Open Letter to the Pakistani Peoples - Wakeup!

Open Letter to the Pakistani Peoples - Wakeup!

Zahir Ebrahim

December 18, 2007.
Updated on Eid, December 21, 2007.

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We, the Pakistani peoples, self obsessed with our religion, our stomach, our petty loot and plunder of each other, or the graft of the national exchequer - and that pretty much captures most of 170 million of us busily engaged in our slumber - are being Machiavellianly set up for 'imperial' slaughter as we chase this and that cleverly planted political red herring.
As we celebrate the auspicious Eid today and practice our own 'obligatory' slaughter with glee in complete obliviousness to the grotesque reality on the 'Grand Chessboard', a storm gathers upon our shores to do the same to us!
In my considered humble judgment, the Pakistani peoples face the very real danger of 'shock and awe' of Depleted Uranium raining down upon 'its wretched of the earth' either under the facile pretext of 'saving' us from 'loose nukes' about to fall into the hands of 'islamofascists' that the 'hectoring hegemons' [1] are cultivating themselves; or under the pretext of 'saving' us from the very real tyranny of our own 'Sadaam Hussein' that they are also aiding and abetting, nay fully goading and encouraging into fighting the equally fabricated “War on Terror” as 'America's best friend'. As Henry Kissinger is presumed to have noted in his own two-bit realpolitik contribution for the betterment of humanity, “it is folly to be America's enemy, it can be fatal to be its friend.” Furthermore, this impending 'shock and awe' fate of 'America's best friend', like her other 'best friends of the 1980s', will be an intermediate baby-step to the eventual restructuring and repartitioning of Pakistan's territories to better meet the expediencies of the emerging new realities on the 'Grand Chessboard'! [2]
The construction of the threat:
' ... a plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks, followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure, then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the US blamed on Iran, culminating in a "defensive" US military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan ' (Zbigniew Brzezinski's testimony before the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 1, 2007
A plausible realization of this outlandish second 'new pearl harbor' scenario 'culminating in a “defensive” US military action against Iran' is a nuclear 'terrorist act' during a simulated response-drill. [3] It would be blanketly asserted by the Pentagon that it is one of the missing 'loose nukes' and has been positively identified by its 'nuclear signatures' as being Pakistani, and that it was delivered by '12 evil jihadis' who inadvertently left behind in their apartment their Iranian passports, some Quranic verses like 9:29, and copies of Ayatollah Khomeini's Last Will in which he had called America 'the Great Satan'. An ultimatum would be given to Pakistan to hand over all its nukes immediately or suffer the 'saving' witnessed in Iraq! And just as on 911, our courageous commando(s) will hand over the 'family jewels' to once again 'save' Pakistan! Once we are de-nuked, American and NATO forces will be patrolling our streets and in the synthetic 'civil war' that will follow with more Muslim on Muslim violence, we will be re-partitioned in order to 'save' us further from our own barbaric selves! Iran will be obliterated. The 'deepening quagmire' in the region will last a 'lifetime'. (This scribe's best case scenario for Pakistan in the event of a nuclear 'terrorist act' within the United States of America)
I hope to heavens above that I am proved wrong - for there is nothing I'd like better than to consign all the real terrorists in the world spanning the gamut from 'pirates to emperors' [4] to their proper levels in hell in any genuine war upon the real terrorists even if it is to last a lifetime - but the price to pay if I am right will be the monumental hell on earth for our own 'wretched' nation no differently than it is for Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, unless national-level rational and realpolitik self-defense is engaged now!
In these times when the world's greatest minds, its foremost intellectuals, and its leading scholars and political-thinkers are seeding the underpinnings of the vast multi-faceted empire that very much needs this 'War on Terror' to accomplish its genocidal wet dreams of 'full spectrum dominance' [5] of the planet, it is foolish to close ones' eyes and ones' mind to their doctrinal craftsmanship that is directly fueling the global power-plays and which is entirely crafting our own humble destiny while we are deliberately deflected into our own local petty gamesmanship!
