Afghanistan / Pakistan-Waziristan - Hellfire Holbrooke 's sleek charm use to solve the, "deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan"
1 President O'Bomber appointed veteran warmonger in Serbia Richard Holbrook to be his special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan on January 23d. Notably his third wife is Kati Marton, ex-member of Human Rights Watch a joint venture of the US State Department and George Soros. The delightful, fun loving lady is also President of the Committee to Protect Journalists. She didn't see the need for this 'protection' did not extend to journalists killed by NATO bombing of the Belgrade TV studios forced on Serbia at the behest of her fun loving husband: she declined to condemn it when asked.
As 'journalist protector', Kati Marton ( friend of jailbird "Lord" Conrad Black) lobbied for the Soros-funded B92 radio in Belgrade, which played a central role in the opposition under Milosevic, at least until his last year in power.
2 11th February Holbrooke visited Pakistan calling the situation "dire " to BBC before he arrived (is in the region to "listen and learn" and will report back to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton), to meet Pakistan's political leadership, including President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. BBC
It is reported locally he gave a typical hell raising Holbroke style bollocking to the crook President Zaradari over Pak connections with the Mumbai bombings. Just after he left the Pakistani government confirmed that 'some' of the Mumbai attack planning had been done on Pakistani ground. That had been rejected so far and the National Security Advisor Durrani had even been fired earlier over confirming that the surviving attacker was indeed Pakistani.
3. Diane Feinstein is the very powerful chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Feinstein is privy to classified details of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. At a hearing on FThursday she said publicly that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an air base in that country. The LA Times report counter-terrorism experts have long assumed (and CIA fronts like the "Long War website" have always given the impression ) that the aircraft take off from U.S. military installations in Afghanistan and are remotely piloted from locations in the United States. Such a disclosure will create monster political problems for the government in Islamabad- and explain Mr 10% being invisible since Holbrooke arrived.
Evidently there is a tacit and much deeper relationship with the United States on active in country counter-terrorism matters than has been publicly acknowledged or discussed. Tis arrengement (Feinstein we assume has not lost her marbels and this is part of some diplomatic ballet being performed) is totally at odds with protests lodged by officials in Islamabad, the capital, and will without exception inflame a deep and latent anti-American hatred in the country.
Maybe plans are afoot to remove their nuclear strike capability ?
4. The Fuck me a hell fire missile is launched (O'Bombers 3rd if you are counting- out of a total of about 30 striked overall in 2008/9)- this was in the Zangari area (a village near the town of Ladha) in the South Waziristan region..."Around 50 to 60 mujahideen have been living there for about a week. All of them were Uzbeks," a Taliban official said. The BBC report 27 killed
Waziristan is siad to be the power base of Baituallah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban and an al Qaeda ally (?) , who is alsoclaimed / accusedto be involved in the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto (wife of current Pesident Sirdari who has gone to ground) in December 2007.
5 . Later on Saturday Hellfire Holbrooke flew into Kabul and met Afghan president Hamid Karzai who is evidently on the receiving end of the old Slobobodan treatment of being humiliated and forced into a corner (shades of Sunni Saddam).
Who has this genial genius of the heavyweight diplomats got on the menu to replace the fancy dressing drug lords ? More drug lords.
If Sirdari had any sense he would try out his wife's luxurious ex home in Dubai and start to re-decorate.