posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 01:09 AM
I'm including plenty of wikipedia links on pakistani government so that you can check this out more quickly than i did. My impression is that with
Hussain being knocked off and now Jamali resigning, it looks like someone in the minor factions of the PML is trying to reduce the influence of the
PML (Q) people. On the other hand, a strengthened PML might not like a weasel like Jamali in a strong office. Jamali has consistently found his way
into every ruling party in Pakistan, since the beginning of his career as a socialist.
Furthermore, if his orignal political affiliation indicates his heart, he may be more fiercely anti-india than his ever-shifting moderate facade would
suggest. Such a possibility, or even a perception, would make him a hinderance to Pervez Musharraf's attempts to build stability and gain a
non-agression pact with India.
Last but not least, the prime minister of Pakistan serves at the pleasure of the chief executive (General Musharraf). He has little if any power on
his own. In most ways, the chief executive is the head of a totalitarian democracy in the current Pakistani government, although it has been loosening
swiftly since 2002. The prime minister simply can't do much, and his ineffectiveness despite his dissent on some issues would have made him very
unpopular. This means that the chief executive could be considered to be excercising very shrewd judgement if he forced this resignation to avoid the
impression that he is supporting a puppet in the prime minister's office.
There are many explanations, few of them revolutionary. It is ignorant to suggest that nuclear escalation is likely because of this. It is important
to RESEARCH these issues before accepting the stereotype of a radical muslim nation that would nuke the whole world if any Muslim ever held power. The
FACT is that Pakistan is generally pro US. Pakistanis support a ruler who owns dogs, studied at a Christian university, and who turned on the Taliban
to support the US. Pakistan's nukes are for defense against India. Pakistan is not publically accused by any nation or intelligence service to my
knowledge of proliferation. It was found to be the lone action of military officers who were arrested for their crimes. Pakistan has offered India a
non-agression-pact and is making efforts in good faith to end the fighting in Kashmir. But you know... it all could be a facade. Now that this prime
minister, who once belonged to a party that called for a "1000 year war on India" has resigned... it's only a matter of time until pakistan goes
over the brink. Surely the sky is falling even as we speak- take cover. (if I didn't plan on talking to my ex later tonight I'd dish out just a
little bit more of my sarcasm, but I think I better save some.)