The more I hear from contacts concerning Pakistan the more theatrical it appears.
Rent-an-army Pakistani forces forced all the residents of Swat to join the largest procession of refugees since Burundi and Rwanda by curfew and intimidation. They had to be rescued by Tanzania.
The strategy was that once you emptied most of Swat you simply need to kill anyone there, therein eliminating the Taliban. Well that is not the way it works. The Taliban just buried their weapons, took off anything they were wearing that would identify them and joined the ranks of the 2,500,000 refugees. This didn’t leave many to be killed but Pakistan citizens. One major Taliban leader was caught and confirmed that such occurrences are correct.
Pakistan has never been nor currently is a democracy. Bhutto was killed to get her out of the way of internal politics.
Pakistan offers more danger now than it did before the Surge. There are 2,500,000 witnesses to government action that is destabilizing their lives, placing them in harms way as well as subjecting the Swat citizenry to starvation and homelessness.
My contacts in Pakistan inform me that there is no better recruitment campaign for insurgents against the government than putting so many into such dire conditions.
Media glee over the trashing of the Taliban and Pakistan citizens turning against the Taliban is not worth the ink to print or power to download. It is drivel.
Pakistan is historically and presently corrupt, fractioned, and impoverished. It is a functional dictatorship.
Now the citizens add to the Western power the Pakistan Army as the great Satan. That is what the surge accomplished and nothing more. Pakistan is a greater threat to the world now than it was before the failed Surge.
The Surge is the tide of the times as an answer to everything, yet accomplishes nothing more than the standard quiet time before the weapons dig up occurs again.
130 Day Warning
Yes, that is right. You have a little more than 130 DAYS before MOPE (management of perspective economics) falls into the abyss of loss of confidence in the US dollar.
The event will be the birth of hyperinflation in the US and elsewhere to the horror of the spin media. Crude has been trying to explain this to the public, but so far they have not gotten a clue. Crude strength is being called a hedge against the dollar as fundamental energy analysts are hard pressed to explain a rise from $30 into the $70s with NO pick up in US economic activity and NO massive draw down on supplies. The oil price is an example of the arcane and exoteric mechanism of hyperinflation soon to take gold to $1224, $1650 and then on to Alf and Armstrong’s numbers. This phenomenon is something that the murderous Children of the Corn that run the hedge funds will not accept until it happens.
Happen it will.
130 days is no time at all. Are you prepared?