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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan closed the charity’s offices and gave them 15 days to leave the country. PAKISTAN Intelligence Services had linked the charity to a vaccine programme that helped in the assassination of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad.
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ANALYSIS – The assassination of Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan has become many things – a glossy film, a badge of honour for an American President as well as the navy seal who pulled the trigger, and the subject of mass debate and even comedy. One reaction that has been largely absent though is that of horror. This was a state execution in another country, the type that only that pariah state called Israel has conducted, an act that also resulted in the killing of a woman in front of her children. Barack Obama who came to the White House with so many hopes from those who voted for him not to mention the rest of the world, was pictured with his inner circle that included perhaps the future woman President of the USA, watching the events unfold in a grainy dark fluorescent background with the figures lit up by the colours of their armour and weaponry as if they were on a PlayStation.
When the Americans invaded Iraq, it was awful and criminal, perhaps Washington’s disregard for international law was best captured by the pack of cards their marines distributed amongst the general populous in Baghdad, with the ‘ace’ of course being the deposed dictator, Saddam Hussein who was later hanged on the verdict of a kangaroo court. But a lot more has happened since – Colonel Gaddafi didn’t even get to a court he was simply stripped, paraded and executed in cold blood, his slaughter like that of Saddam’s murder was captured on camera phone and went on to do the rounds as a grim and disturbing snuff film. And then there was the slaying of the world’s number one terrorist which got the Hollywood treatment, as well as crowds outside the White House applauding the event as if they were at an NFL soccer match.
Never before has America been so public in the pursuit of its enemies, so flagrant in flouting any international laws, in breaching sovereignty whenever it chooses, in ‘taking-out’ people in the form of drone strikes or raids like that of Osama bin Laden or in kidnappings such as that of Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui, who left her home in Karachi one morning and is now languishing in a detention centre in Texas. And surely the question is now that the world has accepted all this and much, much more, what is going is the world’s largest military power going to do next – and what message are China and Russia going to take from this.
If, as appears likely, Mitt Romney will defeat the current incumbent at the White House in November’s Presidential election, one country will look forward to the eviction of Barack Obama – namely that of Pakistan.
From the outset, even before he was elected, Obama spoke of bombing PAKIStan and true to his word, drone strikes, which will surely be remembered in the same way as GITMO was for George Bush, have marked this Presidency – the last one on Wednesday in the so-called tribal belt killing three people.
And then there was the Nato strike which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, for which Isaf has still not apologised, and which even to the most impartial of observers looked like an act of war, a pre-emptive strike.
At Chicago, the President of Pakistan, who is hated within his own country for being an American ‘puppet’ demanded that the US pay £3, 200 for every Nato lorry that will pass through Pakistan, if she was to reopen a border crossing closed after that fatal incident involving 24 Pakistani soldiers.
And today comes the first confirmation – if not official – that the Americans got their man with the jailing of the doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden.
Shakil Afridi who had charged with treason and for running a fake vaccination programme was jailed for 30 years in Khyber district.
The raid which was celebrated in the US angered the Pakistanis, who claimed that it was a further violation of their nation’s sovereignty.
So if indeed, a Republican is heading for the CEO’s job at Washington, then the people of Pakistan will be the first to be out on the streets to celebrate.Shakil Afridi ‘helped CIA track bin Laden’