Warlords of Afghanistan click here to buy postcards
Pervez Musharraf Bomb nuclear dictator Pakistan Nawar Sharif AQ Khan Buy Postcards
Pervez Musharraf
Generalissimo of Pakistan

Musharraf, an intelligent, promising Pakistani army officer, rose through the ranks during the 1970s and 1980s. He was an an ethnic minority Urdu-speaker, not Punjabi, a political and social handicap. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promoted him to the head of the army over more senior officers because he thought Musharraf posed little danger of a coup. In 1999, Musharraf overthrew him anyway on the tired old pretext of corruption.

In the two decades before Musharraf’s coup, Pakistan had played an important role in the Afghan civil war. The Pakistani secret service, the ISI, distributed billions in American aid to the commanders of their choice, especially Hekmatyar. The ISI became a rogue organization, conducting one holy war in Afghanistan and a second in Kashmir, frequently outside Pakistani government supervision. In fact, Pakistan built a holy war industry directed by the ISI, with thousands of hard-line Islamic schools from which to draw teenage recruits, training camps, and a cottage industry of knock-off weapons. It was the ISI that chose Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban, as their new proxy in Afghanistan, dropping Hekmatyar as a failure. And it was Pakistani aid that allowed the bumbling Taliban to conquer so much of the country. After 9-11 Musharraf tried to save the Taliban, pleading with the United States to be patient. But Omar was either too ignorant or too crazy to surrender Osama.

Today Musharraf has problems. Many Taliban commanders have fled to Quetta, a Pashtun town in southern Pakistan. Musharraf does not dare arrest them or prevent them from launching attacks across the border. Osama fled to a Pashtun tribal area near Peshawar, also in Pakistan. Musharraf is afraid that capturing Osama could spark a revolt, so he dawdles. His fears are valid. The Balooch and Pashtuns are killing Pakistani soldiers, and attempts have been made to blow up Musharraf’s motorcade.

Pakistan sponsors more terror activities than all other nations in the world combined. Paradoxically, because it is so terrifying, Pakistan manages to stay off the terrorist-state blacklist. The United States pressures Musharraf to do something, and he makes a feeble show of it, but nothing happens. We dare not push him harder because Pakistan is such a cauldron of Islamic fanaticism that we fear his fall from power; his replacement could be an anti-Western fanatic with atomic weapons.


IT Support| POS label| System Integration| Software development| label printing| QR code scanner| wms| vending machine| barcode scanner| SME IT| it solution| rfid tag| rfid| rfid reader| it outsourcing| IRLS| inventory management system| digital labelling| barcode label| Self Service Kiosk| Kiosk| Voice Picking| POS scanner| POS printer| System Integrator| printing labels| Denso| inventory management| warehouse management| Point of sale| Business service| vending| mobile app development| terminal handheld| printer hong kong| thermal printer| thermal label printer| qr code scanner online mobile| qr code scanner download| mdm| mobile solutions| mdm solutions| mobile device management|

banner| Backdrop| Bannershop| Ebanner| Eprint| foamboard| hk print| hong kong printing| Printing| backdrop| print100|

electric bike| e bike| electric bicycle| electric bikes for adults| electric tricycle| electric trike| folding electric bike| mid drive electric bike| electric fat bike| fat tire electric bike| best electric bike|

Hong Kong Office Rental| office for lease| office leasing| office building| Commercial Building| Grade A Office| Rent Office| office for sale|

Central Plaza| The Centrium| LHT Tower| China Building| AIA Central| Crawford House| Exchange Tower| AIA Tower| World Wide House| One Kowloon| The Gateway | One Island South| Jardine House| Millennium City | Exchange Square| Times Square | Pacific Place| Admiralty Centre| United Centre| Lippo Centre| Shun Tak Centre| Silvercord| The Center| Mira Place| Ocean Centre| Cosco Tower| Harcourt House| Cheung Kong Center|

private school hong kong| English primary school Hong Kong| primary education| top schools in Hong Kong| best international schools hong kong| best primary schools in hong kong| school day| boarding school Hong Kong|

Mailchimp|​​​​​​​ Hubspot| Sendinblue| ActiveCampaign| Aweber| benchmark| SMS|