These powerful doctrinal obfuscations that seed “imperial mobilization” [6] disguised as the global “War on Terror”, are not deconstructed in the 15-second sound bites of our facile politicians and ruling elite, and nor in the 15-minute canned scholarship that is our ubiquitous television news talk shows today which have only succeeded in creating a bespectating nation of zombies addicted to 'reality television' and entertainment. We have all the choices for our underwear in various levels of enticement of our soul - just like in the United States of America - none for rational analysis that can save our skin.
Few people read in our nation, or read the right levels of the 'imperial' doctrines that is seeding the 'empire' - for such scholarship is usually hard work to digest and takes much time and dedication to comprehend in its proper Machiavellian perspective. This is true even among our ruling elite who do have the time and the resources to read but don't. And it is especially true for almost 99.9% of our patriotic rulers who appear to be either entirely co-opted with their own Faustian pacts, or incredible mental-midgets when it comes to being made continued patsies - for each of us in this nation, perhaps 99.9% of the 170 million (conservatively speaking), is precisely captured in the opening sentence above.
Thus the entire ruling elite today is singing the 'War on Terror' song at the 'unbirthday party' in the wonderland of Alice's imaginary consorts. While the ordinary Pakistani, bearing the full brunt of this daily 'unbirthday party' celebrations - the impossible cost of living amidst the '8% growth rate economy' in which he (and she) can barely subsist - is quite uncannily the only one to emotionally understand that the 'War on Terror' is only America's ruling-elite's war for 'empire'. But his (and her) attachment to the stomach and subsistence living grounds him (and her) into silent subservience 'waiting for Allah' for deliverance!
And it is precisely because of our ruling-elite's eager willingness to engage in the absurdity of singing 'United We Stand' with 'empire' song that we make such an ideal patsy client-state.
Our bleak history is evidentiary and quite pathetic testimony of this fact. A supposed independent nation, constructed in the name of a culture-of-religion – the Muslims - by carving out the sub-continent in our ancestors' own red blood, perhaps precisely to enact this subservient proxy role of an easily-manipulatable 'pigeon' state on the then emerging 'Grand Chessboard' of the post World War II epoch!
These are my considered observations after carefully studying the devilishly sophisticated doctrinal craftsmanship for empire and observing its actual dealings “in straight power concepts” on the 'Grand Chessboard'. As long as “hegemony” remains “as old as mankind”, power will only respect power, and only the fear of effective retaliation can temper its “primacy” upon the weak! We must get over the “sentimentality and day-dreaming ... [that even a sole superpower] can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction ... [and the] unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and democratization”! [7]
Therefore, as a humble student of geopolitics of the 'Grand Chessboard', the following are the rational steps, in order, that the Pakistani nation must urgently initiate in order to save the country and its peoples from imminent destruction before the despotic 'hectoring hegemons' come to really 'save' Pakistan just as they did Iraq. They are already deftly planting, spinning, and loudly singing the prelude 'unbirthday party' song to 'shock and awe' with copious unwitting help from our own 'native informants' (see “Response to Zia Mian's 'How Not to Handle Nuclear Security'”)!
These reasoned recommendations for self-defense are based entirely upon intellectual and empirical realpolitik evidence gleaned directly from the Imperial-Machiavellian-Straussian doctrinal theses being enacted on the 'Grand Chessboard' as observed by 'Alice' when she is not caught in the absurdity of the 'wonderland', for in “devising means to fight the [super]terrorist, it would surely be useful to understand the forces that drive them.” [8]
To accept or reject this heads-up warning is entirely up to the people of Pakistan. And to be proven wrong would naturally preserve my own sanity! In all the more likelihood however, our being wiped off from the face of the planet may indeed be better for the other peoples on the planet to whom we have been sticking it to since our inception - for most assuredly, as history is witness, the Almighty Creator (as per the Islamic teaching) will surely replace an unjust indolent peoples with a better peoples after having given one the 'choice' and the unequivocal warning: '[He] does not change the condition of a peoples unless they strive to change it themselves first'!
  1. America's 'War on Terror' is a global fiction. While its victims are certainly very real, its motivation is fabricated. Iran and Pakistan will share the same fate (almost concurrently) unless Pakistan wisely disengages from this fiction immediately and overcomes the imperial 'divide and conquer' stratagems.
