US plotting to take out Pakistan Nuclear Arsenal?
Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has provided a tough and undiplomatic answer to the senior US authorities, in fact, accusing the U.S. intelligence agencies of committing a series of terrorist attacks against U.S. facilities in Afghanistan to write it off to Pakistan.
Earlier, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen, accusing Islamabad of supporting Pakistan’s “Haqqani” (ISI) that allegedly could have ordered the militants to attack the U.S. embassy in Kabul on September 13.
On September 23, the head of the U.S. State Department stated that the Pakistani authorities have allowed the Islamists to take control of the country, and as a result the situation there became deadly for the global security. Another alarming statement was made earlier by the Pentagon that the Americans were ready to independently eliminate “Haqqani” group on the Pakistani territory if it is not done by Islamabad.
We cannot rule out the fact that the Americans deliberately provoke a fight with far-reaching intentions. Pakistan today is the only Muslim country with nuclear weapons. And under the pretext of fighting terrorists, this arsenal could be destroyed. The Pentagon has already developed several options for such a development, implying, in particular, unexpected precision air strikes and special forces operations.
[Sergei Balmasov writing in Pravda]