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Is Zardari History?

Remember the FRAUD Nawaz pulled to appear to not be a part of the rotten Raymond Davis affair? See:

and the followup discussion for all the details. That it was a fraud and that these fools cannot keep the story straight is obvious:

Shahbaz makes up a story…

And Nawaz admits it”s all b.s.:

It now appears their brother Zardari has taken a page from their playbook.

UPDATE: On second thought, I remember Zardari used the ‘bad heart’ excuse many times before to not come back to the country and to get away from his legal troubles:

In June 2005, he suffered a heart attack and was treated in the United Arab Emirates.[52][53] A PPP spokesman stated he underwent angioplasty in the United States.[53] In September 2005, he did not show up for a Rawalpindi hearing on corruption charges; the court issued an arrest warrant.[53] His lawyers stated he could not come because he was recovering from his treatment.[53] Following a request by the Rawalpindi court, Interpol issued a red notice in January 2006 against the couple which called on member nations to decide on the couple’s extradition.[54][55]

First it was reported that Zardari had a checkup done at the army hospital and was given an “all clear” certificate. Curious thing was, his spokesperson Farhatullah Babar and his bitch babar Awan strongly denied that any such check-up took place and that “Zardari had been busy in his office all day long.” Now why would you deny such a “good” thing? Probably because showing Zardari in good health goes against the plan.

So it is very interesting that the very next day, the healthy Zardari suddenly leaves for Dubai “for medical checkup”. That this too is a fraud is obvious from all the stories making the rounds. Here is how it is playing out so far:

Interesting, eh?

Another VERY CURIOUS fact is the person accompanying him:

Farahnaz Ispahani, wife of Husain Haqqani, who was a journalist and had worked at the State Department-run Voice of America before joining Pakistan’s murky politics, is said to be accompanying Zardari.

Remember that although no one has picked up on this fact, Haqqani’s wife Farahnaz was as much a party to Memogate as Hussain Haqqani and Zardari (see the transcript of the Mansoor Ijaz’s BBMs). Why would she be picked, of all the people? This to me is confirmation that the guilty ones are being allowed to take the money and run. So once again, all TRAITORS/thieves are allowed to get away with it. And you and I both know Haqqani will be allowed to follow his wife back to U.S. and back to his old job at Boston University to write the book he promised (“HH: You get to write the book on how you changed US-Pak dynamic and won the war in A’tan (w/ some help from a Paki nerd) 😀 …. HH: We’ll make things happen and if we can’t, we’ll write a book about it“).
Isn’t that treason itself at the hands of EVERYONE involved in letting this happen (including Kayani & Co. and Judiciary)?

The Last BBM:

While on the subject, here is a bit that worries me. Read the very last BBM released by Mansoor Ijaz:
MI: It’s interesting (and heartening) to see that many of the proposals made in the memo are now being implemented in the bilateral relationship. Very good. 
Now what do you make of it? Is he right that despite Memogate having been outed (remember this one is from from first week of November after news of Memogate broke), “proposals in the memo” were STILL “being implemented in the bilateral relationship”? Question is who’s implementing them and why no one, not even Kayani stopping them?
Here let me also put on my CT hat and ask was the “non-sensicle” NATO strike really all that non-sensicle? Remember what has been the “reaction” to it? That “all accords with Nato and U.S. will be reviewed“.  So I must ask:

Was the real purpose of the NATO strike to hurry along the implementation of the proposals made in Memogate? Was there a method to this madness???? IS THE REAL TREASON HAPPENING RIGHT NOW????

[BTW: Where is Mansoor ijaz? Could this trip be another of those secret meetings between Ijaz and Zardari to work out a deal between the two, you know, just like NRO between BB and Mush? Let’s see what follows. If Zardari comes back and Mansoor Ijaz throws him a fig leaf in the days to come, you’ll know!  If not then those stories about powers that be having decided to ditch Zardari were true. ;-)]
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CONFIRMED: ‘Shamsi is a FARCE’

A little truth confirming what I have been saying is creeping out (but of course not from our military or civilian leadership):

‘Shamsi base is nice, but not crucial for drone attacks’

WASHINGTON: US drone raids targeting militants in Pakistan will not be jeopardized if Islamabad does indeed expel Americans from a key air base, officials and a former intelligence officer said Monday.

Angered over a Nato air attack on Saturday that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead, Islamabad has shut off supply routes to US-led forces in Afghanistan and ordered Americans out of the Shamsi air base used by the CIA’s fleet of unmanned aircraft.

Even if the Pakistanis make good on their threat over Shamsi, US officials and analysts say the move would be largely symbolic as Washington could fly Predator and Reaper drones out of air fields in neighboring Afghanistan.

[Here is the little lie/spin in this. Having admitted the threat over Shamsi is largely symbolic, they say Washington “COULD” fly drones out of Afghanistan. Remember “COULD” doesn’t mean “WOULD”. Remember, as previously shown, drones already DO NOT fly from Shamsi any more (hence described as ‘symbolic’) but from OTHER AIRBASES/AIRSTRIPS IN PAKISTAN and they “WOULD” CONTINUE as I stated earlier.]

“Shamsi is a nice thing to have, but it’s not critical to drone operations. They can be carried out from bases in Afghanistan,” said Bruce Reidel, a former CIA officer and fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank.

The remote Shamsi air base in the country’s southwest is particularly useful for flights hampered by poor weather conditions, he said.

[Again, read this carefully. Hidden here is the admission that MOSTLY DO NOT FLY FROM SHAMSI! Keep in mind another fact mentioned in my earlier post: Shamsi is over 500 miles away from North/South Waziristan where all of the drone strikes are taking place and to think they are flying all that way from Shamsi is plain ridiculous!]

A senior US official said the facility was not a make-or-break link for the robotic planes that have proved an effective weapon against Al-Qaeda and Taliban extremists.

“The real issue isn’t Shamsi, it’s air space,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.

[And NO ONE IS TALKING TAKING AWAY AIRSPACE (or the other real drone bases):]

So far there was no sign that Islamabad would bar the US aircraft from flying over Pakistan, and its announcement on Shamsi appeared designed to placate a domestic audience in Pakistan, officials said.

The Shamsi base reflects the contradictions in the uneasy partnership between the two countries, with Islamabad reluctant to publicly acknowledge its tacit cooperation with US counter-terror efforts, which many Pakistanis see as a violation of their country’s sovereignty.

[ALL Pakistanis (and foreigners) see it as violation of their country’s sovereignty (except our military and civilian leadership; in fact THEY KNOW IT TOO, THAT IS WHY ALL THE LIES!) for IT IS THAT WITHOUT QUESTION]

“You have to have jet fuel delivered to Shamsi,” Reidel said. “The Pakistani public has the impression of a base that operates extraterritorially but in reality it operates because the Pakistani army helps it to operate.

Shortly after Saturday’s air attack on the border by Nato forces, Pakistan’s cabinet ministers and military chiefs demanded the United States clear out of the Shamsi air field within 15 days.

Pakistan previously called for the Americans to leave the air base in June but later backed off.

Although President Barack Obama’s administration was working on a response to a number of demands from Pakistan, there were no plans to pull back on the drone raids, which intelligence officials have credited with weakening the Al-Qaeda network.

“Pakistan remains a critical counter-terrorism partner, and we do not anticipate significant changes in that relationship,” another US official said.

A more serious problem for the United States and Nato allies is Pakistan’s decision to close its border to convoys ferrying fuel and supplies to coalition troops in landlocked Afghanistan.

[Oh but you can be DAMN SURE that “closure” is ONLY TEMPORARY]

Nearly half of all cargo bound for Nato-led forces runs through Pakistan. Roughly 140,000 foreign troops, including about 97,000 Americans, rely on supplies from outside Afghanistan for the ten-year-old war effort.

Pakistan has shut off the border over previous incidents, partly to allay popular outrage, and US officials said they expected the latest closure would be temporary….

[Ah, so the US  agrees…. ]

Q.E.D.!

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Kiyani’s Endless Lies Continue Following NATO Attack

Pakistan’s “strong” response to NATO’s latest attack that killed 28 soldiers is all the rage today:

Pakistan blocks U.S. supplies, orders drone base closed after NATO raid

Supposedly Kiyani has ordered “effective response” to the attack , meaning he has got ALL the thieves known as the Defense Committee of Cabinet (DCC) together and supposedly they have decided to provide “No More Support in  Terror War”. Of course the jewel in this crown is the announcement that “US Must Vacate Shamsi Airbase in 15 Days” that people are going gaga over.

While Pakistanis beat their chests with pride at this, let me tell you why I am laughing at their STUPIDITY: They are being had once again!!!

