by igor vincha
Thu Dec 27th, 2007 at 01:34:59 PM EST
When I was a teenager growing up in Pakistan, Benazir's younger brother was a year older than me - at the Islamabad American School. Like all other rich Pakistani boys he had succumbed to the emerging Global-Western drill of Sex and Drugs and Rock & Roll. Drugs included alcohol and lots of it. The boys of the Pakistani elites had free reins, sometimes girlfriends were brough even from France, the American girls in the school were only for serious "going steady".
I remember going steady, OOPS... am I revealing too much about my age. Well the cat is out the bag, I am 50 and proud. At least I survived Benazir's brother who was caughed hijacking a plane for some never clarified reason. Perhaps it was drugs and alcohol "thinking" in him.
Anyway, Benazir's father was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. She like other young women of the rich Pakistani feudal landlords was brought up in a strict and Muslim conservative fashion. Unfortunately the boys were allowed to run wild. They could do anything. Their families had stocks in the PanAm, in PIA (Pakistani International Airways) and prominently in the Habib Bank.
When I was 15, reading the great Western nihilists in the American school library--Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus and the funny guy Gore Vidal--I thought to myself: wow by the time I am fifty it will be 21st century and all these Pakistani street urchins, lepers, beggars, burka covered women, street cows and goats, bicycles, rickshaws, street peddlers - all will be transformed and modernized, and everything will look spick and span like Washington D.C.! OBVIOUSLY, I WAS A FIRM BELIEVER IN PROGRESS!
Here I am in the 21st century and Pakistan is worse than back in 1975. It is worse because the population doubled but poverty remained. So double the number of sufferers. Children are not educated properly, women are just biological weapons, men are stupefied.
There was one Pakistani guy in our school who was different from the others of his social class. He was bearded and we called him Ibex. He was a faithful Muslim. He did not drink, have girlfriends or listen to ROCK AND ROAALLLL BABY. O Lord wont you buy me a Mercedes Benz! Poor stupid Janice.
Today, I opened the Forbes page as it was the first on Google's list of news about Benazir's death. It said in this order: Russia had sent condolences to the Bhutto family, the official USA and the UK could not comment on the news as they did not have any confirmation yet! A pitiful state of the Western intelligence community. Everything is there but intelligence. Well duh!?
America killed Benazir by promising her false protection. I can imagine how they lifted up her hopes of activating her political career in Pakistan after years of living in the UK. How closely she worked with the people from THE embassy... They needed her to create the thin veneer of so-called DEMOCRACY, which allows them to manipulate the world impudently.