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    Dictator to Darling: Musharraf as King of Hearts.

    He went to Agra with the Indian's having an image of him being a 'terrorist' , a 'dicatator', and a man beholden to larger power interests at home etc . Most of all he was the 'villain' who planned the Kargil war. But he left India having won the hearts of the Indian people, and even earning a 'fan club' of his own in India. Almost single-handedly he won a truimph over the GOI and put the Kashmir dispute into the centre-stage as never before.

    Is it any wonder the Pakistani press is potraying him not just as national hero but also as 'the sanest ruler that Pakistan has ever had'. And the American's are making ever louder noises about 'helping both sides equally in pursuing talks'.


    Dictator to Darling: Musharraf as King of Hearts by Vidya Subrahmaniam

    http://www.timesofindia.com/articles...982453&sType=1



    [This message has been edited by Malik73 (edited July 26, 2001).]

    #2
    Very genuine topic indeed!

    Pakis easily understand the language of military boot.

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      #3
      Originally posted by skv anand:
      Very genuine topic indeed!

      Pakis easily understand the language of military boot.
      Seems like this time you understood better thn we did

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        #4
        Whether he is a darling or not, time will tell, but why is he running around in a Mercedes when millions of Pakistanis don't have enough food, clean water and shelter? Why can't he go about in a Pakistani car?

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          #5
          All the cars the goverment is buying now are assembled in pakistan.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Abdali:
            Seems like this time you understood better thn we did

            That seems to be the bare fact. Just weeks ago he was the enemy of the Indian's, but now the Indian's are embracing him in such a way that would even make the Indian government envious. President Musharraf has told the Indian's clearly and without any doubt - KASHMIR, KASHMIR, and KASHMIR. And the Indian's seem to have got the message loud and clearly. Credit to our Great President that he has made the world wake up to, and realise that Kashmir is a problem that must be solved. All ready the American's are clearly offering neutral mediation, and stating that a solution must be found in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

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              #7
              How convenient it is when Indians clearly turn a blind eye when a country like Israel has always been led by a person w/ a military background! Need I remind t/ Butcher of "Shatila" and "Sabra" Ariel Sharon military and less than statesman background.

              Neither t/ U.S. nor India ever have a problem w/ that! But oh God forbid Pakistan gets rid of it's so called demoracticly (I say corrupted) 2wice elected ba----ds, and sum1 who comes in to lead t/ country selflessly (and it's somehow always t/ military who is ready to give it's life away to save Pakistan) and all of a sudden America and India have sumthing crawling up thr fat butts! They just hate t/ fact that sum1 can actually stand up for Pakistan and refuses to be bought off unlike Benazir and NS!!

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                #8
                They just hate t/ fact that sum1 can actually stand up for Pakistan and refuses to be bought off unlike Benazir and NS!!

                Yes, and the fact that they vastly underestimated President Musharraf, his abilties and principled manner. The Times of India puts it perfectly when it summarises:-


                India had vastly overestimated both the general's many vulnerabilities and its own superior bargaining position. Musharraf is a lot more astute than we gave him credit for, as is clear from the deftness with which he has turned adversity to advantage. He had an impossible task at hand: To go back home a victor while simultaneously making an impression in India. And he pulled it off. Today, he is a hero in Pakistan. Incredibly, he has also earned a fan club in India.

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                  #9
                  The fact is Musharraf has not only wowed on the home front, but Indian media itself has been bowled over by the dynamic performance of our leader. In comparison to his forceful yet honest appraisal, the abiding memory of Vajpayee will be of him leering at Musharraf's wife while she attempts to distance herself as if from a bad smell.

                  Musharraf's performance has been lauded by influential media publications such as the Finacial Times for example.

                  Given the circumstances that he found himself in after the misrule of Benazir and Nawaz I think it's all the more laudable. Musharraf will go down a one of the greatest statesmen of Pakistan history IMO. Everyone in Pakistan intelligenstia seems agreed on this from across the political spectrum.

                  There can be no higher praise than that.

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                    #10
                    When a military ruler takes over in Pakistan, people are afraid.
                    In the second/ third year of his regime people love him. In the fourth year they hate him and in his fifth year and after they wish him death.
                    This is the whole agenda of Pakistan.

                    People of Pak are really with a difference and are very rigid against lessons of history.

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                      #11
                      still musharuff is better than any of the
                      previous military leaders .

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                        #12
                        When a military ruler takes over in Pakistan, people are afraid.
                        skv quote: In the second/ third year of his regime people love him. In the fourth year they hate him and in his fifth year and after they wish him death.
                        This is the whole agenda of Pakistan.
                        People of Pak are really with a difference and are very rigid against lessons of history.


                        Wrong again!! People (including myself) were actually veryyy glad when General Musharraf took over and got rid of Nawz Sharif from day one. This even was reported on surveys conducted by t/ BBC and even CNN (No don't have links, but remembr several periodiaclly conducted surveys. If any1 can provivde t/ links, thanx).

                        People just want sum1 who is sincere w/ Pakistan. Whether it's t/ military, nobody gives a damn, cuz everything is still t/ same otherwise.

                        A few Western cloonies who just "preach" democracy failed to see what it was doing to our country and didn't give a damn back then, nor do they care 2 bits about it now other than sitting out in t/ West and whining about Pakistan losing it's democratic leaders

                        p.s. By t/ way, love t/ way you guys ingored t/ facts about how Isreal has always been ruled by t/ military and India and t/ US has never complained about that!
                        If we are happy that our country is ruled by t/ miltary, what is to you ?? Or is it a simple case of what is good for Pakistan is not so good for t/ U.S. and India??

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                          #13
                          People just want sum1 who is sincere w/ Pakistan. Whether it's t/ military, nobody gives a damn, cuz everything is still t/ same otherwise.

                          Exactly. Additionally it must be remembered that under President Musharraf there has been more actual democracy than under BB of NS. The General has given unprecedented freedom to the press and media, making them freer than at anytime in Pakistan's history. The courts have been allowed the independence they rightly deserve, and they have exercised this to keep checks and balances on the government. And this has proved how President Musharraf is far more genuine about open and responsible government than any of his predecessors.

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                            #14
                            It is true that mass memory is very short.
                            But Pakis have no memory.
                            They are even proud of it.

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                              #15
                              The PR overdrive and the charm offensive have truly set the Pakistani cat among the Indian pigeons

                              Meaning he has reasserted Pakistani independence and sovereignty as never before. A leader who will work for Pakistan and Pakistan only. Since 1947 such leaders have indeed been a rarity, and long may the President rule.

                              Musharraf's ultimate triumph can only be that he succeeded in pushing India onto the backfoot

                              Which Pakistani leader has been able to do that with in the last 30 years and with such certainty? This one has, and the Indianís know that without a doubt now, and the Kashmiriís are eternally grateful. Thatís why Pakistaniís will hail him as a hero.

                              all of Pakistan is fawning over the general

                              Of course

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