The problem with Pakistan and its obsession is not that the establishment is pathological liar and tries to deceive everyone at every point on every thing. The problem is that it has no one objecting or challenging the obvious lies, betrayals and deceptions.
There are very few in the international media and indeed the world who openly and overtly push back even to the obvious lies when you check back to back interviews from the same administration. Sometimes the contradictions shout out hoarse within the same interview, and yet the interviewers do not seem to want to push those buttons.While Pakistan makes Promise of Change, it openly backs and helps terrorist and calls them their heroes. Why keep self deceing yourself? #TerroristNationPakistan Click To Tweet
“Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart’s content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence.” ― Christine de Pizan, Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love
Let us take a look.
Jaish-e-Mohammad was Present (and Talking) in Pakistan until it just… Wasn’t
These are three interviews below – within a span of less than a week – to BBC and two to CNN (different reporters). In one (to BBC), the Pakistan Foreign Minister blurts out (without thinking) that his government has had discussions with the Jaish leadership. In the second, the same foreign minister tell Christian Amanpour of CNN, that yes, Jaish and its leader Masood Azhar is there in Pakistan but Azhar is very unwell. As if that matters or should make us feeling teary eyed about a guy who has executed killings of several thousands?! But this was quickly turned around in the third interview of the Director General, ISPR (the PR group of Pakistan’s much hated Intelligence organization, ISI) while talking to CNN’s Nic Robertson, say emphatically that Jaish is not even present in Pakistan!
In this interview with the BBC, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says in a moment of lapse “Leadership (Jaish-e-Mohammad’s) was contacted and they said no (they did not take responsibility)…” and then he kept floundering on that (~ 2.30)
Quite obviously the Pakistani government and the Jaish-e-Mohammad leadership (which is Masood Azhar) were in touch and contact on what happened in Pulwama and thereafter.
Now in this interview with Christian Amanpour of CNN, the same Qureshi says that Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, but “he is very unwell” (watch from 5:30 onwards)
It was a very clear that Masood Azhar and therefore, Jaish-e-Mohammad was in Pakistan and they wanted to take action against their cadres. And, this is the Pakistani Foreign Minister who said in an earlier interview of how they were in touch.
Now let us go to another CNN interview with Nic Robertson that the Pakistan Army/ISI Director General of ISPR (communications wing) had. Here he says now that there is no presence of Jaish-e-Mohammad.
So pray explain to the world, Pakistan, if you sometimes admit and sometimes do not to the presence of the “proscribed” terror organization within Pakistan, what action will you take?
Now, go back and listen to the face of Pakistan to the world – their foreign minister and listen to what he says and how seemingly earnestly he talks about what they (let us parse that out too) will do with Jaish-e-Mohammad. Now, when he says “they” – he means the Army. Army will fight, arrest and deal with the proscribed organization.
But what does the Army do?
Their main spokesperson says – Jaish is not even there in his country. So, basically he is arguing that its – case closed – thank you very much! Duh!!!
If this is how Nic Robertson had to handle a cheat and a liar on international TV, he may as well have just sent the guy some questions in an email and recorded him speaking! What was Robertson’s value and contribution as a journalist, if he cannot even push back on the absolutely obvious questions? Seriously, Nic Robertson of CNN just simply shows the curiosity and information of less than a 3 year old.
Let me ask this a different way – How many times should Pakistan deceive the whole world on every single thing before the media starts telling their establishment on their face that they are lying and also why it is clear they are lying. If they can call out the lying done by Donald Trump, why not Shah Mehmood Qureshi?
Pakistan Terror Deception movie has played many times
Let us go back to another time – 2002. Pervez Musharraf was explaining how his Government’s fight against the terrorists in Pakistan was in “their national interest”. And why the world should believe as to why his government was against extremism and terrorism.
On 5th of June, on the occasion of the Seerat Conference, I addressed Ulema belonging to all Schools of thought and spoke firmly to them against religious extremism. On the 14th of August 2001, we finally took a very important decisi