Musharraf followed predecessors’ footsteps in diverting US aid against India (Part-III)September 15th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Recollections of a communicator
Musharraf followed predecessors’ footsteps in diverting US aid against India (Part-III)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): When the United States succeeded in forcing the Soviet Forces out of Afghanistan, it withdrew from the region. Pakistan used what was left over, to strengthen itself and conduct a proxy-war against India. But the flow of ‘aid’ had become a trickle.
Afghanistan became a target for the United States again, following 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. The United States was looking for an ‘ally’ in the war against terror. General Musharraf, who was going through a tough time after having lost the Kargil war in 1999, earning the ire of President Clinton, and worldwide opprobrium for ‘dismissing’ Nawaz Sharif, rehabilitated himself by becoming a frontline State in the ‘war against terror”.
Musharraf tried his best to keep both the ‘Islamists’ and the Americans on his side. He promised the ‘Jehadis’ that he would come back triumphant from Agra after ‘convincing’ Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to buy peace with Pakistan. Musharraf’s Islamist friends have now become the Taliban, and the fight against them has been handed over to President Obama.
India has never been under any illusion about Pakistan or its military rulers, the last being General Musharraf.
What is sad is that the Pakistan, which has promoted proxy war in India, is fighting a war against its own people. General Musharraf had the ‘privilege’ to write the latest, or perhaps the ‘last chapter’ of Jinnah’s creation. (ANI)
I. Ramamohan Rao, former Principal Information Officer, Government of India. Email:email@example.com.
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