    If Pakistan does succeed in extricating itself in a timely manner and as outlined below, it can potentially end all of “imperial mobilization” on the 'Grand Chessboard' and usher in world peace through a forced early détente saving millions of 'life-units' through posterity, including the American public's lives!
    In order to extricate herself safely however, Pakistan must execute on all the subsequent steps or she will suffer an unparalleled decimation regardless.
  2. The present 'elections' in Pakistan are a manifest fraud under the orchestration of the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves, and must be abandoned in the greater national interest of the peoples of Pakistan themselves.
    This mantra of elections is replete with red herrings craftily synthesized to maintain Pakistan as a servile client-state in order to carry on with the same bold 'imperial designs' on the 'Grand Chessboard'. It is merely the rebottling of the same old wine in a different bottle. It will surely be legitimately conducted, with no apparent riggings, and duly approved by all the impartial international observers to give the artful elections an official international legitimacy.
    It is quite immaterial who wins in these elections. The laws and the judiciary of the nation have already been reconstituted under the umbrella of 'emergency' to enable the nation to carry on unfettered in its primary objective of fighting the 'War on Terror' as an obedient patsy client-state – and hence to carry on in its own devilishly crafted suicide!
    These elections will conveniently 'elect' a legislature whose leaders have also been deftly primed by the 'hectoring hegemons' themselves! And the highest executive office in the land is already retained in the hands of the same old 'wine' drinker.
    Thus all the 'ducks' are still lined up perfectly in a row, just as they were on the very eve of 911.
  3. The people of Pakistan must fully reconcile with the Military of Pakistan immediately - the reconciliation being of the type that was witnessed by the surprised world between the oppressors and the oppressed in South Africa.
    Not the type that is being pushed through the NRO to legitimize looters, plunderers, and rapists of the nation in order to staff the legislature with the made by 'CFR in the USA' and made by 'RIIA in the UK' Pakistani politicians with at best criminal credentials, and at worst, treasonous ones!
    The military of Pakistan, as an institution, is indeed also the only hope of Pakistan as we must survive on the 'Grand Chessboard' and only they hold the cards. What is about to befall the nation can also only be averted by them. The civilians and the Military must unite - immediately - for overarching national considerations that far transcend individual grievances, ego trips, and past transgressions.
    Thus the civilians must abandon all meaningless and mindless protests which are in any case devoid of any fundamental comprehension of the reality du jour on the 'Grand Chessboard' – none of them seek fundamental changes to our fate, nor do they appear to fathom what such changes are even supposed to be - and are merely only chasing red herrings that have been deftly crafted as perhaps per the Machiavellian 'technique of infamy'. [9] Please see their systematic deconstruction in Disassembling the Pakistani red herrings”.
    These protests are needlessly continually giving the Western public the impression of 'instability' which only adds to the credibility of the various pretextual mantras to come 'deliver' us from ourselves! There is much more at stake than to usher in a thin veneer of faux 'democracy' which is all that these protests are unwittingly accomplishing as can be empirically witnessed by anyone with half a brain.
  4. Instead of the faux 'democracy', the Pakistani Military rulers on their part must now rise to the challenge of genuine patriotism and as genuine guardians of the nation and help carve a genuine Democracy, with the capital D and without the quotes, as briefly outlined in Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses - Open Letter to a Pakistani General, and as explored in Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central'.
    Briefly, that entails crafting a genuine Constitution under a bilateral 'social contract' between the people and the state, that is subsequently ratified by the people of Pakistan through a direct referendum vote. This can be accomplished within a few short months if there is the national and military will that understands the urgency of the matter and executes on it by gathering the right peoples to craft it!
  5. Under the new Constitutional mandate so approved, put the continued participation in the 'War on Terror' to public referendum. The national mandate so derived will have international legitimacy that is unparalleled, and will effectively be internationally un-challengeable. This will enable us to safely disengage from the 'War on Terror' and safely save ourselves. This is precisely why genuine Democracy is the worst nemesis of the 'hectoring hegemons', and dictatorships and absolutist 'unity of command' their best friend.
