Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

“Will You Accept This Collect Call from Islamabad?”

“Hi, USA? It’s your old buddy, Pakistan! “Osama bin Laden in our country? As if! Hmm, it’s really a mystery where he is … don’t you guys hate Iran? I mean he’s gotta be there, right? The guy’s an icon of religious tolerance; surely he could have overcome the centuries-old Sunni/Shi’a divide. “No, of course […]

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One More Pakistan Thing

For a note on just why this stuff matters, you can read this paper, particularly the last paragraph.

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Pakistan really can’t catch a break. If you were Musharraf, would you go ahead with January’s elections knowing that everything is in even more turmoil than before, or would you risk the nation getting even more pissed after another suspension of democracy? (Or here, “democracy”, considering that independent media had been banned from election coverage.) […]

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