US Hummers Enter Pakistan, Undercover American Soldiers Swarm Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Undercover armed Americans are swarming the Pakistani capital in the latest sign that the elected government has allowed Washington to dispatch what is believed to be a large number of American special operations agents and contractual security guards, including the infamous Blackwater private militia.

This comes at a time when whistleblowers within the government and the military are reporting the arrival of a large number of US Marines in Pakistan. Some reports put the figure at 1,000 US soldiers, much of whom are thought to be arriving as part of the massive expansion of the US Embassy and four consulates across the country. While the US embassy continues to deny this, new buildings are under construction to house security teams. The expanded US embassy is supposed to become the largest US embassy in the world.

Above is an exclusive picture taken by a source at the entrance of Port Qasim near Karachi, showing US Hummers being transported out of the facility. According to the source, the shipment was not destined for Afghanistan. The picture was taken on Aug. 19, 2009 and being released here for the first time.

The latest evidence of the growing American military presence in the Pakistani capital is the arrest of four Americans carrying automatic weapons in a part of the Pakistani capital that foreigners seldom visit.

The four were arrested in Sector G-9 of Islamabad in the evening of Saturday, Aug. 29.

A police picket stopped two cars carrying the four Americans who refused to explain why they were carrying sophisticated automatic weapons in the capital city. Diplomats are not supposed to carry weapons because their security is the responsibility of the host government, and security guards are not supposed to be carrying weapons outside the embassy except during official assignments. The four were taken to a police station for interrogation but were released when two retired Pakistani army officers showed up and threatened police officers of dire consequences.

The police established that the four Americans carried diplomatic status and were part of the US embassy staff.

When I called today US embassy spokesperson Richard Snelsire about the incident, he refused to comment and referred me to the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistani police.

“Do US diplomats normally carry weapons?” I asked.

Mr. Snelsire’s reply was, “Only if they are permitted” to do so by the Pakistani government. But he avoided commenting on the incident or explaining whether the four were diplomats.

The spokesman’s reaction confirms suspicions that private US security guards are active in Pakistan. For obvious reasons these guards do not come under the cover of US Department of State employees in Pakistan. This could be one reason why US embassy spokesperson declined comment on the story since the presence and the activities of the four armed men might be beyond the purview of the US embassy in Islamabad.

There is strong evidence that the private US mercenary army, Blackwater, has also established office in the Pakistani capital. Authorities have received several complaints of ill mannered military-type westerners misbehaving or recklessly driving by.

The Pakistani capital was the scene of at least two incidents recently where armed American diplomats verbally and physically assaulted Pakistani police officers. In one case, newspapers called for expelling an armed US diplomat who cursed and swore at the host country. The Pakistani government, which is known to be pro-American, refused to take action.

The Americans appear to have recruited a large number of retired Pakistani army officers, in addition to quietly hiring Pakistani civil servants without making any of this public. A famous government university professor in Islamabad who is active in US media campaigns against Pakistan’s nuclear program has also been hired as a consultant. Government employees cannot offer their services to foreign governments but this is happening now under an increasingly weak Pakistani state and government.

Who Is Inviting US Military To Pakistan

There are indications that the PPP government and some other politicians, like Nawaz Sharif, are encouraging the Americans to get involved in domestic issues especially as a hedge against a powerful Pakistani military. Politicians are aware they have led the country to a national failure on all fronts since the general elections in February 2008. The public mood is gradually turning against them. This has stoked the rumor mill about disgruntlement within the Pakistani military regarding the failures of the politicians.

Washington is spending nearly one billion dollars to expand its Islamabad embassy. On completion, the US embassy in Islamabad will become the largest in the world. Interestingly, both the government, led by President Zardari, and the opposition, led by Nawaz Sharif, refuse to question why Washington has been granted exceptional concessions to construct an imperial-size embassy and how at least 18 acres of the most expensive real state in the capital has been handed over to the Americans for this purpose at throwaway prices.

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3 thoughts on “US Hummers Enter Pakistan, Undercover American Soldiers Swarm Islamabad

  1. Dixon Cox says:

    Large number of Marines, 1000 US soldiers, which is it? Marines have been guarding US embassies since Christ was Corporal so no big news there. The number would depend on the situation. Our embassy in Luxemburg for example may have a small number of Marines and our embassy in Iraq may have a large number. As for the soldiers, it is my guess that the author just does not know the difference.

    While most of you may not remember the storming of our embassy in Iran, you should know about the burning of one of our embassy buildings in Serbia. As long as the sovereignty of an embassy is respected, there is always hope that counties can settle their differences peacefully. As long as a country takes the steps to defend their embassies and their personnel in them then they will be taken seriously. It is a shame that we do not take our embassy appointments more seriously. Today we tend to favor more limp dick politicians then statesmen.

    As for the presence of “Blackwater” which has changed its name to Xe, this is just a sign of the times. The US military’s bureaucracy has gotten too big and too liberal and it is now affecting its performance. Killing the enemy is not enough; they have to do it in a way that doesn’t offend anyone. Meanwhile Blackwater / Xe continues to protect the people who hire them and the last I read, they had a 100% success rate. Who would you rather have?

    So Pakistani police arrested Americans who had weapons, big deal. That shows me that these Americans had some respect for their authority. Let’s see these Pakistani policemen try that with Taliban forces or any other group walking around with guns, trying to take over. Not only would they be dead but their families as well. It just blows my mind that westerners are looked at with suspicion in this part of the world. It’s the locals who are dangerous.

    I will admit though that I think we should let this part of the world collapse. Maybe in another 100 years they will be ready to live with the civilized world. It is an awful waste of resources to protect our supply of cab drivers and Quickie Mart workers.

    Dixon Cox

    • Jutt says:

      Dick with cock or dixon cock wot ever ur name is … u should know that u americans will are never welcomed in our country .. with guns or without … so yes its better for u guys to let us live the way we do … and the prople in ur cabs and marts are mostly indians … who have strong lobbies and forcing decisions in urlame Govt… so i think overall americans are very stupid and dum as a nation … as another example … just see how stupid you are to kill ur soldiers in afghanistan and iraq for jewish lobbies … bravo hahahah … inshallah pakistan zindabad

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