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Wrong Horse

01 November, 2007

By Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)


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US Foreign Policy experts are once again backing a wrong horse in Pakistan. This time openly instead of doing it covertly.  Musharraf is being pressured for power sharing with BB and to accommodate her all demands. Ostensibly, it is being done with a view to creating an alternate basket to put their eggs into instead of placing them all only in Musharraf’s basket. However, what the Anglo Americans are not realising that by doing so they are buying the ill will of the Pakistanis.  Benazir and her husband have been allegedly the worst ever looters and plunderers of the national wealth in Pakistan. BB is, therefore, regarded a  corrupt ruler having stashed about US$ 1.5 billion in the  foreign banks. And, as far as her being a democrat in concerned, suffice it to say, she doesn’t enjoy that image either.  In fact she is reputed to be an autocrat of the order who would not tolerate even her own mother who was made the Chairperson of the party after the death of her husband – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) - the founder of the PPP. Benazir first manoeuvred to share the Chair with the mother but soon engineered her ouster ignominiously getting herself installed as the Life Chairperson of the party. What a democrat – the ‘life long Chairperson’ of the party.  A party that has NEVER held its party elections ever since its inception – 40 years ago!  The poor mother is invalid and hospitalised for the last many years in London and hardly any one in the public knows of her present plight. Though BB has been to London umpteen times but one has never heard of her visiting the bed ridden mother there. Probably her only fault was that she wished to pass the ZAB mantle in the Eastern tradition to the male heir, the eldest son Murtaza Ali Bhutto and the BB has not forgotten it. 

Murtaza Bhutto was murdered under mysterious circumstances in police firing near his house in Karachi when Benazir herself was the Prime Minister of the country. Murtaza’s widow Ghinwa and daughter Fatima allegedly point their fingers towards BB and her husband for the dastardly crime and an FIR to this effect is pending with the Karachi police against the husband Mr. Asif Ali Zardari. The Life Chairperson rules the party with an iron hand and no one, including the founding fathers of the party, dare do anything without her explicit prior permission. Quite a few disillusioned stalwarts have left the party and only recently the two most important and very senior members of the party, the ex-Governor Punjab Mustafa Khar whom ZAB used to call his son and heir apparent in preference to his real sons, and General (Retd) Naseer ullah Khan Babur who was a staunch supporter of the BB and was her Interior Minister, have left the party only a few days ago. They parted the ways with the BB for her having negotiated a deal with a military dictator which, according to them, has tarnished the image of the party, compromised its principles, betrayed the party workers and their long arduous struggle for the restoration of democracy. They allege that only Benazir and her husband have gained from the deal, absolving them of all corruption charges and withdrawal of the court cases against them in Pakistan, Switzerland etc. She doesn’t seem to be much disturbed by such desertions in the party as nothing matters to her except her own self interest.  She is shrewd, an eloquent speaker and knows the art of winning the hearts of the naïve and gullible masses even with her hollow promises. Not only that, she can have her way in the international political arena as well. Though her influencing the Yankees is understandable yet, her winning over the British - respected the world over for their mature and far reaching policies - is rather amusing.  Such is her spell that both are openly pressuring Musharraf for sharing power with her.  What baffles most here is as to what is the compulsion for General Musharraf to yield to such pressures and shake hands with the most corrupt politician whose is known to have plundered the national exchequer of  at least 1.5 billion dollars?! A very common perception prevailing in Pakistan is that the UK and USA governments think that she would be able to help eradicate the extremism and restore full democracy in Pakistan.  What they don’t realize it that by thrusting upon the nation an allegedly corrupt of the order of Benazir, they are antagonising the people further to the extent that they are losing the support of even the moderates also along with the religious parties, who have already no love lost for them.

On the top of it all, the BB has made the blunder of issuing statements like that she will handover AQ Khan to the IAEA for questioning and also that she will permit the NATO and US forces to bomb the tribal areas, if required, etc. etc. This has left little doubt in the mind of the general public as to whose agenda she is carrying and shall follow and implement if elected to power and installed as the PM for the third time. This general perception is not only damaging the Americans and the British in Pakistan but also increasing the popular support in favour of the Islamists who are generally considered to be aligned with the Jihadis and extremists. 