    This means that there will surely be much opposition to its realization by the 'hectoring hegemons' and their pathetic mercenary minions, 'circus clowns', and 'native informants' under various guises. How to counter that preemptively is also outlined in “Saving Pakistan. The re-genesis of a nation is not an easy task and cannot be underestimated for the number of enemies and new challenges it will seed to obstruct its full realization. These must be anticipated and neutralized!
  6. Under the same Constitutional mandate now built into the system to create a more 'heavy weight pawn' on the Grand Chessboard that moves quite autonomously in its own best interests by its very design, initiate 'Full Spectrum Alliances' with the neighbors.
    A Sub-Continental Union (SU), seeding the nexus of a greater Asian Union (AU), furthering into a “full spectrum alliance” of the entire Global South, and mutual self-defense and trade treaties extending first and foremost to the immediate neighbors that have been already signaled out for 'shock and awe' visitation, makes all the minnows now impervious to all threats of 'sanctions', and all the subsequent saber-rattling threats of 'shock and awe' effectively toothless, as our retaliation on the 'Grand Chessboard' will no longer be towards what used to be our favorite traditional punching-bag nemesis India, but a full spectrum 'Samson Option' which would also have been fully ratified by a national public mandate in full spectrum self-defense!
    If Israel can have a 'Samson option', and the United States and Russia can each have theirs to assure mutual destruction to any adventurers and facile doctrines of 'preemption' applied to them, so can Pakistan! It is the only way! Either the entire world must be free of nuclear biological and other WMDs, or every peoples must have credible deterrence against them through realpolitik 'full spectrum alliances' when predators seek “primacy and its geostrategic imperatives” and “full spectrum dominance” on the 'Grand Chessboard'!
  7. Such a national public mandate under a publicly ratified Constitution gives international legitimacy to such a self-defense in no less measure than that enjoyed by Israel, the United States, and Russia, and such coming together in 'full spectrum deterrent' self-defense by the minnows leads to immediate détente on the Grand Chessboard. This can be witnessed in its graphic real-life imagery in this amazing 8 minute Youtube video “Battle at Kruger” that will surely inspire any human soul with even an ounce of self-respect still left them by their Faustian pacts (
    In the construction of such a détente with our astute political ascendance and realpolitik courage to 'throw the tea overboard' backed up by the credible threat of 'MAD'ness instead of the continued subservient 'may I have some more please sir', we have saved an entire humanity from annihilation without firing an actual shot, and without killing a single human being. Checkmate by the minnows, oh Brzezinski!
May the force of genuine self-determination and the blood of free-men and free-women finally run through our clogged and petrified veins in our revived instincts for survival to finally show the 'hectoring hegemons' that minnows too can effectively play the realpolitik game of 'full spectrum deterrence' for survival on the 'Grand Chessboard'!
This real threat to the derailing of “imperial mobilization” through such independence of action by some genuine 'Patrick Henrys' serendipitously coming to power in Pakistan is precisely why nuclear armed Pakistan is slated for destruction, as no Muslim nation can be allowed to posses the real effective deterrence of real nuclear weapons! The crafty pretext to wrestle this deterrence away is being devilishly orchestrated while our astute Foreign Office and our brilliant leaders and diplomats mindlessly issue ineffective denials that our 'nuclear assets are secure' without comprehending in the least “the forces that drive them”.
The grotesque tragedy for Pakistan is that even her voluntarily giving up her nuclear arsenal in preemptive self-defense, like South Africa, and presumably now also North Korea, still would not save this 'wretched' nation today as her usefulness as a light-weight patsy-pawn in her present geographical configuration has already been outlived on the 'Grand Chessboard'. Which is why her re-partitioning, after her nukes are de-nuked, is the forced end-game for this pawn!
So please wake the hell up now!
Thank you.
Zahir Ebrahim
Who Am I
I am merely the messenger bringing the foreboding news to the 'wretched' nation whose passport I still deliberately carry by choice. I am a full 'tax-paying' permanent resident of the United States of America, and have been so for almost three decades. My adopted home in the West is where I acquired my university education, pursued a successful engineering career, and happily raised my family. I deeply identify with the peoples of both nations (as I noted in my 2003 message to wakeup my host public in America's Shame).
