Whatever one writes on the web, even through email, is already subject
to censor here. What you write to friends to post from their blogs, it
will be sent to them through the web, and under the pre-emergency
regulations, the ISPs were supposed to hold the material for at least
a month. I do not know what the new rules will be. They won't be any
Are we in for a long night (or more accurately, long years) of sealed
lips? I do not think so. The trip to Dubai and the return was all
preplanned and BB was in the know of this emergency. The elections
will be held, and there will be power-sharing. This coup is against
the rule of law, against human rights, against accountability. Why?
You have to look a little deeper. The activist judiciary has been
removed, and it will be smooth sailing (with billions of dollars worth
of pickings) for those who are in or get to power.
That is what the great game is all about - the energy grid, and who
benefits from it. It isn't about democracy, or terrorism. There are
trillions in it for the big players, and a few billions for the lesser
ones. As for us, we are the salt of the earth, better than the
wretched ones, if we hold our peace. And if we do not, then take a
look at what happened to Saud Memon.
I wonder what were the differences on which the Unocal-Taleban deal
broke down. Does any one know?