Benazir Bhutto in an early warning in the 1990’s said that “she was picking up disturbing intelligence of the existence of religious madrassas and other institutions, including youth training camps which could be spawning terrorism” in wikileaks cable published by The Hindu, India referred as”833 7/14/1996 12:48:00 PM 96ISLAMABAD5972 Embassy Islamabad”. This is not being discussed on Pakistan’s “free” print and electronic media.
DAWN is currently serializing the publication of important leaks on Pakistan but Benazir Bhutto’s alarming and logical stance in 1996s (Five years before 9/11) regarding religious extremism by Saudi Funding and suspicious role of Pakistani intelligences’ role is still not on the desk of our extra-intellectual and powerful media anchors. I don’t think anchors (newly emerged as elite civil society or FCS) will be serious to discuss ground realities because it may bring dampen their career and luxury lives rewarded to them by Pakistan’s shadowy intelligence agencies.
The emerging wikileaks are not only a damning indictment of the 3-Jeem Alliance (Generals, Judges, Jihadis) but are also revealing of the hypocrisy and doublespeak of our intellectually and morally bankrupt civil society. On the one hand, this segment of society lambasts the PPP elected government for failing to bring the security establishment under control. Ofcourse, they fail to mention that it is only the PPP and ANP that has sacrificed lives for trying to do so. However, whenever PPP leaders try to do something and build a case, the first people to stab them in the back is this fake civil society!
When Benazir came back to Pakistan in 2007 and stood up to the security establishment before being martyred by them, this same civil society abused her constantly for making “a deal” with Musharaf. When over a million people came to greet her at Karachi, this same civil society started frothing with rage at their complete disconnect from the masses whom they prefer to subjugate.
Today, this Fake Civil Society is being forced to come to their senses that it is not their beloved Jihadi Judges or macho generals or lying anchors who had a grip on reality. It was Shaheed Mohtarma, whom this segment of society despised for mingling with the masses instead of pontificating rubbish in air-conditioned drawing rooms.
As the cables below display, her loss is immeasurable!
See excerpt and link of 14th July 1996 wiki cable leak and other important leaks linked below.
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“2. (S) DURING THE COURSE OF FRANK WISNER’S AND MY LUNCHEON WITH THE PRIME MINISTER ON JULY 12, SHE NOTED THAT SHE WAS PICKING UP DISTURBING INTELLIGENCE OF THE EXISTENCE OF RELIGIOUS MADRASSAS AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING YOUTH TRAINING CAMPS WHICH COULD BE SPAWNING TERRORISM. THE MOST RECENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT INSTITUTIONS OF THIS NATURE ARE FUNDED FROM SAUDI ARABIA. SHE ASSUMES THAT THERE IS PRIVATE SAUDI FINANCE INVOLVED, BUT SHE HAS DIRECTED THAT THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT BE APPROACHED”.
Some other eye-opening links: The Hindu