August 21, 2008
Good News: Pakistan Parliament Unified in Conspiracy Theory; Demands Release of al Qaeda Operative
Signs that the day of reckoning with Pakistan is fast approaching, or just domestic politics as elected leaders of the world's dumbest "democracy" succomb to mass hysteria? I'd opt for the latter if it wasn't so intricately tied to the former.
Pakistan's parliament Thursday demanded the immediate repatriation of a female scientist held in the United States on charges of trying to kill US officials in Afghanistan, officials said.They are also sending a parliamentary delegation to visit Aafia Siddiqui who has taken on martyr status in the Muslim world as "proof" that the U.S. routinely detains, tortures, and rapes harmless women and children.
A resolution moved by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and adopted unanimously by the lower house also demanded immediate information on the whereabouts of Afia Siddiqui's three children, they said.
How big is this? The first point of order a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press briefing today was not about Musharraf's resignation or about the dramatic rise in Taliban terror attacks, it was about what steps Pakistan was taking in securing the release of Aafia Siddiqui.
The thought never crossed their minds that maybe the reason that Aafia Siddiqui and her children have been missing these long years was because she didn't want to be found? She was, after all, fingered by none other than 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shiekh Mohammad as having some role in the al Qaeda network.