Saturday, November 3, 2007

Pakistan Chooses Security with Martial Law

Pakistani Dictator Pervez Musharraf chose security over democracy by declaring a state of emergency. CNN reported the order came due to "increasing violence and unrest." Thus the military was mobilized and communications cut off. One might expect soldiers to go to parts of the country beset by aforementioned violence and unrest.

It turns out Pakistani people behave terribly to one another in the hallowed hall of the Supreme Court and at independent media outlets, because that's where the military went! People near telephones have been known to pick up the dense plastic objects and smack each other over the head, thus no more phone service!

Apparently the liberal mainstream media wormed its way into terrorist populated Pakistan where it then proceeded to falsely portray waterboarding to the world. If Pervez hadn't acted, surely Rudy Giuliani would launch a pre-emptive strike.

But that only covers independent media outlets, what about the Supreme Court? It turns out Mr. Musharraf faced a looming decision regarding his ability to continue serving as both head of the army and head of state. Pervez decided to conduct a pre-emptive strike of his own, which the Supreme Court matched and raised with a declaration of unconstitutionality. But the Pakistani leader won the round when he showed his cards, all AK-47's. The judges threw up their hands and were escorted away. It is believed they joined their friends in the liberal mainstream media and Pervez's political rivals, one of which sat on an airplane on the ground in Karachi's airport.

Pakistan stands as a closed society at this moment, much like Myanmar. This is from AP reports:

Seven Supreme Court judges immediately came out against the state of emergency, which suspended the constitution. Police blocked entry to the Supreme Court building and later took the chief justice and other judges away in a convoy, witnesses said. The government halted all television transmissions in major cities other than state-controlled Pakistan TV. Telephone service was cut in the capital, Islamabad.

What's the response from the shining light of freedom and democracy? So far, no comment. I expect it to be as earth shaking as President Bush's hollow words on Myanmar. He chose to support 760 employees of a Chevron natural gas production field over 47 million citizens. Billions in energy dollars flow to the oppressive military junta in Myanmar and George W. won't stem the flow from companies within his borders.

I expect George W. to say something like this:

"Anytime a leader has to take drastic action to ensure the peace and stability of their country, the world is concerned. It is America's hope that the suspension of constitutional rights in Pakistan are temporary and a return to normalcy will be advanced by people keeping cool heads. We want the benefits of freedom and democracy extended to all peoples. Heck even Myanmar has an official road to democracy. But watch out for Buddhist monks walking on the side of the road. Sometimes a Hummer blows a tire and blam! Road kill. So all you Pakistani's, watch out while you traverse the road to freedom. World militaries have the right to the same road. Pervez just turned his into a toll road, something we plan to spread mightily in America. Ask Mary Peters in the Transportation Department. Have I rambled long enough?"

May the blessings of peace be with the Pakistani people. They do not suffer alone as many world leaders lose their heads and commit offensive acts against their constitutions and their people. The shining light of democracy has dimmed considerably under George W. Bush's watch. For inspiration, the Pakistani people may need to look at other governments for insights. However, I hope the true heart of America beats firmly under the current yoke of obfuscation and oppression. May it pulse strong on behalf of the suffering people in Pakistan. The problem is our government will likely be AWOL. How can the American people show their solidarity, other than we suffer with you?