Sun Dec 24th, 2017 at 12:38:53 PM EST
Started as a comment to AG's recent diary ...
A prison of our own making
IN Shakespeare's Hamlet, the prince greets two visitors to the royal court by asking what they have "deserved at the hands of fortune that she sends you to prison hither?" Surprised, one visitor asks what he means by 'prison'. Hamlet says, "Denmark is a prison." The other visitor comments that if so, the whole world is a prison. Hamlet says it is, and "a goodly one, in which there are many confines, wards and dungeons, Denmark being one o' th' worst". The other visitor disagrees. Hamlet's reply is profound: "Why, then, 'tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. To me it is a prison."
Quote taken from article in Dawn (Pakistan) ...
○ Pakistan's deep state is like an unbridled horse, without the reins of constitutional oversight
expression of my concern of fascist thought police @BooMan
Pakistan has been ridiculed by Pence as I have written before in a diary.
Here are some articles about the matter from Pakistan ...
A long and sad history of Pax Americana and a playing field of the Cold War. The CIA fighting a proxy war against the Soviets at the behest of President Jimmy Carter and Zbigniew Brzezinski (ISI) ... theater of war being Afghanistan. Many times over this covert war action will have played out by the year 2018. See Ukraine - sending lethal weapons to expand NATO to the doorstep of Russia. Yeah, it's election loss and collusion that makes the headlines in Hamlet's America.
More below the fold ...
Christian VP Pence Shunned by Arab States Flies to Kabul
No nation state wanted to receive VP Pence on his planned travel to the Middle East. To get his mileage on foreign travel, he abruptly opted to visit wartorn nation of Afghanstan in order to bully Pakistan to do more in fight against terrorists. Great diplomacy United States ... not much has changed in fifty years of the expanding the corporate empire.
○ Indians were furious we managed to secure the Americans first: Jamsheed Marker
Ahmed. In 1965, Pakistan had started gravitating towards China, and the United States had started to have a very sceptical view of Pakistan…...
Marker. Yes, and the [Americans] bullied us like hell. They bullied us over India, telling us that India is a good country and is our neighbour and that we should be friends with it.
Ahmed. Who was the architect of Pakistan’s relations with China?
Marker. [Huseyn Shaheed] Suhrawardy, unquestionably. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto [came to it later], going around wearing those Mao caps.
Ahmed. But Suhrawardy remained prime minister for only thirteen months in 1956 and 1957.