Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan President to fight charges, but weak politically; Turks screw Kurds banning them from government for life; 70,000 U.S. casualties, Enough is Enough

Pakistan Supreme Court orders the investigation of President Asif Ali Zardari’s purchase his “home” in London, more trouble ahead for a very weak Pakistani President.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari vows to fight charges; support at all-time low by Pakistani citizens

From Times of India:

    LONDON: Troubles for Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari are getting bigger by the day, as the supreme court has now asked the concerned authorities to investigate as to how he purchased the 365-acre home counties estate in the UK worth £4 million. It is worth mentioning here that Zardari had purchased the mock Tudor Rockwood Park in the 1990s , which was soon termed as “Surrey Mahal” by the then opposition leaders.

    Zardari is alleged to have spent more than £300,000 on renovations of the 20-room mansion, including building his own private polo field and an exact copy of the local village pub, the Telegraph reported on Friday. The apex court has ordered officials to ask the Swiss government to reopen an investigation into whether the property was bought with laundered money.

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The Turkish Government has forced the Kurdistan Issue by banning the Kurdish Democratic Society Party from their government and has banned many of the DCP members from participating in government for life. This will cause great rebellion within the Kurdish community throughout the area outside of Turkey also. Over 40,000,000 Kurds do not have a homeland of their own. This might be the final straw that broke the camel’s back. See our Leyla Zana story here.

Kurdish American Community protests Banning of the Democratic Society Party-DTP in Turkey

Los Angeles, CA, Dec 22 –To protest the Turkish crackdown on the Democratic Society Party-DTP, an elected political party in Turkey, members of the Kurdish Community will hold a demonstration in front of the Turkish consulate between the hours of 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. to denounce the recent Turkish Constitutional Court ruling of DTP closure, followed by arbitrary arrests and banning of DTP officials and members.

A Turkish Constitutional Court ruling has ordered the closure of the Democratic Society Party, DTP—a Kurdish party in the Turkish parliament in 14 years. The closure has outraged Kurdish Community as an intimidating and repressive military atmosphere prevails in Kurdish areas in Eastern Turkey. DTP party members and officials are being targeted and banned from political life. Mr. Ahmet Türk, the co-chair of the DTP, who met President Barack Obama during his official state visit to Turkey on April 6, 2009, and Aysel Tugluk, DTP Member of Parliament, are among those banned from political participation for five years. Despite parliamentary immunity and authority, both are now facing the threat of being imprisoned as five of their colleagues -Selim Sadak, Ahmet Türk, Leyla Zana, Mehmet Hatip Dicle and Orhan Dogan – who have been sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment merely because they have asserted their Kurdish identity. In violation of all civil and constitutional laws and rights, the Turkish State Treasury will confiscate DTP’s assets. Read the rest here.

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Read the story here: Last Week: US Iraq Casualties Rise to 72,548 From Voters For Peace By Michael Munk

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One Response to “Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan President to fight charges, but weak politically; Turks screw Kurds banning them from government for life; 70,000 U.S. casualties, Enough is Enough”

  1. Sara Malik Says:

    Why PPP is being victimized either in the past or in present time?. Why its leader are sentenced to jail and executed. Why it is facing fabricated cases and conspiracies since its foundation?
    The one and only reason is because PPP believes in the rule of law, supremacy of the constitution and democracy. One can see that once again PPP is facing a befitting response to its opponents and detractors but it refrained because it wanted to maintain the policy of reconciliation. PPP had faced accountability in the past and it is the only that is victimized but did not take any revenge as there is no single political prisoner across the country.
    Scandal of billions of rupees worth of written off loans that have not been brought into the net of accountability. NRO was the brainchild of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Shaukat Aziz and the party or its government neither promulgated it nor defended it in court.
    We must commend Zardari, as he has clearly said regarding Sindh card that he did not want to become another Sheikh Mujeebur Rehman (implying secessionism). Nevertheless, the thrust of the president’s remarks were in line with the role he played just after Benazir’s assassination, when he helped put out the fire of violent protest in Sindh with his slogan of “Pakistan Khappay”.
    One need not hold any brief for the besieged president or the PPP-led government under attack by its opponents to see that the country cannot afford any destabilisation at this critical juncture. Within the ambit of the constitution and law, there is no threat to either the presidency or the government should they choose to continue in office..

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