October 23, 2009

SCARED STRAIGHT:

Terrified Whispers in Pakistan: As reliable information in Pakistan dries up, ours has become a fearful populace addicted to rumors and whispers about who is targeted next. (Fatima Bhutto, 10/23/09, Daily Beast)

There are stories being whispered in Pakistan these days, and their veracity is hard to gauge. No one knows what is real anymore in this country that seems hell-bent on self-destruction. In fact, our chief industry now seems to be the manufacture of fear, and everyone’s on the assembly line. The combination of ever-present violence and lack of reliable information has made us a country of debilitating Chinese whispers.

Doesn't matter whether they're true or not as long as they keep the political/military classes fighting the war instead of providing aid and comfort to the Islamicists.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 23, 2009 5:37 AM
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