Monday, December 31, 2007

Bilawal, 19, to head mom's party

Teenage PM-could-be.

Bilawal, the son of slain former PM Benazir Bhutto, has agreed to lead the Pakistan People's Party at the Jan 8 elections. "My mother always said that democracy is the best revenge," the teenager, who is still studying in Oxford, said. To that his father, Asif Ali Zardari said: "Let's win the forthcoming elections. It would be revenge against those who killed her." [Read the full report here].

In Malaysia, a certain Oxford graduate who is in politics may be spurred by Bilawal, especially with our own general election just around the corner.

31 comments:

Sharing said...

Bilawal is carrying the soul of his Mother!
The other is carrying the Ghost of the Others!

A great number had suffered
and know to fight which way to get out!
Are the great number of the other side
still counting no. of rots eating their ways in?
And still figuring which is the way out?

Putting both GE on the same table,
a mix of heat and cold
with Tears and Sweats to different sides!

Bilawal, remember what you have said!
Hope your Mother's soul be with YOU & tight!

Tehsin Mukhtar said...

Why don't these jokers just go back to Dubai or London and party and drink their whisky till they go blind drunk and stop pretending to be voices of democracy and "secular" Islam (whatever da fog that is) and leave the people be instead of perpetuating the endless cycle of bloodletting and violence?

They don't care about Pakistan or its people, they just care about their dubious honor, plundering as much as they can and exacting revenge by whatever means....even to the extent of the country being ripped apart and left to the American dogs.

Sinatra_Z said...

Apa ini Pakistan? I didn't like the fact that Bhutto declared a self impose exile to Dubai because of corruption charges laid against her and conviniently return to Pakistan to fight for the people because Musharraf promise her unity. Then the party decided to fight for democracy against Musharraf, She breaks goverment imposed security after the first suicide attempt then she was killed.

The husband was named (who has the most corruption charges) in her will as the chairman who decided that their 19 year old son who has been living overseas (and western educated) all his life to lead Pakistan's largest party. Then Nawaz Sharif decided oh since PPP is not boycotting the election lets then rejoin the election.

What bull shit is this man??

doraemon1972 said...

"My mother always said that democracy is the best revenge," the teenager, who is still studying in Oxford, said. To that his father, Asif Ali Zardari said: "Let's win the forthcoming elections. It would be revenge against those who killed her."

So it was a dogs eat dogs situation. Committing yourselves into politic so that you could slit you enemies throat...

straycat's strut said...

Democracy is a form of revenge...

Good. Start it with "revenge" in mind. Its a good battle cry,sell tickets in movies and yeah, it also kickstarts another cycle of violence.

Good luck pakistan. Another day, another death and another pawn for uncle sam. Same rules, different players.

Stevie said...

During a meeting of the party executive in Naudero in the western province of Sindh, Ms. Bhutto’s will was read, and the new political line up, which follows the dynastic tradition started with her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the party founder, follows her wishes, party officials said.[new York Times}

So much for democracy.

team bsg said...

wa another Oxford ! dunno who is the real one tho since so many genuine fakes in town !

Our esteemed pleasure to meet and share a few words with you in the Club & Happy New Year , and may the truth prevails

Alchemist said...

This is so wrong!! Pakistan is already a dangerous country ~ a mixture of nuclear power and militants extremists in one package. And this young guy is going to run the country if he wins??

What does he know about his country and his people? He has lived overseas throughout his growing up years. And Pakistanis will forgive his father for his corruptions?

What a sick country to live in...

warrior2 said...

This young man and his dad made bad statement.

With her tragic death, people forgot what she did or didnt do when she was in power.

The pakistanis mudah lupa too!

A Voice said...

Ah good!

At least there is a place for our 4th flr boys to go and another country to mess up. Or perhaps, Bilawal has his own set of 4th floor boys. Forgot mother was Oxfordian too.

They must have develop one hell of self esteem down there. The did's hardly finish university and he has aspiration for premiership. Are they for real down there in Oxford?

No wonder we are in a mess here.

zorro said...

