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Another U.S. close ally imposes emergency Another U.S. close ally imposes emergency
by Abdulhadi Hairan
2007-11-19 09:21:36
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The world yet had to see another emergency which was imposed by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, a close U.S. ally, only three days after another close ally Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

Demonstrations, Private TV channels and all political activities have been banned in both countries and both Prime Ministers have said 'it was necessary to impose the state of emergency.'

The opposition parties and public of both countries is against the imposition of emergency and the police of both countries have beaten those who have voiced against it.

As usual, the U.S. President George W. Bush is only 'concerned' over the state of emergency in Georgia as he was on Pakistan too. Both the Presidents are close U.S. allies and it seems that they don’t have any other friend in the world than President Bush.

Gen. Musharraf of Pakistan said in his televised speech a few hours after he imposed the state of emergency, 'The extremists have gained more strength and the country is having suicide.'

Mr. Saakashvili of Georgia said before the declaration of his state of emergency, 'our country was faced a very serious threat of unrest.'

So now the question is that why U.S. allies are continually declaring emergencies in their countries despite their excessive claims of working for democracy and human rights?

Why U.S. is failed to keep its allies right on the path of democracy and what their people want?

It is a clear proof that U.S.A. is not interested in democracy and human rights, it wants to keep its allies in control whether they are dictators or human rights violators.

President Bush and his men (and women) say that it is important to keep the dictators like Gen. Musharraf in control to fight against the terrorism and militancy. But the ground fact is that terrorism and militancy has gained ten times more strength and power under Gen. Musharraf's government and the main reason is that some intelligence agencies and political parties as well as the network of madrassas openly support militants all over the country.

To fight terrorism and militancy in Pakistan, the country needs a true democratic government and political activism in tribal areas. If U.S. and Europe allowed Gen. Musharraf to be in control, then they must wait for a big defeat in the fight against terror.

Now it is responsibility of the world including U.N., E.U., C.W., U.S.A, U.K. and other powers to keep their allies away from steps like these, otherwise more emergencies, martial laws and unrest could be followed which will be unacceptable for the young generation. These steps will face strict opposition and the world will see more unrest and uncertainty.

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Emanuel Paparella2007-11-18 11:27:23
Indeed! Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. In the fifties and sixties, rationalizing it as anti-communism, the US supported several Latin-American and other dictators around the world with the slogan that "they may be son of a bitches but they are our son of bitches." The same rationalization, is now being proffered in the name of anti-terrorism and so Musharraff has become Busharraff. When democracies go to bed with dicators rationalizing what ought never be rationalized, they run the risk of eventually becoming like them. Perhaps the problem is lack of imagination; the inability to envision that eventually the chickens come to roost.

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