the unsung victims of the puppetThe opportunist secularist liberal-left is now going to clamor all over because the puppet Busharraf has arrested a whole bunch of secular liberals in Pakistan. Before going further, I will say that amongst those arrested are some very principled individuals such as the Chief Justice of Pakistan, and many rank and file lawyers who come from strong working class backgrounds.
There are also many opportunistic hypocritical liberals who also somehow got arrested. These individuals would rather that Busharraf do an all out slaughter in the northern areas of Pakistan, as he did in the case of Lal Masjid --- these opportunist secularists deserve no sympathy, and no tears, they got the blow back they deserved.
The most articulate voice in this clamor is that of Juan Cole - he makes it clear about what he wants the puppet to do:
"In fact, the Muslim extremists are in the tribal areas, and in the Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) and the hardscrabble towns and villages of northern Punjab. If you were worried about the extremists, you'd declare martial law in the NWFP and the tribal areas."
Perhaps Cole and other liberals missed the fact that Busharraf, over the past few months and more, has been using F 16s, and heavy shelling on NWFP, driving out thousands of families from their homes and villages. If that is not "martial law" exactly what is?
Asma Jehangir issued a pathetic statement: Ironically the President (who has lost his marbles) said that he had to clamp down on the press and the judiciary to curb terrorism. Those he has arrested are progressive, secular minded people while the terrorists are offered negotiations and ceasefires.
Excuse me, human rights worker, do you even live in Pakistan? You just found out that the puppet has no marbles?
Have you not watched the news recently on the bombing campaign that Busharraf has been carrying out? Is creating tens of thousands of refugees, and killing of hundreds (and whose knows how many more) - not enough of a going after the so-called "terrorists" for you? And if you don't want negotiations and ceasefires with an alienated and disenfranchised people, exactly what is it that you want?
Here are some photographs of the other victims of Busharraf who will not be sung by the liberal-left, nor by the western media, nor by some sectarianists - they will only point out (horrendously) that the puppet is not doing enough to kill more people in the northern areas of Pakistan.