orders cut in US military personnel: link Pakistan Gets Rough With the Secret Helicopter: link How profile of bin Laden courier led CIA to its target: link Zawahiri betrayed Osama bin Laden: Saudi paper: link RAF Chinooks were stationed in Abbottabad in 2005: link What the Secret Bin Laden Raid Helo Might Look Like: link CAD of the damaged MH-60 tail section.: linkGeneral: bin Laden Death Will Spook Afghan Insurgents: link Signs Point to Pakistan Link: link Evidence That the Mystery Bin Laden Helo Was An MH-60?: link Priceless: link Mission Helo Was Secret Stealth Black Hawk: link Did The Beast of Kandahar Help Kill Osama?: link Al Qaeda member surrenders, Saudi Arabia says: link Top Al-Qaeda envoy killed in Chechnya: link

Screw the pictures of Osama’s corpse anyways, I wish the helmet cam of the SEAL who shot Osama could be released.