OFFICIALS ADMIT PAKISTANIS REJECT U.S. PRIORITIES
Whose War Is It Anyway?
Analysis by Gareth Porter
Asif Ali Zardari, widely known as ‘Mr 10 Per Cent’, was the husband of former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Mounting public dissatisfaction with President MUSHARRAF, coupled with the assassination of the prominent and popular political leader, Benazir BHUTTO, in late 2007, and MUSHARRAF’s resignation in August 2008, led to the September presidential election of Asif ZARDARI, BHUTTO’s widower. He represents the typical corrupt comprador bourgeoisie the US normally allies with to better exploit or control a nation, that is, when it doesn’t jump into bed with a military tyrant. Is it a ny wonder that we are despised by the masses in every country we try to subjugate?
WASHINGTON, May 7 (IPS) – The advances of the Taliban insurgents beyond the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in recent weeks and the failure of the Pakistani military to counter them have brought a rare moment of truth for top national security officials of the Barack Obama administration. [READ FULL ARTICLE]