Continue reading ‘Kiyani’s Endless Lies Continue Following NATO Attack’

Aitzaz’s Latest Client: Malik Riaz

Yesterday I came across blurb about the latest troubles of Malik Riaz of Bahria Town, one of the most corrupt people in Pakistan, and was not at all surprised that the guy representing him was none other than Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan. Now I have written enough about Aitzaz to not be surprised by this. My only curiosity was to see what sort of “plea bargaining” he would be trying to do this time (Remember I have stated before that looking at the cases our most brilliant attorney has been involved in, you’ll find his only trick is plea bargaining, nothing more — look at “Aitzaz jumps in with his pig brothers” here  where I talk about the Bank of Punjab case; also have a look at his brilliant work for his client in the submarine scam).

Well I was not disappointed:

Continue reading ‘Aitzaz’s Latest Client: Malik Riaz’

Egypt ‘Revolution’

“It’s a scam!” was the first thought that came to mind when I saw George “Color Revolutions” Soros’ bitch ElBradei suddenly popped up in Cairo leading the “youth movement” (Soros btw is Rothschild front-man who with his associate Zbigniew Brzezinski, specializes in triggering and manipulating ‘peoples’ revolutions’ to change regimes while hiding the force that is really behind it all. And with “color” revolutions having been exposed, a re-branding (“Youth”) has been done. All doubts were removed when I heard Google marketing executive Wael Ghonim being hailed as the hero for engineering of the “movement” and that too through his Facebook page (all that was missing was Twitter but then it made the news too being hailed as one of the tools used to organize the demo). And what a surprise finding out that Ghonim and ElBradei are joined at the hip: Ghonim’s “Facebook page didn’t pop-up overnight, it was actually created nearly a year ago in tandem with Mohamed ElBaradei’s arrival in Egypt during February 2010. Ghonim also created ElBaradei’s official campaign website. Ghonim and ElBaradei then concurrently campaigned for the coming November 2010 Egyptian election and built up an opposition network in support for ElBaradei. This network included the April 6 Movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the independent labor unions now making up the bulk of the protests.” And add to the mix Movement.org among whose corporate sponsors are — surprise, surprise — not just Google and Facebook, but “revolutionary” organizations such as AT&T, MTV, Nowcast and Gen-Next. If that was not enough, what if I told you it’s supporters include U.S. Department of Homeland Security (yes, yes, the same one that brought us Patriot Act and is today busy stripping us at airports and juggling our testicles), U.S. State Department, National Security, Council for Foreign Relations, Fortune Magazine, Hoover Institution, ABC, NBC, CNN and MSNBC, to name but a few.

"We interrupt this REVOLUTION ™ to bring you a message from our sponsors..."

Movements.org: “What we see is not a foundation from which all activists can work from, but a foundation that has a very selective group of activists working on “problem spots” the US State Department would like to see “changed.” Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Eastern Europe, Venezuela, and even Thailand where ever protesters and movements are working to undermine governments non-conducive to corporate America’s agenda, you will find Movements.org supporting their efforts. … It is color revolution 2.0, run directly out of the US State Department with the support of corporate America.”

Last but not least, think for a moment: What kind of revolution claims success when a military dictator is overthrown and the power handed to — the army? Duh! Remember it is the same “army that imposed the will of that despicable tyrant for 30 years is now in charge and the Egyptian army is not only controlled by the US, it is funded by massive American military ‘aid’ – second only in scale to Israel” 😉 So you wanna “Walk Like an Egyptian”? Thanks, but I’ll pass! This one’s “dead, stillborn.” Below are the links that will tell you all you need to know:

  1. There has been NO REVOLUTION so far
  2. Wael Ghonim of Google plays an integral part in ElBaradei’s bid to seize power
  3. Google’s Revolution Factory; Alliance of Youth Movements: Color Revolution 2.0
  4. The Events in Egypt: A Cautionary Tale on the History of US Foreign Policy Tactics

P.S. Let’s also keep in mind the NeoCons and their plans to “Reshape the Middle East“:

“In the Middle East, impending ‘regime change’ in Iraq is just the first step in a wholesale reordering of the entire region, according to neoconservatives – who’ve begun almost gleefully referring to themselves as a ‘cabal.’ Like dominoes, the regimes in the region – first Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia, then Lebanon and the PLO, and finally Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia – are slated to capitulate, collapse or face US military action. To those states, says cabal ringleader Richard Perle, ‘We could deliver a short message, a two-word message: ‘You’re next.'”

