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ISLAMABAD : When they told us he is a great Jihadi hero, we treated him like a prince. When they said he is the main architect of 9/11, we blindly believed them and cursed him. When they stated he is the world's top "terrorist", he instantly became a terrorist for us too. And now they claim they have killed him within Pakistani territory and have thrown his body into the sea, we also took it as the gospel truth and are jubilant because they are delighted.

Pakistan is really a sold nation. We have truly become America's voice. We have no decision of our own. We have stopped thinking and acting independently, and we can't believe Pakistan can survive without Washington's support".

It does not matter whether the operation was conducted with the cooperation of the Pakistan Army leadership or without its information, in both cases it's a charge-sheet against the military establishment. Why should we raise and sustain the world's seventh largest Army, costing more than Rs600 billion per year, if it could not or does not counter such a foreign invasion?.......

The Pakistani leadership might have thought that it would pocket more dollars in exchange for the latest shame earned for the nation. But in reality Pakistan might soon find itself between the devil and the deep sea. Instead of getting dollars, the whole world has already started discussing Pakistan as the epicentre of terrorism. And what al-Qaeda and Taliban would do with Pakistan is anybody's guess.

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I HATE TO TELL YOU THIS, SINCE YOU APPARENTLY HAVE... by bern on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 5:45:10 PM