Monday, October 8, 2007

Pakistan: Taliban to Bhutto.."We will greet you with Suicide bombers"

The Pakistan debacle continues....

On Friday, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf signed the "National Reconciliation Ordinance", which gave amnesty to anyone who held public office between January 1, 1986 to October 12, 1999. Oddly enough, these dates seem to single out 're exiled' former PM Nawaz " I will bring democracy back to the people" Sharif from amnesty.

The amnesty has been drafted so that it will not benefit Nawaz Sharif, another former prime minister, who was deported from Pakistan last month within hours of attempting his own return from exile.

Opposition politicians who resent Gen Musharraf's closeness to the United States suspect that the amnesty was motivated by the Americans.

"He has pardoned Ms Bhutto because the Americans wanted an 'America friendly' government in Pakistan in which she has been given a role," said Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician who heads Tehreek-e-Insaaf (Pakistani Justice Movement). telegraph

Cleared of corruption charges, former Prime Minister Ms. Benazir Bhutto has vowed to return to Pakistan. Upon her return she is expected to enter into a power sharing agreement with the 'pro western' Musharraf. The only problem...Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has declared her life is in serious jeopardy if she returns.
Baitullah Mehsud, a Pakistani Taliban leader linked to al-Qaeda, declared that suicide bombers would launch attacks on Ms Bhutto as soon as she returned. Mehsud is holding more than 250 Pakistani soldiers as hostages and has been blamed for organising suicide bombings. telegraph
Not fearing the return, supporters of Ms. Bhutto have responded to Mehsud's statements...
"The danger to her life is always there if she returns but we have decided that she will return at any cost...After all, she was a prime minister twice and deserves security cover when somebody threatens her so brazenly"exclaimed PPP party spokesman Farahatullah Babar telegraph
How will this saga end?

Good question....In my opinion....

Mush will be denied by the Supreme Court of retaining his presidency due to a clause in the Pakistan constitution which states that a former military officer can not run for political office for 2 years after service...Bhutto will become president...Mush will 're neg' on his claims to give up control of the military..triggering intense street protesters by the lawyers....yet Bhutto and Mush will continue the western 'war of terror'. Bush wins..the majority in Pakistan loses...Democracy weeps worldwide.

the subversion continues...

Bhutto days before...on "stalled" talks with Musharraf

Same Players. Different Scandal.

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