And there’s more:

Former CIA Director James Woolsey, who had been named as a possible candidate for a key position in the reconstruction of a postwar Iraq, said:

“… the US is engaged in World War IV (WWIII having been the Cold War), and that it could continue for years… He said the new war is actually against three enemies: the religious rulers of Iran, the ‘fascists’ of Iraq and Syria, and Islamic extremists like al Qaeda… that all three enemies have waged war against the US for several years but the US has just ‘finally noticed.‘”

He singled out Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the leaders of Saudi Arabia when he said:

“We want you nervous. We want you to realize now, for the fourth time in a hundred years, this country and its allies are on the march and that we are on the side of those whom you — the Mubaraks, the Saudi Royal family — most fear: We’re on the side of your own people.”

With Mubarak gone, bet the Saudis are pretty nervous right about now… 😉
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[Thanks Zahir for the following two must-reads…]

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(Rothschild-V connection:)
V for Zionism by Keith Johnson

A Clean Break: a New Strategy for the Realm
Project for a New American Century
Rebuilding America’s Defenses – Project for the New American Century

UPDATE:
See the latest by Tony Cartalucci:
It’s Official: “Arab Spring” Subversion is US Funded

Foxes Guarding The Henhouse

Two scams exposed by today’s papers:
I.

Govt loses Rs30 billion: Rehman Malik reaps ‘grey’ calls windfall

"Reach out and touch someone!"

ISLAMABAD, June 14: The government is facing an estimated annual revenue loss of over Rs 30 billion on account of ‘grey telephony’ under which international calls are re-routed through local — often illegal — exchanges to avoid local taxes, mainly because of policies designed apparently to favour a sitting powerful minister.

One of the leading beneficiaries of the grey traffic is Rodcom Europe, now being renamed as Hollywell Solutions. Rehman Malik, the sitting interior minister, is the chairman of London-based Rodcom Europe — a specialised VOIP (voice-over internet protocol) company established in 2001 “offering a limited number of high quality routes to a limited number of high quality customers”, according to the company website.

It says its early destinations were mainly to Europe and “Pakistan soon joined them when VOIP licences were first issued in 2003”. Rodcom’s activities in Pakistan, the website claimed, “have grown to a level where we are now one of the top five senders of Pakistan calls in Europe
[So RM got this favor from Musharraf]

Regardless of whether or not Rodcom is operating legally, Rehman Malik’s ownership of the company raises moral and ethical questions. “That a federal minister who oversees law enforcement agencies which are required to curb such illegal telephone calls, should own a company involved in this business is clearly a conflict of interest,” an observer said.
[Another example of fox guarding the hen house]

What makes the conflict of interest issue more serious is the fact that the current government has not made a concerted effort to eliminate the grey traffic; instead circumstantial evidence suggests that official policies have encouraged such activity.

HOW GREY TRAFFIC RUNS: Grey traffic is defined as the use of illegal exchanges for making international calls, bypassing the legal routes and exchanges. These illegal exchanges include VOIP (Voice-Over Internet Protocol) that uses a computer; GSM (Global System for Mobile) gateways; WLL (wireless local loop) phones or mobile SIMs. This traffic may then be distributed onwards using WLL and mobile numbers.

II.

Why is PAC chief sitting on NLC scam report?
[Who is he protecting? Is his brother’s name in it? Or other Generals??]
Billions lost in adventure by uniformed men

Now you know WHY he is often caught secretly meeting Generals in the dead of night

ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee was told on Monday that the office of Chairman PAC Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was sitting on the inquiry report into the multibillion rupees scam in the National Logistic Cell (NLC) for the last several months.

The report contains documentary evidence to confirm involvement of four generals of the Pakistan Army in the biggest scam in the history of the NLC. But, in the absence of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan from the PAC meeting for a short period of time, some members wondered why only one copy of this explosive report was given to Chaudhry Nisar.

Three Lieutenant Generals and one Major General, who were named in the report, had served at top positions in the NLC in the past and have since retired from service. The inquiry was held to determine the role of these three generals, who despite orders of the then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz not to put the NLC money into the volatile stock market, invested billions of rupees in the stock exchange and subsequently lost the taxpayers money.

A large number of powerful brokers of Karachi were given huge money from the NLC funds to make investment in the volatile exchange market and subsequently billions were lost. Even these generals had taken a commercial loan to make investment in these stocks.