Such a situation is not only detrimental for the Anglo-Americans but highly fraught with dangers for Pakistan itself.  If the extremists come to power, it will drive Pakistan further backwards and its hopes of achieving enlightened moderation and modern progress and development will be severely affected.  It is time that our western benefactors, if they wish well for Pakistan, had pulled their hands off from supporting Benazir as their such support for her is having a negative effect in Pakistan.

Reader Comments:

riaz

i like what riaz has writen it is true thanks raiz god bless you from rana khan.

ranak khan, Pakistan - 01 November, 2007

I echo Col.Jafri's views.

Col Jafry is an investigative anaylist and I am one his myriad fans to echo his analysis. BB is a newcon and is so narrow minded that she isn't even on talking terms with Mutaza's widow.

Sher Mohammad, Pakistan - 01 November, 2007

Why Gunship helicopters are attacking mosques only?

It is agreed with Col. Sb that Benazir is corrupt and what ever written in the column is almost correct according to reports. But one thing is very clear that Benazir and Mush both are wrong animals for Pakistani farmhouse. With regard to Washington’s policies their pick and choose is always based on self-interest, it has supremacy to use ponies or mules for their benefit. It is a myth that local Kochwan of Tongas use vine for their horses, in this case both Mush and Benazir are over drunk that those have lost national interest. It is good for nation if Washington has chosen wrong horse this time again.
With the eyes of Pakistani nation Mush is most awful person and peoples hate him, but Benazir is lesser evil. This is the reason helpless and needy peoples rushed to welcome her. It is very heart breaking that in spite of being daughter of soil, she did not care sentiments of poor peoples and start pleading same agenda which Mush already has. There could be difference of opinion among Pakistani citizens on liking or disliking on any ideology or faith but it does not mean that if some body did not like Col. Jaffri due to his so called enlightened agenda, so he may start to plead for his elimination on gun point. Every body knows that all vulgar elements are part of the society, nobody ever claimed to kill them with gunship helicopters. Some isolated incidences happened in each society when our population is crossing 160 million and illiteracy rate is very high, and our high educated peoples are more hoodwink then less educated peoples.
Mush is equally criminal in granting NRO to a corrupt politician, Benazir is beneficiary and her happiness to fool generals reflects from her statements, and she is continuously paying gratitude to her lords who made possible to put people’s money in her pocket.
Question is why gunship helicopters are attacking on mosques?
Whether it is Swat operation or Bajur, Lal Masjid or Damadola, it is very clear that Army aviation is using its helicopters to destroy mosques exclusively. That is why we termed this war as sectarian and ethnic war, genocide of Pakhtoons and Sunni peoples only.
Pakistan Army is working on sectarian lines to convert Pakistan into Iraq; this is what agenda has been given to Benazir.
Leaving other sectarian and ethnic extremists, we will let you know main culprits behind this so called war on terror.
1. Mush: His genealogical tree starts from Dalvi Kahari, mistress (Mamtoa) of Nawab Ghazi ud Din Haider of Oudh (Lucknow). Dalvi Kahari was famous for construction of Imambara at Lucknow area. Bilal Musharraf his son, when went to India a few month back, he along with other cousins of Mush and Sehba living at Lucknow, especially visited to that Imambara to pay homage to his ancestors. Second evidence is Pir of Eid Gah Shariff Rawalpindi, remember the night of so called presidential election last month, a group of Ulema and Mashaikh who visited him at President House, widely shown on PTV and private channels, Pir Eidgah was leading them at that occasion, who is aware of their ancestral history, and another general who is cousin of Sehba, still working, is also witness of such relationship. Other factor is MQM mentality, hate against Pakhtoons and Baluch.
That is why porn and vulgarity is flowing in his veins, in line of fire he proudly wrote that his mother was awarded dancer. Due to lack of any good family back ground he is narrow minded and to cover his racial weaknesses try to pose brave commando. His sectarian and ethnic hate could be judged by his everyday statements.
2. Tariq Majeed Butcher: He is Ahmedi and his strict belief is the main cause of hatred, which lead him to massacre of Jamia Hafsa and burning of hundred of copies of Quran, it was part of his great bravery for which he was awarded medal and later promoted as Joint Chief of Staff.
3. Ashfaq Pervez Kiani: He is bad blood, being descendent of those British Indian Army soldiers from Jhelum who are famous in history for firing on Khana Kaaba, some peoples of the area know him very well, famous for abduction of civilians and involved in murders during his appointment as ISI, it is in his blood to serve imperialists, such peoples have no faith. If such peoples would have chance to destroy Vatican those will be among top of the row. Destroying mosques has no value in the eyes of such infidels.
4. Tanvir Ahmad: Another Ahmedi, being chief of Pakistan Air Force, he is using F-16 and accommodating predators to attack against civilians.
5.
See Part 2

