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Rex Tillerson in Islamabad: What do Americans still want from destabilized Pakistan?

In fact, nobody in Pakistan knows that and Pakistanis living in USA and Europe do not make such embarrassing questions because that cost them their luxurious lives at the cost of Islamic Pakistan. .

Known  for secret conspiracies plotted along with its terror ally Israel, USA has literally ruined Islamic Pakistan which now is sure that its very costly nukes are redundant, useless even as effective deterrent. .

The way USA has rendered weak vividly reveals that it does not care to use it for nay useful purposes but only for destructive projects like terrorism. The rich Pakistanis dealing with USA and other western nations in trade related subjects are keen to see a new early thaw in US- Pakistan strains? But will that possible at all now that Pakistanis view America as a rogue state that has ruined their Islamic nation.

America abruptly suspended military aid to Pakistan as a punishment for not ‘doing enough” in murdering Muslims indoors and mutual contacts and even trust level became limited. Washington made it an ugly trick to humiliate Pakistan publically so that India is satisfied.

Last week US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a dashing trip to Islamabad and met leaders there. As Rex was heading to Pakistan from Afghanistan to pressure Islamabad to act over terrorists targeting Afghanistan from its soil, anxious Pakistanis may be equally interested in dissuading Washington's deepening ties with India.

Nuclear-armed Pakistan, a staunch US Cold War ally and key player in the US invasion of Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 hoax (attacks) on the United States, has watched warily as Washington has in recent years pivoted towards its arch-foe India. However, Pakistan could not relish the American strategy of promoting India by weakening Pakistan.

USA wants Pakistan to be its major stooge in Asia- now free of cost. But

how can USA foolishly urge a weak Pakistan to ‘do more’ to eliminate Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network?

As US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Pakistan on Tuesday to pressure Islamabad to act over terrorists targeting Afghanistan from its soil, anxious Pakistanis may be equally interested in dissuading Washington's deepening ties with India.

With the aim to strengthen bilateral ties between America and Pakistan, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson formally met top officials after he arrived in Islamabad, as part of his tour to the Gulf regions and South Asia.

Tillerson’s visit to Pakistan follows the policy speech he made regarding America’s growing strategic relations with India and US President Donald Trump’s move to offer a bigger say for India in war-torn Afghanistan.

Tillerson visited Pakistan after his brief visit to Kabul to meet the military personnel and he did so on the invitation of Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.  On the eve of his maiden visit, Pakistani media as if got a shot in its foot, reported that policymakers have put together an agenda for talks with Tillerson.

The US Secretary under Trump tried to build on the positive conversations he and the Vice President have had with Prime Minister Abbasi. After Pakistan, Tillerson flew to India after daylong engagements in Islamabad.

Is not Pakistan, a service nation?

Islamic Pakistan has served with distinction the essentially anti-Islamic US-NATO cause in South Asia only to be attacked by its own western guests dictating its terms to Islamabad.  Since the servicing of US interests has been a key policy of Pakistan as its so-called major non-NATO ally, the US big boss has taken the behavior of its servicing Pakistan like slaves for granted.

However the strain in US-Pakistan relations is too deep and strong and too insulting as well for Islamabad that that it is now unthinkable that Pakistani regime to once again begin serving now the US-India causes just for a few coins as service charges.

A very cleaver USA used and thrown out Pakistan for its own causes of capitalism and imperialism but became a “strategic” partner of India, Pakistan’s arch foe ill targeting its progress in all fields and began threatening and insulting Islamabad indeed treating it as a beggar state in Asia.  So much so Pakistani public hates USA and its terror wars. 

Pakistani officials have prioritized the issues to be taken up with Tillerson which include the recent strain in Pak-US ties; US President Trump's new Afghan strategy; Pakistan's role in the Afghan peace process; and Pakistan's reservations on India's future role in Afghanistan.  The sources told the paper that Tillerson's visit is significant as it would clarify Trump's policy and set course for future Islamabad-Washington relations.

The Secretary has tried to build on the positive conversations that he and US Vice President Mike Pence have had with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during his visit to US on September 19. During the meeting, they had agreed to stay ‘engaged with a constructive approach to achieve shared objectives of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region’. Tillerson and the officials also discussed Pakistan’s cooperation in fighting terrorists and driving them out from hideouts, which is vital for a good relationship with the USA.

Both USA and Pakistan have made strenuous efforts to mend their ties even as USA insulted and scolded Pakistan for all its own failures in Afghanistan. Pakistanis hate the US double speaks and double-standards. However, their elected government and military in Pakistan go all the way to appease Washington even while they suffer as they think they can’t survive without Americans. 

