The Achilles heel of Pakistan

Thursday, January 16, 2014
The following analysis outlines what is principally in common between the two most prominent dissent-chiefs of Pakistan, Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa and Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, the noora-kushti champions of secular Pakistan who keep all the sacred axioms of empire intact in their most outspoken dissent against the establishmentarians of Pakistan of every flavor and uniform. This appeared in my May 23, 2009 report on global terrorism titled: The Final Waging Global War By Way of Deception Report.
If the excerpt from this report reproduced below is not sufficient to illuminate the dense grey-matter of generations weaned on fifteen-second attention span – especially the present facebook and twitter generation, and not forgetting those with high-falutin Ph.D. in social sciences and war studies occupying the public “think” space of Pakistan and speciously arguing that only useful idiots of the Pakistani ISI not adequately academically credentialled have infiltrated the United States think-tanks (see the pot calling the kettle black in the Times of India article of June 30, 2013: ISI has infiltrated US thinktanks, Pak scholar says; and see the equally pious rebuttal from the fat cats at US think-tanks) while willfully ignoring their own House Niggerly infestation of Pakistan's intelligentsia and acquiring full control over its public discourse space – more intellectual vitamins that unpack the Machiavellian political science behind manufactured dissent can be found in the following three reports from Project Humanbeingsfirst: Preamble and Postscripts: Manufacturing Dissent ; Hegelian Dialectic of Dissent: Architecture of Modern Propaganda and The Mighty Wurlitzer ;  and The Niggers of Pakistan: What is an Intellectual Negro?.
This scribe is greatly puzzled.
Why don't more intellectuals of Pakistan who may not be a part of this intellectual corruption-space of echoing the massa's core-lies, see this?
Is perception management of the public mind in Pakistan as successful as it is in the United States where it permeates across class, gender, race, education, and economic boundaries to “United We Stand” virtually the entire American nation behind state sanctioned narratives and core lies? This includes virtually all of its distinguished men of letters, arts, and sciences in its most august institutions as much as it includes virtually all of its blue and white collar workers from sea to shinning sea.
If that dysfunctional conformity of thought in the name of scholarship and intellectualism is also the twisted reality in Pakistan, as it evidently appears to be; when even the most intellectually gifted people of Pakistan are so co-opted that they willfully pretend to not understand the convoluted enemy which wages a full spectrum war on all our senses and upon our nation by way of deception; then, as per the most-read exponent of the rational Art of War, Sun Tzu, all is already lost for Pakistan:
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.’ --- Sun Tzu, Art of War
Please explain to this scribe what is rocket science in any of this, and in the excerpt that follows, that the most stellar intellects of Pakistan with imposing academic credentials, those surely more worthy of being sent to the United States for the cognitive infiltration of its think-tanks (sheesh!) by the ISI, scholars like Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa and physicist-teacher Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, not to ignore the hundred or perhaps the hundred thousand other similar brilliant Pakistanis (surely at least that many in a nation of nearly 200 million) but for the lack of space you know who you are, do not see it? They surely do not have the credential problem noted by Ayesha Siddiqa:
'WASHINGTON: A prominent anti-establishment scholar in Pakistan has caused a flutter in Washington by suggesting that the country's spy outfit Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has infiltrated thinktanks in the US capital.
Ayesha Siddiqa, a political commentator and former bureaucrat, whose expose of Pakistan's military-intelligence's stranglehold on the country was chronicled in her book 'Military Inc', shocked regional experts with a tweet on Thursday, relating how a Pakistani diplomat had confided to an American six years ago that the ISI had set up funds to infiltrate DC (Washington) thinktanks and ''finally did it.''
''The only problem with this approach is they are sending unqualified people (mostly) to compete with Indians in the US,'' Siddiqa continued, adding, ''non-PhDs'' without any publication record will not be taken seriously in the US capital. She also named Moeed Yusuf, a senior Pakistan expert at the US Institute of Peace and Arif Rafique, an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, in her tweets.'
