Is Pakistan another Iraq in progress? With a nuke as a bonus?

December 31, 2007 8:55am CST
Strange country Pakistan… From what I have read this weekend… it seems to be a breeding ground for corruption and terrorism. Let’s recap… They call it “The Bhutto Dynasty” because they were amongst the richest land owners in Pakistan. Her father Zulfikar Bhutto was Prime Minister from 1973 to 1977. He was rigging elections and torturing political opponents. Her two brothers… Murtaza and Shahnawaz turned to terrorism and with the support and guidance of Yasser Arafat; they formed the Pakistan Liberation Army, later renamed “al-Zulfikar” (the Sword). They were responsible for the notorious hijacking of a Pakistan International Flight in 1981. Benazir Bhutto is no better. Twice she was Prime Minister and twice convicted of corruption. But that is the person the US did choose to re-install in Pakistan as the puppet of the US government. Only God knows how much money they offered her to put her life on the line. Will the US government ever learn? There was the Shah of Iran… Then Saddam Hussein… In 2001… after the 9/11 attack… Bush made a deal with Pervez Musharraf… the military dictator ruling Pakistan after overthrowing the elected government of Nawaz Sharif. Not only Bush did forgive him for that… but also forgave him for helping the Taliban. Bush called him “a cherished friend and ally” and he was invited at the White House more often than any other traditional allies. Bush gave him 10 billion in assistance to help him fight terrorism. He got next to nothing in return for his money. In frustration… he went to look for Bhutto with more money offering. Bhutto accepted on the condition that Musharraf hold a fair and free parliamentary election in November. Musharraf was put under US pressure and forced to accept. But he knew that he could not win the election. So he declared a state of emergency, arresting judges, lawyers and hundred of political opponents, and censoring the media. He replaced the judiciary with his own people, took Bhutto out of the picture… and now he can have an election without opposition. Now Bush has no one else to help him. Musharraf seem like another Saddam Hussein. And he won’t need to start building some weapons of mass destruction. He has an arsenal of 100 nuclear warheads. Iran is not the priority anymore on Bush’s agenda. Securing those 100 nuclear warheads in Pakistan is his priority. This is a prime example of why you cannot allow just any country to have nuclear warheads. Once they fall in the wrong hands… the whole world is at risk.
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@mcjustin (82)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Okay Aussies, thanks for the history lesson and the Bush bashing, but that doesn't get us any closer to to securing the NUKS! Since you seem to everything the U.S. has done wrong, tell me what we should have done. I don't recall any other country, including Australia, stepping up to the plate to do the dirty work. Yeah, we don't always get it right, but at least we don't stand in the shadows when a crissis is looming, and then complain about the outcome. So tell me, what would you have done to make the world a safer place?
• Australia
2 Jan 08
For starter... when you look at the history facts of the Pakistan government... I don't understand how the heck they were ever given the permission to have nuclear warheads. If you are going to give them to Pakistan... why not to Iraq and Iran? What we should have done... was to stay out of Islamic countries all together. From what I understand... they have two factions which hate each other. Rather than helping one against the other... because that particular one is willing to play balls with the West... let them sort out their own problems. If they exterminate each other... so be it. We know that we are in there for the oil... But us Westerners are suckers for all the materialistics things which requires oil. That makes us suckers for punishment. We have our own oil... in the US... in the North Sea... in Australia... If we were smart... we would stop buying any oil coming from the Middle East. After two years... they would be begging us on hands and knees to buy their oil for one dollar a barrel. My solutions might be too simple for big head politicians. But simplicity is the only thing which really works in the world.