Earthman, Pakistan - 02 November, 2007

Why Gunship helicopters are attacking mosques only? -2

There are some other sectarian and ethnic warriors on the top posts of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Air Force. Since removal of such extremists from top posts, Baluchistan, FATA, PATA area could not embrace peace. Other extremists are only “Tufailee Badmaash”, who is creating panic as Mush is backing them. All above peoples did not believe on faith, as such their extremist sectarian or ethnic thoughts do not represent their religion or ideology, but using such satanic factor is solely reflection of their personal hate against religion and by targeting particular religious or ethnic groups is based on thirst of human blood, greediness of money, criminal mentality and arbitrarily presence in Pakistan Army on powerful posts is bad luck of nation.
Such certified criminals are misguiding peoples, fabricating stories, dividing nation, and making fool to western world.
Watch pictures of latest bombing on mosques in Swat:
http://www.dictatorshipwatch.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2192&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
If Col: Jafri is saying that Mush is sufficient and Benazir is wrong horse for the race, we did not agree as both are wrong for the peace and prosperity of Pakistan. Using F-16 and Gunship Helicopters on citizens will create more opposite extremists. Col. is witness that he was front runner in armed action against Jamia Hafsa, at one or two occasions when I tried to tell that involvement of Pakistan Army in such petit affairs is not wise decision, I was blamed on Pak Tribune pages that I am working on agenda of some other. As a result of massacre not only hundred of poor students were massacred but its price our Army Jawans are paying till date.
Western media which was posing Benazir as brave women with vulgar agenda, one attack on her rally has removed all air from her balloon. Neither Mush nor Benazir has wisdom as their rein is in foreign hands and particularly president house has become a place where all conspiracies against peoples of Pakistan took birth. Mush did not have any person of wisdom around him but Benazir has a few peoples around her which could be trusted like Aitzaz Ahsan and Farhat Ullah Babar among junk.
Unity of nation should not be destroyed by dividing them.
Do not try to bully on faith of others.
Discipline does not mean lands, plots and re-employments on civilian posts.
Meaning of Pakistani is our own government, not government of imposed horses.
internationalprofessor


Earthman, Pakistan - 02 November, 2007

Mushraff and not BB works for USA

It is disgusting that retired military officers pour out venom when they have grabbed land worth tens of billions all over Pakistan. It is Musharaff who follows American agenda and has harmed the country. BB is being brought just to give him a boost when he has become very unpopular

Masoud Khan, Pakistan - 02 November, 2007

Power Sharing

Col Jafry I salute you for your honest and candid comments.Politics is such a dirty game that it does not matter which country or leader it is they are all looking for their own benefit.
President elect of Pakistan Mr. Musharaf knows so does the public of Pakistan about BB and her corruption. So what if US or UK are pressuring for a deal, ultimatley it is upon the public of Pakistan to use their franchise to vote . Vote the peoples party out, make sure that neither of their candidates are able to go into upparor lower hose or state chambers. United states has provided billions of dollors in financial aid to Musharaf government to get rid of terrorists but it has failed.
Now the shoes is on the other foot, therse home grown terrorists are going against their own men and women and it hurts.It does not matter who comes into the power the agenda should be bringing Pakistan to prosperity and communal harmony. Our leaders need to stop filling their own bank accounts, stop nepotisam and stop discrimination against women being educated and able to do the job if they are qualified. Once again COL SAHIB keep up the good work and educate Pakistani Public to get out and vote and if they sell their vote for mere hundreds of rupees then they have no right to complain.

Vinod, United Kingdom - 02 November, 2007

BB's Fate

We will all know BB’s fate very soon. What has happened to Abdul Haq of Afghanistan? America sends him to Afghanistan to negotiate Taliban by knowing that he will be executed. Without having his blood stains on their hands, they have eliminated him to pave a way for Karzaai. When Mr. Abdul Haq and Mr. Ahmed Shah Massoud (Afghan Lions)were in main roles, Karzaai wasn’t any where in the picture. In the background America is preparing a Ruler for Pakistan. When BB arrived, suicide bomber reached up to her. How? Come on guys don’t be in trap. Learn from history and watch what is happening here and there. It’s just matter of time to unfold the truth.

Jones, Canada - 02 November, 2007

Horse races are fixed, so can be polling.

MANY A TIMES, IN REAL HORSE RACING, THE VERY WRONG HORSE WITH VERY HIGH LOSING ODDS IS MADE TO WIN BY FIXING THE RACES.

THE HORSE RACE FIXING IS A COMMON MANIPULATION IN THE WEST AND HOLE WORLD.THE GOOD HORSES ARE INTENTIONALLY MADE TO LOOSE BY PULLING BACK, SLOWING, JOCKEYS DRAMAS ON RACING AND ISOLATING THE REAL PERFORMANCE OF GOOD HORSES.

DON'T TELL ME THAT. I HAVE LOST MILLION DOLLARS CASH PLUS TWO HOUSES TO THOSE KINDS OF FRAUDS ON THE RACE TRACK.A WRONG HORSE WITH HIGH ODDS IS MADE TO WIN SO THAT THE FEW OR EVEN ALMOST NO BETTERS CAN MAKE LOTS OF MONEY BY POCKETING THE MONEY BET ON THE GOOD ONES.

PAKISTAN POLITICS WITH AMERICA'S BLESSINGS IS NOTHING BUT HORSE TRADING, HORSE RACING MANIPULATIONS AND KANGAROO COURT.

THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF PROP UP ON THE MARE CALLED BB EVEN THOUGH SHE HAS AGENDAS THAT ARE CLEAR RECIPE TO BREAK PAKISTAN APART TO APPEASE HER MASTERS.

HER MASTER'S CHOICE MAY AS WELL BE THE WINNER AS THE PAKE POLLS CAN BE FIXED BY THOSE WHO WANT HER IN, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE NATION WANTS.

NOW ADAYS FIXINGOF COMPUTER SIMULATIONS CAN DO THE JOB IN POLLS.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 03 November, 2007

Why is President putting up with BB? Some ideas

President has been cornered by the Brit and US secret sevrices. First the episode of CJP in March and then Lal Masjid were thrown his way.

Now this wave of terrorism is also supported by the powers in Afghanistan as the weapons are flowing into our motherland.

President can't say this openly because our fragile economy still need their assistance, however, his frustration with these issues and the whole BB affair was shown by Tariq Azeem last week. Mr. Azeem spoke what President himself thought.

In this emergency he will sort out the agents of our so called friends.

Insha-Allah BB and other enemies will loose and Pakistan will win.

Imran Siddiqui, Canada - 05 November, 2007

Emergency

I believe Gen Musharraf is part of the problem and not part of the solution. ISI and Pak Army created Taliban who ruled Afghanistan barbarically. ISI aided Religious parties called MMA make government in two provinces of Pakistan, NWFP and Baluchistan because they wanted to eliminate progressive parties like ANP and PPP. They allowed religious extremism in Swat and FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Areas)through illegal FM radios so that they can tell the rest of the world that Musharaf’s ISI and Army is fighting extremism and needs help. Pakistan Army is ruling Pakistan and they will stage any and every DRAMA to rule it by hook or by crook. Its time for Western Democries to realize this fact and help Pakistani gets rid of this menace. Why FATA & PATA does exist anyway? The answer is its Pakistan Army passport to rule.

Jamshed khan, Pakistan - 05 November, 2007

Fate of BB PM Bush (USA Allied)Power Sharing Dream

Benazir has a message. She has been depicted or projected As Tutankhamen .
In recent Convoy resembling underworld Guards (security and surveillance
helicopter) many killed Injured. Imagine Nuke at the hands of BB and party.Tut
had died with head injury and knee injury.Tut is supposed to have been
reincarnated and gone through underworld.Tut was supposed to
Change the world system when world would have been plunged once again
Into blood massacre and wars. While Tut was supposed to take revenge for past
mistreatments .Said Bush or His Minister : “ President of Pakistan Perez
Musharraf if makes mistake Pakistan Nukes will fall into hands of Pakistan Alqaedas”.Either way USA EU allied are losing without knowing what to do.


be Zee, Canada - 05 November, 2007

Stop this bombing..

