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People across the world harbor real anger at the inequity in the world economic and political system that is backed by use of disproportionate force and anti people controls. This inequity has reached unbearable levels, especially in countries where regimes visibly rob and kill their own people with impunity, to satisfy the greed of fascist financiers who position and protect them in power. Fascism is the merger of State and corporate power for exploitation of the people’s labour. Corporate power’s financing of political power has led to fascism in nearly all countries. “Democracy of people’s interests” has been overtaken by “democracy of corporate interests”, includes in Pakistan, America, and India.
Pakistan is under existential threat from a violent nexus of neo imperial and local fascism. Corporate power, most notably that of the Army, is being exercised through its offspring puppet political parties. It is suffocating the people. People go missing, are unemployed, and cannot afford food or fuel. Life and livelihood are under constant threat. The people no longer have a stake in what Pakistan has become today. Today’s Pakistan is at the mercy of militant theocracy, and neo imperial fascism that facilitates and funds local fascism.
Raymond Davis and his cohort Theo-militant murderers of Taseer and Bhatti are the exposed tip of the iceberg that has focused the anger of the silent majority of Pakistanis today.
While Theo militants see Pakistan as a sectarian battlefield for destabilization of the Pakistani state; Neo imperial fascism sees nuclear Pakistan (ally of China) as an obstacle to its exploitative economic strategy in Asia. The American-Israeli-Indian-Arabia fascist nexus (supported by the Coalition forces in this region) has not openly declared the war it is waging alongside Theo militants against Pakistan. (Drones, Special Operation Forces, Mercenaries networking bomb blasts, Psywar media and Intelligence Ops, etc.) This does not mean that Pakistanis do not know that the war is underway. Our people are victims on a daily basis. Elements in the Pakistani government and establishment may wish to hide their supportive role in this war against the people of Pakistan; but the people will not allow them to continue their deception. The establishment and Army must grow out of their pre nuclear asymmetric proxy war strategy, and India centric planning. We are a south Asian state. That does not mean that we cannot have friendly ties with Arabia, America, and China. It does mean, however, that we cannot afford to have permanent hostility towards India, Iran, and Afghanistan. Out of date thinking that does not support the interests of the people of Pakistan is destroying the economy and hopes of our people. The people have had enough and can take no more.
The writing is on the wall for the fascist leadership of the coalition countries. Stop usurping the rights of your own and other peoples. The “long war” you are waging will not end in victory for inequity and plunder. Life can be bombed out of a people, not their beliefs and hopes.
The writing is on the wall for the fascist elements in the military and political leadership of Pakistan and most countries of the coalition. Stand with the people against inequity, or be washed away with the rising tide of anger.
The writing is on the wall for every Pakistani in the media, bureaucracy, Armed Forces, Police, and Judiciary. Are you with the people or are you working for local or foreign fascists who impose inequity?
Change will come. Forces that bring change are never forgiving.
.*The writer was the chief of Pakistani Naval Staff from 1997 to 1999.