Saturday, November 3, 2007

State of Emergency in Pakistan

State of Emergency in Pakistan

from the New York Times— Bulletin

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 3 — The Pakistani leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, declared a state of emergency about 6 p.m. local time today, Pakistani television reported.

The declaration came days before the Supreme Court was expected to rule on the constitutionality of General Musharraf's re-election as president last month and of his ability to serve as both the country's president and military leader.

Just after 5 p.m. signs that a state of emergency would be declared started to emerge. All television stations were blocked as news media were reporting a meeting of General Musharraf and his top aides in the president's office.

A Pakistani intelligence official said that a list had been prepared of prominent Pakistani journalists and opposition politicians who would be detained.

Before transmission was cut off, Pakistani media reported that 1,000 additional police had been deployed in Islamabad, the capital, but as of 5:30 no additional police could be seen. Groups of journalists had gathered in front of the country's Supreme Court in expectation that judges could be detained.

I had wondered how I would follow a 'Scott Joplin music' post. Why not with something drastic and frightening?

And Oh!, So great... Now the American government is supporting, proping up a dictator and his police state.

Does it get any better? So the dominoes are beginning to fall right out-of place. The United States will have no other choice but to either support Musharraf the dictator, or help take him down and support, place into power, Ms. Benezir Bhutto, with a military junta. Just effin' lovely.
Build the bombs. Now. Tomorrow's here. Time to destroy the wasps' nest.

3 comments:

Red S Tater said...

Sticky wicket for sure. They are like roaches or something... you call the exterminator... he sprays your house, and they all move next door.

The Localmalcontent said...

Can't wait to see this one unfold.

It could be very good, or very,very bad for American interests there in the region, and for the War on terrorism.

Red S Tater said...

Before America can allow radical Islam to get nukes, it's time to pave paradise and put up a parking lot.