Monthly Archives: September 2007
"If this is a taste of things to come, the week long political journey to the presidential elections promises to be very turbulent for General Musharraf, his men and, above all, for Pakistan."
"The UN has become a bystander. Much of mainstream Western media have become bystanders. Arab states are bystanders. The EU is a collective of bystanders. Even South Africa which under Nelson Mandela held the potential of being a critical proponent and agitator [all rolled into one] for Palestinian human rights has sadly become a pedestrian, looking on as yet another bystander."
"Both the Americans and we may soon be feeling that the Iraqi mud is like whipped cream compared to the Iranian quagmire."
"In the run up to the Presidential elections, Pakistan promises to be a hotbed of confrontational political activities; both within and outside of the parliament. The onus will now be on those opposing general Musharraf to make winning moves in the political battle-field. Unless any wholly unexpected developments take place, there is little likelihood that they will manage any winning and decisive moves."
"Political language--and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists--is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
-- George Orwell, 1946