He came. He chose to escape. He can’t be trusted again.
By A. KHOKAR
Wednesday, 22 September 2010.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—All the proxies carry a sell-by date. Mr. Pervez Musharraf, who used to fancy himself as a wizard and a maestro in Pakistan, was eventually deposed under a chalked US plan—– to replace him and install yet another proxy: Benazir Bhutto.
Sadly, BB was eliminated before she could even take charge from Musharraf. And even sadder — to comply fast with the orders given by his US masters— Musharraf hastily handed over the rein of government to a known band of goons of BB’s party.
Mr. Musharraf left the Pakistanis high and dry and this country is now caught up in the clutches of savages like Mr. Zardari who have been imposed upon Pakistanis, while, on the other hand, natural and man-made calamities like the devastating floods, inflation and power shortages are unleashing havoc. Pakistanis are expected to remain stuck in a state of turmoil for a long time to come.
Musharraf might be trying to capitalize on some goodwill he left behind in some areas like the economy. But realistically speaking, he is a spent cartridge and may not carry any reusable value. His case fits the saying, No spark may ignite the ashes and No charity may bring back the dead to life.
His one-million-sterling-pounds apartment near London’s Edgware Road is surely a good resting place, almost a resort, that he has selected for himself to spend the rest of his life. It’s close to residence of another US poodle, Mr. Tony Blare.
Reportedly, Mr. Musharraf is being looked after there, very well.
To some readers, this analysis may look flawed but this is the matter of truth which even Mr. Musharraf may not be fully refute or contradict.
These days the media is full of rumors of his return to Pakistan but, if at all he does return, may only do so riding the wings of USA. Pakistani democratic life may not accept him. For the US to bet on him again is also farfetched. As said earlier, all the proxies carry a sell-by date and he has already spent his time.
But if at all he is sent back, just imagine that what damage the US might inflict on this battered nation before someone like Mr. Musharraf could be reinstalled, if he is reinstalled.
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