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We Saw This Coming President Musharraf, Bush Is Next

Posted by bosskitty on August 8, 2007

Rice Speaks With Pakistan’s Musharraf
Guardian Unlimited, UK – 1 hour ago
From AP By MATTHEW LEE AP Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at length late Wednesday with Pakistani President Gen.

Musharraf could declare emergency
TVNZ, New Zealand – 2 hours ago
Private Pakistani television channels reported that President Pervez Musharraf was preparing to declare a state of emergency imminently, but government

Pakistani TVs say Musharraf to declare emergency
Washington Post, United States – 4 hours ago
By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Private Pakistani television channels reported on Wednesday that President Pervez Musharraf was preparing to declare

All the prophets that have been watching this game unfold knew exactly what Musharraf was planning. Now that the US Presidential elections are raising the volume on rhetoric about terror and what to do about it, Musharraf’s grip on power is slipping. His precarious balancing act is starting to tilt, so, his solution is to declare the emergency in a last effort to stay in power. One of the presidential debaters made it clear that Musharraf is the only one keeping Pakistani nukes out of terrorist hands. Good or bad, there is no one on our side waiting in the wings who can guarantee anyone’s safety from Pakistan’s nuclear armaments

You know if this works for Musharraf,  Bush will try it next … 

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Following The Yellow Brick Road Makes Enemies Stronger

Posted by bosskitty on August 4, 2007

The Pashtun time bomb

The alarming growth of Al Qaeda and the Taliban in the Pashtun tribal region of northwest Pakistan and southern Afghanistan is usually attributed to the popularity of their messianic brand of Islam and to covert help from Pakistani intelligence agencies.

But another, more ominous reason also explains their success: their symbiotic relationship with a simmering Pashtun separatist movement that could lead to the unification of the estimated 41 million Pashtuns on both sides of the border, the breakup of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the emergence of a new national entity, “Pashtunistan,” under radical Islamist leadership.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are fragile, multiethnic states. Ironically, by ignoring ethnic factors and defining the struggle with jihadists mainly in military terms, the United States is inadvertently helping Al Qaeda and the Taliban capture the leadership of Pashtun nationalism. (entire article)

I could while away the hours
Conferrin’ with the flowers
Consultin’ with the rain
And my head, I’d be scratchin’
While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I only had a brain.

Are we living in OZ?  Are we Munchkins running toward the Land of Oz: a fantasy region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch The United States is on a collision course with reality.   Other countries that occupy the same planet, are holding their breath to see if America will return from the alternate reality imposed on the American population and the world.   The USA has emboldened the occupants of that nether world between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In the conventional wisdom, either Islamist or Pashtun identity will triumph, but a more plausible possibility is that the result could be what the former Pakistani diplomat Hussain Haqqani has called an “Islamic Pashtunistan.”

Pashtuns being the largest single ethnic group in Afghanistan, bitterly resent the disproportionate influence enjoyed by the Tajik ethnic minority in the Karzai regime, a legacy of U.S. collaboration with Tajik militias in overthrowing the TalibanPashtunsalso feel that they have been the main victims of U.S.-NATO bombing attacks on the Taliban, who are largely Pashtuns and operate almost entirely in Pashtun territory. In one authoritative estimate, civilian casualties have numbered nearly 5,000 since 2001.

So, what does the US do?  It promotes further conflict that insures the “terror” threat does not fade.  The Republican Administration is fearful that their grip on World Domination remains justifiable.  Without a Terror Threat could we accidentally slip back into stability?.  Without a Terror Threat,  Republicans would loose their grip on the gullible voters.   After all,  there is a lot of taxpayer money money money to be pocketed. 

The Minnesota bridge is a fine example of where taxpayer dollars should be going,  not into the pockets of corrupt war profiteering buddies.  The billions of dollars that are wasted, lost or unaccounted for since the Terror War was hi-jacked to Iraq,  could be applied to countless US projects to protect our own infrastructure.  Take a VERY close look at what Congress is spending on right now!   They are appropriating money to fix that Minnesota Bridge.    Great afterthought, huh?

 

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Musharraf Or The Alternative – We Should Care

Posted by bosskitty on June 17, 2007

Sunday, June 17, 2007 posted by Munaeem, in

 

Pakistan : Shameful Behavior of the Opposition

 

It pained and embarrassed me when I saw our opposition leaders flocking around US emissaries visiting Islamabad. The purpose of their meeting is to solicit US help to topple Musharraf.

I feel that Americans are interfering in our internal affairs, and we should discourage them. Pervez Musharraf sheds uniform or not its our internal problem. Americans should not bother about it. The so called democratic leaders have proved to be corrupt and inefficient. The nation gave them chance twice to rule the country, but they failed.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

 

Myth of Press freedom in Pakistan

President Musharraf accuses that print and electronic media are projecting a negative image of Pakistan.

