This is a Pakpotpourri Exclusive
Jawad Raza Khan
Mission given to US media by Pentagon is brief, and crisp; let’s not give Pakistan any breathing space. Chains of stories oozing out of NYT (New York Times) and WSJ (Wall Street Journal) on the pretext of free media in on with full swing, US media is zeroing on Pakistan’s center of gravity The Nukes. By now, Pakistan is seen as an isolated nation filled with problems and about to fail, horrendously with nukes unaccounted for! especially after series of GHQ – Pentagon debacle stories. It definitely triggered with the incident of Raymond Davis and after playing its qualifying rounds through OBL and Mehran base is on the brink of a Great Divorce. Recent statement from the media manager of Pakistan Army with regards to American military aid to fight WOT could be a turning point of this unexplainable friendly relation between US and Pakistan.
On one hand, Pakistan has suffered loss of billions of dollars with scores of human lives perishing each day, even more than NATO forces operating in Afghanistan, which are comprised of more than 47 nations of the world. Concurrently, in the backdrop Machiavelli’s notion for the nukes of Pakistan, US President after bribe ring a section of Pakistani media through Kerry Lugar bill have launched a decisive campaign against its nuclear assets. This reminds me a joke………………….
Taking his seat in his chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. “So,” he said, “I have been presented, by both of you, with a bribe.” Both lawyers squirmed uncomfortably. “You, attorney Leon, gave me $15,000. And you, attorney Campos, gave me $10,000.” The judge reached into his pocket and pulled out a check. He handed it to Leon … “Now then, I’m returning $5,000, and we’re going to decide this case solely on its merits.”
It is just to point out Attorney Leon (Pakistani Media) must understand that the Judge (US) has its own priorities and aims. Attorney Leon must recognize that building American perception at the cost of own interest is a fatal course of action. The resolute people of Pakistan are now capable enough to differentiate between the Good and Evil, media now has to prove its loyalty to Pakistan not to any foreign power even in the name of regional and cultural similarities.
Just to hint our sacred media about Nuclear Whistle Blowers around the globe, My Dear Pakistani media just Google a name Mr Mordechai Vanunu, you can fetch a great story apart of Dr Qadeer Khan’s engineered dilemma and related cooked up stuff against the Pakistan’s nuclear program.
According to Nuclear Weapons Archive website, “the most specific and detailed information to be made public about Israel’s nuclear program came from a former mid-level nuclear technician named Mordechai Vanunu. Vanunu had worked at the Machon 2 facility, where plutonium is produced and bomb components fabricated, for 9 years before his increasing involvement in left wing pro-Palestinian politics led to his dismissal in 1986. Due to a grave internal security lapse, prior to his departure he managed to take about 60 photographs covering nearly every part of Machon 2.”
He made contact with the London Sunday Times and began to write an exclusive story about the details of Israel’s nuclear program. Unfortunately for Vanunu, “the Israeli government had found out about his activities and the Mossad arranged to kidnap him and bring him back to Israel for trial,” the report added.
Vanunu spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 in solitary confinement. Released from prison in 2004, he became subject to a broad array of restrictions on his speech and movement. Since then he has been arrested several times for violations of those restrictions, including giving various interviews to foreign journalists and attempting to leave Israel. He says he suffered “cruel and barbaric treatment” at the hands of Israeli authorities while imprisoned, and suggests that his treatment would have been different if he were Jewish (Vanunu is a Christian convert from Judaism).
Some of the famous quotes of Vanunu are:
- The main points were: one, the amount of Israel’s nuclear weapons, how many Israel had, that no one could predict or know, including the CIA. They were thinking about a number like 10 or 15. But I came out with a number between 150 to 200.
- I couldn’t sleep for two years; they tried to break my nerves. They used a lot of psychology to brainwash.
It is just a food for thought for you media sir, you can find a lot more on these type of nuclear whistle blowing far more ferocious and dangerous for world peace than Pakistan’s Nuclear program.
It is also a very sour fact for the enemies of Pakistan, that people of Pakistan recognizes the importance of this program in relation to the survival of this nation. Most of them relates it to the battle of trenches Ghazwae Khandaq as prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and his companions used the trench tactics (when outnumbered) first time in Muslim history of warfare as an impassable obstacle, locking the two sides in a stalemate. The well-organized defenders, the sinking of allied morale against the forces Muhammad (Peace Be upon him), and poor weather conditions caused the siege to end in a fiasco……
That’s what will be the fate of enemies of encircled Pakistan with its last trench a nuclear one! so impassable.
With last trench in the backdrop, the situation cannot remain same for a longer period of time and that’s the reason, strategic siege of Pakistan is looking to be in its dying moments – agendas have been distorted – disappointment of the enemy is at the highest note – This is indeed a real test for all Pakistanis – They gave sweat and blood both, so much, that it is difficult to quantify even. The siege is enforced on all fronts; politically; economically; culturally; geo-strategically and above all militarily. East and west, north and south, all odds for Pakistan has really shaped Pakistanis into a one of the toughest surviving creatures on the planet. THE WRITER IS A POLITICAL COMMENTATOR BASED IN ISLAMABAD