Has Pakistan lost its Kashmir plank?

Last updated on Jun 18, 2009

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

In its Editorial ”   ” Daily Times, a prominent Pakistani newspaper says:

There was a time when Pakistan wanted “movement” on Kashmir from India. Now India wants “movement” first, on terrorism. One phase is over whether Pakistan likes it or not. The next phase is upon us and that is Pakistan’s war against Baitullah Mehsud’s Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Al Qaeda. One reason phase one is over is that even for Pakistan, the priority now is getting rid of the terrorists.

Read the para and specifically the last line carefullly.  Does it betray a feeling that author is saying that until now, Pakistan wanted India to act on Kashmir (and without any introspection).. but now India wants Pakistan to move first on Terrorism.  Well, the reason why India’s assertion, which incidently, has been repeated as nauseum for decades now – ASSUMES importance because of Pakistan’s OWN fight against Baitullah Mehsud.  IF the terrorist (oops.. or were they “Freedom Fighters”) had not hit Pakistan back, the Kashmir plank for Pakistan would have been a good one to pound India on.  But now theauthor seems to be saying, Pakistan as a country has LOST the plank.. because the VERY foundation on which it built the plank…. has actually become the nemesis of its own existence!!

So, if these “freedom fighters”…. oh now they become “terrorists” .. whatever semantics you want to use.. hit Pakistan.. then they aren’t kosher anymore.  They were jolly good fellas until they hit India.

Do you see the hypocrisy in all this?  It is so sickening that an entire mass of people can keep feigning morality in the garb of UTTER hypocrisy!  Everyone knows it.  The terrorism.. the false claims on Kashmir.. the lunacy of calling terrorists “Freedom Fighters”…. etc.. yet even scoundrels like Zaid Hamid and Hamid Gul keep harping on those idiotic stuff and many rever them for that!

Reference Links:

1. Editorial: The message from Yekaterinburg

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