Cognitive Infiltration of the US Institute of Peace would be simply fantastic if Pakistani ISI can pull off the infiltration of its sugar-daddy's institution of intellectual warfare. Its first Director in the aftermath of 9/11, as I recall, recommended by the peace-maker President of the United States who was unfortunately cheated of his Nobel Peace prize, George W. Bush Jr. himself, is in fact the mentor of Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, Dr. Daniel Pipes. Both vociferously tirading against “militant Islam” and seeking to reform Islam into a “progressive” and “moderate Islam”!
Intellectual Niggers by accident, or by choice?
Regardless, it is still not too late to stop being the children of the house niggers so superbly crafted by Lord Macaulay in 1835 and carrying on the white man's burden even today:
'We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern, --a class of persons Indian in blood and colour, but English in tastes, in opinions, in morals and in intellect.' --- Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay, Minute on Education, 2nd February 1835
It would surely be at least a tad better to use that wonderful gift of a superior intellect that few in any society are endowed with, for the benefit of the nation rather than to be the permanent Achilles heel of the nation.
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The Day After – American Agenda for Pakistan” is so palpably visible that only fools and shills among the Westerners, and native-informants among the victims, will continue to bleat Alice's 'War On Terror' instead of getting the prime-movers behind the 'merchants of death' and their multitudes of death squads!
The latest 'Pakistani Negro' to echo the 'wmd in Iraq' equivalent mantra of 'existential threat in Pakistan' which poses a 'mortal threat' to the world' rehearsed only yesterday, April 23, 2009, by the new 'Queen' of 'Alice in Wonderland', the U.S. Secretary of State, is Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa. Writing in her column “Fighting the hordes” in just this morning's DAWN, Friday, April 24, 2009, the distinguished 'secular humanist' posited the following constrained formulation: “There are two important questions here: one, are the Taliban a temporary phenomenon and, two, does society have the capacity to fight them off?” And then proceeded to answer them: “Unfortunately, it seems that the Taliban might win due to the combined capacity shortcomings of the security apparatus, the government and society at large. ... We can fight this only if we muster the required will, develop a clear understanding of what lies ahead and then evolve a coherent implementation strategy.”
The darling of the West Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa whose book 'Military Inc.' I have diligently read (twice), pretends there is absolutely no “American Agenda for Pakistan”, never mind that there is even a 'Grand Chessboard – American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives'! So forget about ever exposing the accelerated impetus towards 'one-world' government which devilishly employs the fabricated 'war on terror' against the manufactured 'Islamofascists' as the key mobilizing pretext! The concept of 'manufactured enemies' is apparently alien to an expert with a Ph.D. in War Studies from King’s College, University of London, UK, and who served as the Director of Naval Research heading Pakistan Navy’s research wing (see Dr. Siddiqa's brilliant resume, also cached here)! Thus she joins the other darling of the West, 'secular humanist' Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy who needs no introduction, in keeping really great company with Dr. Daniel Pipes – all pushing the common sacred-cow axiom of 'Islamism', that, it is “Not a Clash of Civilizations, It's a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians”! (Also see 'Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam')
I hope I am mistaken about both Dr. Siddiqa and Dr. Hoodbhoy and that they are not merely the dialectical variation of the pathetic propagandist and failed academic Dr. Daniel Pipes, whom, I am sure, they would both happily denounce – and yet, they also retain his core-axiom of 'Islamism' intact. It is interesting to me how they are both welcomed in the West with open arms. Any narrative they pen gets published, almost anywhere. Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy even has an article in the CFR's Foreign Affairs in December 2004 (also see his “Pakistan – The Threat From Within”, and contrast it to this plebeian's “Saving Pakistan from Synthetic 'Terror Central'”). Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa wrote her book through sponsorship by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and had it unveiled at CFR's sister organization in the UK, the RIIA, also called Chatham House (also see her “Between Military and Militants”). It is not possible that they do not know who and what these foundations so eager to support their work, represent.
