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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 12:06 AM
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Pakistan 30 years ago; some familiar stuff here
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http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7...

In the Aftermath of the 1977 Military Coup

Following the 1977 military coup, the structures of democratic government were dismantled. The Constitution was abolished and martial law was established under the rule of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq who became President in 1978.

The postcolonial political process had been reversed. At the outset of the Zia-ul-Haq regime, the populist PPP nationalization and agrarian reforms of the Bhutto era were reversed and undone.


In turn, the new military rulers sought, with Washington's support, to undermine the secular structures of the Pakistani State. Islamism became embedded in the functioning of the State under military rule. The tenets of "Islamic fundamentalism" sponsored by US intelligence were adopted by the military dictatorship of General Zia, with a view to undermining the structures of civilian government and the Rule of Law.

In 1980, the Parliament was replaced by a bogus consultative assembly, the Majlis-e-Shoora composed of scholars and professionals, all of whom were appointed by President Zia. A reign of terror marked by arbitrary arrests and imprisonment was installed in the name of Islam.

State violence under military rule supported the concurrent implementation of "free market" reforms under the helm of the IMF and the World Bank. IMF sponsored macro-economic reforms contributed to destroying the fabric of Pakistan's economy. The external debt spiraled. Poverty became rampant. The commercial banking system was largely taken over by Western financial institutions....



Just some food for thought. Especially thinking of our Christofacist military, the Dominionists, etc. If you break down the secular rule of law, then you break down a functioning government, leaving it open to exploitation by outside forces.
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 12:25 AM
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1. from the same article:
"The "Global War on Terrorism" is a complex and intricate intelligence construct. The covert support provided to "Islamic extremist groups" is part of an imperial agenda. It purports to weaken and eventually destroy secular and civilian governmental institutions, while also contributing to vilifying Islam. It is an instrument of colonization which seeks to undermine sovereign nation-states and transform countries into territories. "

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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 01:49 AM
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2. The same thing was done to Afghanistan in the sense of undermining a
non-fundie state and replacing it with the Taliban. Brzezinski's "Chessboard" game. The second stage was not implemented there because the cost-benefit numbers were not promising. Until recently when oil pipelines, the PNAC strategy for world domination and such, were put into the equations.

We reap what they sow, and they, the overlords, imagine they can buy themselves out of any downside costs.
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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 10:53 AM
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3. I think the same thing is happening here.
The Christofacism movement is there to undermine secular authority. That makes a power vacuum that the military can easily fit into.
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