Many world leaders have threatened the existance of Pakistanis and Pakistan.
Mountbatten, Nehru, Mohandas Gandhi, Indira, Kruschev, Johnson, Carter, Kissinger (Nixon), Gorbachev, Clinton, Armitage, Vajpayee, Singh, Petraeus, Obama have all threatened Pakistan: The Pakistanis are used to it…so what else is new?
Pakistan is used to threats from US Politicians
The original Great Game was between Curson’s Imperial Britian and Tzarist Russia. The new Great Game is between Russia, China, the USA, Pakistan and Iran.
PAKISTANI RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF THREATS:
“The capacity of Pakistan to sustain some fifteen major disarticulations in polity, power, and structure and still preserve a national identity is a phenomenon one is tempted to explain by recourse to the supernatural Pakistan which has been pummelled by external events (three wars with India, secession of Bangladesh, 3.5 million Afghan refugees) and disrupted by internal fissures (4 periods of martial law totalling 27 years and ethnic violence in Sindh) to a degree which no other state established since 1945 has suffered. In this respect it stands as an exemplar of a nation whose adversities “common sense” might suggest make its viability impossible. Yet its continued existence defies the reality induced by such speculation. The enormity and persistence of these difficulties and the resilience of the nation in absorbing and somehow surviving them must be regarded with awe if not admiration.” Ralph Brainbanti
Kissinger Threatened Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto: Kissinger Threatened Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto: That threat and his judicial murder has repercussions today on Pakistan US relations Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto understood the geo political realities of the region. As an alumni of Berkley he also understood the lack fortitude and staying power of American commitments to her “friends”. He wanted an independent foreign policy for Pakistan. He wanted to change Pakistani policy and closely ally Pakistan with China. As foreign minister under Ayub Khan he wanted to attack India in 1962 when India was embroigled in a war with China and liberate Kashmir. Nehru made all sorts of promises to Ayub Khan and Pakistan did not attack India and liberate Kashmir in 1962. By 1965 it was too late. America had repaced the weapons to India and China did not want to intervene again. Bhutto rankled the feathers of the Americans who disliked him to the core
THE CHOICE BETWEEN RUSSIA, CHINA AND THE US: The youngest Foreign Minister of Pakistan, the mercurial Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was building Pakistani bridges with China. He wanted to close the US base in Pakistan, which he succeed in doing. President Johnson told President Ayub Khan “Bhutto must Go! Bhutto must Go!”. Soon thereafter Bhutto resigned a created the Pakistan Peoples Party.
“Remember that … we shall fight, and we shall fight for 1,000 years as we have fought for 1,000 years in the past … we can continue!” Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s Speech at the United Nations.After 1971 Bhutto was elected Prime Minister and started Pakistan’s nuclear program.
The favourite slogan, the one that caught on during the May 1968 fête in France was “it is forbidden to forbid”. There is nothing to forbid the youth of Europe to reject both communism and capitalism. What will they build in the absence of both systems? Will their concept of building a new structure with a new philosophy mean willful self-destruction? This sounds insane but the youth of Europe is not insane. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto A letter from the Death Cell (2007)] p. 15 p. 20
Noticias de Rupia | Nouvelles de Roupie | Rupiennachrichten | ??????? ????? | ???? | Roepienieuws | Rupi Nyheter | ??????? | Notizie di Rupia | PAKISTAN LEDGER | ???????? ????? | Moin Ansari | ???? ??????? | January1st, 2008 |
THE JOHNSON THREAT: Bhutto was left leaning and a Socialist. President Johnson wanted President Ayub Khan to fire Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Bhutto launced a movement and forced Ayub Khan to resign. disappointed with the Americans after 1965, President Ayub Khan wrote a book called “Friends Not Masters” for America. Bhutto wrote a book called “Myth of Independence” in which he wanted to eliminate American influences on Pakistan.
