POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY ANITA INDER SINGH IN THE GUARDIAN
Did Ms Singh write this under a grant from the Pentagon?
Pakistan is the "frontline state against terrorism"? That's Bush-speak.
Musharraf has been the only barrier against the Pentagon's invading Pakistan.
Only the other day, American forces launched a missile killing more than a dozen people in Pakistan. The U.S. claims they were "militants," but that word, so eerily copied from Israel's extra-judicial murders, gives one pause.
Are they wearing shirts with "militants" in big letters on the back?
Not long ago the U.S. launched another missile at a madrassa in Pakistan, claiming it was a nest of "militants," but the dead consisted of eighty children who had been doing religious studies.
This kind of mass murder cannot be taken lightly. It is state terror.
The Pentagon would just love to send thousands of their thug special forces into Pakistan to go village to village, blowing down doors, using stun grenades, holding women at gunpoint, and taking men away for "questioning."
That's what they've been doing for years in Afghanistan.
Can you imagine how frightening and destructive this behavior is in hardscrabble farming society? How stingingly insulting in a traditional society?
But Ms. Singh seems perfectly happy to have it happen.