- Jul 28, 2010
Only people who have army background are bootlickers.
Even PMLn supporters will agree that Army as an institution needs huge reforms otherwise it will cause more and more harm to country as time passes.
Why will PMLN types want to reform army?
Army and corrupt politicians need each other. Its because of corrupt politicians army has such a sinister hold on the country.
A country of our size and resources could not be begging around for a billion dollar or requesting debt restructuring all the time. We have potential to be a normal, thriving country. But the army establishment is holding the country by its neck, not letting it breathe.
Army derives its power from Pentagon not the people of Pakistan. It becomes relevant by joining American wars and getting rent in return. We are still not recovered from Army misadventure in Afghanistan in which our army willingly pushed the country into inferno.
We need to wake up and get out of this romance. There is no change after new army chief. They all come from same tribe. Each of them may do it differently, but they want to keep the hold on the country. This is why a Major General has not been removed. This is why Election Commission, a pet dog of establishment has started disqualification proceedings against Imran. The establishment wants to eliminate Imran but people must rise to eliminate establishment from politics.
If establishment wants to stand against the people, its the people who will win and no general goes into fighting a losing battle if the stakes arent high enough. In this case, the stakes are personal.