The shapeless relation between these countries with different political and ideological frames has a bit, if not considerably, changed when Pakistan rescued the hostage American-Canadian couple. “We are starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders. I want to thank them for their cooperation on many fronts,” tweeted US president Donald Trump who was not keen to further develop ties with “useless countries” like Pakistan.

Pakistan’s critical role is recognized by USA in the success of US South Asia strategy, and the expanding economic ties between the two countries and India. Tillerson said the whole South Asia strategy of the Trump government is conditions-based approach. "So, our relationship with Pakistan will also be conditions-based. It will be based upon whether they take action that we feel is necessary to move the process forward of both creating the opportunity for reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan, but also ensuring a stable future Pakistan," he said. "In our conversations with Pakistani leadership, we're as concerned about the future stability of Pakistan as we are in many respects here in Afghanistan," he said.

Relations were further boosted when Omar Khalid Khorasani, leader of the lethal Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) group who Islamabad had been trying to catch for years, was killed by a US drone strike last week.

American bully and threat

On Tuesday the 24th October a six-member delegation comprising Pakistan's top civil and military leadership hosted Rex Tillerson for a brief visit to Islamabad. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, while briefing the Senate on Wednesday regarding the talks held between Pakistani and American delegations a day earlier, asserted that Islamabad will co-operate with Washington in the 'war on terror' but without compromising its own sovereignty.

Asif briefed that the Pakistani leadership told the American delegation that they should allow their policymakers, and not their military leaders, to devise a policy for Afghanistan as the military solution has failed and a political solution is needed. "Their failures over the past 16 years - since the war in Afghanistan started - are before them," Asif added. "There will only be room for improvement if Washington accepts their defeat, their failures in Afghanistan," Asif said on Wednesday. "They are not ready to accept this."

During the talks, Asif told the Senate, Pakistani officials informed the American delegation that Pakistan does not want any military hardware, economic resources or material gain from Washington. Rather, Pakistan wants a relationship based on equality with the US.

Asif further informed the Senate that the Pakistani side has told the American delegation that if the latter provides actionable intelligence, Pakistan will act on it. He gave the example of the recent rescue of an American-Canadian couple and their three children from terrorists’ captivity in Kohat. "However, if they want that we act as their proxies to fight their war... this is unacceptable." "We will not compromise on our sovereignty, our dignity," Asif added. "Our relations [with America] should be based on self-respect and dignity."

Asif said, in contrast, Pakistan, which is not a superpower, has gained successes in the war against terror.  "Our country, our military and our police have made sacrifices in the war and in return, we have gained unmatched success."  He said Pakistan would see further success if the Parliament, the National Security Committee and the people of the country send a united message as they had after August 21 when US President Donald Trump announced his South Asia policy and lambasted Pakistan for offering safe havens to "agents of chaos".

At no stage since the policy announcement, have we succumbed to pressure and on Tuesday, for the first time, the civilian and military leadership of Pakistan sat down with the delegation and presented their input, Asif said. "At no point during the talks did we adopt an accusatory tone, nor were we apologetic," the minister told the Senate. "The institutions of Pakistan will protect the country's interest," Asif said.

Ahead of his maiden visit to Pakistan, the US Secretary of State indicated that he will firmly tell Islamabad to stop providing safe havens to terror groups on its soil to improve bilateral ties. Pakistan denies providing a safe haven for Afghan Taliban and other terrorists. 

America continues with its strategy of getting what it wants from Pakistan by bullying it calling it a terror state, asking it to do more on US security-terror related problems. Local media reported that during his visit to Afghanistan, Tillerson also warned Pakistan that Islamabad should stop providing safe haven to terrorists within its borders. “Pakistan needs to, I think, take a clear-eyed view of the situation that they are confronted with in terms of the number of terrorist organisations that find safe haven inside of Pakistan. So we want to work closely with Pakistan to create a more stable and secure Pakistan,” he told the reporters.

Earlier in August, Tillerson warned Pakistan that if it continued to provide safe haven to Afghan militant groups, it would lose its status as a privileged military ally. Pakistan, however, has denied the allegations, saying that it does not host terror groups fighting the USA and Afghan forces in Afghanistan.

As usual, the USA has threatened further military aid cuts and US officials have mooted targeted sanctions against Pakistani military figures, but in the past two weeks there have been hints of a slight thawing in ties. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Tillerson last week called Abbasi to thank Pakistan after its army rescued a US-Canadian couple who were held hostage by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network for nearly five years, along with their three children born in captivity.