Earlier, during the course of the PAC proceedings it emerged that Secretary Planning Division Ashraf Hayat had deliberately given only one copy of the report to PAC Chairman Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for “His Eyes Only”.

Ashraf Hayat, who appeared before the PAC, on Monday was asked why the report was not shared with other PAC members. He said the report had already been sent to the office of PAC Chairman Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. But this did not satisfy the members as usually 20 copies of any report are sent to the PAC members. But what surprised them most was that the report was never put on the PAC agenda. The PAC members asked the secretary to dispatch the inquiry report to all of them.

Somewhat related: Here s a curious case involving NLC:
Wapda likely to lose Rs 3.2bn to Japanese company

ISLAMABAD: The financially crippled Wapda would soon be poorer by another Rs3.2 billion as it is set to lose a legal battle in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and would have to pay the amount to the Japan Power Generation Limited (JPGL), the Public Accounts Committee was informed on Monday.

The PAC was further informed that foreign loans worth billions of rupees, including half a billion rupees loan for access to justice, remained unspent thanks to the lethargy of government organisations.

What to talk of others, even Wapda did not use Rs6 billion foreign loan given by a foreign lending agency and the amount was returned to the Economic Affairs Division. Managing Director, National Logistic Cell, Major General Junaid, who appeared before the PAC to defend the report of the Auditor General of Pakistan, spoke of a strong possibility of the Wapda losing its legal battle against the JPGL. He provided these details in a bid to satisfy the PAC members about pending recovery of Rs75 million payable by the same company to the NLC. He said the Japanese company had committed to repay NLC Rs75 million after winning the legal battle, which it is quite confident of winning.

Earlier, the Auditor General of Pakistan told the PAC that NLC had given a loan of Rs75 million to the JPGL. The NLC entered into a loan agreement with the JPGL on July 2, 2007 for the purpose of meeting existing liabilities. The loan was repayable by December 31, 2008 at 14 per cent mark-up rate. The company had already paid Rs13 million as interest to the NLC up to September 2008 in two installments. But, the AGP said, the JPGL had shown a net loss of Rs206 million in its accounts and in view of the poor financial position, the company might not repay the NLC the loan. The loan was sanctioned by former DG NLC, although he did not have any power to give loan to any foreign company. Interestingly, the NLC gave this loan to the Japanese company despite the fact that it itself had to make payment of Rs4.7billion to different banks and financial institutions….

NOTES:
1. What is interesting is “Japan Power Generation Limited (JPGL)” is NOT a “Japanese” company but a “Pakistani” one based in Lahore Cantt (HOW COULD RAUF KLASSRA MIS THAT??):

The Company’s activities include owning, operating and maintaining an oil-fired power station with a net contracted capacity of 120.5 megawatts (gross capacity of 135 megawatts). The Company is engaged in generating and supplying electric power to Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)

WHAT does that mean? It is MOST CERTAINLY another company owned by the guy running the LPG scam and the Rental Power Scam — the one-time Mush crony and today Zardari’s — Iqbal Z. Ahmad

P.S. Iqbal Z. Ahmed and his scams were also the topic of last night’s Islamabad Tonight. Guest was Khawaja Asif

2. Please DO note that the the government’s inability to utilize loans does NOT mean the loans don’t acquire interest. So the money is just sitting there racking up interest which we have to pay back. And if you thought our defense budget was high, consider this: The amount paid in interest payment on these loans is alone 150% of our defense budget!!!

3. So basically what NLC has done is to loan money to JPGL so they can sue WAPDA for billions. Of course WAPDA WILL lose as ICJ is desined that way (as is the WTO that you are so proud to belong to). More on that someday later as it is a HUGE can of worms…But I would like to give you an example of how WTO/ICJ works:

A few years back, an Italian company won a contract from the Government of Pakistan (GoP) for some development contract. They NEVER started work using the excuse that the “security situation in Pakistan was not good, leaving them unable to perform the said works”. AND they headed straight for ICJ suing GoP for the “profits they would have made had they done the work”. Again the argument was “Hey we want to do the work but we can’t but we are entitled to the profits we would have made from the project had we done it. And since it is  GoP that is unable to provide us a safe environment to work in, it is GoP that is liable and must pay us the moneys we could have made.”

Of course the ICJ ruled in favor of the Italians and against the GoP which had to pay up (probably by taking another loan).

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“‘War on Terror’ Against ‘Terrorists'” Myth BUSTED AGAIN!!!

