2 Cardinal Facts about Pakistanis
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Submitted by free bee (United States), May 31, 2007 at 16:03
Although much of your analysis is accurate about Pakistan, but few like: Tabligee Jamat caused the murder of their cricket coach Bob are pure Speculations.
However analysts like you should remember 2 very Core Facts about Pakistan.
1. Pakistani people Love America but Hate Israel. They even want to Nuke Israel anyday. And quite honestly with their long range nuke-carrying-missiles they can easily do it. No one likes Israel in Pakistan, not even the non-Muslims. Every Imam condemns Israel in their Friday Sermons to the fullest extent, even in the Masjids inside the Military Barracks.
2. Pakistani Army is very smart/clever in deceiving the West. The former President Gen Zia-ul-Haq deceived America and "agreed not to work on Nuclear bomb if he was given 70 F-16's for defensive purposes and to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan". America agreed. But he continued working on his Nukes. So he got both of his ambitions fulfilled. America was Shocked when Pakistan took over a large piece of Indian Land with the help of Jihadis and at the same time blasted 5 Nuclear Bombs under the rule of Nawaz Shariff in 1998- called "Tests" to tell the West: BACK OFF !! So Clinton could not do anything.
Similarly, The current president Gen Pervaiz Mushraff is playing "friendly" to US on the surface, but the world knows he has already made a BIG deal with the Taleban/AlQaida to save his own skin and country. On the surface he makes America happy by blasting an empty madressa, banning couple of Jihadi groups, House-arresting Dr A Q Khan, and claiming himself to be following the examples of Kamal Pasha Attaturk.
And people like Bush and Condi Rice Clap at his efforts and suger-coat his personality in front of Pakistanis.
America is being fooled again.
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