Friday, September 5, 2008

Bhutto Widower with clouded past

"Zardari is a businessman,” said a Western diplomat. “He says to himself: ‘I know I need American support. What do they want? They want this,’ ” meaning a stance against the Taliban."

Zardari seems to have brought over to his side the Haroons ( Dawn) and Najam Sethi ( The Friday Times). Salman Taseer( Governor Punjab and owner of the Times ) is already a pipliya. With the media behind him, he has established a firm ground for selling the "new" Zardari. The past misdeeds, suspected misdeeds ( including murder) of this man are splashed across the International media.

What damage he can do Pakistan pales in comparison to the damage done to America and the World by George Bush. Yet Bush was elected twice. So much for Democracy.

If Zardari will have his hand on the nuclear trigger in Pakistan, there is a possibility that McCain will have his hand on the nuclear trigger in America. Unlike Zardari, McCain is trigger happy. My point is that the world is going through its most dangerous phase since the Second World War. I have been predicting wholesale massacres to come for the last two years. The gathering clouds confirm that this will happen and not through the use of Nuclear weapons.

The number of Muslim casualties and homelessness will probably double from the great numbers that have already happened. The stakes in Pakistan are very high. The American ( not Nato) incursions into Pakistani territory time and again result in the deaths of women and children and not Al Qaida or the Taliban. Economically Pakistan has lost the ability to deny the US this privilege. With only three months of reserves left they are desperate for US money.

As Russia shows its muscle and the plan to attack Iran has misfired, whose blood can be given to an American public thirsty for some ones blood? Pakistan presents itself as the natural victim for an American ritual which started with Iraq. American power cannot be reconfirmed if it keeps losing wars against weak countries. The Americans understand that if they kill Betullah Meshud and Osama Bin Laden and Aiman Al Zawahiri, their problems will not be solved but look at the propoganda value of these kills with the public.

With an election around the corner, propaganda is all that matters. Let us kill a thousand Pakistani women and children by November and show the American public how tough we are. If we cannot have Musharraf, let us have Zardari because Nawaz is not an option. If Zardari is a killer so are we. There will be a meeting of minds unlike with Musharraf. Why did we not think of this before?


--- http://www.nytimes. com/2008/ 09/05/world/ asia/05zardari. html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

Bhutto Widower With Clouded Past Is Set to Lead

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Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, is expected to become president of Pakistan on Saturday.

Published: September 4, 2008
ISLAMABAD, PakistanAsif Ali Zardari, the widower of Benazir Bhutto, is set to become president on Saturday, an accidental ascent for a man known more as a wheeler-dealer than a leader. He will start his tenure burdened by a history of corruption allegations that cloud his reputation even as they remain unproved.
Though he has won the reluctant support of the Bush administration, which views him as a willing partner in the campaign against terrorism, Mr. Zardari will assume the presidency with what many consider untested governing skills as a tough Taliban insurgency threatens the very fabric of Pakistan, a nuclear-armed state of 165 million people....
http://www.nytimes. com/2008/ 09/05/world/ asia/05zardari. html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

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