This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com
- Bin Laden capture: Pakistan’s greatest humiliation since 1971
- Egypt in political chaos after morning massacre of Morsi supporters
- Burma’s Muslims receive training from Pakistan’s radicals
Bin Laden capture: Pakistan’s greatest humiliation since 1971
Osama bin Laden (file photo)
Pakistan’s Abbottabad Commission has issued a scathing reporton the U.S. capture of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan,on May 1, 2011. According to the report:
- “The U.S. acted like a criminal thug.”
- Pakistan’s government and military were responsible for was right there from 2002 to 2011, and nobody noticed.
- In a “Government Implosion Syndrome,” the commission found government can more or less be conclusively established.”
- This was “a case of nothing less than a collective and sustained dereliction of duty by the political, military and intelligence leadership of the country.”
The circumstances surrounding the capture of bin Laden is beingdescribed as the second greatest humiliation in the history ofPakistan, with the first being the loss of East Pakistan in a 1971war, to become Bangladesh. The Commission concludes that thecountry’s “political, military intelligence and bureaucraticleadership cannot be absolved of their responsibility for the state ofgovernance, policy planning and policy implementation that eventuallyrendered this national failure almost inevitable,” and calls on theleadership to formally apologize to the people of Pakistan for “theirdereliction of duty.”
It’s hard for me to avoid comparing Pakistan’s dereliction of dutywith the dereliction of duty by the U.S. administration in refusing toinvestigate and prosecute bankers who purposely created tens oftrillions of dollars in phony synthetic subprime mortgage-backedsecurities, and then sold them to investors as AAA rated, creating thethe global financial crisis which is far from over. And today I wasreminded that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner knew in 2008 that bankers were rigging Libor rates, and did nothing about it. Dereliction of duty seems to be aproblem in many countries these days. Al-Jazeera and Commission Report (PDF)
Egypt in political chaos after morning massacre of Morsi supporters
A massacre of at 51 deaths and 435 injuries occurred early Mondaymorning in Cairo, Egypt, as a result of clashes between the army andsupporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. Almost all of thecasualties were the result of live fire by the army on demonstrators.Pro-Morsi activists claim that the live fire was completelyunprovoked, but the army responds, with support from video andeyewitnesses, that Morsi supporters started firing first,and the army was defending itself.
If it was the intention of pro-Morsi activists to provoke anoverreaction by the army, they certainly succeeded. The interimgoverning coalition has all but fallen apart, and some activists arecalling for revenge attacks. Al-Ahram (Cairo) and Al-Ahram
Burma’s Muslims receive training from Pakistan’s radicals
Sunday’s terror attack in India (see “8-Jul-13 World View — Jihadists conduct revenge attack on Buddhist temple in India”) is the first of an expected newwave of attacks provoked by atrocities committed by Buddhists againstMuslims, especially Rohingyas, in the last year in Burma (Myanmar).
In recent months, radicalized Rohingyas have established links withPakistan’s Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror group, and Rohingya Muslimradicals have received training at an LeT training camp, as well as intraining camps in Bangladesh, near Burma’s border. South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP)