Pakistan: A State of Denial
This is a recent interview of former Pak Prez Musharraf. It was taken after the recent incident on the LoC where two Indian soldiers were found mutilated, and blood trails led back across the LoC.
The entire interview is worth watching, because it shows the mindset and policies of the highest echelons of the Pak leadership. The one thing that stands out absolutely clearly is that Pak's official policy can be simply described in one word: DENIAL.
In this interview, Musharraf denies all the following:
1. That any Indian soldier has been mutilated, not only that, that the Pak army is even capable of such an act! He says that this is a "drama" played by the Indian government. He repeats multiple times during the interview that "no one has been beheaded."
2. That Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist (even when reminded that the US has placed 10M$ bounty on his head, which he explains by saying that the US "fell for Indian propaganda"!)
3. That the Mumbai attacks of 26/11 had anything to do with Lashkar-e-Toiba. He says that RAW used those attacks to tarnish the image of LeT!
4. That there is any terror that comes to Indian via Pakistan. All terrorist activity in India is "homegrown."
5. That there was no mutilation of Captain Sourabh Kalia or his company at all. All of that was staged by India for propaganda!
I would like readers to note that this man led Pakistan for 8 years. This is how the head of Pakistan thinks. Is there ANY chance of peace with such a country which simply denies everything?
Readers might also recall that Musharraf, when he was head of state, told an American TV channel that he thought "Bin Laden must be dead by now." A few years later, Bin Laden was found nicely accomodated in a huge bungalow in Pakistan's military town. Since he was placed there during Musharraf's reign as head of state and chief of army, it is impossible that Musharraf was not part of this cover up. This is the kind of man we are dealing with. Pakistan's military has always been headed by people like Musharraf. It is foolish to think we can do straight dealings with them.