And it is an undeniable sorry fact that my country of permanent residence is as much under occupation of an 'alien life form' that calls itself the 'hectoring hegemons', and which as much defies description in any human terms, as that occupying my own native nation.
My passport honoring nation's most prominent founding member - now respectfully called the 'father of the nation' - was from amongst my own tiny minority community in British India. My parents and grandparents immigrated to the new nation immediately upon its poorly orchestrated final phase of construction that saw the worst self-inflicted bloodshed among a peoples who share a 5000 year long history of peaceful co-existence, and witnessed the largest forced human displacement in modern times. My ancestors arrived full of hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the ephemeral promise of a new 'just' nation that the 'father of the nation' had led them to believe in order to get them to relocate to the 'land of the pure' at much sacrifice and hardships.
For some inexplicable reason, these unfulfilled dreams and promises have stayed with me as still to be repaid debt of our forefathers as a contract-of-conscience to our progeny. It is perhaps with that motivation (I can't think of what else it can be) that I never accepted my adopted nation's citizenship despite being eligible (even applying for it once years ago to enable my then recently widowed mother to stay with me and then abandoning it when it was almost immediately approved since my mother had decided to return to the familiarity of her own surroundings). And it is surely the same which now compels me to pen this humble open letter. Most people think I am simply nuts to not be a US citizen. Indeed, the FBI who came to question me looking for 'terrorists' in my closet and under my bed also wondered about it (as I describe in detail in They dared to knock on my door available at
And I also do not write this message of dire warning to the Pakistani people from the safety of the American shores 20,000 miles away where I still have Constitutional protection of my fundamental rights as a human being first - despite much erosion under the Patriot Acts - to still freely express my viewpoints without suffering threats, intimidation, and 'disappearance'.
But I write this open letter deliberately from the vulnerability of 'my wretched land' itself where there are no rights to think different, let alone sing different, from the state's monumentally absurd 'unbirthday party' choir celebrations as aptly summed up by that witty man of conscience, Ardeshir Cowasjee, in his article in Dawn on December 09, 2007:
"I consulted my lawyer and asked him to vet it [column for the week]. He is young, wrinkled with pragmatic wisdom. His advice: Scrap it! You have no rights at present. You can be picked up by the dreaded men of the ‘agencies’, you can be harassed, even tortured, and surely jailed. To so do, they can take you into custody from anywhere – your house, your club, a friend’s house, your park – handcuff you, tie you up, put you into solitary confinement, starve you – in other words, ‘enlightened moderation’. We, your lawyers, will have to fight like King Leonidas against the Persians at the Pass of Thermopylae attempting to stave off ‘enlightened moderation’. It is far better to sit at home, stay away from your PC, and enjoy the company of friends in this fair weather."
To be intimidated into silence is to be a willing accomplice, especially when one perceives imminent destruction and crimes against humanity unfolding right before one's very eyes. It is to also incur upon oneself the immortal imprecation of all innocent victims, wherever and whenever they may be, from the concentration camps of WW-II, to the lal-masjids of WW-IV:
“I still curse the killers, their accomplices, the indifferent spectators who knew and kept silent.” (Elie Wiesel – Holocaust survivor)
I humbly arrived here in this time of the worst moment in the nation's history after witnessing the 'lal-masjid' episode in the safety of my home in America. It sent shock waves down my spine as the deliberately constructed graphic prelude to 'shock and awe' visitation upon the entire nation – the first baby-step in desensitizing the public that nothing is sacred any more, and there are no lines that will not be barbarically crossed in the deliberate crafting of the new 'Terror Central' in the dutiful execution of the empire's 'War on Terror'.
But the choice of constructing a better political destiny is held entirely in our hands - whether it be my peoples of the United States of America who continue to willingly suffer the monumentally criminal 'hectoring hegemons' whom we support with our tax dollars and 'elections', or it be the 'wretched of my land' who also continue to willingly suffer various and sundry fools, plunderers, and monumental criminals executing crimes against humanity with impunity and a straight face - for I do not subscribe to pre-destiny in political matters.
