Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Decoding New Delhi

Once again the anti-peace lobby in the sub continent is hard at work writing one sided articles in an effort to ensure that dialogue between Pakistan and India remains a fantasy.
Opinion pieces with a hawkish tone seem to have become the bread and butter of western ‘experts’ which demand childish things out of Pakistan and its military. Instead of writing from a point of bringing real peace between the two nuclear armed nations they seem to be intent on making sure that these two sides never sit together. The favorite theme seems to be to try and demonize the Pakistan military and paint a picture that it is in reality, one of the best kitted terrorist outfit that the western world and its allies has ever seen. Such is the frenzy of hatred within these scholars of ‘world peace’ for Pakistan that any attempts at even sounding balanced seems to have gone out of the window. The article in the Indian Express by Christophe Jafferlot, senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS, Paris, and a non resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Pakistan bashing, is another innuendo filled piece of garbage. He frames his op-ed on the question on whether Masood Azhars ‘protective custody’ reflects a new policy at the top of the Pakistan army.

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Monday, 8 February 2016

Lord of the ‘fellowships’; Malik Siraj Akbar

spy-vs-spy-without-bombsAfter taking a hiatus it seems that the Pak-Phobes lobby (PP for short) [1] at theHuffington Post is at it again. Once again they’ve launched the comical Malik Siraj Akbar.
His latest blog post is once again illustrating that his ‘fellowships’ have not been able to improve upon his lazy and ill-researched writing. In his latest entry, Mr. Akbar talks about the death of terrorist Manan Baluch, and the IDP’s. Everything that he writes about as ‘fact’, is in fact, not. Perhaps if the Carnegie centre for ‘peace’ could confer a fellowship in comedic fiction based research on the poor chap than maybe his posts would make more sense.
He starts his post solemnly mourning the loss of terrorist leader Manan Baluch, followed quickly by introducing the Baluchistan National Movement (BNM) to his readership. In it he describes the movement as ‘a political party that opposes Balochistan’s [what it bills as ‘forceful’] annexation with Pakistan and calls for a free homeland for the Baloch people.’ This is an interesting description as unexpectedly Mr. Akbar has shown his support for the Kashmiri and Palestinian people and their struggle for a separate homeland.

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