Result of four surveys, why Pakistani’s did not consider U.S. war of terror as their own war.
Three recent surveys and a 2007 survey for comparison is a clear indicator that U.S. has imposed war of terror on Pakistani nation against their wills and desires. The current political and military junta forced on Pakistan by means of NRO has failed to satisfy peoples of Pakistan about the any credibility of U.S. war of terror.
Almost all U.S. dollars (Approx. US $ 22 Billion) have been passed on to the pockets of Zardari, Kiyani, Gilani and Pasha Mafia. Human Rights violations by Pakistan army, abductions, extra judicial killings and corruptions have largely devalued credibility of the Pakistan’s security forces. In fact entire army and political elite of Pakistan are liars and army has blocked access of journalists to so called U.S. chosen operational areas. The access to information has been denied and a few procured media persons have been assigned to float distorting information and continuous lies and deceptions have annoyed public, because almost 80% propaganda and information has been proved misleading.
Media is largely running on the basis of disinformation of People Party, MQM, ANP and army disinformation cells.
Bravery of Pakistan Military could be gauged with the facts that according to consensus the strength of Al-Kaida is not more than a few dozens, whereas exaggerated strength of Taliban is less than 10,000 persons.
Total strength of Pakistan army is above one million plus 500 jets and helicopters, additionally around one million reserves, one million Para military, police, intelligence agencies and 3 million retired army persons are sure strength of Generals to fight those 10,000 persons since last decade. Additionally above 300 foreign trainers, intelligence sharing with foreigners, help of drones and economical aid of around US $ 22 billion and that is sufficient to fight a war like third world war. Not only foreign aid but Rs. 500 billion per year of national resources is going in to pockets of generals. Furthermore at least Rs. 700 million annually goes into pockets of retired army persons. (How morally bankrupt is Pakistan army that its chief is begging U.S. for drones attacks on Pakistani’s, read WikiLeaks report given below as no:1)
Failures of Zardari, Gilani and Kiyani in winning hearts and minds of peoples would have destructive consequences in the region as U.S. has to go back one day but the puppets would face wrath of revenge seekers in post “war of terror” era. The total strength of most fascists generally called as “Liberal Fascists” is a tiny community and mostly visible on media is the whole strength of “Liberal Fascists”. General public did not agree with the doctrines of a few PhD’s (mostly scholarship holders) and some media anchors on pay role of ISI are the only persons in media who are illustrating horrible pictures of Pakistani state if U.S. aid is stopped, same groups are also creating fear by taking name of Tora Bora type fascist actions of U.S.
Mostly liberal fascists are corrupt, greedy, loose character and alcoholics. Their children are studying overseas on scholarships and those are looking for their jobs with American or British administration. We have list of beneficiaries of war of terror and their children studying on scholarships. Mostly descendents of army officials, bureaucrats, politicians and journalists have personal interests in continuation of war of terror.
We follow activities of such anti-Pakistan elements but we don’t want to destroy careers of their children, as an example third generation of “shoe bearers of Imperialists” is ready to take over Pakistan. Have you not seen sexual activities of Bilawal Zardari widely available on the internet? Such wild beasts made by illegitimate wealth (running in their veins of blood) are in pipeline. Third generation of British canteen contractor, Stud farms owners, Isfahani’s, Haroon’s, Makhdoom’s, Pir’s and toddies of British Raj is also in pipeline.
There are so many factors in post Osama Bin Laden scenario that why peoples of Pakistan still disowns U.S. war of terror. American administration must think patiently that even after funneling billion of dollars why following surveys have no liking for U.S. war of terror. Note that following surveys have been conducted in an environment of fear, where agencies are widely involved in abductions and target killings in day light, so it would not be wrong to add 15 % more positive ratings as a safe hand on the likelihood of OBL because of fear factor.
Following surveys are self explanatory and particularly survey of Jang Group has compelled it to convey truth to public whereas almost 70 anchors and columnists of same group are either propagandists of army media cell, MQM or Peoples party.
U.S. administration must think patiently that those are losing grounds by siding with corrupt politicians and army junta, whereas liberal fascists are mostly communists and had been considering Americans as imperialists a few years back.
