Pakistan under martial law

“Musharraf complained in his speech that the media — which he made independent — have not been supportive, but have reported “negative” news. Early Sunday, two dozen policemen raided the offices of AAJ-TV in Islamabad, saying they had orders to take the station’s equipment. The government also issued a directive warning the media that any criticism of the president or prime minister would be punishable by three years in jail and a fine of up to $70,000…” writes CNN.

What a complete ass. Hopefully the Pakistani people will overthrow him somehow, even if it might mean bloodshed. You don’t gain your freedom for free you know.


Phil wrote on November 3rd, 2007 at 9:04 PM PST:

As somebody said on another forum this just seems to be politics Pakistani style, rather than a huge surprise. The dictator Musharraf, the corrupt (?) Bhutto, Islamic extremists, all fighting for control.

Ivan wrote on November 4th, 2007 at 12:44 AM PST:

This may well be the beginning of World War 3. Turky attacking the Kurds in the north of Iraq and Pakistan, Iran and Kuwait working together behind the scenes to make the A-bomb. The US right in the middle of it, UK also. 3 continents involved.
A very explosive cocktail if you ask me.

herman wrote on November 5th, 2007 at 12:46 PM PST:

Excuse me, the beginning of World War 3?
If anything, that has already begun. It’s called the Energy War (hey, just made that up) and it’s been going on right in the open ever since the neocons had the WTC ataacked and explode in cooperation with, a.o., the Pakistani ISI in 2001.

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