Tillerson, during a visit to Afghanistan, said Washington has made some "very specific requests of Pakistan in order for them to take action to undermine the support the Taliban receives and other terrorist organizations receive". US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis earlier this month said the United States would try "one more time" to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan, before opting for more punitive measures. President Donald Trump has vowed to be tougher on Pakistan than his predecessors.

Tillerson very recently said that the US expects Pakistan to take "decisive action" against terrorists and such a move will improve Islamabad's international standing as well as stability in the region. "We expect Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups based there that threaten its own people and the broader region . It is the obligation, not choice, of every civilized nation to combat the scourge of terrorism. The United States and India are leading that regional effort together.

Officials of the Trump government said they are frustrated by what they see as Pakistan's unwillingness now to act against terror groups like the Haqqani network, which reportedly has close ties with the Pakistani military and its intelligence agencies.

One is not sure if USA is sure of its tall claims that Pakistan still promotes terrorism. But Pakistan regularly denies that it hosts terror groups fighting the US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. Pakistan had been engaged by USA to train Taliban to fight Soviet forces in Afghanistan but long ago it stopped doing that. 

Asif further told the Senate that the Pakistani side had told the visiting delegation that the influence Pakistan once had over the Taliban has now diminished and there are others who are sponsoring the militant network.  He said that Washington had been tracing Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour for some time but only when he travelled to Pakistani soil he was killed. "How do you expect that after these incidents Pakistan will have any influence over the Taliban?" Asif said, adding that these points had been raised in Tuesday's meeting in a "frank" manner. "We have told them that there are a number of influential players in the region ─ including China, Turkey and Russia ─ who might not have good relations with America but hold a stake in the Afghan dispute." "The role of these countries in solving the dispute is indispensable," Asif added.

The United States has threatened further military aid cuts and US officials have mooted targeted sanctions against Pakistani military figures, but in the past two weeks there have been hints of a slight thawing in ties. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Tillerson last week called Abbasi to thank Pakistan after its army rescued a U.S.-Canadian couple who were held hostage by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network for nearly five years, along with their three children born in captivity.

Islamabad views its much-bigger neighbour as an existential threat and the two nations have fought three wars since their violent separation at the end of colonial rule in 1947.

Many Pakistanis feel betrayed that its traditional ally is now cosying up to India over Afghanistan. But the anger runs both ways.

Pakistan supported the Afghan Taliban in the 1990s as a hedge to Indian influence in Afghanistan, and analysts say its military and security services maintained ties long after the Taliban regime was toppled in 2001.

Tillerson, during a visit to Afghanistan, said Washington has made some "very specific requests of Pakistan in order for them to take action to undermine the support the Taliban receives and other terrorist organizations receive". US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis earlier this month said the United States would try "one more time" to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan, before opting for more punitive measures. President Donald Trump has vowed to be tougher on Pakistan than his predecessors.

 “Pakistan is not a safe haven for terrorists”

True, Pakistan promoted anti-Islamic US-NATO terror network haven in that Islamic nation. Pakistan denies providing a safe haven for Afghan Taliban and other terrorists.

Pakistan says USA should accept defeat in Afghanistan

It has been a practice of USA to bully and downgrade Pakistan after making it a heavily dependent weak nation without self prestige in the world eyes to appease rich Indian lords. Anti-Islamism bring both together and keep Pakistan out.

Following the meeting between Pakistani officials and Rex Tillerson in Islamabad, Asif ─ who was a member of the Pakistani delegation ─ said that the American delegation was informed that Washington's allegations against Pakistan of offering safe havens to terrorists and protecting the Haqqani network are incorrect. Later speaking on Geo News' late night show ‘Aaj Shahzaib Khanzada Key Saath’, Asif said that Islamabad wanted to show that all institutions in the country have the same message.

When asked whether the joint talks were held with the visiting secretary due to a time crunch or, rather, in order to send out a united message to Washington, he said, "This was our deliberate decision ─ to hold talks on a single platform ─ so that Washington knows the leadership is united in the message it is sending across," Asif said.

While he fears to talk with Indian leaders about the attacks on religious freedoms in India, Tillerson is bold and alleged that religious freedom was under attack in Pakistan- very cool guy, he equates terrorism with promotion of Christianity in Islamic Pakistan. He is too concerned about the Pakistan government marginalizing the Ahmadiyya community and refused to recognize them as Muslims.

