By K.N. Pandita
Exporting democracy to the Asian countries was a much-hyped mantra of Bush administration. Iraq was destroyed to bring her the gift of “western type democracy”. Now Afghanistan and more lately the tribal areas of Pakistan are going to be painted democratic by combined US-Pakistan army operations. This is democracy through the barrel of the gun.
Americans make loud noise about democracy in Pakistan. Under this rubric, Washington egged on Musharraf to quit. Their sponsored process for democratic Pakistan began with a warning shot, namely the assassination of one who was deemed to symbolise democracy in that country. Benazir’s assassins signalled they would implement sharia rule and not Westminster-type democracy. Continue Reading…