Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Knowing what is happening in Pakistan, having to sound like Musharraf's friend shows you how desperate the situation in the war against terrorism is!
Lou Dobbs: Pakistan's President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has carried out another coup to preserve the status quo, and the result has been violence and civil unrest. But chaos is hardly limited to Pakistan.
Some 100,000 Turkish troops are massed on Iraq's northern border eager to attack Kurdish rebels. Iran continues to defy the West in its pursuit of nuclear weapons, while supporting Shiite insurgents in Iraq. More of our troops have been killed this year in Iraq than in any year since the war began, and the war has now lasted longer than World War II. It is no coincidence that as instability and violence spreads through the Islamic world, and particularly in the Middle East, the price of crude oil is nearing $100 a barrel. The United States also faces critical geopolitical and economic challenges from Russia and China, while the U.S. dollar plummets in world currency markets and our credit markets are racked by a trillion-dollar subprime-mortgage crisis and nearly 2 million home foreclosures.
Lou Dobbs is right but his view of the 2008 election is off. I do not share his optimism that people will wake up or as you know, that the elections if they occur will be untainted. I think if they are held they will once again be stolen. Anyway he mistakenly believes the surprise this November will be the election of a man or woman of great character, vision and accomplishment, a candidate who has not yet entered the race. No way in hell unless it is Gore! Anyway if you want to read all his thoughts Here they are
I hate to tell him but it is a lot worse than all that. Yes this has been going on longer than WW2 but it will be more comparable to the Hundred Years War, the US society will come close to failure, and the challenge from Russia and China may be financial for now but when we attack Iran it will be militarily and world war three will be the result in Bush's Forever War and it will not be avoided.
What is happening in Pakistan will not be quelled and will erupt, and then... Bush said he directed Rice to deliver this message: "We expect there to be elections as soon as possible and that the president should remove his military uniform." They were the president's first public comments on the situation since Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, suspended his country's constitution, ousted the country's top judge, stifled independent media and deployed troops to crush dissent. He called it necessary to prevent a takeover by Islamic extremists. It will not be prevented period!
Bush mixed concern for Musharraf's actions with praise for Pakistan's cooperation in combating al-Qaida terrorists believed to be rebuilding strongholds on the largely lawless border with Afghanistan. "President Musharraf has been a strong fighter against extremists and radicals," Bush said at the end of an Oval Office meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Even a senior administration official, at a White House briefing, merely called Musharraf "a friend who we think has done something ill-advised." The official spoke on condition of anonymity so he could talk more freely about the behind-the-scenes thoughts of the White House. Read Bush's comments on Musharraf
*I want to add that while musharraf is concentrating on arresting opponents Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and assorted terrorists and Insurgents are preparing to go after him, those nukes, Afghanistan, and more. Anyway Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto escalated her confrontation with the government by calling on Pakistanis to rise against the imposition of emergency rule by Pervez Musharraf, the nation's president and army chief. "I appeal to the people of Pakistan to come forward. We are under attack," Ms. Bhutto told a news conference after holding talks with other opposition leaders in Islamabad.Bhutto vowed to lead a protest march by her Pakistan People's Party Friday to the garrison town of Rawalpindi, which also is home to Gen. Musharraf. The government has banned the protest, raising the prospects for large-scale clashes between supporters of Ms. Bhutto and security forces. You know they will happen!
*After a few days when she carefully calibrated her response to the imposition of emergency rule by avoiding direct comments on Gen. Musharraf, Ms. Bhutto, 54 years old, seems to be warming to her role as the most prominent voice of opposition -- and one of the few main opposition politicians not in jail. Wednesday, she issued an ultimatum to Gen. Musharraf to step down as army chief and end emergency rule by next week. "We will launch a long march to Islamabad if he does not restore the constitution and hold elections on schedule," Ms. Bhutto said. "How many people can they put behind bars? We will produce so many that they will not have enough jails." you'll be surprised! with Musharrafs term ending on the 15th and an announcement coming on the day before, you know they will not be on time.
*Bhutto warned the government of serious repercussions if it tried to detain her. "God willing, there will be a flood of people. If I am arrested, people should continue the struggle," she said. Gen. Musharraf nor Ms. Bhutto -- both of whom have received American support for a power-sharing deal they reached last month but is now on hold -- will likely be able to defuse the militancy, according to Shaukat Qadir, a retired brigadier-general who has served extensively in Pakistan's border areas. "Both Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto are viewed as American stooges," says Mr. Qadir. "This will give rise to a stronger militancy." Read about the rise in stakes
**This is all about support for Bush and the so called war against Islamists and Bhutto's march Friday will be well worth watching! It will lead to direct total chaos in Pakistan and spread from there. With the mess Bush has created in that region, the mess he has created in the middle east, the mess he is creating with Russia and China over the missile shield, the mess he has made in South America our own back yard, Bush has purposely set the world up for his Forever War and it will not be avoided. You can only guess what the future will bring to the world and the mess he has made out of "our America"