Our contributor Kashkin has authored this response to Thomas L Friedman’s Article “Calling All Pakistanis” found here. In general, a lot of drivel is being published by the corporate Western media and its biased gurus to deflect attentions from the horrors of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is therefore important to note that some of us are taking the time to respond. We hope that the readers would add to this perspecive and that the blogosphere will also notice that Pakistan and Pakistanis can do without the advice of the types such as Mr Friedman. (RR- editor)
Dear New York Times Editors
Response to Mr. Friedman’s article ” Calling All Pakistanis”..He wanted ordinary citizens of Pakistan to protest. Well here is the protest in words, from an ordinary Pakistani which is more effective rather than being on the streets. Mr. Friedman must realize that his statements cannot be tolerated as they do not represent the overall picture and the correct one. If he has any shortage of ideas, I can understand that but not through boredom these articles which are meaningless and fails to take into account anything with consideration and care. I hope you pass this message onto him and appropriate action taken.
There comes a time when all one can do is to report and write based on their own perceptions – remote and alienated in their own ways to see what is actually happening outside US. Thomas Freidman seems to have picked another example where he is mixing too many things without due consideration and care. Another example how to spread a message in the most negative sense.What has he achieved from this and what was the impact? At times, this whole concept of sitting thousands of miles away, in a most comfortable surroundings do not necessarily mean that you know what is actually happening in the world which has become unstable not because of religion but the politics and policies of the West in order to pursue fanatically the interests and gains for safeguarding their concepts of democracy. This is what Pakistan and ordinary citizen of Pakistan will be protesting about. Why should we protest as we did not kill anyone in Mumbai. Continue reading