Nor do I subscribe to the absurdity of self-fulfilling prophesies that a majority of our brethren seem to be imbued with into inaction, that some 'merciless god' in the 'nether beyond' is doing all this to us helpless-mortals in order to bring to fruition a 'messiah' who in turn will then deliver 'us' from the 'satan'! Any 'god' who needs evil to flourish in order to achieve good, can only be constructed in the Machiavellian mind of the 'ubermenschen' super-devil itself in order to specifically lull the gullible peoples into inaction with the 'banality of evil', or to get the more depraved among them to persist in bringing on the 'messiah' sooner!
Yes – I do feel very lonely and alone, both in this 'land of the pure', and in the 'land of the free'!
But only temporarily!
  1. The term 'Hectoring Hegemons' is used by the neo-cons themselves to describe their own monumentally criminal bullying of the world which is the ongoing crimes against humanity disguised as the 'War on Terror'. It occurs in the author's field of the PDF file of their famous document 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' published by the neo-con's 'Project for the New American Century', and among its listed contributors are Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, et. al. See the snapshot of this term at, and see its full dismantling in the essay “Dialog Among Civilizations – Whytalksfail? Part-1” at This PNAC document at one time was available from the PNAC's own website at, and has also been archived worldwide, including by Project Humanbeingsfirst as part of its own 'Exhibit A' ( - awaiting a 'just judge' like Robert H. Jackson ( to finally administer a 'victor's justice' someday!
  2. 'The Grand Chessboard – American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives' is the title of the 1997 book by Zbigniew Brzezinski – President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor. He is the realpolitik strategist who delighted in “giving to the USSR its Vietnam War” at the expense of some deftly cultivated “Stirred up Moslems” by exploiting the various Muslim societies' own genuine disaffections, and who are today being re-used turned 'inside-out' remarkably effectively - quite unlike an ordinary 'used-condom' which only shows the immense realpolitik power of well executed 'doctrinal warfare' never to be underestimated in favor of C4I, tanks and airplanes, but to be equally mastered and countered - and variously labeled as 'islamofascists', 'islamists', 'militant islam', 'islamism' et. al., in order to now fight the new 'lifetime' of 'World War IV' for 'full spectrum dominance'.
    Brzezinski is still among the contemporary key architects of the 'Grand Chessboard' and his stark warning of a second '911' type terrorist attack in America to be deliberately blamed on Iran (and perhaps also on Pakistan as where the already signatured 'loose nuke' came from; this new 'terrorist' attack will invariably be nuclear to scare the war-averse and reluctant American public into waging a nuclear war on Iran and Pakistan) cannot be taken lightly. His warning is an absolute wakeup call to both Pakistan and Iran to stop their 'pussy-footing' and get real in building 'full spectrum alliances' in mutual self-defense. Why Brzezinski would issue such a warning and let the cat out of the bag is beyond the scope of this letter. But there is much empirical evidence substantiating its validity.
  3. America is already rehearsing the response-drill to a 1-kiloton 'terrorist' nuclear attack exploded at 100 meters in a cosmopolitan American city - see and for 'terrorist' nuclear attack-drills and the 'The Day After' preparations already under way (imagine, all through the Cold War when the world sat at the brink of a real 'Dr. Strangelove' style Armageddon, and through the 'Bay of Pigs' crises when the world actually came close to a nuclear exchange, there were also such drills to this level of precision, mobilization, and practice evacuation as there are today which implies that a real 'attack' is anticipated as yet another mobilizing 'new pearl harbor' pretext far more devastating than 911 to warrant nuclear strikes in retaliation). A mock drill with the outlined scenario was rehearsed at the Washington-Oregon border recently. To understand the deeper Machiavellian significance of terrorist 'attack-response' mock drills, please see “7/7 Mock Terror Drill” at It was surely a mere coincidence that just as the superpower was into at least 15 simultaneously simulated terrorist 'attack-response' drills being run by the CIA, the Pentagon, the NSA, et. al., and now amply documented, on the very day of 9/11/2001 and at the very same moment for the exact same scenarios, that cumulatively and serendipitously transpired into the actual real attack the very same moment. Please see the book 'Synthetic Terror' by Webster Tarpley 4th edition, and this online Ch-19 of “Crossing the Rubicon” by Michael Rupert at It was also surely mere happenstance that the UK was into a simulated terrorist 'attack-response' drill for the exact same scenario on 7/7/2005 as the actual real terrorist attack that serendipitously also transpired that very same moment.
