So much is being written and spoken against Mr. Musharraf in the mainstream electronic and print media these days that his well-wishers and others have all started to defend the various actions he took during his regime. It seems they are trying to cover up for all his crimes just because he was a former chief of the army staff. Many say his major crime was his line of thinking ‘Sab se pahlay Pakistan’ or ‘Pakistan first’, when it should have been ‘Islam first’.
They say all of the following crimes that he committed were due to this wrong line of thinking. His line of thinking was Nationalistic and/or that of a secularist instead of an Islamist approach. Although I do believe we should all be patriotic and never be traitors, but when it comes to making a decision between Islamic principles and patriotism, I believe Islamic principles take the primary importance. This is maybe where Mr. Musharraf went wrong most of the time, but we shall analyze whether he took this ‘Pakistan First’ approach at all.
War on Terror
Musharraf claims that US said that “You are either with us or against us” and ‘The United States threatened to bomb Pakistan “back to the stone age” unless it joined the fight against al-Qaeda’ two days after the 9/11 attacks. We will assume his statements are correct. And so Musharraf obliged and surrendered taking a dramatic U-turn in Pakistan’s foreign policy relations with the Taliban government in Afghanistan. He took the line ‘Pakistan first’.
Irrespective of the controversial Taliban government in Afghanistan, they and the Afghanistan people are majority Muslims. To betray Muslim brothers of Afghanistan was a crime for which Pakistan is still paying today. First of all, Musharraf should have demanded evidence of Afghanistan’s involvement in the 9/11 attacks or Osama bin Laden’s involvement. And history saw in a few years how 9/11 was proved to have been an inside job.
This shameless selfish surrender lead to the false ‘war on terror’ which has destroyed the peace (brought by the Taliban) in Pakistan and Afghanistan while USA is still not satisfied with Pakistan and regularly demanding to ‘Do More’. We are slowly being rolled back to the stone age anyways, so what benefit did Pakistan get with Musharraf’s decision? The fact of the matter is that the Zionist Global Elite will never be satisfied with Muslims until they have full control of Muslims –meaning full submission.
“Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad) till you follow their religion.” Holy Quran 2: 120)
Here it mostly pertains to the leadership of Jews and Christians and not to peace-loving Christians and Jews. If he had taken the line ‘Islam first’ with a strong belief in Almighty God, then surely God Almighty would have helped in the decision to ‘Not to surrender to US demands’. Of course this may not be understood and believed by the faint-hearted.
“How often has a small party defeated a large party with the authority of Allah. For Allah is with the steadfast”. Holy Quran 2: 249
And I am pretty sure USA would have thought a thousand times before taking on Pakistan, but unfortunately it was a case of easy surrender. Our brothers in Afghanistan would have been saved and more importantly we would not have been plunged into this horrible and false ‘war on terror’. Pakistan has suffered the most after Afghanistan and continues to suffer due to Musharraf’s priceless error. Musharraf, like other Muslim leaders, Mahathir Muhammad, Ahmadinejad & now Morsi should have had the courage to stand up to USA & declare 9/11 an inside job. This would have made it easier to get out of the war on terror with reason. So, it would not be wrong to state that Musharraf unnecessarily pushed us into the war on terror.
Dr. Aafia Siddique, Guantanamo Bay and Missing Persons
Foreign Minister of the time Mr. Khurshid Kasuri has apologized on twitter for handing Dr. Aafia Siddique to the Americans. This refutes Musharraf’s refusal to accept the blame of handing an innocent Pakistani over to the Americans. Her trial should have taken place in Pakistan.
It is also alleged that a huge amount of money was exchanged for her transfer to Afghanistan. More shameful is the similar handing over of many innocent people over to US authorities in exchange for paltry amount of money, to be detained at Guantanamo Bay prison for the rest of their lives and that too without a trial .
One famous incident that brought tears to my eyes is given below http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/how-innocent-26-year-old-got-sold-guantanamo-hell-5000-bounty And similar stories of hundreds or maybe thousands of people who went missing in different areas of Pakistan
Ideology of Pakistan
Musharraf Destroyed Pakistan’s ideology, Islamic values, identity and ideology, and bringing in highest western liberal secularism in the name of Enlightened moderation. This is one of the greatest damage done. Our values and faith has taken a serious hit in this period.
Mr. Musharraf has recently admitted for the first time that his government had made a secret deal with the United States for allowing drone strikes in Pakistan. He claims permission was only given on a few occasions but it is now a fact that he paved the way for such barbaric attacks to occur. But how could this decision been made on the lines of ‘Pakistan first’, because drone attacks have killed more innocent citizens than America’s claimed ‘terrorists’.
Even one of his favorite defenders Mr. Zaid Hamid has this to say about him now:
Another of Musharraf’s crimes include the introduction of US secret agencies blackwater/Xe in Pakistan which is strongly believed by many defense analysts like Shireen Mazari, Zaid Hamid and the former chief of Army Staff Aslam Beg, to have caused the acts of terrorism in Pakistan. Blackwater agents also helped to form, train and finance the notorious anti-Pakistan TTP (Tehreek Taliban Pakistan) working for the CIA/MOSSAD and RAW. http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101186071&Issue=NP_LHE&Date=20110307
Creation and Proliferation of terrrorists groups
Musharraf allowed CIA to create TTP, offering Pakistan land to NATO unconditionally, allowing the CIA to use the route for weapons for terrorist and separatist groups like TTP, BLA etc. Today these very groups are trying to break the very fabric of Pakistan.
