Pakistani citizens -10
Musharraf Tightens The Reins, a recent timeline I am NOT even going to touch the Benazir Bhutto "problem", as it will merely muddy the waters - as it is CLEARLY meant to do. The Pakistani "problem" is of long standing - and has to do with an agricultural society which depended on WORLD BANK loans and now has faced eight years of military rule as a result of mendacious profit taking by corrupt Pakistani politicians. This has all been complicated by an expensive nuclear architecture and the trappings of industrialization. A real corporatocracy HIT has been taken and endured by the Pakistani people, STILL without real leadership - it continues to be misrepresented (terrorists!) or rendered useless by the imposition of nearly a decade of repressive rule.
Creating a bit of unrest using false flag operations and blaming it on fanatic "suicide" bombers, Musharraf has created 'grounds' for imposing a state of emergency. First, he created a problem and then he came up with a solution to solve it. SOUND FAMILIAR??
False Flag! "Suicide" blast kills seven near Musharraf's HQ
A suicide bomber blew himself up close to where Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was holding talks at army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Tuesday, killing seven people, officials said.
The blast happened at a police checkpost a less than a kilometre (half a mile) from where Musharraf was holding talks with top government officials about a spate of attacks, including a recent bid to kill Benazir Bhutto.
The election was approaching and there is nothing but a near miss attempt at the incumbent leader's life to boost his rating in opinion polls. Don't think that Musharraf and his backers would shy away from sacrificing a few people to achieve re-election - or to merely stay in power.
U.S. Secretary of State Rice is making noise that Musharraf must stick to 'Democracy' and not declare a state of emergency. This to bring the disgraced but U.S.-supported Benazair Bhutto back to power.
"I think it would be quite obvious that the United States would not be supportive of extra-constitutional means," Rice said. "Pakistan needs to prepare for and hold free and fair elections."
Also Friday, U.S. Centcom commander Fallon visits Pakistan for talks.
Both know that further violence in Pakistan, fueled in part by the U.S. conflict with the Pashtun in Afghanistan and Waziristan, will exacerbate the situation and make it more likely that Musharraf will be obliged to take the step.
But then, the very same day, the U.S. kills another 10+ people within Pakistans border:
The explosion that killed 10 Friday in the restive border region of North Waziristan seemed likely to exacerbate an already turbulent situation in Pakistan. According to witness reports, the explosion was caused by a missile attack that obliterated a house near a madrassa, or religious school, that has been associated with Taliban commanders.
The Pakistani military, which has been fighting a losing battle in the tribal region, denied that it was involved in the attack. Many Pakistanis quickly blamed Washington, saying the attack bore the hallmarks of previous strikes by U.S. drones.- Advertisement -
Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan on Saturday, suspending the constitution, replacing the chief justice before a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president and cutting communications in the capital.
Is U.S. foreign policy as observed in the above: