- Apr 1, 2009
The above post is from BR. Its a thought provoking and interesting question: what amount of influence does US weild on LeT? We know that Headley worked as double agent for both US and Pakistan. We know that Headley is closely related to Mumbai 26/11. And Mumbai 26/11 was an LeT operation. We know that Pakistan is nothing more than a rentier state of US. We know the enormous influence the US has on Pakistan politics in general. Connect the dots, and what do we get? Can the chief tool of Pakistan army against India(i.e. LeT) be completely out of US' influence?linking of the LeT as a possible US puppet is an act of serendipity that I cannot get out of my mind. But I will treat the idea as I treat everything else - i.e look for many alternative explanations to fit existing observations until evidence turns up.
I have seen no "evidence" that says that the US is not linked with the LeT in terms of having infiltrated it, or bribed its way into its core. In fact the Headley trial indicates that the LeT may have been infiltrated by the US. But does that mean that the US is in cahoots with the LeT? What facts/hypotheses do we have regarding this?
One things is clear. India focused groups are having a free hand in Pakistan and either the US is unwilling or unable to do anything. I will not reach any judgment on whether the US is "unwilling" or "unable". But apart from this - for the first time the LeT has spoken with the Pakistan government's tongue and raised the water bogey.
I can think of several possible scenarios here. One is that the US has coerced the Pakis to get their dog the LeT to implement only an anti-India agenda. or that the US has enough evidence of links between LeT and army to blackmail/bribe them.
The other possibility is that alll rebel groups under pressure tend to coalesce. Many years ago (maybe 4-5 years ago) we on BRF started noting that the "Al Qaeda" - which had a purely anti US/West agenda started introducing anti-India sentences in its videos and messages. This indicated a link up between Al Qaeda and anti-India groups. There was no doubt whatsoever that the Al Qaeda was under much pressure at the time.
Now we find that the Al Qaeda is getting less attention but the LeT is in the news and suddenly - the LeT is picking up he Pakistan government agenda. I have no doubt whatsoever that both the LeT and the Pakistan (whore army) government are "under some pressure" even if it is only threats from Gen Deepak Kapoor types. Is this open coalescing of "Paki" interests with LeT an indicator of that pressure which may be forcing them to close ranks? I don't know. The water issue is hardly a Pakistani issue. It is a Pakjabi issue and the LeT gets its support from Pakjab and the whore army of Pakistan also gets its support from Pakjab.
So lets see - I will wait for more info..