Pakistan, a nation of 150 million people, thirty odd nukes and delivery systems and the holder of the main supply corridor to Afghanistan, is about to collapse both economically and politically and yet again, this is the fault of DC.
As far as catastrophes go, this one is a big one. With the government absolutely bankrupt, with no cash on hand, begging a silent world; with Islamic attacks increasing; with the political and military elites fractured and with thirty nuclear warheads up for grabs any day, this is about as bad as it gets.
How of course did the world get to a point where hard line Islamic militias may soon become nuclear powers?
It all started with the Pervez Musharraf overthrew his predecessor, the region breathed a sigh of relief at the ouster of the most corrupt and brutal of Pakistan's historical brutal and corrupt leaders. Even Benazir Bhutto did not go as far in her absolute corruption and thuggery. Regardless, a military dictator, Musharraf for 9 years managed to hold Pakistan together and even grow the economy while holding some amount of constraint on the Taliban and other hard line Islamics.
However, as the War or rather Farce on Terror ground on, to the DCrats, Musharraf seemed to be not a robust and strong enough leader. In other words, he was not an absolute lap dog but tried to do what is best for his own nation to maintain some sense of stability and growth. This was irrelevant of course, since DC only understands allies to mean lapdogs and well disciplined lap dogs...just ask the British..woof.
Thus the PR Misters of DC and London set off to over thrown this ill trained pooch called Musharraf. They, with their slavish Fourth Estate, recreated the opposition of Pakistan into prestine angels of Democracy. Marxists have a tendency of doing such things to the truth. Bhutto was made the poster child, her absolute brutality and corruption a thing of non-existence in the 24/7 wag the dog world of US/UK "news". This continued right through her assassination, where she received more news and praise than the passing Mother Teresa (as a side note, the misguided and narcissistic West game Diana more praise than Mother Teresa, too).
The new government that was elected on Western funding and PR was that of Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari, another brutal thug, but a well trained one at that. The very people who elected him over Musharraf, were back in the street, a month later, demanding his head and for good reason. Outside of reneging on many of his promises, Zardari is an absolute DC lapdog and thus now highly unpopular with the majority of Pakistanies.
Of course Bush decided to help Zadari's popularity. He did this by authorizing cross border, none approved, attacks into Pakistan against the militias. Of course civilian casualties have occurred and now even moderate Pakistanis are called for Zadari's head.
Add to this the final ingredient of the, yet again US/UK made, Bank Panic of 2004, and we have a problem, one that could mean the deaths of millions in Pakistan and the surrounding region and millions more if any of those nukes are set off in a Western city.
On a more immediate scale, a collapse of the Pakistani state would not only free up more Taliban to fight NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan, but it would close down the main air/land artery in keeping Afghanistan with bullets and beans. The only other option is through the north and Russia is already pissed off.
If Pakistan goes, than it is up to India to move first and do something about those nukes. Now that's critical for India, a likely Pakistani target, more so even than for the rest of the world.
Either way, however, this crisis is the work of DC, just like so many around the modern world.
The article reprinted with the kind permission from Stanislav Mishin and can be found on his personal blog Mat Rodina