In the wake of yesterday’s bombings in Lahore, today’s Dawn features a piece by some motherfvcking Sri Lankan piece of trash proposing IDF-style check-posts (not that we are far from it). It goes on to say what good are the checkposts if they are not a bigger nuisance and don’t delay people for hours on end. It also proposed that if Supreme Court comes in the way of such measures, it should be ignored.
Don’t believe me? See for yourself!
Be warned: It does state things like “Oh God! Aren’t there women terrorists in this part of the world? Don’t they know it was a woman suicide bomber from Tamil Tigers who killed the Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi?”.
Then there is this gem:
I was passing a walk-through gate at the Karachi International Airport to take my Sri Lankan airline flight home when the alarm of the machine went off. I had removed all metal items from my person as required but my bracelet was there on my right hand. The guard carrying a metal detector ordered me to remove the bracelet.
“Sorry, I cannot. This is a religious thing. I cannot remove this,” I told and asked him to body-check me. But he wouldn’t, insisting that I must remove the bracelet, or miss the flight.
Our heated argument brought a senior officer to us. I invited him to a corner and started sharing some experiences. “The recent Kenyan suicide bomber never carried metal with him on board – only a mix of chemical non-metallic powder – may be around 200 grams – in his underpants. Please tell me sir, how is your colleague going to find out with his metal detector whether I am carrying explosive powder in my underpants?”
That settled the matter. The officer ordered the guard to body check me with his hands. Reluctantly he obeyed. It was then the officer who called me to a corner. “Sir, are you from Sri Lankan security forces?” he asked.
“No I am a civilian with common sense. Please advise your colleagues to trust their senses more than the machines since these could sometime deceive you. This is common sense,” I told him and walked off.
I wish I was the security officer present. I would have stripped this bastard and shoved my arm up his ass and opened my hand. Then I would have arrested him and hauled him to a lovely Pakistani jail. That’d have taught him some common sense.
He ends it with:
Sri Lankans love Pakistan for the help she rendered during the war against Tigers. It is high time that Pakistan, too, learnt some lessons from Sri Lanka’s long experience in combating and defeating terrorism. After all no one else has been able to do that in the region so far.
Ranga Kalansooriya, I hope a Tamil Tiger pays you a visit and turns your insides into outsides. I hope a few find their way to the ‘helpers’ as well.
UPDATE: How could I miss this bit (I know how — I always ignore DAWN Columnists) but here is another example from the very issue. Not only does Dawn wants us to be treated like Israelis treat the Palestinians, Irfan Hussain argues “A solid case can be made for more drone attacks, not less”
(But that is nothing new. Irfan Hussain is just being Irfan ‘Zionist’ Hussain. Here is another example where he argued “The army must move its crack troops from their barracks on the eastern front to fight the Taliban in the north.” Interestingly, he titled the piece “He who pays the piper calls the tune”
P.S. In the comments, I am also going to paste an old article that has been removed from the web — actually the whole site has been disappeared. It was based on a longer paper that is gone too and sadly I seem not to be able to find a copy of that. Another similar paper appeared on spinwatch.org but — surprise, surprise — it too is no more. Such toxic stuff If I ever find them, I certainly will post them. Of course that means my site will be disappeared too but so be it)
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