He says that media is not reporting the achievements of his country.

There is not doubt he have gave freedom to electronic media and press. However , it is wrong to coerce press to report untrue picture of the situation.

Unfortunately, the country is passing through a very difficult time and media should not be expected to paint a rosy picture of the things.

The general should search his soul and correct his wrongdoings and take actions against his corrupt colleagues who are looting the country.

US brings MORE corruption wherever it goes. Our corruption is bigger than your corruption because WE have ‘multi-national’ corporations on our side. They have DEEP pockets. They tell us what to do and we listen, or we would not be in office. The result is … Pakistan unrest in the middle of a growing firestorm in the middle east. Unhappiness in Pakistan could be very important if it gets out of hand. Are we making it worse or better, what do you think? We are trying to bully Pakistan and India away from their critical IPI Pipeline because it goes to Iran. Then we dabble in their politics, too. If Lieberman gets his way, King George will bomb Iran just before he leaves office and dump the whole mess onto the next administration. Then what happens to Pakistan and India and those unfortunate locals? This administration considers collateral damage a pity, but necessary in view of larger goals. Goals dictated by their supporting corporations and war profiteers.

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Musharraf On The Edge – Elections & The IPI Project

Posted by bosskitty on June 16, 2007

Thank You Munaeem:

 

US advises Musharraf to share power

Richard Boucher’s latest visit to Pakistan has generated widespread speculations that US is not happy with the general. Analysts say that US has asked Musharraf to share power with the civilian government, which will be elected in the upcoming elections.

Musharraf who earned the favour of his masters by launching a crack-down on Al-qaeda in the urban areas of Pakistan and Waziristan, has lost his credibility in the eyes of his masters.

The western media has started to criticize him. They say he is losing domestic support and should be replaced. But the problem is that politicians will not be able to do things for Americans unless they get the support of powerful military. So they are asking Musharraf to share power, because they cannot afford a military coup in Pakistan.

Current factors effecting US relations with Pakistan & Musharraf

 

 

IPI Pipeline Project And America, Al Jazeera

According to reports, negotiations for the Iran-India-Pakistan gas pipeline are in the final stages.

This project will cost US$ 7 Billion. The project is crucial to India and Pakistan because of their energy requirements.

But the Bush Administration is opposed to this IPI project. They do not want foreign companies to invest in Iran’s energy sector. Their strategy is to weaken the Iranian regime. So they are threatening to take punitive actions against companies who will invest in this project.

Musharraf must decide whether to shed Military role

US backing for Musharraf

John Negroponte, the US deputy secretary of state, has backed General Pervez Musharraf, saying it was up to the Pakistan president to decide when to quit as army chief.

Negroponte told reporters at the US embassy in Islamabad: “The message I brought was one of a strong friendship and trust for and with the government and people of Pakistan.”

Those opposing Musharraf have seized on the unrest to press the president to give up his dual role as president and head of the military by the end of the year, when he is constitutionally obliged to.

 

Ongoing controversy abounds about Musharraf in his own country.

Is it right that the future of world is held in the fist of lame ducks?

Iran, India, Pakistan to Construct Pipeline Without USA Prevention

06.06.2007 11:45

Iran, India and Pakistan are making progress in talks on a planned $7 billion gas pipeline and the United States will not derail the project, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday.

The plan has also been hampered by differences over pricing the gas and political tensions between India and Pakistan.

The Iranian year ends in March. Iranian officials have previously said they hoped to sign a final deal in Islamabad on June 30

 

 

India, Paki and Iran to Sign Pipeline Construction Deal

13.06.2007 13:02

India, Pakistan and Iran are expected to sign a deal by the end of July to build a $7bn gas pipeline.

The proposed pipeline would initially bring 2.2bn cu ft of Iranian gas to Pakistan and India in equal shares. A pricing formula has reportedly been agreed; transportation tariffs and transit fees are not finalised, according to India’s oil secretary

 

Our LAME Bush is threatening our loyal allies’ much needed energy asset (IPI Pipeline) just because Iran is one of the players, Pakistan and India are the other two players. The US threatens to kill their golden goose because of ONE bad egg ….


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Baluchistan, Gateway To Iran, To Be Fenced

Posted by bosskitty on June 11, 2007

Iran to wall off Baluchistan border – By  Kamal Hyder in Taftan, Baluchistan

Trade between Pakistan and Iran is flourishing, with goods worth millions of dollars passing across the border between the two countries. But the porous border has become a haven for smugglers, and a security headache for both sides.
Iran is building a controversial wall along the border, which it says will help ease the problem.

