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Pakistan crisis: Parliament to hold emergency meeting
BBC News ^ | 9/1/2014 | BBC

Posted on 09/01/2014 6:29:44 PM PDT by Nextrush

A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to rally support against protestors calling for his resignation.

Clashes between security forces and demonstrators continued for a third day on Monday in the capital Islamabad.

The army has denied suggestions it is backing anti-government groups, insisting it is "apolitical".

Mr. Sharif-who was elected last year-has said he is determined to protect democracy and will not resign.

Opposition cleric Tahir ul-Qadri has insisted that Mr. Sharif should step down to face murder charges and a terrorism probe.

Mr. Quadri is supported by another opposition politician, Imran Khan-who argues that the June 2013 elections were rigged.

The BBC's M Ilyas Khan in Islamabad says police were deployed in strength late on Monday as the government resumed negotiations with Mr. Qadri and Mr. Khan.....

The country's national PTV television channel on Monday was briefly taken off air after protestors stormed its headquarters in Islamabad......

Our correspondent says that a form of anarchy reigns on Islamabad's high-security Constitution Avenue, where crowds have been gathered for nearly three weeks...

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; nawazsharif; pakistan; religionofpeace; terrorism
Pakistan that gave the world the Taliban who gave a home to Al Quaeda in Afghanistan is going through political turmoil with the military and ISI intelligence agency that birthed the Taliban in the shadows.

This pot of trouble has been brewing under the radar of bigger stories like ISIS, Ukraine, rockets on Israel and so on......

1 posted on 09/01/2014 6:29:44 PM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

Something much like the Taliban may well come out of this. Frankly, I’m surprised this hasn’t happened earlier.


2 posted on 09/01/2014 6:33:55 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Nextrush

Oh, this is fantastic...


3 posted on 09/01/2014 6:50:43 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Nextrush
Can't India (and China/Russia) get this straightened out?

We certainly know that Lurch is immobilized (intellectually).

4 posted on 09/01/2014 6:50:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: JimSEA

We’ll have to wait and see what the pot is brewing here.


5 posted on 09/01/2014 6:51:31 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: JimSEA

I just heard the unmistakable islamic toilet flushing and can visualize the turds circling the bowl waiting thier turn to race away to the sewer.

Not that Pakistan was great before. This might make it official.


6 posted on 09/01/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: Paladin2

If India perceives a serious threat, they will deal with it so we’ll have to wait and see what comes out of this.


7 posted on 09/01/2014 6:55:26 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Paladin2

How long before some wag mislabels this a “Paki Spring?”


8 posted on 09/01/2014 6:55:49 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Nextrush

Good post — this is super-serious, given Pak’s nukes and nuclear technology.


9 posted on 09/01/2014 7:06:20 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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To: Prospero

It’s WAY too late in the NH to talk about Spring....


10 posted on 09/01/2014 7:16:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nextrush
Pakistan that gave the world the Taliban who gave a home to Al Quaeda in Afghanistan is going through political turmoil with the military and ISI intelligence agency that birthed the Taliban in the shadows.

From what I understand, all are products of Saudi madrassas, funded as a way to buy off their wahabbist clerics.

11 posted on 09/01/2014 7:16:45 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Democrats: the Party of slavery to the immensely wealthy for over 200 years.)
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To: DirtyPigpen
"This might make it official."

I'd suggest that Pakistan is offal and Turkey worse.

12 posted on 09/01/2014 7:29:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Though Pakistan has nukes, which is a complication.


13 posted on 09/01/2014 7:31:35 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Nextrush

Check out this Tahir ul-Qadri .......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Tahir-ul-Qadri

Doesn’t sound like such a bad guy to me.


14 posted on 09/01/2014 8:29:52 PM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

Is he financed by outside forces to try to change Pakistan....an interesting possibility?

The army still has the final say in the country, that’s one thing for sure....


15 posted on 09/01/2014 8:37:20 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Nextrush
some_text Here is information on his website: http://www.fatwaonterrorism.com/
16 posted on 09/01/2014 8:46:00 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Nextrush

And as I recall, they have nukes. Not gonna turn out well.


17 posted on 09/01/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: Nextrush

Let’s extract ourselves militarily and monetarily from this latest (oh no…another crisis!) iteration of a foreign entanglement and see how this plays out without us.

The variants of the “religion of peace” (/sarcasm) have enough manpower and weaponry to defeat those (like ISIS) who have hijacked (/sarcasm) the “religion of peace” (/sarcasm) Let them duke/nuke it out.


18 posted on 09/01/2014 10:21:35 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Nextrush

What is even more worrisome, is that if Pakistan falls to unchecked islamic terrorism, then they will have access to nukes.

Wonderful.


19 posted on 09/02/2014 4:47:29 AM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Somebody has to step forward and do what is right because it is right, otherwise no one will follow.)
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To: Nextrush

Is certain the answering machine is on at the White House and there will be nobody to answer the call there, thus on to plan C.


20 posted on 09/02/2014 6:13:54 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nextrush

Both the Pakis and the NGooks haven’t been getting any press attention lately. It’s been about time for them both to “act up” so’s they can get their mojo back. Just wouldn’t do for either of them to STFU and take care of their people.


21 posted on 09/02/2014 9:37:25 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks Nextrush.
The army has denied suggestions it is backing anti-government groups, insisting it is "apolitical".
Yeah, good one.
Opposition cleric Tahir ul-Qadri has insisted that Mr. Sharif should step down to face murder charges and a terrorism probe. Mr. Quadri is supported by another opposition politician, Imran Khan-who argues that the June 2013 elections were rigged.
Wait -- "opposition cleric"? I thought Islam was also apolitical. /s
22 posted on 09/04/2014 4:43:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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