Sunday, November 23, 2008


Zardari is at it again.

I have written about this earlier here. And I still believe that he is just playing to the international media and trying to mollify his western benefactors by uttering platitudes. The fact remains that he has no control over either the Pakistani Army or the ISI which are the defacto policy makers regarding Pakistan's policy towards India.

Remember the Pakistani Army waging a war in Kargil without authorization from the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif?

For the record, India has already declared its nuclear 'no first use' policy, under Vajpayee. What Zardari has said is that he favors it, but has not declared it as state policy yet. Perhaps because he does not have the power to do so, or perhaps because he is just testing out the feelings this might invoke in his own country. Because how can one end the hatred for India, which is the raison d'etre for Pakistan? This hatred is the unifying factor that Pakistan relies on to exist as a viable state.

1 comment:

Vinod_Sharma said...

Yes Sagarone, I totally agree with you. He is little more than a loose cannon who has virtually nothing that matters in Pakistan under control; he might not even be in the info loop!

The way he talks is more like he will sound if and when he becomes President of an Independant Sindh which will not have the pathological hatred for and competitive obsession with India.

Worse than Zardari's un-thought words are the reactions of our intelligentsia; they never tire of pretending that Pakistan is dying to be India's friend. Kargil and Kashmir have taught them nothing.