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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 07:19 PM
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Americans dismally uninformed about deceit duplicity ulterior motives behind America's manipulation
The following article suggests a large number of Pakistanis see Musharraf as a US stooge -- it's likely they'll implicate him with Bhutto's assassination, tho I don't expect this POV will gain much traction in the compromised US mainstream media. Most Americans are dismally uninformed about the deceit, duplicity and ulterior motives behind America's 20-yr.+ manipulation and intrigue of Pakistan as a Taliban/Al Qaeda/terrorism/arms-drugs controller/middleman.





http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board/viewtopic.php?t=1...
It's about time Pakistan's society woke up to the reality that US interference has been a disaster -- as has been the case in dozens of instances where American alliance has not only failed to meet public expectations but actively confounded the political, economic, judicial, human/civil rights and security prospects of their 'partners'.

The following article suggests a large number of Pakistanis see Musharraf as a US stooge -- it's likely they'll implicate him with Bhutto's assassination, tho I don't expect this POV will gain much traction in the compromised US mainstream media. Most Americans are dismally uninformed about the deceit, duplicity and ulterior motives behind America's 20-yr.+ manipulation and intrigue of Pakistan as a Taliban/Al Qaeda/terrorism/arms-drugs controller/middleman.




http://fairuse.100webcustomers.com/mayfaire/latimes67.h...

Henry Chu
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Pakistanis' anger at Musharraf extends to U.S.
Washington is perceived as propping up an autocratic leader and ignoring the people's desire for democracy. Many want it to stop its 'interference.'

November 10, 2007
LAHORE, Pakistan It takes almost no effort to find people who are angry with Pervez Musharraf on the streets of this bustling city. The Pakistani leader's name comes up quickly in casual conversation, yoked with unprintable adjectives and harsh denunciations of the emergency rule he has imposed.

But dig just a little deeper and another target of resentment surfaces: Musharraf's richest, staunchest and most powerful patron, the United States.

"We blame the U.S. directly for keeping us under the rule of the military," said Arfan Ghani, a 54-year-old professor of architecture. Musharraf, who heads Pakistan's army, is just "another dictator," Ghani told an American reporter, "serving the interests of your country."

Musharraf's already abysmal popularity has reached a new low after he declared a state of emergency Nov. 3. But sinking alongside it is the public image of the United States, which many Pakistanis see as the primary force propping up an autocratic ruler.

In spite of Washington's repeated assurances that it wants to help restore democracy to Pakistan, there is a strong feeling here of disillusionment with what are seen as hollow promises, and even a bitter sense of betrayal.

After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when the U.S. latched onto Musharraf as a key ally in its war on terrorism, many Pakistanis welcomed American interest and largesse, hoping the relationship would boost their aspirations to become a modern, prosperous, democratic society.

Six years later, the nation remains under the thumb of a military leader who seized power in a coup and refuses to announce when he will return Pakistan to civilian rule. Opposition parties remain in disarray and now are being harassed.

Yet the Bush administration has largely stood by Musharraf. While it chides him for decreeing emergency rule, it has refrained from imposing any real penalty, such as cutting the billions of dollars in aid that have flowed in, much of it straight into the military's coffers.

U.S. officials have said plainly in the past that though they would like to see Pakistan become a democracy and would help in that effort, their first priority is to get Musharraf to crack down on Islamic militants.
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Didereaux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 07:20 PM
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1. They are ignorant by choice...the info has always been there,
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 07:23 PM
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2. You are so correct.
That's the real story about where we are.
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