51% Pakistanis sad & 44% consider Osama a Martyr: Survey (South Asian News Agency (SANA) ⋅ May 16, 2011) ⋅
ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Although Public opinion is divided on the Abbottabad Incident however more than:
Two third of Pakistanis (68%) believe the sovereignty of their country was severely compromised in the American operation, and about half of population are sad, and 44% consider Osama bin Laden a Martyr.
Findings of a study released by Gilani Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan during May 7-10, less than a week after the death of Osama Bin Laden, shows the mixed emotions of Pakistani people about the life and death of Osama bin Laden.
When asked, in a in a poll, whether they assessed his death as one of a martyr (Shaheed) or an outlaw, 44% Pakistani looked upon him as a martyr (Shaheed) and 28% as an outlaw, 27% said they did not know.
The poll was conducted among 2530 men and women above 18 year of age representative of the adult population of Pakistan. They were distributed in the Rural and Urban areas of various Provinces and Districts and comprised a cross-section of various education, income, age and linguistic backgrounds. The field work was carried out face to face during May 7-10, 2011.
When asked either OBL Death in Abbottabad was a real or staged the majority (49%) consider the Osama incident an activity which was staged by the Americans. Only 26% believe that the story being told is true and an equal number (25%) is unsure.
More than two third of Pakistanis (68%) believe the sovereignty of their country was severely compromised in the American operation in Abbottabad against Osama Bin Laden while 28% disagree.
The findings indicate that over half of all Pakistanis (51%) say they are sad about the death of Osama bin Laden and 44% consider him a Martyr.
The survey finding shows a significant 30% described their emotions as unconcerned or uncommitted whereas 11% were happy and 28% believe Osama was killed because he was an outlaw.
A majority believes that Pakistani authorities were in connivance with the
American forces to engage in this operation. The belief about connivance for the (Zardari-Gilani) government is slightly higher than for the Army.
Only 30% Pakistanis believe that having eliminated Osama Bin Laden, the American forces will now withdraw from Afghanistan. A larger number (51%) believe they will continue to engage in the war in Afghanistan.
Most Pakistanis are fearful that terrorist acts in their country might rise and only a few (14%) are hopeful that terrorism in their country might decline after Osama is removed from the scene.
Did Obama really killed Osama bin Laden? (Mistrust of westerners on U.S.)
90 %: No and 10%: Yes
Full report by Kurt Nimmo, Infowars.com, May 9, 2011, click following link
Geo polls on Osama killing, dangers to nuclear assets and govt performance
ISLAMABAD: Polls conducted by Geo Television Network have revealed over the murder of Osama:
Seven percent people in Pakistan are happy
Half the population is sad or worried following his killing;
70% Pakistanis blame President Asif Ali Zardari for the release of CIA agent Raymond Davis.
Most Pakistanis do not believe OBL was murdered in the Abbottabad operation.
More than half of the population is in favour of negotiations with Taliban.
Geo Television Network conducted two polls in the months of April and May in nine major cities and 42 villages across the country. The cities include Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Quetta. The samples included males and females of over 18 years of age.
The world has become more secure after OBL’s murder :
50% percent Pakistanis do not agree with the statement.
36 % neither agree nor disagree with the statement.
46 % people think the Abbottabad operation was not possible without the cooperation of Pakistan.
32 % say America did not inform Pakistan and 23 % do not know anything about the operation.
Half of the population feels that Pakistani nuclear assets are in danger after the OBL killing.
31 percent believe there is no threat to nuclear assets and the rest do not know about the issue.
40% people think Pakistani intelligence agencies failed to stop the US operation in Abbottabad.
34 percent say it was not a failure of security agencies while 25 percent said they didn’t know.
47 % people consider that after the Abbotabad operation, Pak-US relations will become worse; 34 % say there will be no affect on the Pak-US relations; 6 % believe relations will improve, while 13% do not know about the issue.
77 % people believe the US was an enemy of Pakistan, 07 % say US is a friend and 16% believe US is neither a friend nor enemy.
97 % Pakistanis say due to increased inflation it is becoming impossible to meet daily expenses.
50 % Pakistanis consider that the recent alliance between PPP and the PML-Q was formed for personal interest only and the same number of people voted it wrong.
The MQM’s inclusion in the government is voted as being for purely personal gains by 40 % Pakistanis, while 26 % believe it is for political interests and 15 % say it is for the interest of the country.
