London, UK, December 7 2008 – Reports from the American Forces Press Service, later reported in The Times of London reveal that the United States is building a massive new barracks as part of its plans to inject at least a further 20,000 troops into Afghanistan next year quoting Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker.
At the same time senior US politicians Condolezza Rice, Senators John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham have been making diplomatic visits to India then on to Pakistan, all looking for concessions from the Pakistani government.
Taji Mustafa media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Britain commenting said: “20,000 more troops in Afghanistan cannot achieve the claims the United States has made for its declared agenda in the region – especially since 100,000 troops in Iraq have failed to adequately pacify that region. Maj. Gen. Tucker has made it abundantly clear who will be doing the fighting when he said: ‘Pakistani infantry troops continue to assist the war effort by targeting and attacking insurgents… and providing increased protection for coalition supply convoys that transit Pakistan before entering Afghanistan.’”
“Moreover, India’s hostile anti-Pakistan propaganda has escalated, heightening emotions in the region. US politicians visiting the regions are exploiting these heightened tensions to impose their desire to get further concessions from Pakistan. In particular to maintain its troops on the western border, fighting America’s war, instead of strengthening its defences against the Indian threat; clamping down on Islamic groups within Pakistan; and furthering the ‘peace talks’ with India, which are aimed at securing India’s security.”
“It is clear to anyone who is looking at the developing situation that Pakistan is being attacked politically and diplomatically by two hostile foreign powers: India and America. Yet the regime has made no substantial measure – neither political nor military – to counter this. Moving troops to defend against India is one essential step; cutting essential fuel and vital supply routes to the US military is the second step; and responding and exposing the Indian and western propaganda portraying Pakistan as a ‘rogue’ state is the third.”
“As each day passes the government’s inaction and complicity with the American and Indian agenda is further proof that it is unfit and unable to provide the leadership Pakistan needs at this time. Zardari and Gilani greet these US politicians, simply accepting their orders. They respond to India’s calls for action regarding Mumbai in a way that seems to accept some Pakistani link. They have not said one word about India’s ongoing atrocities in Kashmir, nor about the increasing lies about Pakistan in the Indian media.”
“Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan has been energetically setting the agenda on the ground – providing solutions for Pakistan’s problems, offering a New Leadership and New system, and rallying grass roots support against this American plan to weaken and divide Pakistan.”
Hizb ut-Tahrir’s activities in Pakistan