Taliban listens only to Pakistan as Pakistan’s influence over Taliban is acknowledged by the world.  it was Pakistan that on instructions from President Bush Jr recruited and funded the Taliban and Al Qaeda, etc. 

Referring to a recent statement by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley where she said that India can help the United States in keeping an eye on Pakistan, Asif said that Pakistan "also has a mouth to speak" but will proceed with caution so that relations with America can improve.

 Pakistan, Afghanistan, India

Nuclear-armed Pakistan, a staunch US Cold War ally and key player in the US led invasion of Islamizing Afghanistan after the hoax  known as US September 11, 2001, has watched warily as Washington has in recent years pivoted towards its arch-foe. Pakistan has no resources but India has huge resources and terror arsenals.  It is quit logical that these two anti-Islamic nations have forged strategic partnership without serious intent on the part of USA which does not treat any nation as being its equal

 However, a fellow traveler New Delhi enjoys the US pretentions too.

Hostile Indo-Pak neighbours have harmed the region by terrorizing the Kashmiris after acquiring nukes by using Kashmir issue. Pakistan still wants to control Afghanistan but USA and India put spanners into Pakistan ambitions

Pakistan supported the Afghan Taliban in the 1990s as a hedge to Indian influence in Afghanistan, and analysts say its military and security services maintained ties long after the Taliban regime was toppled in 2001.

Seeking to control Kabul and kick Pakistan out, India has increased aid to Afghanistan in recent years and last year promised to ship more arms. Such moves have aggravating fears in Pakistan that it will find itself wedged between two hostile neighbours.

China makes business in Afghanistan and tries to work along with USA and India. .

Islamabad bristles at the idea that India holds the key to ending the Afghanistan conflict, and fears US meddling could unsettle a delicate balance of power in South Asia. "Promoting a higher involvement of India in Afghanistan will only worsen the historic strategic rivalries playing out in the region," said Sherry Rehman, Pakistan's former ambassador to United States and a senior member of the opposition Pakistan People's Party.

Americans increasingly used India to bully Pakistan, coercing it to do exactly what USA and India want from Islamabad.

Tillerson, who met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pakistan's powerful military chiefs in a one-day visit, may have urged Pakistan to “do more” to root out Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network terrorists operating on its soil.  But he knows the USA crated all this. Tillerson is also expected to hear Pakistani officials warn him that drawing nuclear-armed India deeper into Afghanistan would destabilize the region and do little to end the 16-year war that is now America's longest military conflict."Bringing India into the mix is like adding kerosene to fire," said Miftah Ismail, a state minister and close ally of Prime Minister Abbasi."It's a complete red line. India has no political role to play in Afghanistan as far as we are concerned."

USA, like India, calls Pakistan a terrorist state. Tillerson's crucial visit to Islamabad on October 24 Tuesday, aimed at “normalizing” bilateral ties, comes days after he made a major policy speech on America's growing strategic relations with India and USA President Donald Trump's move to offer a bigger say for India in war-torn Afghanistan.

In August, President Trump had unveiled his Afghanistan and South Asia policy in which he had hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to "agents of chaos" that kill Americans in Afghanistan and warned Islamabad that it has "much to lose" by harboring terrorists. Trump's criticism led to further strain in US-Pakistan relations with a peeved Islamabad saying the US president ignored its efforts in the war against terrorism.

Pakistanis resent the very attitude of American rulers towards Pakistan, viewing it as a paid slave nation and Pakistanis as beggars.

Pakistan asked the USA to postpone a planned trip by its special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells to Islamabad. Foreign Minister Asif also delayed a visit to Washington for which he was invited by Secretary of State Tillerson. But bilateral relations improved slightly after a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Vice-president Mike Pence on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last month.

Generally, Washington dictates its imperialist and anti-Islam agenda, its own terms and directions to Islamabad by phone or through hits embassy in the capital. Pakistani military has the upper hand in deciding foreign policy matters as well as foreign trade, especially in terror goods. .

The universal master of double-speaks and double-standards, USA accuses Pakistan of playing a double game since 2001, offering public backing to Washington while turning a blind eye, or even at times assisting, the Afghan Taliban and other terrorists who carry out deadly attacks against US forces and their allies in Afghanistan.

