Suddenly we’re seeing confessions from Pak-based Lashkar terrorists being aired by Pak police. What gives? Why would Pak now be suddenly looking to publicize confessions of involvement in Mumbai by its own homegrown terrorist groups?
Is it possible that the civilian govt of Zardari is making a move against the generals and their precious jihadi apparatus? Why now? Is it because of new US pressure/threats? Or is it possibly because of a new US carrot — ie. the announcement by the UN of a probe in Benazir’s assassination?
I’m thinking that if a UN probe is conducted into the Benazir assassination, then it holds the prospect of Zardari/PPP coming out a big winner, benefitting politically from a public backlash that puts its military/ISI chaperone on the ropes.
But would the Pak military allow this plan to succeed? Would it just sit around meekly, waiting for the axe to inevitably fall on it through damaging UN revelations? I’m thinking that if the investigation came anywhere near implicating the hyperaggressive Musharraf, that he’d quickly go running around to cobble together another coup. I’m thinking that the Pak hardliners would attempt to pre-empt their fate by some kind of stunt, rather than allow themselves to be cornered. For instance, they might seek another Mumbai attack or some other pretext for war with India, or otherwise do something to keep their necks away from the noose.