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Random searching for refurbished -boreds…

OH HAI. This blog is about Pakistani politics and what ever social creepiness I like to talk about… like desi comic books and shady punjabi movies. I like how my those who view my blog have brilliant expectations from me. Here are the best search terms. Ever. And other interesting stuff they are linked to…

getting to grips with a new rabbit 

allah is preparing us for victory (I doubt I would ever come up with such exuberant prose)

gramsi mela (Communist Party?)

luckyiranicircus mela pictures … okay so I tried to search for Lucky Irani Circus pictures. And there aren’t many! The ones I have found can be seen at http://www.lightstalkers.org/galleries/slideshow/19694. Here is a really great one by Nariman Ansari

Backstage at the Lucky Irani Circus- Nariman Ansari

karl marx sucks, capitalism sucks, capitalist vampire (personally I think none of them suck.)

rabbit laptop (penguin rabbit same difference)

fish guts, tiger cake (YUMMMM)

blognya mustofa rpe (im sure this means something in some language and doesn’t mean Mustafa’s Boloney Pie)

being alert.. sorry wrong blog. I am the laziest blogger to ever live inside the nose of the internet.

“al-khalid“.. Ohhh yesssss. The name meas ‘the immortal’, this battle tank was developed in the 1990s in China and has been in service with the Pakistan Army since 2001. Primary Armament-125 mm smoothbore gun, 39 rds, Secondary Armament-7.62 mm coaxial MG, 3000 rds and 12.7 mm external AA MG, 500 rds.

Хеталия история России (ohh international searchesss:)

“rupa & co”… aahaha. I know this is about the indian publishing house but Rupa buynans are the shizzle. Check out Anwar Masoods hilarious poem about the issue here

saadia ghazi florida (I MUST KNOW WHO SHE IS. NOW.)

jan rambo’s home in sadiqabad near kuri road qabarstan (stalkers gonna stalk)

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Everybody hates Raymond

Raymond Davis has been the subject of widespread speculation since he opened fire on two men who had pulled up in front of his car at a red light on 25 January. Pakistan’s authorities have charged him with murder but the Obama administration insists he is an administrative and technical official with diplomatic immunity. US government has admitted that he is a CIA contractor and was keeping this information secret for his safety. As a security contractor and not a CIA employee, I doubt he has a valid recourse to diplomatic immunity… but I guess its a matter of politics and not of law (!). And check out the bling on these guys. ‘Rational’ is not how Pakistani’s roll.

The revelation may legally complicate American efforts to free Davis, who insists he was acting in self-defence against the pair of suspected robbers who were both carrying guns. There is no doubt that Davis’ reaction was excessive in light of the threat. He fired 10 shots and got out of his car to shoot one man twice in the back as he fled.

Nice training CIA!

Davis is confirmed to have served in the US special forces for 10 years becoming a security contractor. He is also believed to have worked with Xe, the firm formerly known as Blackwater (Guardian, Feb 19) (The plot thickens!). The New York Times (Feb 20) reported that Davis was part of a CIA operation tracking Islamic extremists in eastern Pakistan such as Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The babies in the Obama administration have threatened to withhold $1.5 bn in annual aid, but fine, its your money USA. “This is not the work of a diplomat. He was doing espionage activities,” said the Punjab law minister, Rana Sanaullah.

The drama has been getting increasingly intense with Foreign minister Qureshi losing his job, the widow of the victim killing herself with rat poison, Obama himself asking for Davis’ return and cries of revolution (everybody wants one) against Pakistan’s weak government and America’s imperialistic arrogance.

 

 

Verse

If we hadn’t buried our unity
If we hadn’t ripped its young body with bayonets
If it had stayed in our eyes
The dogs wouldn’t have savaged our flesh.

We want an angry generation
To plough the sky
To blow up history
To blow up our thoughts.
We want a new generation
That does not forgive mistakes
That does not bend.
We want a generation of giants.

Nizar Qabbani (Lebanon 1967)

Propaganda Sunday

Instead of preparing for a class on Monday, I am back to my prior obsession of staring at moldy yellow posters…

Oh yes, China is verily a paradise. I totally buy it (no sarcasm intended). I am dying to visit Beijing and see for myself why it’s becoming the new centre of the world.

Li Zhenhua, 1973- The brigade’s ducks

This is an example of a painting by a peasant from the rural Huxian district. The Huxian peasant painters are propagated in China as examples of the innate genius of the people. But in reality it is alleged that these amateur artists were helped by professionals  sent to the countryside to “learn from the peasants”, which is why this comes under the classification of “propaganda.”

Here’s another one of a family “enjoying” political slogans and speeches on the village PA system. Notice the shrine to Mao.

Huang Entao (still draws posters and comics), 1972