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Ms Bhutto's disinformation Ms Bhutto's disinformation
by Thanos Kalamidas
2007-10-05 09:01:58
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Worse than accepting a dictator is giving him an alibi for all of his or her actions and it gets even worse when this alibi is covered with excuses for democracy. Unfortunately this is exactly what the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has done. In a press conference in London she announced her return to Pakistan after a power sharing deal with Pervez Musharraf.

Her thirty silver coins were that the Pakistani government, or whatever else they call themselves in those regimes, dropped all the charges for corruption as… disinformation if that is possible. Ms Bhutto, for the ones who remember how this parody started with her husband, was the one who gave all the excuses to the general to organize and finally make the coup.

Since 1999 when she was forced into self-exile, she has been a strong and loud opponent of the coup and now suddenly she has forgotten everything and is going in the next few months to become his strongest defender. Hypocrisy? Power spoils? Opportunism? She was never honest? Perhaps all these things together. The truth is that with this action Ms Bhutto will put the country into deeper troubles.

Pervez Musharraf undoubtly is a vicious dictator that has used every kind of force and mainly the Pakistani army for only one reason: himself. Pervez Musharraf has no difference from Mugabe, no difference from Idi Amin, no difference from Franco and any dictator that has been in this world. The only thing history owes to these people is disgust and the only punishment for them is prison for life for crimes against humanity.

The fact that George W. Bush considers him a glorious ally against terror, a man that represents terror for the Pakistani people, says nothing for the man but it says a lot about George W. Bush and how he understands the concept of democracy that he preaches all around.

But what do all the above say about Ms Benazir Bhutto who’s going to be Gen. Musharraf’s partner in sharing power? It says that everything said about her, such as the accusations for using her position to profit financially her family and for corruption is true. It says that Benazir Bhutto is no difference from Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

Finally, the situation says something else far more dangerous, which is how strong the influence of the American factor is in Pakistan. The American administration doesn’t want to lose the puppet and in the name of democracy they force a political persona to give an alibi to a dictator. By manipulating such a sensitive area, if the hypothesis of their involvement is true, the Americans risk another blow in that part of the world and it is like pushing the people to the Taliban.

However, in the end history will judge both Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto, and they will most likely face a very bitter judgment. In the mean time, the Pakistani people will suffer and the Taliban will party.
Worse than accepting a dictator is giving him an alibi for all of his or her actions and it gets even worse when this alibi is covered with excuses for democracy. Unfortunately this is exactly what the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has done. In a press conference in London she announced her return to Pakistan after a power sharing deal with Pervez Musharraf.

Her thirty silver coins were that the Pakistani government, or whatever else they call themselves in those regimes, dropped all the charges for corruption as… disinformation if that is possible. Ms Bhutto, for the ones who remember how this parody started with her husband, was the one who gave all the excuses to the general to organize and finally make the coup.

Since 1999 when she was forced into self-exile, she has been a strong and loud opponent of the coup and now suddenly she has forgotten everything and is going in the next few months to become his strongest defender. Hypocrisy? Power spoils? Opportunism? She was never honest? Perhaps all these things together. The truth is that with this action Ms Bhutto will put the country into deeper troubles.

Pervez Musharraf undoubtly is a vicious dictator that has used every kind of force and mainly the Pakistani army for only one reason: himself. Pervez Musharraf has no difference from Mugabe, no difference from Idi Amin, no difference from Franco and any dictator that has been in this world. The only thing history owes to these people is disgust and the only punishment for them is prison for life for crimes against humanity.

The fact that George W. Bush considers him a glorious ally against terror, a man that represents terror for the Pakistani people, says nothing for the man but it says a lot about George W. Bush and how he understands the concept of democracy that he preaches all around.

But what do all the above say about Ms Benazir Bhutto who’s going to be Gen. Musharraf’s partner in sharing power? It says that everything said about her, such as the accusations for using her position to profit financially her family and for corruption is true. It says that Benazir Bhutto is no difference from Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

Finally, the situation says something else far more dangerous, which is how strong the influence of the American factor is in Pakistan. The American administration doesn’t want to lose the puppet and in the name of democracy they force a political persona to give an alibi to a dictator. By manipulating such a sensitive area, if the hypothesis of their involvement is true, the Americans risk another blow in that part of the world and it is like pushing the people to the Taliban.

However, in the end history will judge both Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto, and they will most likely face a very bitter judgment. In the mean time, the Pakistani people will suffer and the Taliban will party.

    
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