Declassified files show Musharraf’s legacy of betrayal
As Pervez Musharraf prepares to launch his new party in the UK and once again place himself at the centre of Pakistani politics declassified documents have highlighted his betrayal of the people of Pakistan when he was in power.
The George Washington University’s National Security archive obtained various foreign policy documents under the Freedom of Information Act, which they have made public.
While Musharraf was pushing the mantra of ‘Pakistan first,’ the documents reveal http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB325/doc05.pdf Musharraf’s unconditional acceptance of demands from US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage a few days after 9/11.
Musharraf unconditionally accepted the following US demands:
- provide the US with blanket overflight and landing rights to conduct all necessary military and intelligence operations
- provide as needed territorial access to US and allied military intelligence and other personal to conduct all necessary operations … including the use of Pakistan’s naval ports, airbases and strategic locations on borders
- provide the US immediately with intelligence
These documents prove the treachery of Musharraf. These crimes can not be forgotten as he attempts once again to be the leader of Pakistan.
The full disclosure can be seen at the National security archive – http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB325/index.htm