Power struggle in Pakistan
Predicting this is a little like predicting that the weather tomorrow will be the same as the weather today: 85 percent of the time you are right. But the recent rumors regarding the Zardari health emergency show just how skittish everyone is. As in Egypt, the military think of democracy as the political equivalent of offering a big fake smile for the cameras. The ISI don't even bother to smile (regardless of the reaction their initials may bring when strategically tattooed on the right actress). Whether these puppet masters push to have a shill take over the country (an ex-cricketer, for example) or simply go old school and march back into the government offices, it's a good bet that by the end of next year we have new leadership in Islamabad.
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