IRAN WALL

Pakistan’s paramilitary force regularly patrols the border with Iran. They’re on the lookout for guns, drugs and illegal immigrants. But all they find tonight is fuel smugglers. Some parked trucks are waiting for cheap Iranian fuel smuggled by camels and Iranian-made pickup trucks. But while it may be quiet here tonight, their comrades are trading fire along the Afghan frontier with narcotics traders. They have lost many men to an enemy that has fast vehicles and plenty of firepower.
Iran is constructing a concrete wall and many locals suspect they may seal off the entire frontier. Just over the hills, less than 100km is Pakistan’s frontier with Afghanistan.

But for now, Iran has left gaps for locals to cross at what they call the Easement Gate and carry essential commodities. Both the governments have agreed that there should be easement rights, in spite of the fact that Iran is building a huge wall along its frontier with Pakistan. Commercial trade between the two countries is growing. It is now over $250m, almost double of last year’s. Pakistan, Iran and India want to build a pipeline that will travel over Baluchistan’s challenging terrain. And security forces are already beefing up their strength in an area that is of vital importance as a corridor for the country’s future gas and oil pipelines.

The concern about “smugglers” is a great cover for Iran’s growing concern about covert infiltration by CIA recruited tribesmen.  Both US and British intelligence operatives have been supporting “anti-Iranian” groups in Pakistan’s “remote border regions. Gholamali Haddadadel, speaker of Iran’s parliament,  accused the US of trying to put pressure on the government in Tehran.  Another Bush Armeggedon tactic?

An ABC news interview revealed US and Pakistani intelligence sources use a group, called Jundullah, made up of members of the Baluchi ethnic group, who live in Pakistan and Iran, operated from the Baluchistan province, the report said.
ABC reported Pakistani government sources as saying the secret campaign against Iran was on the agenda when Dick Cheney, the US vice president, met Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani president, in February 2007.

U.S. Government Uses Al-Qaeda To Attack Iran

Recent revelations illustrating the fact that the U.S. government is using a Sunni Al-Qaeda terrorist group formerly headed by the alleged mastermind of 9/11 to carry out bombings in Iran undermines the entire war on terror as a monumental hoax that is being exploited purely to realize a geopolitical agenda.

“President George W Bush has given the CIA approval to launch covert “black” operations to achieve regime change in Iran, intelligence sources have revealed. Mr Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilise, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs.”

“The CIA is giving arms-length support, supplying money and weapons, to an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, which has conducted raids into Iran from bases in Pakistan,” the London Telegraph reported yesterday.

Jundullah is a Sunni Al-Qaeda offshoot organization that was formerly headed by alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Even if you believe the official story of 9/11 to the letter, the fact that Bush has personally authorized U.S. support for this group completely dismantles the facade of the war on terror.

CIA / Jundullah Links:
Information Clearinghousehouse
Trinicenter
TruthOut
Jerusalem Post

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WAKE UP! Musharraf In Trouble While The US Sleeps …

Posted by bosskitty on June 11, 2007

This is part of an OP-ED re-post from Munaeem’s Blog

Monday, June 11, 2007

 

TIME TO SAVE PAKISTAN FROM ITS RULER

by Eric Margolis

( The concerns expressed in this article are shared by every Pakistani and every friend of Pakistan. However, the solution is not elections that might return Benazir or Nawaz Sharif to power. They plundered the country and were even more obesquious to ‘friend’ USA and ‘enemy’ India who are strategic partners in the region. Pakistan needs an interim Government of patriots as provide for in the Constitution to change laws and reverse policies to undo the damage done since 1989.) Usman Khalid.

The US media should be focused on critical events that shape our lives, NOT Paris Hilton! While we are sleeping, world events and repercussions from our administration setting global fires are about to complicate everything! How long can America dismiss responsibility?

Hailed by Washington as a `democratic statesman,’ Musharraf has arrested and jailed thousands of people without trial. Many have been tortured. Elections are crudely rigged, legislators and judges bribed, and most of the army and intelligence service’s most capable, patriotic officers, were replaced at Washington’s demand by compliant yes-men untainted by Islam. Now, Musharraf’s security forces are intimidating Pakistan’s free press, one of its few remaining active democratic institutions.

What an irony that while Washington claims to be waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan to bring democracy, it is stoutly upholding Pakistan’s military dictatorship.

Musharraf outraged his countrymen by obsequiously kow-towing to foreign demands while neglecting Pakistan’s needs. Turning Pakistan into Washington’s sepoy(native soldier) in exchange for billions in overt and hundreds of millions more in secret CIA stipends used to rent loyalty to the military regime has shamed many Pakistanis and further enflamed anti-western groups in this important nation of 162.5 million.

