by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: The Taliban does not attack girls schools because they don’t want girls to attend schools. The fact is, it’s Malala’s father who holds a “traditional” view of the role of women in society. He keeps reporters from talking to Malala’s mother because it’s not her place to be answering questions and he runs schools which refuse to integrate boys and girls in school. The Taliban want girls and boys to go to school together. It’s the Taliban who is more progressive, not the for-profit “girls school”model that Malala’s father will profit from.
“If anyone thinks that Malala is targeted because of education, that’s absolutely wrong, and propaganda of Media…Tehrik taliban’s crime [that our enemies hate us for] wasn’t that they banned education for girls, instead our crime is that we tried to bring Education system for both boys and girls under shariah” Ihsan-ullah-Ihsan, Central spokesman TTP
It should be noted that all Islamic political groups and organisations throughout the Muslim world advocate education for men and women. Indeed, the Pakistani Taliban were angry at the Pakistani Military for besieging and attacking Lal Mosque, and the Jamia Hafsah complex in 2007 – an institution that teaches both men and women.” Abdullah al Andalusi
If the studies show that the people of Pakistan hate you and everything associated with you because of the fact that you are killing little girls and keeping children away from schools with your drones, what do you do to counter that?
“Miracle Malala” is what she’s now being called.
Almost every article mentioning her name ends up saying pretty much the exact same thing: “promote the global for-profit education movement“. Ongoing developments show that the Malala psyop is clearly about the promotion of this agenda as well as trying to re-brand the presence of America in Pakistan from a murdering psychotic buzzing presence overhead to that of a sympathetic partner in solidarity with the Pakistani people against their mutual enemy, the Taliban. Doesn’t seem like it’s working mainly because the people of Pakistan aren’t buying the hype, even though their government has cynically blocked sites questioning the Malala psyop.
Gordon Brown – “As Malala fights for her life, a worldwide campaign continues to grow around her in support of her demand for education for every girl.”
Idaho Press - “I am Malala” is a chorus being heard around the world. It is vital to go beyond talking points and find practical solutions toward getting more young girls an education.”
Daily Mail – “… we are standing in solidarity with Malala.’ ‘Education is one of the key things that takes people forward.”
As I have shown previously, many times, Malala’s survival is about as “miraculous” as the ‘Single Bullet Theory” that earned Arlen Specter a lifelong seat at the political table and the Malala psyop is about as obvious when you look at it.
The talking point now is that the Taliban shot her in order to “silence” her criticism of their ongoing war on education for girls in the tribal regions. So in order to avenge her attack, the prevailing PR is to suggest that we step-up efforts to bring for-profit education to Pakistan en masse and increase Obama’s drone strikes. Yeah, that’ll teach ‘em.
Problem is, there is a clearly defined history of this new campaign for a global for-profit education system, a “One World Schoolhouse“model which will offer up a nifty pro-Western education for Pakistan’s children, at the cost of billions of tax-payer’s dollars from the middle class of countries already in the throws of an economic terrorism campaign. Hardly what I would call an “easy sell” were it not for the Taliban having the bad timing that they seem to have.
The Taliban is being blamed for blowing up schoolhouses and imparting a sense of fear and dread on the Pakistani people living in these areas which keep them from going to school. It’s claimed that the Taliban are backwards, trying to keep girls from getting an education.
But all you have to do is dig just a little deeper than the surface level propaganda that is readily available and you quickly find that the overall narrative, just like the claim that the Taliban refused to hand over bin Laden after 9/11, is almost 100% wrong.
The fact is people, are scared to send their kids to school in North Waziristan but not because of the Taliban – they’re scared of Obama’s drones which enjoy an “approval rating” somewhere in the low teens.
“He added that schools in the area were empty because ‘parents are afraid their children will be hit by a missile’.” Daily Mail Oct. 20th
“Some parents admitted—and they were embarrassed to admit this, but they admitted that they wouldn’t send their children to school at certain times, because they were worried about strikes” Democracy Now! Sept. 26th
The drone strikes are dismantling civilization in regions of Pakistan where they are being used to silence dissent. A recent study about how life under the constant threat of death from above shows that people avoid the very kinds of collective human activity and community that makes civilizations what they are. It’s a long term destabilization campaign designed to make people terrified to come together in any meaningful community-based manner. That includes sending your kids to school.
But of course, that’s because the Taliban kills teachers and students, right? Wrong.
“A damning dossier assembled from exhaustive research into the strikes’ targets sets out in heartbreaking detailthe deaths of teachers, students and Pakistani policemen.” Daily Mail
It’s even admitted in this article that the Pakistani military in North Waziristan use local schools in their ongoing military campaigns thus making those schools a target and being able to add them to a list of schools damaged by the Taliban.
Apparently there are disagreements between the Pakistani military and their U.S. advisers about the need to rush into North Waziristan with more military and drone strikes. According to sources, the U.S. is keen to go in immediately while the Pakistanis wish to wait and see how the election goes.
“But, a former US diplomat now serving in an international organization in Pakistan said the American envoy had communicated to the Pakistan’s military chief that the US wanted an immediate launch of NWA operation.” Fars
Maybe the Pakistanis don’t know the elections in this country are rigged these days. Maybe they don’t think they won over enough emotional local support with the Malala psyop even though they did everything they could to control the information their people could access.
The politicians are pushing hard to redefine the perception of American influence in Pakistan while simultaneously killing civilians: a hard sell without something like a good “hearts and minds” psyop.
“While talking to state-run TV here on Saturday, he (Grossman) said that there is need for progress of the education for purifying the society from the terrorism. He said that people in US were shocked on the murder attack at Malala Yousafzai. He said that US know, how much the people in Pakistan are affected by the terrorism and extremism, adding that the US expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan in this regard. He said that now the ties between the US and Pakistan has been back on track and there are multilateral relations between the US and Pakistan, adding that Pak-US relations are getting better day by day…
… He said that US is seeking for more US companies to make investment in Pakistan. He said that US and Pakistan should promote relations in different fields including civil society and economy.”PAK Observer
(The “civil society” field invariably mean the push for bringing the global for-profit school systems into Pakistan to give the kids a pro-NATO and pro-American education)
The last thing the Pakistani military and their U.S. friends want the people to understand is the fact that this was a staged “hearts and minds” psyop designed to make the Taliban look worse in the public’s view than the Americans who were bombing their women and children on a routine basis.
They understand that their push for billions of dollars to flood into global for-profit education program is going to be a very hard sell without some deeply rooted emotional context on which to build the entire campaign.
And thus the “Miracle Malala” psyop was born and continue to progress exactly as predicted.