Research Report by: Aaron Lion for our Global Peace & Security Section
Stunningly, astonishingly and unexpectedly the Interior Minister of Pakistan Mr. Rehman Malik, finally accepted the involvement The Israeli Intelligence agency Mossad into the destabilization of peace of Karachi. While talking to the media at Islamabad Airport, Mr. Malik told that “Weapons are being brought to Karachi from abroad. Over 200 persons have been arrested and Israeli-made weapons, including AK-45 rifles, have been recovered from them.” The minister also hinted that not only the weapons but terrorists are also being brought in from abroad to play the role into the violence in Karachi and other parts of the country. The government of Pakistan has been speaking frequently about the foreign involvement into the terrorism in Pakistan.
Pakistani law enforcement agencies have been reporting the involvement of MOSSAD in the acts of terrorism in Pakistan. MOSSAD was involved in the training and equipping the terrorist in Pakistan under the guise of multinational forces in Afghanistan and Training centers for terrorists in India. Several arrested terrorists in Karachi have given testimonies to the authorities and law enforcement agencies about their training in India and South Africa.
On July 13, 2011, talking to the Mubasher Luqman, the famous Pakistani Journalist, Shahi Syed, the Awami National Party’s leader and chief in Sindh, he told that the weapons are being brought into Karachi by MQM through its control over the ports of Karachi. It should be noted that MQM has been in the control of ports and shipping ministry since Pervez Musharraf’s era. According to Shahi Syed, the weapons used in Karachi are not of local made, but it is completely imported from Western countries. He hinted that MQM is using its control over ports to smuggle the weapons. He also pointed out that recently revealed Container Scam had significant link with this supply of weapons into Karachi.
Types of Weapon being used in Karachi
Sophisticated weapons from western countries are commonly being seen on the streets of Karachi these days whereas in past AK 47s were the most famous assault rifle. In the video link, the young man is using to Israeli made weapons including Assault Rifle / carbine and IWI Jericho 941 / Baby Eagle that are available for commercial sales with Israeli Weapon Industries. It was also reported by the media that they have witnessed rounds of Israeli weapons, the most famous of them, The Uzi submachine guns.
Israel’s Mossad has been involved in training and equipping terrorists in various parts of the world. MOSSAD has a department called Tevel (Hebrew: Liaison), that has “people positioned throughout the Far East who did little real intelligence; instead they set the framework for future business and diplomatic ties” (Victor Ostrovsky, By Way of Deception, P 77). This office or department deals in millions of dollars in arms sales. “These liaison men worked in three stages. First, they made contact to find out what the country(or customer) needed, what it feared, whom it regarded as enemies — information gathered through their on-site activities. The idea was to build on those needs, create a stronger relationship, then make it known that Israel could supply the government in question with weapons and training — whatever they needed. The final step in the process, once a country’s leader had been hooked on the arms, was for the Mossad man to tell him that he must take, for instance, some agricultural equipment as well. The leader was then put in the position of saying he could expand ties with Israel only if they set up formal diplomatic relations. It was essentially a way of creating those relations through the back door, although in most cases the arms deals were so lucrative, the liaison men never bothered to follow up with the next step“(Victor Ostrovsky, By Way of Deception, P 77).
The Israeli Weapons in Pakistan
In recent history, Israeli weapons were recovered from the militants if Tehreek-E-Taliban, Pakistan during Pakistan Army’s operation Rah-I-Rast in 2009 from North Waziristan. In the case of Karachi, we are going to follow the trails of the above three steps to find out how the Israeli Weapons found their way in Pakistan. Initially Indian RAW orchestrated the battlefield into SWAT valley where the involvement of Indian intelligence agency was vindicated by the finding of Indian made weapons and several uncircumcised militants with sub-continental racial features. Upon elimination of swat insurgency, another battlefield in Waziristan was initiated. Pakistan Army has launched its operation Rah-I-Rast against TTP, the foreign established so called Taliban fraction in the soil of Pakistan. Pakistani intelligence officials and civil government officials have on several forums has brought the issue on this involvement into the International media and global community. International community and military experts agree with the claim and they assert that Indian connections and backing of Taliban is justified as their insurance policy for future when the US leaves Afghanistan. Israel finds the business opportunity here by offering Israeli arms and ammunition to the insurgents prepared by the Indian agencies in FATA, KPK and Baluchistan regions of Pakistan. By late 2009, reports of Israeli weaponry being used by insurgents in Waziristan were surfacing. TTP militants were having plenty of sophisticated Israeli weaponry and it raised the revenues for Israeli weapon industry from $6.9 billion to $7.2 billion in 2009 despite several of its main buyers, including China remaining off limits. Intelligence reports suggested that Baitullah Mehsud and his Taliban were looting financials assets (Banks etc0, extorting money by threatening major businesses, and narcotics smuggling revenues through their control over the transport network from FATA, KPK and Afghan Transit Trade and to other major cities of Pakistan and has grown an organization of 5 billion rupees annual revenue during the era of Baitullah Mehsud. These revenues were being spent upon the purchase of weaponry and sophisticated equipment to launch attacks inside Pakistan. These ties were established during 2008 through the Indians who not only provided money laundering and related financial services to TTP through their network of consulates in Afghan territory as well as provided logistic support to transport the weaponry from the seaport of Karachi under the veil of diplomatic and development cargo to Afghanistan. This “cargo” was then smuggled into Waziristan through the adjoining complex of border passes on the Durand line.