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By Musarrat Ali Khan, November 8, 2007 at 2:33 am Link to this comment
DISMEMBERMENT OF PAKISTAN
In declaring Emergency it seems what GENERAL Parvez Musharraf has done is pulled off a coup against PRESIDENT Parvez Musharraf.
What he has actually done is:
Initiating a Military / Political Partnership based on the Turkish form of Government.
His first public address on T.V was in Civilian Clothes which is his Political face.
He shall now be succeeded by General Kiyani representing the Army, and not Shaukat Aziz representing the Political setup.
The Presidents of Pakistan shall now be from the Armed Forces and the Prime Minister from Civil Society.
His extension is to incorporate the Military / Political Partnership concept in the Constitution of Pakistan.
He would now stay only as long as it takes to formalize and institutionalize the above concept.
I am also sure that he has valid reasons for not making the above public.
The internal situation in Pakistan is as follows:
Taliban have taken over police stations in Matta, Khawazkhela and Charbagh and have replaced the Pakistans flag with their own.
Taliban leader Maulvi Fazlullah is moving around half of the Swat area like a ruler with full protocol and has appointed his own Governors and has setup Islamic courts.
The Saidu Sharif airport is closed.
Swat region is practically out of Government control.
Quetta this is from where much of the Taliban insurgency is now being directed. Afghan intelligence believes Mullah Omar, the Talibans supreme leader, is here.
South Waziristan Intelligence analysts call South Waziristan the new headquarters for Al-Qaedas global operations. The Taliban have killed more than a hundred tribal elders (ideological cleansing) in this area.
Shikai Valley Home of Nek Mohammad, has seen some of the fiercest fighting between Militants and Pakistani soldiers.
North Waziristan This is the base of Jalaluddin Haqqani, an architect of Taliban attacks in Southern Afghanistan.
This area is believed to be a new base for Al-Qaeda and the most likely location for Bin Laden and his deputy Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Damadola village was the site of a January 2006 U.S. missile strike targeting Zawahiri but he escaped.
In the summer of 2006 the Taliban took over this city, and held it for three days. Pakistani officials say hundreds of Al-Qaeda militants are also harbored here.
Peshawar was the birthplace of Al-Qaeda in the 1980s and today it is a new base of operations for the Taliban.
If Pakistan loses the above areas what implications it would have on the National boundaries of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Would it mean the creation of a new Al-Qaeda / Taliban controlled State which Al-Qaeda has been aspiring for a long time, the objective being to make it the launching pad of their International operations.
In the event Pakistan is split into two parts, what would happen to Punjab and Sind. Would they not become the target of separatists.
I believe the question before President Bush is as to whether he wants to handover the management of Pakistan to Benazir who would clash with Armed Forces of Pakistan.
Who would then, on behalf of President Bush fight the battle to eradicate Al-Qaeda and Taliban from this region.
Is truncated Pakistan serves the interests of United States.
The creation of a separate Al-Qaeda / Taliban State would create an opportunity to make India the next Target.
India has a very large Muslim population which would be a easy target for radicalization.
India being engaged in internal disorder would adversely affect the Balance of Power between China and India.
This Radical Islamic State would be sitting at a stones throw from oil rich Gulf States and practically on top of the oil shipping lanes. Osama Bin Laden hates Saudi Royal Family.
What a sad situation that could turn out to be.
By Paracelsus, November 7, 2007 at 3:47 am Link to this comment
At first he looked like somebody from Bush’s Dept. of Justice.
By QuyTran, November 6, 2007 at 8:07 am Link to this comment
A golden present from Bush for one of his gangs !