The year was 2005, it was the month of Ramadan, the disaster in the light of the present conditions now seems to be of a lesser magnitude, but it wasnt so at that time! The Government and the Civilian Institutes were weak then and are much weaker now! And at that time the situation was used by the Jamaat ud Dawa for its advantage, and there is no doubt that they are going to do the same again. And if the report published in the Independent is anything to go by, then they already are!
In a country where from the media to the Government Officials to the average bloc sitting at home staring at his TV Screen seems to be having some form of Amnesia, it is not very surprising that no one is thinking along these lines. In a country where only the Military and its trained elements, including its very own trained Jihadist like the members of this banned organization, are the most organized, it is not surprising that their relief efforts have been able to cover more ground than the Governments.
All they want is some relief from the misery that they are in. They don't care where it is coming from!
And the people who are suffering, do not really care where the aid is coming from. They can not be bothered to think about the politics and the Impacts of this situation on the years to come. They simply want an end to what they have been going through. They simply want food and clean water, and they are not the one that would be checking the labels of where the food is coming from.
But if any one of us had been able to recall what we had already witnessed in the valleys of Swat, we would have been on our toes. We would have known that it is moments like these that are used for public sympathy and for your own propaganda and promotion. And the Jamaat ud Dawa knows that this is once more an opportunity for them. Continue reading
Last night browsing through channels as i spent my Saturday evening home, I found this movie.. and i caught it from the start.. The movie is absolutely hilarious and real. This is how the modern documentaries should be.. about the people.
The documentary has achieved it.. with contacting people on the streets and asking their views directly instead of interviewing people sitting in their highly polished offices having no idea about how the people – the majority actually feels about a situation.
I think that for Morgan himself it turned out to be more than just the ordinary search for the most wanted man in the world. For him it was an emotional connection with all the people. The documentary had a personal touch to it.
The documentary follows the footsteps of Osama Bin Laden himself, and what is astonishing is it that it was the common uneducated man, who clearly pointed out that in the midst of all the poverty, it is a very difficult job to keep the kids from following the path of fundamentalism, which promises you not only haven but also VIRGINS in the after life.
What was most astonishing to me was his interviews or his efforts to interview kids from the high school.. not only does it become obvious the lack of freedom that they hold to speak their minds out but also that they have absolutely been brainwashed and have no thinking of their own.
It also became obvious that the Saudi are more than anything are afraid of their position in the world. They want to make sure that the world thinks that they are on the American side while they keep supporting the radical Wahhabism that they have created.
Overall, the mission might have failed for Morgan, but it was an excellent movie!