Observation

Had Pakistan, instead of competing with India, the successor state of Britain in the subcontinent with a lot of left over terror gods of English colonizer men, concentrate on building of a truly Islamic society with sound economy as per the dreams of Jinnah, it would have come a strong Muslim nation of Asia in its own rights but now it has become a failed state without any truly Islamic content as the rich and military decides everything in the country too. Islamabad’s focus on making nukes at any cost to compete with India that was promoted by Soviet Russia as a partner the so-called non-capitalist world, Instead of  work for the welfare of the poor and underprivileged, Pakistani regime is engaged in cross-border terror games with India which keeps amazing terror goods  from all possible markets and regions of the world . As Russia promoted India, USA trapped Pakistan to pursue its anti-Russia andante-Afghanistan agendas and succeeded in getting Pakistan to kill Muslims in millions in Afghanistan and Pakistan itself.

Is not the victory of anti-Islamic forces led by USA and India? Is it for such developments that Jinnah established Islamic Pakistan?  . How can Pakistan imagine that anti-Islamic nations would promote Islam in Pakistan and making a strong Muslim nation at all?  Naivety is not a good policy.

Pakistani regime and military bosses must sit back and  rethink its policies and priorities for a strong Islamic nation. 

Now it is not that easy to remold mindset of people and make them think differently, but still possible if the regime is serious  changing the lives of the people and do not take cricketism for 50s and 100s as the foundation of Islamic state or everything in Pakistan- or giving a goal first toe opponents in order to get one goal for itself in return even if it loses in sports like Hockey or football.

Pakistan is in bad shape but it has not realized its cruel fate at the hands of USA, , while India still suffers from unexplainable inferiority complexes of ‘historic” lose of “everything” to the UK, USA, Russia, Japan and China, etc It is high time Pakistan said boldly “Good bye, American sirs for all the help so far and now please get out and get lost”.

Reflections can help Pakistan restore its prestige it had when it become an independent nation emerging out of basically Hindu-Hindutva India in 1947. Then foolishly Pakistan indeed wasted all its resources and energy on WMD which would have been usefully spent on overall development of the nation and people, generate honest politicians, credible sport personnel. Pakistan should have fed the people with good food and Islamic ideals instead of trusting USA and China above God. .

No bilateral relationship can develop and flourish if one  of them plays mischief and ill-treats and insults the other. USA is doing exactly that and blackmails and coerces Parisian to just obey Washington or else it would promote India.

Over dependence on USA has caused destabilization for Pakistan. Like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan too is looking up to Washington for a supportive gesture but India would let them patch up to promote imperialism though it also aids its growth and advancement in all possible ways. . .

USA never thanked Pakistan for its scarifies for  Americans and gave any credit for Pakistani assistance to NATO and attacks on Muslims- against the ideology of Pakistan.  Pakistan points to the 3.5 million Afghan refugees it hosts as proof that it has more than anyone else to lose from chaos in Afghanistan, and has emphasized the need for greater cooperation and intelligence sharing with United States and Afghanistan.

Pakistanis are definitely unhappy that USA has not recognized te sacrifices Pakistani nation and people have made to service the US-NATO forces but it has  been promoting its strategic partner India as a very important player in Afghanistan and deliberately reduced the importance of Pakistani role in Afghanistan. While Pakistan may not like it, India looks set to continue playing a bigger role in Afghanistan. The message is very clear from Washington that India is an important player when it comes to “coordinating policies” between Afghanistan and Washington.

By taking decisive actions against terrorists, Tillerson said, Pakistan furthers stability and peace for itself and its neighbours, and improves its own international standing.

USA-Pakistani relations are like master-slave equations and Pakistanis are made to think that without USA their nation would be out of world map and that they eat and drink US stuff and their economy depends on USA. This mental torture Pakistanis endure for so many years does not seem to end in the near future but if Pakistan reconsiders collecting service charges for aiding US imperialism,

Having lost trust, Pakistanis would openly protest US interference in Pakistan.  .

Hopefully the new rulers in Islamabad would recognize the fears of most of Pakistanis about the dangerous ties Pakistan has had with the enemies of Islam in USA and EU, and they would do better for the nation and people if they refuse to bring  Pakistani back under US control.  The latest move to establish sound ties with Russia should help them make a firm decision.

Pakistan regime should not ignore the genuine interests as well as concerns of people and if the government continues to ignore what is good for the people, one doubts if god also can save it from the conspiratorial foes of Islam. 

Though the military bosses and state officals would very much like to visit Washington and enjoy life by using the money  they get form White House corridors, the Islamic nation in Indian subcontinent continues to suffer its prestige as a fully soverign nation.

Enough of American bashing and insults! Pakistan should be able to decide its own fate and future!