A political storm has broken out over David Cameron’s chastisement of Pakistan. Senior intelligence officers have cancelled their visit to the UK this week in protest though President Zardari with his political entourage will attend.
The row broke-out during Cameron’s visit to India. Playing to his audiences in India while positioning himself as an international player just as his predecessor Tony Blair Cameron accused Pakistan of duplicity in dealing with terrorism and alleged that Pakistan exported terror to India, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
As if that was not bad enough Cameron signed a nuclear defense partnership with India and cemented business ties to strengthen it both economically and politically.
In accusing Pakistan Cameron conveniently overlooked the fact that ‘terror’ came to the Pakistan after the US-UK led invasion in 2001.
Clearly Britain’s Prime Minister calculated that strengthening the relationship with India, an emerging regional power, was worth more than the costs of upsetting existing ties with Pakistan given feudal leaders like Zardari who owe their very existence to generations of western patronage.
Despite Cameron’s claims, Pakistan’s political leaders have hardly resisted in fighting the West’s War on Terror. With about 200,000 Nato troops, 10,000 from the UK, Pakistan’s government is a vital link in executing the west’s forward advance into region. The list of Pakistan’s shameful contribution to the disastrous war in Afghanistan includes:
In spite of this David Cameron is not the first western leader to accuse Pakistan of not doing enough to fight the West’s War on Terror. Hillary Clinton has made similar statements accusing Pakistan of sheltering Al-Qadea.
Britain and the US are key so-called allies of Pakistan. With such friends who needs enemies.
While David Milliband, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, has been quick to criticise David Cameron’s ‘straight talk’ this may have something to do with appealing to Labour members of the Pakistani diaspora in Britain in his bid for the leadership of the Labour Party.
It is disgraceful that with over 1000 dead in recent floods in Pakistan and a million affected Zardari is nowhere to be seen in the devastated areas energising the rescue effort yet is still keen to travel thousands of miles to provide further credibility to Cameron and the British government.
So, were it not for Zardari, Britain and America would have no means to stay in Afghanistan as it wishes. But thanks Zardari Muslims will suffer further losses for the sake of the West’s interest, Muslims will be displaced from their homes and the country will be further plunged into insecurity.
?َثَلُ الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ كَمَثَلِ الْعَنكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتًا وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنْكَبُوتِ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
“The parable of those who seek allies from other than Allah is that of a spider who builds a house; but indeed, the weakest of houses is the spider’s house — if they but knew.” [Surah Al-Ankaboot 29:41]
The cure for this affliction is one: to remove the treacherous, corrupt Zardari and eradicate the colonialist system that will always bring agent rulers like him, and establish the Islamic Khilafah, which will apply Islam, unify the entire Ummah.