If one thing has become clear to the regimes of the Middle East, it’s that without Pakistan and her Army, they can’t win wars.
My fellow citizens, the government and judiciary of Pakistan have already adequately demonstrated their inability to counter the menace of terrorism within the borders of Pakistan. I would go to the extent that their greatest achievement since taking power after the rigged elections of 2013 has been to allow the terrorists to gain more strength within our country’s borders and further their ties with foreign agencies that are set on destabilizing and eliminating Pakistan from the global map.
Reza Aslan brings an educated and informed intelligence to debates on religion. As a religious scholar and professor of religions, he is able to connect all the major religions and explain their history and relevance.
Although Seymour Hersh has a long-standing record of exposing major stories in the past, he has had a number of balloons that have failed to fly and I would venture that this is another one that just doesn’t hit the mark.
Yesterday, I was honored to be invited to speak to the students of class 8, 9, and 10 of The City Model School in Federal B Area, Karachi. The topic of my address was “Being a better Pakistani for Pakistan.”
We have long known that our politicians were from the MC Hammer generation of “You can’t touch this” politicians, no matter what they do, above or below the law.
“In the article, “Who is bombing whom?”, Fisk quotes from an article that Khalid Muhammad wrote for The Nation in Pakistan about Saudi Arabia demanding only Sunni soldiers and officers for a ground invasion into Yemen.”
What I have always found interesting is the target of their campaigns. They are not interested in those who can engage with them and disprove their slipshod theories on the governance of a nation-state. They are not interested in the intelligent debate because they have no intelligence to debate with. They are interested in what I call low-hanging fruit.
Mission Creep is what critics are calling it, says Mehreen Zahra-Malik, in her propaganda article for the MQM in Reuters. But is it really mission creep (a quiet coup) or is it an attempt to free Karachi from the terror of target killing and extortion?
What I am against is using the cover of electronic crimes to silence the people of Pakistan who, in a true democratic dispensation, have the right to voice their opinions without fear of punishment or prosecution. I am also fearful that this new legislation will do nothing to stop cyber terrorism, violence against minorities and others, and electronic crimes.
So please, get your armies together and go fight. Invade Yemen, let us see who you need and who you don’t need. And when your monarchies fall, because without our army to protect you, there will be no GCC or House of Saud, we shall see who needs who.
But this is common place for Pakistan. When a foreign government says something about Pakistan, the Foreign Office has routinely played the blind mouse and scurried around pretending it was never said.
But what the article fails to mention is the financial and military support that has been provided to the Tehrik-e-Taliban by India and it’s crackpot intelligence service, RAW. Yeah, I said it. Crackpot! When a bird shits in Delhi and you automatically point to Pakistan and the ISI, either you are crackpots or the most incompetent intelligence organization in the world. Nor does the article explain the rationale for Indian Consulates along the Pakistan border in regions that have no interest or love for India.
Six words that define who we are and what we can be – “What Starts Here Changes the World.”
After two weeks of me posting every day that Pakistan should stay out of the war in Yemen, I have people posting comments about how Saudi is more beneficial to Pakistan than Iran.