The “toolkit” posted by Greta Thunberg had a “foreign expert” as resource person. This name was also central to an OSINT investigation regarding info-war against Bharat– Pieter Friedrich, according to a report by The Disinfolab.
The report titled “THE UN-ENDING WAR: From Proxy War to Info-War against India”, notes that it turns out, it was an elaborate design, that was under play since 2007. It involved a slew of shady companies in the US, fake foreign experts and even ghost entities.
The linkages of the mastermind could be traced back to a major terror plot hatched against Bharat in 1990s in collusion with ISI.
While taking the cover of Khalistan, the network works for Pakistani interests. The key players on scene during the 1990 bombing plans are still around and connected.
The network was targeting Bharat’s interest at the global scale, including even Bharatiya origin American politicians.
The story also decodes how some of the most prolific and influential people in Bharat– from media to journalists and intellectuals – provided a nourishing eco-system to the network in damaging Bharat’s interests, as per Disinfolab.
Disinfolab said the name of one of the key players of their story came up in the toolkit dropped accidentally by Thunberg. The toolkit had mentioned a foreign expert as resource point – Pieter Friedrich. It was startling. “Pieter was part of a story we were already working since about a month in context of info-war against Bharat,” it said.
The report notes that Info-War/ psy-war is one of the fanciest discussion topics. “Yet, the consciousness about its gravity and impact in Bharat doesn’t seem to be registering even with major stake-holders. Though we did expect it to be an elaborate design against Bharat, their reach and depth within Bharat and the impunity with which it was operating shocked us,” it said.
The story goes far back into the past. During the turmoil of 1980s, a hitherto an unknown Khalistani Bhajan Singh Bhinder @Iqbal Choudhary appears on scene. He claimed his origins from Malaysia, and was operating from the US. He was essentially funding the terror network for carrying out large-scale violence in various cities in Bharat through another terrorist Lal Singh with the help of Pakistan’s ISI. Indian escaped the the attack by a whisker when Lal Singh got arrested from Dadar railway station. Bhinder was eventually also put in Bharat’s Black-list till 2011, the report said.
The attacks were part of a larger conspiracy called K-2 (Kashmir – Khalistan) which was hatched in Lahore under the patronage of Amir ul Azeem, the then Secretary of Jamaat–e-Islami, and being supported by several Pakistani establishment players including Choudhary Altaf Hussain, eventually Governor of Punjab (Pakistan) and uncle of present S&T Minister of Pakistan Fawad Chaudhary.
At the same time, while in US, Bhinder and his gang was also involved in a major trans-national drug trafficking network, and a DVD piracy network. In order to fund their drug network, they managed to take control of one of the most prominent Gurudwaras in the US (Fremont Gurudwara), after a bloody fight within it. Fremont receives millions of dollars in contribution from devotees every year.
The report said that all this while Bhinder has also been trying to procure weapons to be sent to Bharat via Pakistan. His quest of arms almost got him in the police net in the US. An investigation by DEA Special Agent Tim Lum reveals that Bhinder was looking for massive fire power to be sent to Bharat. The deal however failed to materialise, as Bhinder got suspicious about the Agent. It was a close call for Bhinder.
It added that with change of millennium, Bhinder also changed his methods. In the early 2000, after the efforts to send weapons to Bharat failed, and with new media and online platforms mushrooming, Bhinder (or the masterminds behind him) decided to shift focus towards launching info-war against Bharat. To this end he plans to set up flimsy organisation and scouts for a suitable ‘white face’, who could be used as face for the info-war operations.
“By 2006-7 Bhinder finds a young Christian Missionary Pieter Freidrich, who seemed to have a decent oratory and writing skills but was still wanting in terms of economic means. Pieter was even willing to work as security guard, and hence the offer to become an ‘expert-activist’ would have been quite lucrative to refuse. Pieter came on board and finds a new role as an anti-Gandhi crusader,” the report said.
To provide credibility to Pieter Friedrich, a number of institutions and organisations were formed in the US — prominent being Organisation for Indian Minorities (OFMI) in 2007.
OFMI was purportedly set up for the cause of minorities in Bharat — but had no Bharatiya or even Bharatiya-origin minority in it. Pieter was also given prominent space in another similar organisation Sikh Information Center (SIC), which was working for Khalistani agenda, The Disinfolab report noted.
To further boost Pieter’ credibility, a number of books are published in his name — all published through a company registered by Bhinder in 2007. The same year OFMI was set up and Pieter was brought to public notice. The design seemed almost a replica of what was happening in phase I, except the weapon was replaced by information.
The report notes that the modus operandi was standard: Set some books published in his name, few articles in compliant online ‘news portals’. Create some social media avatars and start connecting with potential amplifiers. In the process build credibility and then hijack the narrative of every possible genuine ground protest to suite their agenda. And they have singular agenda — to tarnish Bharat’s standing in the world.
The Bhinder-Pieter duo first started their tirade against Mahatma Gandhi. The objective was to malign the image of non-violence associated with Bharat. It is not surprising that the names of the duo along with OFMI keeps coming up with every vandalism of Gandhi’s statue in the US, it adds.
“However, in order to dent Bharat’s image and kill its peaceful non-violent image, it was necessary to provide an alternative narrative. Hence, in addition to targeting Gandhi, they decided to paint Bharat as a ‘fascist state’. In this enterprise, they also got not a small helping hand from several people inside Bharat, who found a common cause due to various reasons,” the report said.
The report said this elaborate design and planning that has been underway since 2007 at least was driven by a singular motive –- to target Bharat ‘s interests. This is tried to be accomplished in 4 major ways:
1. Targeting idea of Bharat –- non-violence and Mahatma Gandhi –- replacing it with an alternate image of ‘fascist India’;
2. Targeting Bharat’s territorial integrity –- working towards K-2 design;
3. Targeting Bharat’s interests abroad by working against Bharatiya origin American politicians; and
4. Whitewashing Pakistan’s sins –- clean chit to Pakistan (ISI) in Kabul Gurudwara Bombings and questioning Pulwama attack.
(The story has been published via a syndicated feed with minor edits to conform to HinduPost sty;e guide.)
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