    This is precisely why courageous activists throughout America are now vigilantly looking for such drills and trying to get them canceled by attempting to create a public furor around them lest a simulation is once again ethereally super co-opted by a bearded 'evil yoda master' sitting cross-legged in a cave in Afghanistan on a dialysis machine using merely his awesome 'power of the dark side' to precipitate a real attack!
  4. “Pirates to emperors” refers to the seminal distinction made between the lowest and highest tiers of terrorists by the Christian theologian St. Augustine in the 4th Century AD in his “City of God against the Pagans”. He had insightfully noted the following definition for all future generations to benefit from:
    “When the King asked him what he meant by infesting the sea, the pirate defiantly replied: 'the same as you do when you infest the whole world; but because I do it with a little ship I am called a robber, and because you do it with a great fleet, you are an emperor.' ”
  5. “Full Spectrum Dominance” is the title of Chapter 3 of the US Department of Defense Strategy Document “Joint Vision 2020”. It was Published by US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, June 2000, and for a time was available publicly from the website It no longer appears to be available from that site, but its summaries can be found by searching the internet with that keyword. An extended quote from its chapter 3 can also be found in Chapter-1 of my 2003 book at
  6. “Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization” as astutely noted by Zbigniew Brzezinski in the 'Grand Chessboard'. It is also the unstated assumption behind Brzezinski's warning of the 'terrorist act' (to the Senate in February 2007 as a prelude to launching an attack on Iran) as it is his profound belief that the modern American 'populist democracy' is not naturally inclined to wage wars upon others unlike in previous empires whose subjects were imbued with the spirit of 'la mission civilisatrice' – 'the white man's burden' as Rudyard Kipling put it in his 1899 ode to American Imperialism in the Philippine Islands - except in self-defense. See the detailed deconstruction of just this one pithy sentence that gathers within its political wisdom, all of Machiavelli and Leo Strauss, in my 2003 book “Prisoners of the Cave”. It is also more succinctly explained for the benefit of Pakistan's ruling elite, in my exposition “Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses – Open Letter to a Pakistani General” at
  7. This was the sentiment expressed by George Kennan in 1948 that set the 'Truman Doctrine' and all subsequent practice of “straight power concepts” on the continually evolving 'Grand Chessboard'. See his Policy Planning Study Memo PPS 23, the full quote in context is reproduced below. It is still the standard imperial operating principle governing the 'empire' through its present 'Bush Doctrine' of 'primacy' and 'preemption'. Nothing changed for the United States in its Foreign Policy over the past 60 years except the various shades of “straight power concepts” to match the evolving realities on the 'Grand Chessboard' – a blatant fact that the Pakistani rulers seem to want to suicidally ignore:
    “We have about 50% of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3% of its population …. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and day-dreaming, and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction …. We should cease to talk about vague and - for the Far East - unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.”
  8. Bernard Lewis in “Crisis of Islam Holy War and Unholy Terror” - as he very eruditely set out to uncover the 'motivations' of the well formulated abstractions of 'al-qaeeda', 'OBL', et. al., in justification of the 'Clash of Civilizations' idea that he himself had seeded in CFR's 'Foreign Affairs' in 1990 as the irrational and unfathomable “roots of Muslim rage” that needed to be understood. To support his formulation, he had noted that “It should now be clear that we are facing a mood and a movement far transcending the level of issues and policies and the governments that pursue them. This is no less than a clash of civilizations - that perhaps irrational but surely historic reaction of an ancient rival against our Judeo-Christian heritage, our secular present, and the worldwide expansion of both”. And to further the cause of President George Bush's own subsequent impending holy 'War on Terror' upon the 'wretched' Muslims after 911, he so 'clairvoyantly' had already predicted in that book in his concluding sentence on page 164: “If the fundamentalists are correct in their calculations and succeed in their war, then a dark future awaits the world, especially the part of it that embraces Islam”.
