Bradistan Calling:Mein Kemp & “in the line of fire”
Mein Kemp & “in the line of fire”
Musharraf is the new best friend of right wing American and British elite, who dutifully obeys their agenda for a new middle east and muslim world, even if that means balkanization on basis of oil ,nature resources ,ethnic and sectarian division within current sovereign Muslim states. This agenda will shape the “new American Century”
The military dictator of Pakistan, general pervaz Musharraf is courting controversy nowadays with his memoirs “ In the line of Fire” , which is probably the first autobiography written by a dictator still in power since Mein Kemp by Adolf Hitler.
And the similarities do not just end there. Actually for hundreds of political activists and journalists killed and missing in action since musharraf started war on terror (read democracy in Pakistan), not to mention hundreds of al qaeda terrorists killed or hand over to USA for millions of dollars of cash prizes which general unashamedly admits receiving from white house, a more appropriate title would have been “In front of Firing Squads”.
The supposed strong Man of the muslim country , which is the seventh declared nuclear state in the world , showed his cowardice by claiming that America threaten to “ Bomb Pakistan back to stone age” before attack on Taliban. Apparently this compelled the saviour of the muslim ummah to become a trusted terrier of GW Bush to hunt al qaeda out of their fox holes.
Transparency International puts him in most corrupt dictators /leaders of the world, the economy which was championed as an emerging market –with help of hand outs from American coffers off course- is indicating a signs which are more common in sub Saharan Africa and its corrupt despots than the south East Asian tigers.
Musharraff is quick to make a peace deal with talibans in waziristan, but on other hand killed popular leader and political opponent Akbar bugti during the military operation in balochistan. If someone like private tv channel ARY digital criticizes his cronies and his government’s corruption, he sends his police to raid and switch their satellite transmission, hundreds of journalists have lost their lives in operation war on terror.
Inflation is sky rocketing, budget deficit out of control and food, medicine, education prices are in hyper inflation. The biggest news headlines in Pakistani newspapers are the daily suicides of urban poor who cannot survive in crippling poverty and decide to end their own lives along with poisoning their own family to a peaceful death, poverty gap is increasing but musharraf does not want world to see this ugly face of his rule and government.
Musharraf is the new best friend of right wing American and British elite, who dutifully obeys their agenda for a new middle east and muslim world, even if that means balkanization on basis of oil ,nature resources ,ethnic and sectarian division within current sovereign Muslim states. This agenda along with detailed maps was provided in American armed forces journal
The so called “enlighten moderation” of General Musharraf, who claims to be progressive-according to his own book “Casanova” as well”- and defender of human (read only Soldiers) rights in Pakistan, is strange bed fellows in shape of a mullah military alliance in two provinces of pakistan and friendly lollipop opposition of clerics who want to bring Islamic revolution while riding their limousines . Musharraf caved in to his friends the mullahs on proposed amendment to draconian hudood laws which even punish the rape victims by stoning to death as it is termed adultery in shariah law of Pakistan. last year’s visit to USA General is on record saying in a tv interview “ Pakistani women( while asked about Dr Shazia case and Mukhtar Mai gang rape cases) get themselves raped to get human rights sympathy and visa to America and Europe” Shame on your Enlightened views general.
“Buy The Book” is the new slogan by GW Bush (and Neo Cons and Zionists), who wanted to praise and reward his “poodle” Musharraf during the press briefing covered by International media. While mushrraf sounded and behaved like obedient servant giving GW Bush Pakistani military Annual performance report on war of terrorism.
The Windfall is expected to be in tens of millions of dollars according to the publishers, this was “the biggest publicity stunt” ever pulled off by a publisher for a forth coming book, it is expected to be best seller in USA & UK. The private book promotion tour was arranged as an official visit to USA and 60 or so ministers (cronies) enjoying luxuries on hard earned Taxes of poor Pakistani citizens.
while Right wing Evangelists want people to “ Buy The Book”. I would strongly advise to “Burn the Book”. Musharraf and his book is a slur on integrity and honour of a proud nation, because musharraf has shown himself to be a person who is a modern day “Judas” willing to sell his soul to devil for few pennies.
Dil Nawaz is a Freelance Journalist who writes on international relations and social justice, columnist can be contacted on