America’s ‘Next Stop is Pak’, claims Wayne Madsen
Islamabad—A well-known American journalist has claimed that Pakistanis would be the next on the target list of nations that would “soon be feeling the military muscle of the United States.”
In an article published on Monday the well-known American writer, Wayne Madsen, claimed that it did appear that for some Pentagon brass, including Defence Secretary Leon Panetta as well as top Republican and Democratic politicians that, indeed, Pakistan is next on the target list of nations that will soon be feeling the military muscle of the United States.”
Writing in the online journal ‘Strategic Culture Foundation’, Wayne Madsen added that “unlike other Muslim nations that have been subjected to U.S. military intervention, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya, Pakistan’s ultimate prize for the West is its nuclear weapons arsenal…”
Wayne Madsen noted that “a number of observers, including former senior figures with the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, have made no secret of western contingency plans, which appear to be going active, to secure Pakistan’s nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the nation as a nuclear weapons power.
“The plans have been coordinated between the CIA, India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Israel’s Mossad,” the report added.
The write-up claimed that “after Petraeus took over as CIA Chief, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Petraeus’s predecessor at the CIA, both charged Pakistan with aiding Afghan Islamist guerrilla groups.” Mullen charged that Pakistan’s ISI provided support to the Afghan Haqqani network in carrying out attacks on the U.S. embassy in Kabul and U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan and “Quetta Shura” was blamed for a terrorist attack on a CIA operating base in Khost, Afghanistan.
American journalist also claimed that “the ground was being set for a more aggressive U.S. policy toward Pakistan, although some Pentagon officials claimed that Mullen overstated the case against Pakistan. Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, floated the idea of U.S. military intervention in Pakistan.”
“The covert U.S. activity in Pakistan, including operations by the notorious mercenaries of the ex-Blackwater, now Xe Services, was emerging into more overt operations.
The prize now, as it has been for the last few years, is Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal… Next stop is Pakistan,” the write-up concluded.
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