posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 10:21 AM
So I've been keeping up with the emergency situation in Pakistan, complete with the martial law, the protests, the events taking place, and any
arrests/deaths being reported. Today, an interim "Caretaker" Government was hand picked and appointed by President Musharraf. He even had the nerve
to say in his speech during the ceremony that "this is democracy".
Anyway, I was giving it some thought because John Negroponte will soon be sent to Pakistan by the USA to convey how strongly the USA wishes to see
free and fair elections, and an end to martial law/emergency state. Nevermind the fact that Negroponte translates roughly into Black horse, a free and
fair Pakistan could be scary!!
Think about it. What if the majority of the voters were pro-islamic fundamentalist? If any a country would have a majority of these, it would be
Pakistan. And so I could see the same thing that happened in the Palestinian Territories happen to Pakistan; A free and fair democratic election is
held, and a radical group is VOTED into office (Hamas for example).
Now what happens when Islamic Fundamentalists are voted into office in Pakistan, who is nuclear armed to the teeth? The very thought scares the &%$%
daylights out of me. What's worse is, I'm sure that the U.S. Administration knows how bad that would be, and if radicals were democratically
elected, the USA would have to make quick war with them to disable / seize / occupy all nuclear sites. And even then you can't get them ALL .. and it
only takes 1 missile to start an "end of the world" missile exchange of mutual destruction.
The more I think about it, the more I think a free and fair democratic election in Pakistan might lead to disaster. On the other hand, if the majority
of the population aren't Islamic Fundamentalists, and a Benazir Bhuto Govrnment was voted in, this could be nice.. aside from the suicide bombings
and assassination attempts that would continue to be carried out.
I suppose the first election would just have to be watched extremely closely from all over the world. If it turned out good, great! If radicals got
it, have the jets & troops on stand-by for rapid deployment.. heh