Never mind that jihadists were quick toÂ claim responsibility. The handy thing about a good conspiracy theory is that even evidence against it only becomes further “proof” of the depth of the conspiracy.
It’s much easier to blame Israel, India, and theÂ U.S.Â than to admit that Pakistan is descending into an earthly hell of its own making after so many years of trying to appease jihadists and their sympathizers. “RAW,Â MOSSADÂ orÂ CIAÂ could be behind Pak minister’s assassination: Report,” fromÂ Asian News International, March 3 via JW>>
Question for the Paki paperÂ The Nation: Is thisÂ also the work of a vast conspiracy by theÂ U.S.,Â Israel, and India? Maybe some of those “400 pro-India and pro-IsraelÂ CIAagents,” or others working at the behest of “leading Indian and Israeli tycoons?”
My, but they’re busy. And to top it all off, they’ve cleverly disguised themselves as Pakistanis who speak the local language and have jobs and families in the area.Â Veryimpressive. “Punjab: Christians fear more massacres after churches and tombs are desecrated,” fromÂ Asia News, March 3 via JW>>
Heavens, that might have inconvenienced the people who wanted to kill him. “Minister not given bullet-proof car,” by Omer Farooq Khan for theÂ Times News Network, March 3:
OnWednesday,Islamic fundamentalistsÂ succeeded in carrying outÂ the death sentence, inÂ accordance with Sharia law. Â (In other news,Â CAIR vows to defeat a democratic effort to ban Sharia in America).
Got ants in your pavers? Know when they stop digging? When there’s no sand left. That’s when.
Probably quite a bit more. No one in Pakistan, and certainly no one in Washington, has the courage to stand up to these jihad murderers. “Pain and sorrow of the Pakistani Church and the world over the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti,” fromÂ AsiaNews, March 2 (thanks to JW):
Bhatti made similar statements in the video I postedÂ here. And now he is dead: they made goodÂ their threats. “Pakistan’s only Christian minister assassinated over blasphemy row,” fromÂ the Telegraph, March 2
Hitchens: Our Man in Pakistan
The dreadful treatment of Raymond Davis is a reminder of how dysfunctional our relationship with Pakistan has become.
In April 2001, a Pakistani diplomatâ€”the first secretary of the Pakistani Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, as a matter of factâ€”was found by the Nepalese police to be stashing a large cache of sophisticated high explosives in his home.Muhammad Arshad Cheema invoked diplomatic immunity to avoid prosecution and, after a short interval, was sent home.
In October 1985, after the hijacking of the cruise shipÂ Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean, an act of open piracy that culminated in the rolling of a disabled man, Leon Klinghoffer, from the vessel’s deck into the sea, the organizer of the “operation” was apprehended and taken into custody by the Italian police. ButÂ Abu Abbas was not inconvenienced for long. He was released when he was found to be carrying a diplomatic passportâ€”an Iraqi diplomatic passport as it happened, though he was by nationality a Palestinian and had never been accredited to any overseas mission.