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Open Letter to Aitzaz Ahsan
Friday, 20 March 2009 05:57
by Zahir Ebrahim

Congratulations on your long march victory for restoring the Chief Justice. However, not one among you, including Mr. Nawaz Sharif, and the former now soon to be reinstated Chief Justice, in your long march sloganeering, ever mentioned stopping the drone attacks from Pakistani territories, not one among you mentioned that 'war on terror' is a manufactured fiction that is sinking Pakistan into oblivion, and not one among you asserted that this is NOT OUR WAR.

Okay, Imran Khan only anemically uttered some semblance of sanity – but he too shied away from full spectrum disclosures that Pakistan must disengage from this fabricated war, that we must stop supplying our real enemies, and that based on prima facie evidence, Pakistani Army is entirely in bed with the US and Nato forces and shares Pakistan's dismemberment agenda with them. WHY are you silent?

In fact, you wrote in your oped of March 09, 2009 in the Pakistan's daily The News, that the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might well be right on “who planned 9/11, the bombings in Madrid and London, ... and the recent carnage in Mumbai”, except on the matter of “the assassination of Benazir Bhutto”? You offered a detailed forensic analysis of why Hillary Clinton might be wrong in that one case. What stopped you from making the same forensic analysis on those other matters of “imperial mobilization”? As a rational barrister given to acute forensic thinking, you surely cannot believe that an 'Ali Baba' has the supra-national power to overwhelm an armed to the teeth mighty sole-superpower and bring it to its knees?

Can you refute anything in the still unpublished in the mainstream letter to the editor which is reproduced below? If not, why not straightforwardly state outright that which is true, rational, and moral? You do enjoy a prominent place in Pakistani politics, law, and the media. Why are you silent on these matters when you can create such a raucous on other profound matters of justice? Is this such a rocket science to unravel? Surely not for an astute legal mind.

If you are still unsure about any of these matters, I would be more than happy to enlighten you. And if you don't believe me, I would be happy if you refuted me publicly and allowed be the chance to respond to you in the same forum and venue so that the people in Pakistan can at least come to know that there is another rational perspective. Addressing the systemic cancer of “imperial mobilization” and its manufactured boogiemen at its very fundamental source – by looking at the entire forest instead of being perpetually lost in the leaves, branches, tree, and clump of trees – we can most assuredly navigate Pakistan away from its planned dismemberment.

The Pakistani nation today is dancing to the tune of katputli tamasha enacted for them by yourself, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, and the legal fraternity. And yet, there is something so positive to emerge out of this long march that I am, for the first time since 911, excited and also full of realistic hope that the people of Pakistan have finally come out to vociferously proclaim from their roof-tops and in the streets: I have had it up to my neck and am not going to take it anymore. Bravo Pakistanis!!!


My most humble respect and salutations to you and the leadership of this long march which showed such remarkable national courage against the entire state apparatus that it spontaneously galvanized an entire nation of hitherto apathetic bystanders.

That example today must be giving goose-bumps to the hectoring hegemons, for it is indeed an example to be emulated in all the Western nations which are themselves rapidly descending into police-states of their own. Your good self and Mr. Nawaz Sharif, quite unbeknownst to yourselves, have given enormous courage to all plebeians everywhere and unequivocally shown the power of many against the mightiest entrenched power of tyranny.

Well, let's harness that tectonic energy and the new found public chutzpah to stand up to tyranny by stripping it naked all the way and really show the rulers of the world what they are afraid of at night, and for which, all their years of police-state planning world-wide can be brought to naught just like the Pharaoh's army. That indeed, when the checkered flag drops, and when the rubber finally meets the road, “democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization.”
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