Remember a few weeks back BBC interviewed the British former Chief of General Staff General Sir Francis Richard Dannatt. The revelation he made about why NATO was fighting the “War of Terror” was certainly quite interesting.

He was asked about the importance of Kandahar which is the focus of the next big NATO operation in Afghanistan. Here is his response:

FRD: “Kandahar is absolutely critical. And if one analysis what all the people have been saying over the last two or three years they all recognize Kandahar was critical. After all, Kandahar is effectively the power base of Taliban and Taliban, if they want to try and control the country, first of all they’ve got to control Kandahar, and then they have opened up the access from Kandahar to Kabul”

Q: Now why should we care, in this country, given that it is costing us a small fortune — and much more importantly — many, many lives have been lost as to who is in control of Kandahar?

FRD: I think that gets into the wider question of as to why we are in Afghanistan and what’s it all about. And I think it is disappointing that two or three years into our major deploymenta in Southern Afghanistan, we still haven’t got that clear in peoples’ minds. The fact of the matter is that the Taliban is effectively a front for Al-Qaeda. Al Qaeda is the expression of the militant Islamist agenda. If we don’t oppose it and face it off in Southern Afghanistan, or in Afghanistan, or in South Asia, then frankly that influence will grow; and it could well grow — and this is an important point — we can see it moving through South Asia, through the Middle Est, to North Africa , and to the high watermark of the Islamic Caliphate of 14th, 15th century. Now I don’t mind if the people of Southern Europe, the Balkans, become Muslim by religious conviction or by democratic process. But what we don’t want to see is the perversion of one of the great world religions — Islam — either politically motivated to use it for their own political purposes. That is what we have to face down. And if we don’t face it down in Southern Afghanistan, and in South Asia, we’ll have to do closer to home. Much better to face it at arms length. That’s the reason why we got to get it right. Let’s get it right. Let’s get it done, in conjugation with the Americans, who have much more clout that we have, and then we can do what we all want to do, that is, get our guys back.”

Of course the General is being very sneaky here and he is lying through his teeth. This bit is meant for local consumption only. He is trying to scare his country folks with the oldest of cons: that if you don’t support us in Afghanistan, the Taliban will come over here and convert you to Islam.

But the real reason for this ‘war’ comes to us courtesy of  German President Horst Koehler.

Koehler, coincidentally in a radio interview, let the truth slip out that they are in it for the money; it has nothing to do with terrorists or religion (BOTH ARE BUT SCAMS) and everything to do with MAKING MONEY. Plain and simple.

Now of course revealing such a ‘secret’, exposing the behinds/souls of the whitey by a whitey certainly was a major faux pas — it of course has lead to his resignation. Here’s the story:

Did bloggers bring down the German president?
BERLIN: President Horst Koehler’s shock resignation this week came after mainstream media jumped on comments about Germany’s overseas role that they would have missed if it hadn’t been for bloggers.

Koehler, whose job was largely ceremonial but who spoke as a kind of moral arbiter, was on his way back from visiting German troops in Afghanistan when he gave an apparently innocuous interview to a German radio station.

In the interview, aired on May 22, Koehler appeared to imply that military operations like in Afghanistan were, in part, commercially motivated and necessary to protect Germany’s economic interests.

“[A] country of our size with its … export dependency should also know that, if in doubt, in an emergency, a military engagement is also necessary to defend our interests, for example free trade routes,” he told Deutschlandfunk.

Newspapers and magazines went wild, with the president, head of the International Monetary Fund from 2000-4 and who was a year into his second term, accused by commentators of advocating “gunboat diplomacy”.

Stung to the quick by the criticism and saying that he had been misunderstood, and to general surprise, the popular Koehler quit as Germany’s head of state.

But the offending interview had initially been ignored by the mainstream media and would have been forgotten had a few eagle-eyed bloggers not picked up on what the 67-year-old had said…

(Of course fools will still deny it, as they deny the absolute truth that Kiyani/Pak Army is in it for the money alone, damn the religion, damn humanity)

I want you to read Koehler’s words again and realize that he reveals a lot more than Afghanistan; he is basically confessing:

“We, First World countries like Germany, carry out military operations (i.e. make war) in third world countries like Afghanistan for no other reason than to make money and to sell/use our locally manufactured arms (i.e. to support our military-industrial complex).”

Side-Note: DON’T miss the part about who Koehler’s last employer was — Yes, the same IMF who is turning the screws on us right now. Or did you think IMF is working for our betterment? 😉