56 % are of the view that the PML-N acted as a weak opposition party in parliament while 21% say PML-N is a strong opponent in the parliament and 24 percent do not know about of PML-N’s role.
80 % are dissatisfied with the job President Zardari is doing and only 10 % approve him as a better performer while the rest are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
70 % are not happy with Prime Minister Gilani’s performance, while 13 % people are satisfied with the premier’s performance and the rest do not know.
30 % are hopeless and dissatisfied with the current economic situation of the country, while only 8 % are satisfied, 17 % are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
37 % are not happy at all with their lives; 30 % are somewhat happy, 18 % quite happy and 15% are extremely happy.
60 % of the population is not in favour of new provinces in Punjab. Only 25 % favour new provinces, while 15% do not know.
65% people are not in favour of new provinces in Sindh while only 20% approve making new provinces in the province and 16 percent do not know about the issue.
50 % of the people consider that Pakistan should have dialogue with Afghan Taliban, while 24% say no to negotiations with Taliban, 20 % do not know about the issue.
Poll: Bin Laden tops Musharraf in Pakistan
September 11, 2007
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf -- a key U.S. ally -- is less popular in his own country than al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to a poll of Pakistanis conducted last month by an anti-terrorism organization.
Additionally, nearly three-fourths of poll respondents said they oppose U.S. military action against al Qaeda and the Taliban inside Pakistan, according to results from the poll conducted by the independent polling organization Terror Free Tomorrow.
"We have conducted 23 polls all over the Muslim world, and this is the most disturbing one we have conducted," said Ken Ballen, the group's head. "Pakistan is the one Muslim nation that has nuclear weapons, and the people who want to use them against us -- like the Taliban and al Qaeda -- are more popular there than our allies like Musharraf
The poll was conducted for Terror Free Tomorrow by D3 Systems of Vienna, Virginia., and the Pakistan Institute for Public Opinion. Interviews were conducted August 18-29, face-to-face with 1,044 Pakistanis across 105 urban and rural sampling points in all four provinces across the nation. Households were randomly selected.
According to poll results, bin Laden has a 46 percent approval rating. Musharraf's support is 38 percent. U.S. President George W. Bush's approval: 9 percent.
Asked their opinion on the real purpose of the U.S.-led war on terror, 66 percent of poll respondents said they believe the United States is acting against Islam or has anti-Muslim motivation. Others refused to answer the question or said they did not know.
"We failed in winning hearts and minds in Pakistan," Ballen told CNN. "In fact, only 4 percent said we had a good motivation in the war on terrorism."
Seventy-four percent said they oppose U.S. military action against al Qaeda and the Taliban inside Pakistan.
After American relief efforts following the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan's Kashmir region, 46 percent of Pakistanis had a positive opinion of the United States, according to the poll. But as of last month, only 19 percent reported a favorable opinion.
Meanwhile, al Qaeda has a 43 percent approval rate; the Taliban has a 38 percent approval rate; and local radical extremist groups had an approval rating 37 percent to 49 percent.
Views of U.S. could improve, responses indicate
Seventy-five percent of poll respondents said suicide bombings are rarely or never justified.
And a majority of Pakistanis said their opinion of the United States would improve if, among other things, there were increases in American aid to Pakistan, American business investments and the number of visas issued for Pakistanis to work in the United States.
Terror Free Tomorrow is a non-partisan, nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., and according to its Web site is "the only organization dedicated to a new strategic vision: Leading the fight against terror by winning the popular support that empowers global terrorists."
Army chief wanted more drone support, By Hasan Zaidi
KARACHI: Secret internal American government cables, accessed by Dawn through WikiLeaks, provide confirmation that the US military’s drone strikes programme within Pakistan had more than just tacit acceptance of the country’s top military brass, despite public posturing to the contrary. In fact, as long ago as January 2008, the country’s military was requesting the US for greater drone back-up for its own military operations.
Previously exposed diplomatic cables have already shown that Pakistan’s civilian leaders are strongly supportive – in private – of the drone strikes on alleged militant targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), even as they condemn them for general consumption. But it is not just the civilian leadership that has been following a duplicitous policy on the robotic vehicles.