“We badly need to gather our thoughts and clear our minds. We need a political ceasefire without conceding ideological territory.We need a ceasefire to bury dead thoughts and to overcome fatigue. The modus vivendi has to be honourable and above board. Both sides have lost or, should I say, neither side can win. During the ceasefire a combination of existing forces might create a new order or a new equation between existing forces. Whatever the formula, it cannot be evolved on the battlefield of the old or new cold wars. The new international order has to emerge through the demands of a Third World summit conference. The answer to the North-South conflict, which is more serious than the East-West conflict, has to be found honestly and with unimpeachable integrity. Genuine disarmament will not come on its own or by platitudes at special sessions of the United Nations on disarmament, although, I was among the first to propose such a conference eighteen years ago. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto A letter from the Death Cell (2007)] p. 15 p. 28
THE KISSINGER THREAT CHANGED THE SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan was dismembered in 1971 at the time the only nation In May 1974 India exploded a Nuclear device which it called “peaceful”. Following India’s explosion, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto pledged to press ahead with Pakistan’s nuclear program. The US pressured him not to build a bomb. However ZAB he did not bend. He stood his ground in the fact of tremendous Americans pressure. In 1976 he was threatened by Henry Kissinger with “horrible” consequences for pursuing a nuclear program. (Kissinger’s exact words: “We will make a horrible example out of you.” Ironically Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged by General Zia ul Haq, a General supported by the USA for more than a decade. www.pakistanspace.tripod.com/1976.htm; www.middleeast.org/forum
Mohammad Shehzad’s article, “Revival of Pak-US defense ties: A double-edged sword?” published in Pakistan’s daily The News on March 2, 2003 as well as in Issue No. 11 of SikhSpectrum.com. ). (Mahir Ali in Dawn (11 December 2002 writes, “As far as Pakistan is concerned, he [i.e., Kissinger] threatened Z.A. Bhutto with dire consequences for pursuing a nuclear programme.” )
“We will eat grass… “Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s Referring to financing the Pakistani Nuclear program.
The USA supported the coup leader General Zia against the elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Z.A. Bhutto. Z.A. Bhutto was a victim of judicial murder.The US supported General Ayub Khan for a decade.
“in Western estimation it is preferable to be a communist leader of a communist state, than to be a non-communist leader of a non-communist state having friendly relations with communist states. The anomaly does not cease here. It is even more dangerous to be pro-West. One disagreement in defence of a national cause, and out goes that civilian leader by a coup d’etat. He gets replaced by a tin-pot military dictator who would not dare to disagree about anything, including the vital national interests of his country Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto A letter from the Death Cell (2007)p. 69
THE REMOVAL OF LIAQAT ALI KHAN: Pakistan’s first elected Prime Minister.
Liaqat Ali Khan refused to join the Soviet Asian Security Pact and rejoin India. The same thing had happened in 1958 when General Ayub eventually replaced the elected Prime Minister who was assissinated-Liaqat Ali Khan.
Paksitan lives in a tough neigborhood!
The USSR also threatened the existance of Pakistan twice, once during the cold war (60s) when they discovered that the American spyplanes (U2s) used to take off from Badabare Airforce base near Peshawar Pakistan. The 2nd threat was during the USSR-Afghan war (80s) when Pakistan with the help of 52 other countries was helping the Afghan Freedom fighters. Pakistan survived.
“A military junta is the herald of munism. The failure to realize this axiomatic fact is the cause of the confusion in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Military rule turns the people totally and irrevocably against the bemedalled generals and their patrons. Where else can the people turn? If freedom, democracy and the rights of man are to be put on the counter to see whether copper and coffee is to cost ten cents more or ten cents less and bargained away with so little consideration, then freedom is a very cheap commodity and the rights of man are not worth a nickel.” Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto A letter from the Death Cell (2007)p. 68
Many now have selective amnesia and complain about the lack of democracy in Pakistan. It is amazing that the same Henry Kissinger who threatened Benazir’s Bhutto’s father now supports Benazir Bhutto and the rule of democracy. Just goes to show that there is no commitment to democracy, only to personalities and interests.