I have to observe with great sadness that the prima facie evidence suggests that Dr. Siddiqa and Dr. Hoodbhoy, like all the rest of the two-bit Pakistani academics gracing the distinguished halls of the IVYs to the foundations along the Hudson and the Potomac, shill as much for empire as did Benazir Bhutto. The late Harvard-Oxford orator and two-time(ing) Prime Minister of Pakistan, woefully, in her speech at the CFR in New York on August 15, 2007, had anointed her beloved nation as “the very petri dish of international terrorism.” It truly pains me to suggest this of my two 'colleagues' with whom, delightedly I might add, I share some other points in common. I had supported Dr. Ayesha when her book launching was banned in Pakistan, had spoken to her once when I was in Pakistan, have given her my feedback on the egregious omissions in her otherwise stellar narrative on 'Milbus' wherein, she has outright absolved the role of the United States in aiding and abetting that very 'Milbus' ab initio to fabricate a servile client-state with a 'unity of command' available to them whenever they desire it for “imperial mobilization” (see Re-Imagining Pakistan's Defenses - Open Letter to a Pakistani General).
And Pervez Hoodbhoy is almost a friend (we blow hot and cold), and of course are co-alumnus with the same common mentor (Noam Chomsky), and share the same common critique of Pakistan's glorified Higher Education Commission and its wasteful spending of billions of borrowed rupees from the World Bank on absolute garbage (and I speak from first-hand knowledge of having read its six 'PC-1' while consulting at HEC briefly, see my letter to its chairman, Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman). Dr. Hoodbhoy's last word to me after my repeated entreaties to him to debate me: “you and I obviously remain at loggerheads on matters surreal. Nevertheless, I hope you will lend a hand in getting this printed to foster discussion on matters existential, of dire and immediate threat to our survival, whether it is the enemy you see, or the one I charge with monumental crimes against humanity. Do you wish to appear with me in a television debate on a channel of our choice? Between us, let's explore the space and rationally and accurately identify the pertinent and most 'highest order bit' enemy of mankind in order to begin doing something about it in efficacious self-defense. Thanks. Zahir”, was: “Zahir, Thanks for the offer. But life is short, and I am sure you have better things to do than spend time and energy on futile argumentation. Pervez”!
I truly don't get why these very learned and accomplished scholars should have joined the 'dark side' against their own peoples, to actually become vulgar propagandists for the same demonic hectoring hegemons who dared to “goosestep the Herrenvolk across international frontiers” (Robert Jackson, Nuremberg) leading to millions dead, and more to come! Yes – Hitler too, confident that he would never be called to account, had boasted in arrogance in Bavaria: “[I will] give a propagandist reason for starting the war [and don't] mind whether it was plausible or not. The victor will not be asked afterward whether he told the truth or not. In starting and waging a war it is not the right that matters, but victory.” (See William Shirer, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich).
I will humbly eat crow by the hat-full if I am mistaken, misled, and myself deceived – for as Socrates had famously admonished (in Edith Hamilton's rendition): “Agree with me if I seem to you to speak the truth; or, if not, withstand me might and main that I may not deceive you as well as myself in my desire, and like the bee leave my sting in you before I die. And now let us proceed.” And of course, he was proffered the Hemlock for his sins!
On the other side of the spectrum from the 'secular humanists', we have the many good and kindly peoples, drowning in a surfeit of faith from ear to ear, simply “waiting for Allah” thinking it is the “Last Days of Gog and Magog” that no mortals may withstand. For, it is argued before them, an “indestructible power” the almighty creator hath himself calculatingly fashioned to fulfill his own (murderous) prophesies in order to finally rain divine justice upon the Earth – right after he hath rained phosphorous bombs upon children, women, men, the elderly, and destroyed their innocent civilizations at the very hands of his own “indestructible” hectoring hegemons to bring all that planned divine justice to fruition! What an idiotic and cruel god whose imagination only extends from genesis to genocide in order to fashion creation. And while that is merely immanent, far more grotesque is the idiotic imbecilic mass of followers who malign their own Almighty Creator whom they daily aver to believe in, Who repeatedly describes Itself in the very Book Muslims hold most sacred as “the Beneficent, the Merciful”! How can both be true simultaneously – unless it is a Zeus like fickle-minded god who enjoys games of cruel self-indulgence at the expense of his creation? Therefore, the former must stand rejected by the sheer force of argument, unless some people choose to believe in Zeus for their spiritual ascendance!
