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Pakistanís Musharraf on the run after arrest order
Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2013 4:04 AM EDT | Asif Shahzad and Sebastian Abbot

Posted on 04/18/2013 1:35:16 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf and his security team pushed past policemen and sped away from a court in the country’s capital on Thursday after his bail was revoked in a case in which he is accused of treason.

Local TV broadcast footage of the dramatic scene in which Musharraf jumped into a black SUV and escaped as a member of his security team hung to the side of the vehicle. He sped away to his large compound on the outskirts of Islamabad that is protected by high walls, razor wire and guard towers.

This week has gone from bad to worse for Musharraf, who seized power in a coup in 1999 when he was serving as army chief and spent nearly a decade in power before being forced to step down in 2008. He returned last month after four years in self-imposed exile to make a political comeback despite legal challenges and Taliban death threats, but has since faced paltry public support.

A court in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday disqualified Musharraf from running in the parliamentary election scheduled for May 11, likely squashing his hopes for political comeback. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: musharraf; pakistan; rop; taliban
Another ally (as good as it got) left hung out to dry. US libs/leftists in power did this to the Shah, to Sadat and of late to Mubarak.
1 posted on 04/18/2013 1:35:16 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We get the leadership we either vote for or the media appoints.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 1:41:35 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai

What is the Sauds role in this, if any?


3 posted on 04/18/2013 1:41:54 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Olog-hai

Better cancel the checks


4 posted on 04/18/2013 2:12:00 AM PDT by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: Olog-hai
This one is squarely the fault of GWB and Condi Rice...

Bush tells Musharraf to choose ballot box or uniform

Remember when they went on that kick about having elections in Muslim countries and actually believed that Arabs would choose wisely? That's how we ended up with Hamas in control of Gaza.

Rice Admits U.S. Underestimated Hamas Strength

"I've asked why nobody saw it coming," Ms. Rice said, speaking of her own staff. "It does say something about us not having a good enough pulse."

5 posted on 04/18/2013 2:15:52 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

How come everyone “saw it coming” w.r.t. Gaza but they?


6 posted on 04/18/2013 2:21:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

How many years before we become a country that has to jail one or more of our 5 presidents? I don’t remember retired presidents or primers doing so well back in the USSR, but everyone of our 5 have played a part in trying to turn the USA into the same kind of monster.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 3:35:03 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Olog-hai

What about all the nukes? Do we have special teams to go in and get them or neutralize them? This isn’t going to end well if the muzzie terrorists get ahold of them.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 4:02:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Jonty30

The wil pakis (the ones in AQ), like the founder of al Fuqra, have tight links to Saudi with family members living there.


9 posted on 04/18/2013 4:10:32 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Dixie Yooper
This will happen here.

We have the ability to impeach Presidents, but when the system becomes so corrupt as to deny that right to remove from office those who usurp power & authority...treason becomes the order of the day.

How many times have we seen posted even here on FR, that the administration is treading dangerously close to treason. Some might say he is already way over that line, but we are indeed powerless to bring to bear what should be the power of the Congress. When I hear congress critters talk about the President's Agenda, it makes me believe that person needs to be removed from office. They are not there to represent the President's Agenda, they are there to represent We The People.

The more the Congress moves to represent the President, the more America becomes the monster. The treason is not in the White House per say, the treason is in Congress as they continue to do the bidding of the Executive Branch. The power to stop lawlessness in the Executive Branch rests with Congress, in fact it is their responsibility. As such it is my humble observation that Pelosi, Reid and a number of congressional leaders fail to uphold their honest responsibility.

10 posted on 04/18/2013 4:12:32 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: EBH

Pelosi, Reid et al check the President? They are all schooled in Soviet thinking; their kind of “republic” is the one where the executive sets the agenda and they dutifully rubber-stamp it. And considering Pelosi’s constituency in particular and what she represents, she is not going to consider the rest of the country or its well-being.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 4:15:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

LIke my post said,

As such it is my humble observation that Pelosi, Reid and a number of congressional leaders fail to uphold their honest responsibility


12 posted on 04/18/2013 4:21:03 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: no-to-illegals
"We get the leadership we either vote for or the media appoints."

You got that right. People get the government they deserve and vice versa, and the American people are paying a heavy price for their indulgence in decadence.

13 posted on 04/18/2013 4:34:28 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: Olog-hai

He was a fool to ever set foot in Pakistan again. That country is spinning dangerously out of control with no strong man in charge and soon the army (once again) will be deposing elected leaders. The only way Musharraf gets back in power is if the army is still loyal to him and they appoint him after another coup.


14 posted on 04/18/2013 4:38:27 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Savage Beast

Thank You for the compliment, but I truly do not like be right about this situation. Prayers for a different situation FRiend. One in which God shall make showers and the demons be caged.


15 posted on 04/18/2013 4:38:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: EBH

If we lose the House in the next election, this president’s agenda will become the Constitution. If that happens, I can think of two former presidents that might want to watch their backs.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 5:01:56 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: no-to-illegals
"I truly do not like be right about this situation."

Of course not. Neither do I. And I hope that I am dead wrong about where I foresee Americans' indulgence in decadence leading. I would love to be proven a fool.

17 posted on 04/18/2013 5:11:11 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: Jonty30

islamism


18 posted on 04/18/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: EBH

No need to restate the obvious/preach to the choir, with all due respect. It’s the deluded libs that need to snap out of it; and at this point, the only way they will is through a violent rude awakening, which will affect everyone in the country.


19 posted on 04/18/2013 8:28:42 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: EBH
"When I hear congress critters talk about the President's Agenda, it makes me believe that person needs to be removed from office. They are not there to represent the President's Agenda, they are there to represent We The People."

Bears repeating, my FRiend.

20 posted on 08/20/2013 4:12:27 AM PDT by hummingbird (THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark Levin. He's got a great plan!)
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