A few months back in April I shared my gutt instinct which continues to prove itself correct on a blog post titled Lal Masjid Issue & Its Blocked Website where I wrote
In my opinion, I feel the ISI / GHQ / Musharraf are the stooges behind this Lal Masjid uprising, the stimulus had been provided for sometime and the authorities choose to ignore the escalating problem and one fine day we saw our TV stations broadcasting the Ninja takeover. Police was deliberately kept blind and the army was seen to be in liaison with the United States of America. These people then simply took matters into their own hands.
Had if, the CJP crisis not taken a turn for the worse this Lal Masjid crisis would have been the perfect stage for Musharraf to show yet again his loyalty to the United States. Just a slight dexterity in handling the situation then he would have easily landed with a pat on the back and yet another blank check to cover his next post retirement pension plan.
The turn of events in the past few days has left the nation yet again as to what hit them, these so called Islamic Fundamentalists have been deliberately left unchecked despite the grave situation a few months back, yet it was left to escalate to a grand finale befitting a circus for the global media, and as I had predicted a pat on the back by the western allies for his brilliant effort on Anti-Terrorism.
But it seems that this stage play was his own concocted creation and then he gets a standing ovation worldwide for his dexterity at handling the issue, seems like he cooks the cake himself and eats it as well.
Its sad but not everyone is able to appreciate the underlying issue, the only person who profits from all this is only Musharraf, and this too just ‘in time’ for the elections. He has shown the western allies that they ‘need him’ to help them fight the terrorist element here, he shows them the army uniforms and assault helicopters circling the cordoned area and tries to drive a hard bargain. He shows then that only a uniformed General can be their salvation and no civilian will be able to help control this wicked evil called Islamic Extremists.
Today’s events also contribute to the entire stage play as when news broke out of one of the clerics attempting to escape in a head-to-toe burqa, which to some was an embarrassing anti-climax and morally degrading end to the Ghazi Brother initiative. I too was shocked at this stupid move, but when I saw the images captured by PTV the state run television network, where they show Maulana Aziz take off his burqa garb in front of the camera, it became evident that this propaganda was a poorly scripted drama meant to be used at their own whim, transparency did not exist in the entire process despite the availability of ample news reporters on the scene from other independent news agencies which may have lent the issue some credibility, but instead Maualna Aziz was publicly seen to be quickly whisked away in a car still wearing the lower portion of burqa.
I strongly suspect this to be a stage play and a mere concoction by Musharraf to ensure his extension of his tenure as President of Pakistan. While Benazir on one hand is mum about the issue and has been seen issuing hard lined Anti-Mullah statements just to appease the western allies for her own support, while at the same time Musharraf is dealing his own cards carefully from within Pakistan. A carefully scripted game plan is emerging where it Benazir seems to be getting excited for he anticipated third corrupt tenure as Prime Minister of Pakistan and it seems in exchange for this sweet deal will permit Musharraf to hold whichever office he so pleases. Its simply You scratch my Back and I’ll scratch yours [and everything else] for one more chance to dip into the national exchequer.