The USG Open Source Center paraphrases a report in the conservative Urdu daily Nava-i Vaqt on remarks of the Pakistani parliament's chief staffer for defense issues.
"Pakistan: Parliamentary Secretary Asks Government To Expose 'Real' Face of US
Report by Staff Reporter: "United States Itself is an International Terrorist: Parliamentary Secretary for Defense"
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Islamabad: The parliamentary secretary for defense, retired Maj Tanvir Hussain Syed, has said that the United States is itself an international terrorist. In order to hide its own blatant aggression, it is describing the victims (of its atrocities) as terrorists.
While talking to the Nawa-e Waqt, he rejected the US objections to his speech in the National Assembly. He said that the Pakistan Government and people have to make a resolve to expose the real face of the US policies. He said that his speech in the National Assembly was very independent. However, the US attitude has always been very irresponsible at the international as well as regional level. The United States has always betrayed Pakistan. If the Americans are right, they should respond to the following questions: How much is the annual budget of the CIA and against which countries and for conspiracies against which particular religion, 80 percent of this budget is being used? The United States should tell whether defenders of ones homeland are terrorists or those who attack them?
Neither the Iraqi mujahidin nor the Taliban in Afghanistan, but the United States had attacked these two countries and had unleashed a reign of terror and aggression on their people. He said that the United States, intoxicated by its military might, was digging a ditch for its own people by invoking aggression. The United States has enslaved the UN for the sake of its vested interests. If the United States is a sworn flag-bearer of principles, why plebiscite has not been held for the poor Kashmiris until to date. The entire history of the United States is witness to its utterly irresponsible attitude. The United States embraces every country, which subjugates the Muslims. Israel and India are the obvious examples in this connection.
(Description of Source: Rawalpindi Nawa-e Waqt in Urdu -- Privately owned, widely read, conservative Islamic daily, with circulation around 125,000. Harshly critical of the US and India.)"