Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The CIA's covert 3,000 strong army crossborder raiding Pakistan.

This is a follow up to this post Pakistan halting NATO supplies on vital route

In that post I had briefly touched on the these covert operatives, calling it under the radar warfare.

What is under the radar warfare?

I am going to repost an older piece that explains this type of warfare in a more indepth manner entitled: Low Intensity Operations:Subversion, Insurgency, PeaceKeeping
Read through that, and I urge you to download the book linked there, which even better explains this phenomena.

Now to the latest-

The US Central Intelligence Agency is running and paying for a secret 3,000-strong army of Afghan paramilitaries whose main aim is assassinating Taliban and al-Qa'ida operatives not just in Afghanistan but across the border in neighbouring Pakistan's tribal areas.
(the assumption is that they are killing only so called Taliban and Al Qaida operatives, the fact is they will kill anyone they are directed to kill)

Although the CIA has long been known to run clandestine militias in Afghanistan, the sheer number of militiamen directly under its control have never been publicly revealed.

These forces are described as elite, well-trained units that conduct highly sensitive covert operations into Pakistan. The secret army is split into "Counterterrorism Pursuit Teams"

Although no comment has been forthcoming, it is understood that the top US and Nato commander in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, approves of the mission.

So NATO and the US both approve of the missions, and their attacks in Pakistan

How do the Pakistani's feel about these invasions of their country?

Judging by the latest news??? They are not to pleased. 35 NATO oil tankers torched in Pakistan Just today, Wednesday, 35 more oil tankers torched. There were 10 tankers previously torched, so according to this article a total of 45 tankers have been destroyed.

What about the Khyber Pass? A vital supply route!

Pakistan keeps Khyber Pass closed as US strikes drone on

Pakistan said it will keep the Khyber Pass - a crucial supply line for the US war effort in Afghanistan - closed because of security concerns, as a US drone strike pounded alleged militants inside Pakistan.
I do not get the impression that the Pakistani people are happy at all. Not with the drone attacks. Not with the covert assassins


  1. Hey Penny,... It has taken me a couple of dozen drive-bys to catch-up, I'll comment over the next 24, great werk gerl!


  2. thanks veritas, so much news, real news and soo little time to get to it all.