By Raja G Mujtaba

Army Choppers land in hostile territory to drop weapons!

I received an email from a friend Hamid Rajput; a keen surfer who always digs out something interesting and useful. I must appreciate his keenness and choice of the reports that he brings out from the oceans of cyberworld.

If such dig outs by Hamid become a routine then I might make ‘Off The Net’ a regular column for Opinion Maker.

Of late there has been lot of noise from the American media and state office accusing Pakistan for funding, aiding the Taliban. Besides that American State Office has developed a habit to pass blames on to Pakistan without looking in their own kitchen where everything is being cooked.

What is more glaring that in most cases the US uses the same words and phrases that the Indians do. Also Americans are feeding the Indians with more lucrative jobs and contracts to India in Afghanistan who have suffered not s single life as against war on terror. At times there are strong reasons to doubt what the Americans are doing in Afghanistan.

Some of the reports mentioned below will certainly make the reader raise his/her eye brows. facts:

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A video obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera purports to show Taliban fighters in the Kamdesh district. Sections of the footage also show Taliban fighters brandishing what appeared to be US weapons. The fighters said they had seized the arms cache from two military outposts in eastern Nuristan, abandoned by US forces last month. Angela Eggman, a NATO spokeswoman, said it was not clear from the video where or when the weapons were obtained. “Before departing the base, the units removed all sensitive items and accounted for them,” she said. But General Mohammad Qassim Jangulbagh, Nuristan’s provincial police chief, disagreed, saying: “The Americans left ammunition at the base.” Farooq Khan, a spokesman for the Afghan National Police in Nuristan, concurred, saying US forces left arms and ammunition when they moved from the area, which he said was now in fighters’ hands.

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Thousands of US weapons, including assault rifles and grenade launchers, may be in Taliban or Al-Qaeda hands in Afghanistan because of lax controls, congressional auditors warned on Thursday. The Pentagon has failed to track an estimated 87,000 weapons given to Afghan security forces, one-third of the 242,000 shipped by the US government between December 2004 and June 2008, the Government Accountability Office said. A 46-page report by the GAO, the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress, said there had been no monitoring of a further 135,000 weapons donated by NATO allies to the poorly paid and corruption-rife Afghan army and police.

A coalition helicopter trying to supply Afghan police with munitions dropped them in the wrong location and Taliban fighters later recovered the weaponry, an intelligence official said Sunday. A member of parliament, however, said he did not believe the arms drop was an accident. Amrullah Saleh, the head of Afghanistan’s intelligence service, told a parliament security committee “coalition forces” intended to place weapons, ammunition and food at a police checkpoint in a remote section of the southern province of Zabul in late March. “By mistake it was dropped somewhere far from the checkpoint. Later the Taliban came and they picked it up,” Saleh told reporters after addressing the committee.,4670,AfghanMissingWeapons,00.html

It’s strange that truck loads of weapons that number in thousands can be forgotten very conveniently when the Americans vacated a facility in Nooristan,  their state of the art helicopters fitted with GPS facilities make wrong landings and dump the weapons in the blue that ultimately end up in the hands of Taliban and other warlords of Afghanistan.

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The army accounting procedures are such that even a bullet cannot go missing when there are completely computerized automated systems to check to the last bolt. But countries like the US that are playing games have contingencies to drop or hide weapons at preselected locations so that these land in the hands of those who can keep the trouble stirred for some hidden motives. Do American planers think that the world would buy all the trash that they churn out? Such moves will make all sane minds believe that all this is a game plan going on.

Some months back my friend in Washington DC told me repeatedly that US is planning some very dirty things before it departs Afghanistan; she is going to dump some very sophisticated weapons in huge numbers that would flare civil war both in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The purpose behind such moves is to work breakup of Pakistan or bring Pakistan on her knees to extract her teeth.

Now seeing this, what my friend from DC has been telling me, seems so true that its really scary. The America is doing this not just for herself, she is leaving behind all this at the behest of Zionist Israel and India who are in close alliance with each other to destabalise and fragment Pakistan. It may be mentioned here that in May 1998 when India had exploded her devices, she offered facilities to Israel to strike at Kahutta where centrifuges are produced for wepons grade uranium.

Under these circumstances, what America is planning and executing against Pakistan, should the people garland her officials on landing at Islamabad airport or adopt some other attitude and show them that they are not welcome guests?

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Raja G Mujtaba is a writer and critique who has been writing for over 2 decades for various news papers and periodicals. Off The Net is a new column for Opinion Maker that he has started now.