Pepe Escobar shows how Obama & his disciples are no less inclined to panic-mongering to justify military adventures than the Bush administration. Any time you hear the media get breathless, and that breathlessness is mirrored by government saber-rattling, be very afraid. US involvement in the region (including support for Musharraf) pushed the Taliban into Pakistan in the first place… but our memories are short. We still think that if the first pill made us sick, more of the same pill will make us well.
Mount up, General Obama!
Apocalypse Now. Run for cover. The turbans are coming. This is the state of Pakistan today, according to the current hysteria disseminated by the Barack Obama administration and United States corporate media – from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to The New York Times. Even British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said on the record that Pakistani Talibanistan is a threat to the security of Britain.
But unlike St Petersburg in 1917 or Tehran in late 1978, Islamabad won’t fall tomorrow to a turban revolution.
Pakistan is not an ungovernable Somalia. The numbers tell the story. At least 55% of Pakistan’s 170 million-strong population are Punjabis. There’s no evidence they are about to …