    And of course, according to the blanket (unproved) assertions by the White House and the Pentagon, and subsequently repeated ad nauseum by Bernard Lewis and the likes of 'Committee on the Present Danger': The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon represented a carefully orchestrated effort of al Qaeda to force America's retreat from Muslim lands”, all of which came together quite splendidly to give much currency to the 'unbirthday party' of the neo-cons' “War on Terror”! So the “roots of Muslim rage”, according to Bernard Lewis, led to the “clash of civilizations” on 911. No mention of course of any premeditated “imperial mobilization” at the 'unbirthday party' table. From at least 1990 to 2001, eleven years in the making, and still on going today in 2007.
    Is there one equal to the likes of Messrs. Bernard Lewis, or equal to any of the organizations like CPD (their once visible and amazing membership list that read like a who's who was available at: but seems to have now disappeared), or AEI (from where Bush acknowledged borrowing twenty of its best minds to run his administration), anywhere in the Muslim world that can intellectually compete with this level of doctrinal craftsmanship and Machiavellian political thinking? See Chapter 9 of my 2003 book “Prisoners of the Cave” for further deconstruction of their doctrinal craft.
    What is the point of having nuclear weapons and being armed-to-the-teeth, if mere doctrinal warfare is sufficient to 'disarm' fools and patsies of their own rational self-defense and their own independence of action? Most reasonable people in any nation would rather have clean drinking water in their taps and quality K-16 education for their children along with a roof over their head instead, if this is to be the ultimate reality of their infernal military spendings first bought at the expense of their considerable collective misery, and then subsequently disarmed them of it with even more misery! When the annals of history are eventually populated with the tales of the twenty-first century, school children will wonder what had happened to the brains of these foolish nations that they committed such suicide by choice!
  9. 'The Technique of Infamy' is attributed to the famous American intellectual Ezra Pound who made his bet with Mussolini. It is the most sophisticated dialectics of mass deception that any diabolical mind can conceive and Ezra Pound explained it. In its simplest rendition: “invent two lies [mainly opposing ones], and keep the people busily engaged in which of them might be true”. In its more sophisticated variation, invent multiple lies that sound plausible, or even incredible, to keep people busily engaged either dispelling them or arguing which of them might be true, while the fait accompli proceeds in the background. Ex post facto, it matters not what was lie and what was truth as the “victor will not be asked afterward whether he told the truth or not” (Hitler)! As Daniel Ellsberg of the 'Pentagon Papers' fame told me when I went to see him to give him a copy of my 2003 book to review, that when he was at the Rand Corporation, they diligently and intimately studied the tactics of the Nazis, not to mention all the wars and war-doctrines all the way back to Sun Tzu's famous 'The Art of War', in order to learn the real practice of the art of warfare from them! Ellsberg autobiographical book 'Secrets' lays out exactly how falsehoods and deceptions were deliberately crafted to keep the American public engaged in the Vietnam War – in the same way as some future insider gadfly will surely disclose how the 'new pearl harbor' of 911 was the new 'gulf of Tonkin', and how such and such Machiavellian 'bull-shit' was continually crafted with the 'technique of infamy' to keep the American public once again engaged in the 'War on Terror' for a 'lifetime'! See this Ellsberg analysis “A coup has occurred” at
    This time, and after displaying its awesome might in Afghanistan and Iraq, it's target Pakistan and Iran! If this attack succeeds, all dominoes in the 'arc of crises' will subsequently fall from sheer force of intimidation of a real nuclear strike by the 'empire gone wild' with no more Rubicons remaining to be crossed! If this impending attack is successfully foiled as outlined here, the dominoes of “imperial mobilization” will fall instead, saving countless, perhaps thousands of American lives, and millions of those of the 'lesser' humanity. With a détente on the 'Grand Chessboard', there would surely be no further catastrophic 'terrorist' attack inside America that could be taken as another “new Pearl Harbor” – for there'd be no point to it! “Imperial mobilization” would already be halted into a stalemate with only minor perturbations here and there. But if the 'have-nots' remained stupidly gullible to newer 'techniques of infamy' that will surely be continually practiced upon them by the 'haves' and the powerful, more covert-ops and proxy wars!

The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at He may be reached at
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