Strength to MQM Musharraf gave strength to MQM, which had almost died in 90’s. Now they are a huge monster haunting Pakistan today. MQM benefited the most from NRO
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan & Pakistan Nuclear Secrets
Musharraf didn’t even spare Pakistan’s savior, national hero and prime creator of Pakistan & Islam’s only nuclear bomb. It is believed by many analysts that Dr Qadeer was made the scapegoat in the accusation of spreading nuclear technology to other countries. Dr. Qadeer is said to have admitted the responsibility of nuclear proliferation ‘in the better interest of Pakistan political situation at the time’ and as a cover-up for Musharraf.
It is well known that Zionists are after Pakistan’s nuclear bombs since day one. Analysts say that Musharraf tried to pave the way for them to get hold of the bomb by making this accusation of nuclear proliferation on Dr. Qadeer. Our national hero was detained, humiliated and degraded by Musharraf even though he had made another great sacrifice for the nation. Musharraf is also said to have leaked Nuclear secrets of Pakistan.
‘NRO (national reconciliation order) was my mistake’ Mr. Musharraf. A mistake he himself has admitted recently that resulted in the formation of the King’s party Muslim League (Q). “It granted amnesty to politicians, political workers and bureaucrats who were accused of corruption, embezzlement, money laundering, murder, and terrorism between 1 January 1986, and 12 October 1999, the time between two states of martial law in Pakistan. It was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 16 December 2009, throwing the country into a political crisis.”-Wikipedia. And this is exactly what NRO did-divide the country further with another faction of Pakistan Muslim League.
Lal Mosque Massacre
Most military personnel don’t blame Musharraf for this tragedy. But the question remains how did so many terrorists of CIA-trained Tehreek Taliban Pakistan TTP get into the mosque located in the center of the capital city of the country? Were all the intelligence agencies so blind or were they kept intentionally silent, so to further cement & augment the false war on terror? It is also said that Musharraf’s Blackwater agents were involved in this buildup of TTP agents and ammunition in the Lal Mosque. And then the final decision to suddenly bomb the mosque when dialogue seemed to be getting through also remains a mystery. He could have simply cut off the mosque’s water and power supply or other peaceful pressure tactic, Rest of the horrible scenes witnessed of the massacre can be asked from relatives of the deceased and the eye-witnesses.
Proliferation of Zionist controlled Mainstream Media
Musharraf opened the way for free Zionist-controlled and financed Mainstream media in the form of numerous private channels that opened in his regime. We all know that most of the channels are spreading message of hate, pessimism and an anti-Pakistan thought and anti-Pakistan culture. And the amusing part is that Musharraf used to open and ban these channels at his own whims!
Many die-hard fans of Musharraf give the only plea that the socio-economical condition of Pakistan was RELATIVELY better in than previous governments that the dollar rate remained stable, prices of commodities remained relatively stable etc. Pakistan got rid of loans from the IMF and World Bank only because it was receiving millions of dollars for the coalition support fund in war on terror besides many other funding.
Why do we always consider from a RELATIVE point of view? We should always look for better conditions. I am sure someone could have brought the dollar to less than 60 with the amount of funding Musharraf was getting. And things could have been made better especially in the energy sector for nothing was done in this aspect which lead to problems of energy shortage for the future governments. Nothing was done about the natural resources of oil, gas and coal in Baluchistan; in fact various business deals to sell these resources to foreign companies were attempted.
Failure to Build Kalabagh Dam & Silence on Indian Dam Building
General Musharraf failed to build the most important Kalabagh dam despite getting the most opportunity to do so. Also failed to build any other dam. Pakistan under Mr. Musharraf remained mysteriously quiet while India started to build dams thus breaking the Indus waters treaty.The Indus Water Commission (IWC) in Pakistan did not even submit an objection against the projects and remains relatively quiet til this day.
The list of crimes just doesn’t end. Thus one can conclude that Musharraf was not even working on the lines of ‘Pakistan First’ and in fact was working on the lines of ‘America/Zionists First’. Therefore it is not surprising to see the former PROUD PRESIDENT of Pakistan and CHIEF of the ARMY STAFF receive such humiliating treatment now a days.
He must have earned the “bad-dua” (evil prayers) of the non-ending innocent victims of the war on terror including Afghanis, innocent victims of continuing drone attacks, relatives of Dr. Aafia Siddique, missing persons, detainees at Guantanamo Bay and the innocent martyrs of the Lal Mosque tragedy. Add to that the evil prayers he receives for continuous load shedding in the country brought about by his inability to do anything for the energy sector in Pakistan.
Israeli Foreign Minister at the time in 2003 Shimon Peres: As a good Jewish boy, I would have never dreamed that I would pray for the safety of [Gen. Pervez] Musharraf, the president of Pakistan!
Imagine an Israeli foreign minister with whom we have no diplomatic relations praying for him; how loyal he was to the Zionists.
Probably no other Pakistani has caused such irreparable and ever-lasting damage to many interests of Pakistan and Islam than Musharraf. Historians will remember him as one of the most clever traitors of all time. Despite the selective accountability, wrong timing, wrong intentions of exacting personal revenge by Nawaz Sharif and the Chief Justice, distracting the public from main issues, we may still say that Divine Justice maybe served……