Letter to Editor, Axis of Logic
With reference to the article of 9/28/09: Pakistan On The Edge of The Precipice by Shahid R. Siddiqi, what's on my mind is this thought in the article: “Driven by paranoia with resurgent Islam”.
This is classic Bernard Lewis speak and asinine justification for 'la mission civilisatrice'. Why are Pakistanis carrying their 'white man's burden'?
The main reason that the proposed ‘remapping’, i.e., where:
“smaller entities would be easier to micromanage through puppet regimes, enabling them to contain militancy and squeeze into extinction Jehadi outfits by choking their funding”,
is bad, according to the author, is its impracticality:
“Brilliant thinking! This promises them a picture-perfect Muslim world, tailored to their needs. The difficulty, however, is that their undertaking is too ambitious, out of sync with reality and unachievable.”
“The difficulty, however, is that their undertaking is too ambitious, out of sync with reality and unachievable. And this mindset is bound to pitch Christianity and Judaism versus Islam, a horrifying scenario.”
Despite the weak analysis of motivation, namely, attributing it to the fear of 'resurgent Islam', the author is in fact spot on in his conclusion, and I commend him for that:
“Pakistan is, therefore, up for reconfiguration in this chess game of geo-strategic interests. The United States is no longer interested in Pakistan as a unified entity.”
Here is my take on this which entirely supports that conclusion:
The motivation is not 'resurgent Islam', or anything to do with Islam. The motivation is to seed Global Governance. See Project Humanbeingsfirst documents.
Letter to Editor: Shahid Siddiqi's 'Pakistan On The Edge of The Precipice' October 14, 2009