Jul 14, 2007

Musharraf's Last Stand

President Pervez Musharraf's television appearance on Thursday evening wearing civilian clothes and threating to eradicate extremism across Pakistan did little to temper the flames of discontent now spreading like a wildfire across Pakistan. That same evening Pakistan's military would be put on high alert with fortifications being set up around government buildings and several facilities across the country to cope with the expected violence on Friday afternoon.

After Friday afternoon prayers, thousands of Pakistanis took to the streets across the country calling for jihad and chanting "Musharraf is a killer" and "Glory be to the Red Mosque martyrs". Abdul Aziz Ghazi, brother of Abdul Rashid Ghazi, the Red Mosque leader killed in the eight-day mosque siege, called for an "Islamic revolution" throughout the country.

The leadership of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal also called for the students in over 13,000 madrasahs across the country to protest the governments attack on the Lal Masjid or Red Mosque in Islamabad. The leadership is disputing the government's claims of only 73 casualties and is claiming that close to 1,000 civilians were actually killed in the eight day siege of the mosque. The fact that the government has ordered 400 burial shrouds from the Edhi Foundation and has prohibited access to a cold storage facility located outside Islamabad and a suspected mass burial site has only worked to further fuel the ongoing rumors against Musharraf.

Our sources in Quetta today informed us that Pervez Musharraf's control over the military has weakened and that several of Pakistan's military troops have now starting deserting, with their numbers now growing daily and that militants have taken control of a few villages in North Waziristan, South Waziristan and Balochistan. Requests from CNN for access to the area around the Lal Masjid the areas mentioned above has been denied by the government.

Further reports are that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal leadership has been consulting with former ISI Chief Hamid Gul as well as former General Mirza Aslam Beg, both men who still wield considerable influence with Pakistan's military. Hamid Gul has been outspoken the last few days opening denouncing Pervez Musharraf's leadership and has warned Musharraf against using the same heavy-handed tactics in the pro-taliban militants in Waziristan.

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  1. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Pakistanis are a nation of loosers. Loosers who select loosers to lead them . A nation of loosers who for most of the past have been rule by looser army. Army of loosers whose biggest conviction is the fear of india. Out of this fear of india they cross all boundaries of ethics to prove yet again that they are nothing but loosers. First will be the bigger proof of falacies of this nation of loosers that whose looser army becuase of its looser policies and a looser general lost bangladesh and then for sake of dollars isamatized the nation under leadership of yet another looser general zia but that was easy for all, easy to suck on dollars then but now to deislamitize is not under the abilities of looser leader musharraf and getting dollars aint eASy this time.
    but best of all its the nation of looser whose people dont care wether its army ruling them or imported prime ministers or land lords.
    If it was not a nation of looser there would be democracy, no ignorance there for the power of people can get anything but loosers dont have any power. They are, were and will be looser for another fifty years and perhaps after that nation of looser will go back where it belinged the magnificient india.

  2. Hi Ex - this is just great! And they have nukes!

  3. Yep and the nukes are not as secure as you would like to think.


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