In a meeting on January 22, 2008 with US CENTCOM Commander Admiral William J. Fallon, Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani requested the Americans to provide “continuous Predator coverage of the conflict area” in South Waziristan where the army was conducting operations against militants. The request is detailed in a ‘Secret’ cable sent by then US Ambassador Anne Patterson on February 11, 2008. Pakistan’s military has consistently denied any involvement in the covert programme run mainly by the CIA.
The American account of Gen Kayani’s request for “Predator coverage” does not make clear if mere air surveillance were being requested or missile-armed drones were being sought. Theoretically “Predator coverage” could simply mean air surveillance and not necessarily offensive support. However the reaction to the request suggests otherwise. According to the report of the meeting sent back to Washington by Patterson, Admiral Fallon “regretted that he did not have the assets to support this request” but offered trained US Marines (known as JTACs) to coordinate air strikes for Pakistani infantry forces on ground. General Kayani “demurred” on the offer, pointing out that having US soldiers on ground “would not be politically acceptable.”
In another meeting with US Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen over March 3-4, 2008, Kayani was asked for his help “in approving a third Restricted Operating Zone for US aircraft over the FATA.” The request – detailed in a cable sent from the US Embassy Islamabad on March 24 – clearly indicates that two ‘corridors’ for US drones had already been approved earlier.
In secret cable on October 9, 2009 (previously published by WikiLeaks), Ambassador Patterson reports that US military support to the Pakistan Army’s 11th Corps operations in South Waziristan would “be at the division-level and would include a live downlink of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) full motion video.” In fact, in November 2008, Dawn had reported then commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, telling its reporter that US and Pakistan also share video feeds from Predator drones that carry out attacks. “We have a Predator feed going down to the one border coordination centre at Torkham Gate thats looked at by the Pakistan Military, Afghan Military, and the International Security Assistance Force,” General McKiernan had said.
Sharing of video feeds does not imply operational control by Pakistan’s military, however, and even this sharing may have subsequently been suspended.
Despite the occasionally disastrously misdirected attacks which have fed into the public hue and cry over civilian casualties, there is, in private, seeming general acceptance by the military of the efficacy of drone strikes. In a cable dated February 19, 2009, Ambassador Patterson sends talking points to Washington ahead of a week-long visit to the US by COAS Kayani. Referring to drone strikes, she writes: “Kayani knows full well that the strikes have been precise (creating few civilian casualties) and targeted primarily at foreign fighters in the Waziristans.”
Another previously unpublished cable dated May 26, 2009 details President Zardari’s meeting on May 25 with an American delegation led by Senator Patrick Leahy. “Referring to a recent drone strike in the tribal area that killed 60 militants,” wrote Ambassador Patterson in her report, “Zardari reported that his military aide believed a Pakistani operation to take out this site would have resulted in the deaths of over 60 Pakistani soldiers.”
The general support for drone strikes from both the military and civilian leadership is also evidenced by the continuous demand, documented over numerous cables, from Pakistan Government officials to American interlocutors for drone technology to be placed in Pakistani hands. The issue conveyed to the Americans is not so much that of accuracy as that of managing public perceptions.
In the meeting with Senator Leahy, Zardari is directly quoted telling the US delegation to “give me the drones so my forces can take out the militants.” That way, he explains, “we cannot be criticized by the media or anyone else for actions our Army takes to protect our sovereignty.”
General Kayani also “focused on the need for surveillance assets” in the meeting with Admiral Fallon according to Patterson’s cable. “Kayani said he was not interested in acquiring Predators, but was interested in tactical Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs).” Predators are considered ‘theatre-level’ technology able to cover wide regions such as the whole of Afghanistan and Pakistan through remotely stationed operations rooms while ‘tactical’ drones are less wide-ranging and can be operated by forces on the ground.
After the first US drone strike outside the tribal areas, in Bannu on November 19, 2008 which killed four people including an alleged senior Al Qaeda member, Ambassador Patterson had presciently noted in another previously unpublished cable (dated November 24, 2008) the dangers of keeping the Pakistani public misinformed. “As the gap between private GOP acquiescence and public condemnation for US action grows,” she wrote back to Washington, “Pakistani leaders who feel they look increasingly weak to their constituents could begin considering stronger action against the US, even though the response to date has focused largely on ritual denunciation.”
Cables Referenced: WikiLeaks # 140777, 147015, 179645, 192895, 208526, 229065. All cables can be viewed on Dawn.com.