Thursday, December 27, 2007

Worst Case Scenario In The Aftermath Of The Bhutto Assassination
And how if might affect us

May God have mercy on the soul of Benazir Bhutto. She was probably the last best hope for any kind of freedom and liberty in Pakistan. And now she's dead, no doubt at the hands of the Taliban/al-Qaeda Jihaadists.

Now begins the fake "official mournings" ordered by Musharraf, which are laughable in light that he was the one who put the Taliban in power to begin with in Afghanistan, and was infamous for turning Nelson's Eye to al-Qaeda.

And I just saw James Rosen of Fox News state "my sources have told me that when Bhutto returned to Pakistan, he received notification from 'a very high placed US official', I don't know if it was President Bush or Vice President Cheney, that Musharraf would be held personally responsible for the safety of Bhutto". And the only trump card that Musharraf had with the US, was that he paid lip-service to "clamping down" on the Jihaadists in western Pakistan. Obviously, all that's been pissed away.

Now we see scenes of Pakistan teetering on the edge of civil war. Undoubtedly, India's just a step or two away from placing her Armed Forces on full alert. It's no big secret that Pakistan's military is rife with Taliban/al-Qaeda sympathizers and/or operatives. And what little credibility Musharraf had with the American President has all but evaporated. As we use to say in the Marines: this guy's screwed, blued and tattooed.

So now it comes down to where the rubber meets the road. What happens if nuclear weapons capable Pakistan actually does fall into full fledged civil war? Keep in mind, it's the Jihaadist-friendly fanatics who are responsible for the security of Pakistan's nukes. Also, keep in mind that the guy who assassinated Benazir Bhutto today, blew himself up after he stitched her SUV with AK fire. Not because he didn't want to be arrested and questioned as to who his accomplices were... but because he thought he would go straight to Paradise and be served by 72 virgins for all eternity.

This is an enemy that fights to the death. The sooner The West comes to grips with this, the sooner we can get down to the business of killing them. Just like our fathers and grandfathers did the Kamikazes.

Now picture this in your head; instead of this scumbag being armed with a body-bomb and an AK-47, how about a small or medium yield nuclear warhead? And like I've posted about in the past... the warheads proper don't weigh all that much.

Anyhow, there's been the odd news story here and there what America very well may do in a worst case scenario in Pakistan... and that's sending our troops in take over Pakistan's nuclear weapons installations.

I can't speak for the other Branches of the Armed Forces, but I wouldn't be surprised in the least if Marine Corps MEU (SOC)s and FAST Teams are already forming up to head Pakistan way. If not on their way already.

7 Comments:

Blogger ignorant redneck said...

We gamed these scenarios at the Battle Simulation center in the
80s, using Abn Battalion and Brigade tailored task forces.

I wouldn't be suprised to see a combat jump or two to secure sites, then a mechanized link up/pick up by Marines.

Airborn really has only one use in the modern world--put a task force where it needs to be, in a land locked area--we didn't have, and they still don't have, much tactical mobility, but strategic mobility they got out the wazoo.

So, if I were a Pakistani Extremist, I'd take out some insurance because a whole bunch of Winddummies and Jarheads, in my back yard, competeing to see who can emply the most schrecklichkeit in a professional and timely manner would be a nightmare.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Yah...Hawaii's not that far from Pak.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Karin said...

can I ask for prayers please...I have family in Pakistan and now with this new "fiasco" I fear for their saftey!
Thank you!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Karin,
Consider it done.

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Dad29,
And Okinawa is even closer. And the MEU (SOC) that's always on patrol in the Indian Ocean is even closer still.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Carpenter said...

We need the Marines, Seals and everyone possible in Pakistan. They need to help secure the Pakistani nukes. If not, the real nightmare scenario will have Al Quaeda in possession of those nukes. Not a pretty picture! I also join each of you in keeping those men and women in harm's way in our prayers.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

I heard an expert on Pakistan today on talk radio. He said it was most likely NOT al Qaeda as they don't normally do political assassinations. He believes it was an extreme element within the Pak intelligence network (with or without Musharraf's knowledge).

He also said the nukes are not a problem as none of the Pak nukes are kept assembled but, in fact, are kept in parts in different locations and only a select few of the military know where all the parts are or how to use them.

Take it for what it's worth.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Subvet said...

India also has nukes and they're not going to sit idly by while Pakistan slides further into anarchy.

IMHO our best bet will be to first see what the Indians do and support them as necessary.

"Look before you leap" comes to mind.

12:32 AM  

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