Can learned people not think with some rational logic, even when they be spiritually inclined (the two are not mutually exclusive despite what the Renaissance philosophers would have one believe to Trojan horse 'secular humanism'), that any earthly devil couldn't wish for a better neutralization of possible impediments from the masses to its own “imperial mobilization” agendas?
Give people their opiate in their right hand, while enslaving them with the left! Give them what they believe is divinely ordained – the majority will remain occupied in their pious and pecuniary pursuits believing it is all the 'will' of their god(s)!
And more apropos to modernity, inculcate a trust in so called “experts” so that one may be convinced to suspend one's own commonsense and rational judgment. Witness the events of 911 where the catastrophic mode of failure of the tall buildings preclude all and sundry from even thinking that it could have been an “inside job”! Why? because the “experts” say 19 turbanless clean-shaved jihadis did it (See 911 A Fait Accompli – Pay Attention to Political Science! April 13, 2009)!
Woe be to them all who manufacture pretexts and justifications to not side with the truth, who lead people astray to make it appear that the helpless screaming victims is god's own work as destined which none may alter, who remain busy in pious interlocution in their mosques, churches, temples while cataclysmic 'Shock and Awe' is continually visited upon innocent civilian populations. There is none on planet earth who can claim they haven't witnessed the preying of the vultures and vampires for which, surely, the Creator too must curse its own creation for their apathy despite plentiful guidance to every peoples! What will thee, Oh people of the cloth, take to thine grave – a barrel full of gold and a ledger full of piety while God's creation was burned and starved at the hands of the hectoring hegemons right before thy twirling rosaries? Many an atheist show far greater moral acumen and disquiet in their actions when they genuinely rush to the aid of suffering humanity – for indeed, a moral compass appears to be built into us human beings, we who can reason, and we who can reflect, all killed by the eschatological gibberish fashioned by priests shilling for the enemies of mankind! While the misanthropes remain busy building corrupting institutions and instruments of co-option to create 'one-world' government, the sheeples are kept busy chasing absurdities.
At the intersection of political science and religion, whereby the latter is used in the most sophisticated and devilish of ways to server the former, such as to both subvert and incapacitate political activism in its most efficacious dimension while simultaneously promulgating “imperial mobilization” by fashioning the perpetual enemy of “Islamofascism”, or to devilishly fashion 'freedom fighters' with “god is on your side”, or to return the Jews to Zion by killing off god and selling the 'ubermensch' concept of the Jewish peoples themselves being their own Messiah (see Letter to Editor: Dalit Voice's 'Which god?' February 08, 2009), 'religion' is today as much a part of the Machiavellian instrument of hegemony, as it was in antiquity when the rather banal 'divine sanction' was invoked for imperial legitimacy! Muslims today, being among the most intellectually challenged peoples on the face of the earth, are even encouraged to once again dream of 'khilafat', as that strain conveniently adds to the phobia of the “Triumphalism of Islam” (see Bernard Lewis, Crisis of Islam – Holy War and Unholy Terror, 2001).
Between the opiate of the ethereal 'Soma' and the fatigue of the treadmill of the 'American Dream', the plebeians are led to the slaughter – all throughout the ages, since time immemorial. Latter day modernity is no different, only more Machiavellian! With a deception so technetronic, and mind manipulation so ubiquitous, that it should not surprise anyone if they see their god's names spelled in the sky and 'Jesus' descend on the 'wings of angels' at the respective GPS coordinates of each peoples' holy predictions! Coming soon to the pious neighborhoods of the (Abrahamic) world. Thousands of visitors have been nightly entertained in Disneyland by holographic image projection's progressive development for at least two decades, and it must surely be ready by now for introducing new convoluted twists to “imperial mobilization”!
And Pakistan is next! A “Kosovo” is being orchestrated in Pakistan and matters have maddeningly been brought right on the verge of fait accompli. All for the meager want of a handful of courageous men and women of national prominence to simply have called 'a spade a spade'! Unlike Palestine, Pakistan was destroyed, first and foremost, by her own treasonous mercenary peoples! The United States to follow suit, for the exact same reason!
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The Achilles heel of Pakistan – Its Intellectuals By Zahir Ebrahim | Project