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A military coup in Pakistan?

Restive generals represent the backers of the Taliban and al-Qaeda – bad news for the war next door.

by: Tarek Fatah

Courtesy:  Globe and Mail

A military coup is unfolding in Pakistan, but, this time, there is no rumbling of tanks on the streets of Islamabad. Instead, it seems the military is using a new strategy for regime change in Pakistan, one that will have adverse consequences for Western troops deployed in Afghanistan.

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Mumbai attack was meant to topple my govt, says Zardari

Highlighting action against Lashker-e-Toiba and detained Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Maulana Masood Azhar as evidence of Pakistan’s commitment in fighting teror, president Asif Ali Zardari maintained that Mumbai attacks were targeted at his government and blamed non-state actors for the security situation within Pakistan. Portraying Pakistan as a victim of terror, Zardari in an Op-ed piece in The New York Times puts the blame on non state actors for targetig the peace process between India and Pakistan. “The Mubai attacks were directed not only at India but also at Pakistan’s new democratic government and the peace process with India that we have initiated. Supporters of authoritarianism in Pakistan and non-state actors with a vested interest in perpetuating conflict do not want change in Pakistan to take root, said Mr. Zardari…