“Pakistan was once called the most allied ally of the United States. We are now the most non-allied.“Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (As quoted in The New York Times(6 July 1973)
THE THREAT TO ZIA: -ZIA UL HAQ WAS BLOWN UP IN STRANGE CIRCUMSTANCES: Zia ul Haq had promised the Americans that he would not build a Nuclear bomb. Hower he did. For deatating the USSR, he was rewarded with a crate of mangos loaded on this American made C-130. The crate of mangos exploded the plane in the air. Ms. Benazir’s Bhutto was waiting inthe wings and became the Prime Minsiter. The distrustful Army did not allow here near the Nuclear facilities. last two prior stints as Prime Minister were a fiasco with rampant corruption, a total lack of governance and the years were full of political vendetta against opponents. She transferred Billions to bank accounts in Switzerland and bought Surray Palace in England. Benazir Bhutto did repeat her mistakes and paid for it with her life. May God Bless her soul!
Today the youth turn to extremism but Bhutto’s thesis is still accurate.
Tin-pot dictators have ravaged Asia, Latin America and Africa. In the aftermath, they have done more to promote communism than the works of Marxand Engels, Leninand Mao. They are the worst tyrants of the post-colonial period. They have destroyed time-honoured institutions and treated their people like animals. They have caused internal divisions and external confusion. The dictator is the one animal who needs to be caged. He betrays his profession and his constitution. He betrays the people and destroys human values. He destroys culture. He binds the youth. He makes the structure collapse. He rules by fluke and freak. He is the scourge and the ogre. He is a leper. Anyone who touches him also becomes a leper. He is the upstart who is devoid of ideals and ideology. Not a single one of them has made a moment’s contribution to history. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto A letter from the Death Cell (2007)p. 63
Bhuttos message from the grave to all Pakistanis:
What gift can I give you from this cell out of which my hand cannot pass? I give you the hand of the people. What celebration can I hold for you? I give you the celebration of a celebrated memory and a celebrated name. You are the heir to and inheritor of the most ancient civilization. Please make your full contribution to making this ancient civilization the most progressive and the most powerful. By progressive and powerful I do not mean the most dreaded. A dreaded society is not a civilized society. The most progressive and powerful society in the civilized sense, is a society which has recognized its ethos, and come to terms with the past and the present, with religion and science, with modernism and mysticism, with materialism and spirituality; a society free of tension, a society rich in culture. Such a society cannot come with hocus-pocus formulas and with fraud. It has to flow from the depth of a divine search. In other words, a classless society has to emerge but not necessarily a Marxist society. The Marxist society has created its own class structure. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto A letter from the Death Cell (2007)] p. 15
On How History will remember Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
“When the history of this country is written it will be admitted by our people and by the world outside that no individual has rendered so much service to the cause of socialism in Pakistan as I have done.” Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
The writings of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto should be mandatory reading for all Pakistanis.
- Peace-Keeping by the United Nations. Pakistan Publishing House, Karachi. – 1967
- Political Situation in Pakistan, Veshasher Prakashan, New Dehli. – 1968
- The Myth of Independence, Oxford University Press, Karachi and Lahore. - 1969
- The Great Tragedy, Pakistan People’s Party, Karachi. - 1971
- Politics of the People (speeches, statements and articles), edited by Hamid Jalal and Khalid Hasan: Pakistan Publications, Rawalpindi. - 1948-1971
- Speeches and Statements, Government of Pakistan, Karachi. – 1971-75
- Bilateralism: New Directions. Government of Pakistan, Islamabad – 1976 The Third World: New Directions. Quartet Books, London. – 1977
- My Pakistan. Biswin Sadi Publications, New Dehli. – 1979
- If I am Assassinated, Vikas, New Dehli. – 1979
- My Execution. Musawaat Weekly International, London – 1980
- New Directions. Narmara Publishers, London. – 1980
CLINTON THREATENED PAKISTAN: President Clinton had warned Pakistan that it stood on the brink of being included in the terrorist watch list for harbouring Islamic extremists. He also enforced Pressler sanctions on Pakistan, which drastically reduced aid.
