Today as anticipated, General Pervaiz Musharraf addressed the entire nation on national TV simply, in an attempt to talk to his people and try to convince them that his actions in the Lal Masjid issue were justified. It was probably the icing that needed to be added despite the propaganda effort played out by the entire bureaucracy for the past ten days to sanitized any and all Anti-Govt opinion. To be honest, I did not have the stomach to even stop for a moment, while channel surfing, to hear all his propagandistic Pakistan-Paindabad Bull-Shit by Musharraf.
For the fleeting moment when I did stop on PTV, I noticed the stage, which was in the typical style sitting next to the image of Quaid-e-Azam over his right shoulder. He chooses to place the image of a leader which built Pakistan brick by brick, but he on the other hand chooses to stoop, bowing down on his knees willing to sacrifice the countries respect and honor for some other persons agenda. The image of Quaid-e-Azam along with Musharraf was hypocrisy at its highest form. The stage would have looked perfectly norm had if the image would have been replaced for the image of George W. Bush. And to wrap up the encore presentation he could have also sung to the tune of ‘I Pledge Allegiance to the ……‘.
For these recent days the buzz word around the movers and shakers of Pakistani Politics, there remains a strong conviction that he was under tremendous ‘external pressure’ to take a stern action and has been quoted by many to have said that Musharraf, was under heavy duress from his ‘Allies’, no brownie points for guessing who those allies might be, its definitely not anyone within the Pakistan as Musharraf has reached a mental condition where he trusts no one, but himself.
Musharraf, was under heavy duress from his ‘Allies’
For those who feel I adopted a bash-Musharraf policy on this blog, to be honest I cannot silence what I truly feel. I try desperately hard to look beyond the smoke but even then I see Pakistan heading down a winding path to doom, which makes me weep. This country is as much mine as it is yours, I along with readers like you work hard earn our daily bread and pay taxes (almost accurately !!) but then when I watch these power hungry monsters plunder my homeland and lead it towards doom, I then cannot keep quite.
It is my belief that Musharraf is at the moment the root cause of a lot many problems in Pakistan, I must concede, back in 1999 I lauded him for his honesty and sincerity to our nation, but my romance fizzled out somewhere around 2003 after which he has sadly lead us from one problem to another just so that he can remain at the top of the food-chain. Greedy Ass Politicians!!!
Lets have some fun !!! I am looking for an interesting caption that will go perfectly well with the image above. Any suggestions?
Update: Ahmed has made a good suggestion for the title of the image