We are very upset about what is happening and we will want this to stop..All of the people in pakistan are dying and running away from there homes because the bombing is so terryfying.

Ayesha Khan, United Arab Emirates - 06 November, 2007

Fauji Mules

Retired col.Jafri has indeed produced a scholary article with authentic references based on allege/alleged/allegedly to prove same old crap thrown out by the agencies to denigrate popular politicians .This is a well thougt out strategy adopted by the inner circles of the defense apparatus since the time ofZia ulhaq.Their motives are sinister.No charge has ever been proved in court of law inspite of relentless follow by Fauji mules & cohorts either on BB or on her husband who has been incarcerated for eightlong years without any conviction!!
People of Pakistan can see through such conspiracies.Corrution,my dear col., has never been an issue in this country or for the westsince they have all along been betting on the most corrupt herd of fauji mules dressed up as thoroughbred.Its time West should open directlines with the people of pakistan though their popular leadership
kilo

kilo, Pakistan - 06 November, 2007

RIGHT HORSE/WRONG HORSE?

IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE RIGHT HORSE. THE POWERS THAT BE BACK WHAT THEY THINK IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE HORSE FOR THE MOMENT. BECAUSE IN POLITICS THERE ARE NO SUCH THINGS AS PERMANENT FRIENDS AND ENEMIES. THERE ARE ONLY PERMANENT INTERESTS.

PAKISTAN HAS THE HABIT OF PLAYING INTO THE GAME AND NEVER LEARN FROM ITS MISTAKES. THE BIG POWERS HAVE BACKED PAKISTAN ONLY FOR SELF INTEREST AS ALL BACKING IS.

IF IT PROVES RIGHT FOR THEIR PERMANENT INTERESTS BIG POWERS WILL BACK A LAME HORSE, DONKEY OR EVEN AN ASS.

A. V. RAO, United Kingdom - 07 November, 2007

Save our nukes

ENJOY MY POEM FROM CANADA AND GET READY TO SAFEGUARD YOURSELF ABOUT HER CONSPIRATIONAL PLANS.

THE POEM GOES AS SUCH:

BB is dangerous most of all
She'll make the country fall
Of A.Q.Khan, she did say
She will hand our hero away
Don't forget BB's rebukes
About the father of our nukes
Unforgivable, that she's most
Foreigners are her very boast
She is her master's choice
And she is her master's voice
The foreign armies will be in
To kill tribals, what a sin
She'll cause so much trouble
Cause her face is very double
Every Pak now understands
BB plays in foreign hands
The nukes secrets will be out
Then,it will be late to shout
Watch her conspiracy groove
Our nukes, she will remove
Nukes gone,the foes will send
Armies from, we can't defend
Don't believe her, never ever
Merciless BB is so clever
Do not follow BB's path
Cause it has a hidden wrath




Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 08 November, 2007

"Benazir" or Unparalleled recipe of disaster

Who is Benazir Bhutto? What is her genealogy? Is she a real successor of her father? Can she ever agree to call inquests into untimely deaths under mysterious circumstances of her two brothers? Can she ever mend fences with her family elders and family of Murtaza Bhutto? By extension of the same, can she even think about asking the "foreign experts", to re-investigate and un-earth the secrecy behind the death by hanging of her father? Has she returned from exile for any love for the hungry shelter-less poor? Is it for democratizing her party by refusing their undemocratic demand to make her a life chairperson? Is she not starting a Mother all Crisis? Has she not planted another time bomb, to push her people back into the stone age.

What is the American agenda? Is the war against terror real? Is 9/11 not the second phase of another 9/11 of 1990, when Senior Bush got approved from Congress, declared "new world order." and started War against Saddam? Is it not a fact that, the son has has started to finish what his father began?

Can any genuine Judiciary ever agree to hold public rallies to force justice? Is it possible for a criminal to appoint his own Judge and be fair? Is mobcracy route to real democracy?

M.Saeed, Pakistan - 09 November, 2007

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