Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Study: Bush, Other Officials Issued Hundreds of False Statements Before Iraq Invasion

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The study concluded that the statements "were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."

The study counted 935 false statements in the two-year period.

Bush led with 259 false statements, 231 about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 28 about Iraq's links to al-Qaida, the study found.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Destruction at FAST - pictures

Pics Courtesy of Bino. Thank You.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Latest assassination video

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This video shows the most conclusive evidence that Benazir Bhutto was shot. Her hair and shawl can be seen rising as the killer shoots at her.

Mourners cause mourning

Yetsernight, my brother in law visited us and we sat down at dinner and discussed a lot of what has happened in the last seven days. We got to talk about the very tragedies and destruction told first hand by friends.

The first event he told us happened to one of his very close friends. One of his four year old son was very sick on 27th December, 2007, the day of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The news had already spread and he was worrying about his kid. Not knowing what to do, he got his bike out and took his son with him in search of a safe way to the hospital. He literally dodged bullets and some how reached the hospital. When he stopped the bike, his clothes were stained with blood and he started to panic if he was hit. Upon inspection he did not find any wounds on him and neither did he feel any pain or stings.

What he found out was far more worrying and tragic than he had expected. His four year old son, had been shot in the neck and blood was gushing out of the wound. He was paralyzed for a moment but then he realized that his son wasn't crying or not even responding. He was already at the hospital, so he took him to the emergency. He was pronounced dead shortly after that.

How many more lives will be taken befoe this blood feud will end? I just hope and pray, none.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The Ant & the Grasshopper

**NOTE** This was mailed to me by a friend, liked it, so I though I should share.

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter.

The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays the
summer away.

Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or
shelter so he dies out in the cold.

Modern Version

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant's a fool and laughs & dances & plays the
summer away.

Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and
demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while
others are cold and starving.

Geo TV, BBC, ARY, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering
Grasshopper next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table
filled with food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor
Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Asma Jahangir stages a demonstration in front of the Ant's house.

Imran Khan goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.

Amnesty International and Chief Justice Iftikhar criticizes the Pakistan
Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt
support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .

Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Islamic parties call for "Hartal" in
Frontier and Baluchistan demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

MQM Coalition in Sindh immediately passes a law preventing Ants from
working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among
Ants and

Sheikh Rasheed allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Pakistan
Railway Trains, aptly named as the 'Grasshopper Shalimar'.

Finally, the President drafts an ordinance ' Anti State Terrorism Against
Grasshoppers Act' [ASTAGA], with effect from the beginning of the winter.
Mobilises state agencies.

Punjab Govt. makes ' Special Reservation ' for Grasshoppers in Educational
Institutions & in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with ASTAGA and having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes, it's home is confiscated by the NAB
and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by PTV.

Nawaz Sharief calls it ' A Triumph of Justice '.

Benazir calls it ' Democratic Justice '.

MQM calls it the ' Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden'

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz invites the Grasshopper to address the National

Many years later...

The Ants have since migrated to the US, Canada, UK and Middle East, have
worked harder then they did before set up a multi-million dollar business.

100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere
in Pakistan ...

As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the
Grasshoppers, Pakistan is still a developing country !!!

Calm Karachi

After five days of violence, Karachi was calm on 1st January 2008, with no reports of unrest anywhere in the city. Army can be seen patrolling the roads of Karachi providing physical and mental safety from rioters and robbers alike.

One incident of an oil tanker set on fire near Gharo has been reported. Though it is not known if it was an act of arson or simply an accident.

Elections 2008

PML (N) had declared to boycott January elections immediately after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The fate of PPP was undecided until after BB's will was read out at Bhutto residence in Larkana. It was decided on 30th December that PPP will contest January 8 elections and that Makhdoom Amin Fahim will contest for Prime Minister. Shortly after their decision, PML (N) also decided to contest the elections.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed the elections scheduled for 8th January, 2008. They have yet to decide a date for the elections. The move came after all political parties contesting the elections, except PPP, requested that they be postponed until second week of March. The party leaders had expressed their concerns over safety and security during the rallies held as part of their respective political campaigns.