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Memogate Scandal: Pakistan’s dependence on outsiders

Haqqani.jpgPakistan has a problem these days. After Osama Bin Laden, it seems the President Asif Ali Zardari was worried about a military coup. And for that, a memo was drafted and handed over in Washington by the Pakistan Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani, which seeked US help to help democracy remain intact.

The memogate is a big issue in Pakistan – specially amongst its analysts. What it underscores are a few points:

The fear of the military, which revels in siding with the terrorists. Otherwise, why would the fears have increased just when Osama was killed in a secret operation? Military obviously felt that it had been double-crossed to eliminate the Global Jehadi.
Even for its internal governance, Pakistan has to look for help from outside. Whether it is to make its ends meet or to keep itself intact, the country keeps looking at outsiders. And, worse, then turns around and keeps abusing them instead!

Watch this clip of a TV host to see how strongly he slams this tendency. What do you think of it and the phenomenon of playing the victim as well as the accuser at the same time?

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