Now, thanks in part to Musharraf’s wrongheaded policies over Afghanistan, the conflict there is starting to lap across Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier. Pakistan is facing one of the gravest national crises since its creation in 1947 as a beacon of honest, democratic government for the Muslim World. Sixty years later, Pakistan has become a poster child for self-serving, undemocratic government that often does not even represent the best interests of the nation.

The Bush Administration keeps patting Musharraf on the back as unrest worsens and Pakistan heads toward a potential explosion that could destabilize the entire region and leave US and NATO forces in southern Afghanistan cut off and vulnerable. The west cannot afford to let Pakistan melt-down.

Quickly restoring democratic government is the obvious answer. Pakistan’s banned opposition leaders, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, must be allowed to return and wage free elections. While burdened by a lot of negative baggage from her previous stints as prime minister, Miss Bhutto still appears as the most effective antidote to the current military regime and deserves strong western support. One hopes that recent rumors of a Benazir-Musharraf deal are no more than idle bazaar chatter. If they are true, then she will become as discredited as Musharraf.

Washington needs to press Musharraf to retire as armed forces chief. Musharraf is dragging down Pakistan with his unpopular, isolated regime. If he is as popular as he claims, let him run for office in a fair, democratic politician.

Time is fast running out. A nuclear-armed Pakistan facing regional, tribal and ethnic unrest or conflict is a hugely dangerous threat demanding urgent action. Pakistan must not be sacrificed for the sake of its leader.

This administration has put it’s finger in so many pies and stirred up so much trouble that, when all these little fires explode, the world will certainly experience the Bush Armageddon. Are we really prepared for the conflagration?

The US history of manipulation is about to come back and BITE all of us! Are we really Americans or blind sheep stampeding over a cliff?

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Baluchisatn/Balochistan: Backdoor To Iran

Posted by bosskitty on June 10, 2007

Unrest simmers in Pakistan province By Kamal Hyder in Quetta, Baluchistan

Pakistan’s sprawling Baluchistan region is one of the world’s most remote areas and its hot, mostly barren, land encompasses the borders of three countries: Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The area has enormous reserves of natural resources – resources that the people of Baluchistan say are not being shared fairly with them.
The landscape is vast and rugged. If it’s not desert, it’s mountains. A troubled region, foreigners are rarely welcome.
Beneath the mountains lie rich reserves of gas and copper. The people who live here want their share of the wealth, and some want to be free of Pakistan’s control.
Balach Marri, an elected member of the provincial assembly, leads the Baluch separatists. He is a secretive man – now in hiding from (Pakistani) government forces. Marri says: “In my opinion, the situation for the struggle of an independent Baluchistan is going ahead very well.”

 

Owais Ghani, governor of Baluchistan, said: “I’ll clearly state here that there was a foreign factor at work in which these tribal militants were receiving a lot of heavy armament. And we’re not talking about Kalashnikovs and all that, that does not worry us.

“Heavy armament in the form of anti-tank mines, anti-tank recoilless rifles, long range rockets, 107[mm] Russian rockets, even longer-range 20 kilometre rockets.”

Balochistan: The Neglected Insurgency [2007-06-08 03:43:39]

More pressing developments elsewhere in Pakistan have tended to overshadow the Baloch insurgency in the recent past, but Islamabad is finding it increasingly difficult to crush the rebellion in the province. “We have been Baloch for more than 7000 years. We became Muslim some 1400 years ago, and have been Pakistanis for just 60 years.” — Unnamed tribal chief in Balochistan, cited in Himal South Asian, May 2007…

Why does this event concern us? Musarraf of course. He is facing a coming election and has his military scattered around his country, putting out fires. The unrest in Balochistan, Religious extremists, Taliban and Al Qaeda influences have his resources stretched thin. There is speculation that America has a finger in the separatist activity …

According to government sources, the Marri militants are being financed by neighbouring Iran, some Gulf states and probably the United States who want to sabotage the Chinese involvement and influence in the building of the deep sea port in Gwadar.

A second item of concern is growing concerning are bombings in Iran associated with American and British interests.

Is the Bush administration behind the bombings in Iran? Using local tribesmen and separatists …

There are questions about the activities of the US military and CIA inside Iran as the Bush administration intensifies its preparations for war (in Iran). According to provincial police chief Brigadier General Mohammad Ghafari: “A video seized from the rebels confirms their attachment to opposition groups, such as the Jundullah, and some countries’ intelligence services such as America and Britain.”

Quote BossKitty: Covert disruptions have quite a track record of deniability but seldom achieves the end that sired it …

Quote CHILDREN OF DUNE: Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself — a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred.

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