BUSH THREATENED PAKISTAN: In September 11, 2001 Richard Armitage on behalf of the President Bush threatened to send Pakistan to the stone ages if it did not assist the USAs war against Afghanistan. India was ready to provide air bases to the USA so that it could commence arpet bombing of Pakistan and Islamabad. President Musharraf “In the Line of Fire”.
The New Great Game was between the USA and Russia
The latest Great Game is between the USA and China
In all three Great Games the people of Paksitan and Afghanistan suffered
In all the Great Games the intruders were defeated by the people of Pakistan-Afghanistan
Are Are the F-35s totoal failures like the scrapped F-111s? The Australians think soIf you liked this article you may also enjoy this one on Perpetual Mimitic warfare: http://moinansari.wordpress.com/2007/12/11/white-mans-burden-the-quixotic-charge-of-the-light-brigade-in-iraq-the-peloponnesian-perpetual-mimitic-warfare-in-iraq-is-spreading-the-orwellian-1984-brazil/
- Where are the Pakistani nukes?http://moinansari.wordpress.com/the-mere-suggestion-that-the-cia-includes-all-agencies-knows-realties-on-the-ground-in-pakistan-is-laughable-the-pakistanis-are-not-stupid-they-are-fully-aware-of-american-plans-the-hindu/
On Liaqat Ali Khan: Who killed him?
- On deconstructing the wrong paradigm. Why the US Think Tank industry is wrong!
- Rebutting Cohen. He is an Indian agent!
Another prophecy of doom for Pakistan. Blah Blah Blah!
- Pakistanis want to hear “Thank You” for the US
- Pakistanis to USA: We want “Friends Not Masters”
- America: Say Thank You
- Pakistan US Relations should be normal not transactional
- Response to Congressman Hoyer on Pakistan
- On inadequate US Aid to Pakistan.
- The Democrats don’t get it
- Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden
- The speech that Bilawal Bhutto should have given. The words that Zardari should have shouted. The thoughts that Fahim should have communicated
- The CIA Connection…….The Benzair Bhutto Assassination was pre planned, the Zia model with a twist. The continued CIA involvement in Pakistan. The Great Game continues. When the Elephants dance the grass gets stamped upon…Pakistanis suffer. The purpose of this assignation is to destabilize Pakistan and find a reason to secure the Nukes
- Criticism of Benazir Bhutto’s 5E Campaign program
- Criticism of Benazir Bhutto. Pre-Assassination
- Who killed Liaqat Ali Khan?
On deconstructing the wrong paradigm of the USA media
Pakistanis are immune to another prophecy of doom
Pakistanis want to hear “Thank You” from the ingrate Americans. Nothing is good enough!
Pakistanis to USA: We want “Friends Not Masters”
Say Thank You
Pakistan US Relations should be normal not transactional
Response to Congressman Hoyer on Pakistan”
On inadequate US Aid to Pakistan
Where is Osama Bin Laden
Where are the Pakistani nukes?
- Where is Leadership of the PPP? Why is it behaving like Nero. Stop the arson and the carnage. Ask for a national Day of prayer and reconciliation
- Open Letter to Mr. 10% Asif Zardari. Show some leadership
- Open Letter to Mr. Bilawal Bhutto
- The CIA connection—Benazir Bhutto assassination was pre-planned, the Zia model with a twist
- Benzir Bhuttos revenge from the grave: Annointing a despised and corrupt politician Mr. 10% as her successor
- Open letter to Mr. Zardari
- The 4th Bhutto assassination is a message to the USA. Hands Off Pakistan
- Here we go again! Another Indian prophecy of doom. The first one was in 1947