The Dark Shadow of Blackwater

December 30, 2009 at 7:27 pm (Global Issues, Pakistan, Politics) (, , )

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The prominent academic Dr Shireen Mazari following despite pressure from the US wrote in September:“Now, even if one were to ignore the massive purchases of land by the US, the questionable manner in which the expansion of the US Embassy is taking place and the threatening covert activities of the US and its ‘partner in crime’ Blackwater; the unregistered comings and goings of US personnel on chartered flights; we would still find it difficult to see the whole aid disbursement issue as anything other than a sign of US gradual occupation. It is no wonder we have the term Af-Pak: Afghanistan they control through direct occupation loosely premised on a UN resolution; Pakistan they are occupying as a result of willingly ceded sovereignty by the past and present leadership.”

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Same enemies; same blunders?

December 17, 2009 at 12:51 am (Pakistan, Politics) (, , )

By Shireen Mazari

December 16, 1971 and the fall of Dhaka should remind us in Pakistan of the follies of our leaders and the repercussions of unfettered military action against one’s own people. It should also be a time to ponder over the role of our neighbour, India, in the dismemberment of our country and the complicity of the major powers, in giving legitimacy to this first break-up of a post-colonial nation since the end of the Second World War. The war in what was then East Pakistan was not the first civil war that had happened, although once India stepped-in it ceased to be a mere civil war, but it was the first war that split up a sovereign member of the UN and this was recognised by the UN. The Biafra case was also there but no one was prepared to grant recognition to this breakaway entity.

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A living judgement

December 17, 2009 at 12:47 am (Pakistan, Politics) (, , , )

By Shireen Mazari

The Supreme Court decision to declare the NRO as null and void was an extraordinary judgement with in-built implementation provisions, especially with the ongoing judicial supervision of the cases revived again as a result of this unanimous judgement. The Supreme Court in effect gave a vote of no-confidence to the government and NAB legal teams, as well as highlighting the misuse of authority by former Attorney General Malik Qayoom. The Supreme Court decision has far reaching consequences with its order to restart the Swiss cases and seek the return of the nation’s looted wealth.

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Dawn News interviews Shireen Mazari

November 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm (Interview, Media, Pakistan, Politics) ()

Dawn Group has exhibited their partiality towards US point of view time and time again. This interview is a link to the same strand where Dawn news anchor Saima Mohsin pursues US propoganda against Shireen Mazari in an effort to discredit her reports about presence of  blackwater and their malicious campaign, using foreign journalists.

Shireen Mazari is a patriotic Pakistani, who has written several expose’s about blackwater and US sponsored terrorism in Pakistan. Here is her interview with Dawn News.

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Pakistan: trapped in the US game plan

November 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm (Uncategorized) ()

By Shireen M. Mazari

There is a dangerous pattern connecting the events happening in and around Pakistan today. Unless we can see this larger picture, we will be overwhelmed by the fallout and our detractors like the US will have fulfilled their agenda for this nuclear capable country. The roots of this US agenda go back to Musharraf’s hasty embrace of the US “war on terror”. What was not realised at the time was the psychological trauma the US had undergone as a result of 9/11, which had led to the bolstering of the already suspicion-tinted view the US had of the Muslim world. Of course, some pliant Muslim leaders were reluctantly embraced as “allies”, but always on a tight leash, but by and large nationalist Muslim leaders and their nations were something the Americans never felt comfortable with. If these nations were also militarily or economically strong, the US felt even more uncomfortable. In this context, Mahathir’s Malaysia, Revolutionary Iran and nuclear Pakistan certainly stood out as irritants in one way or another. So when 9/11 happened, even though it was Saudi citizens who were responsible for the actions, Pakistan was brought centre-stage and the US saw this as the opportunity to cut the country down to size and finally gain control of its nuclear assets.

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