Always captivated by your parallels and subtle innuendos.
Thanks for the CROC.....and the b'day cake.
THANKS FOR BEING MY FRIEND.

Anonymous said...

this son took the place bcos mother died. I wonder how this famous SIL will get onto his "throne".

beeranyone said...

tehsin muktar, sinatra_z, doraemon 1972, straycat's strut, stevie, alchemist, warrior2...

seriously,are we any diff. from pakistan - with the fil, sil & bn around.

Rocky's Bru said...

My pleasure, Zorro.

The problem with Crocs, I've just found out, is that you can't replace their soles. That's like our souls, inexchangeable. At least when we next walk, wherever and whenever, we won't have to worry about you losing the soles of shoes, like you did in the rain during the Penguin March!

BaitiBadarudin said...

The king is dead, long live the king!
Is it 'democraratic' tendency to be dynastic?
And swearing 'revenge' on his mother's grave, too.
When will the violence end?

Da Real Deal said...

160 million people in the whole of Pakistan and they turn to a 19 year old for leadership.

They deserved to be screwed for their stupidity.

Look at how they handle themselves and even the remains of Benazir.

They even sat on the hearse!

Musharraf is too classy to lead Pakistan. They don't deserve him.

jediraj said...

Who knows .... he might meet his Mother sooner then he thinks ! Say hi to the Ghandi's for me willya

A Voice said...

Happy Birthday again to you and welcome to the world of CROCS. Believe me, it is a new experiance in slipper/sandal wear.

Tehsin Mukhtar said...

beeranyone...

Is the US any different for that matter? George Bush Snr and Junior, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton...etc2...

Under the BN, we have definitely seen much more done for the country than under the regimes in Pakistan and elsewhere...of course it hasn't been perfect...but definitely more than other countries... I would also like to think that the general population here is also considerably more mature and literate and aware and hopefully not bound by blind loyalty and the self destructive behavior exhibited by the likes of Benazir's supporters.

On the down side... the BN has become lethargic, indifferent, arrogant, corrupt, lost touch with the people and with reality...too many old faces with old ideas and bad hair days...we need some fresh air...

Maverick SM said...

Bro Rocky,

First, Happy New Year!

In Malaysia, a certain oxfordian will have to sacrifice the people of the nation in order to emulate Bilawal.

doraemon1972 said...

Beeranyone; We're not much different from them. The only difference is, for them it's the so called honour (in disguise). For us, it's the monetary gain for yourselves, your family, your ipar-duai and cronies without the use of any camouflage...

Siti Khad said...

Subclassifications of democracy:
(1) Inherited (2) Elected type

Mohd Mahathir Mohd Mikhaeel said...

tehsin mukhtar said...

They don't care about Pakistan or
its people, they just care about their dubious honor, plundering as much as they can and exacting revenge by whatever means....even to the extent of the country being ripped apart and left to the American dogs.


I am shocked you can utter a racist slur at Americans by refering them as "dogs". I have met many good Americans in the ruling Republican Party of U.S. President George Bush. Tehsin, you ought to apologise.

Mohd Attan said...

Stevie said...

During a meeting of the party executive in Naudero in the western province of Sindh, Ms. Bhutto’s will was read, and the new political line up, which follows the dynastic tradition started with her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the party founder, follows her wishes, party officials said.[new York Times}

So much for democracy.


There is nothing anti-democratic with dynastic succession as long as Bilawal is elected by the grassroots of the Pakistan Peoples Party. Democracy simply refers to people's rule. So, if people love the Bhutto dynasty, its their freedom and democratic right.

I am a Malaysian citizen and I love Barisan Nasional greatly and my family has for 50 years voted only for BN.

caravanserai said...

When revenge rears its ugly head
Good luck to the country and her people
There you will find no peace at all
Every one will try to cut you to pieces!

Just watch the Chinese martial art story
The master dies the students go for revenge
Many die the good and bad nobody cares a shit
Because revenge is in the mind
Absolutely no turning back……

How to start a new road when revenge is the motive?
Every step is seeking death of the enemy
How many will die innocently on revenge?
Ask the militants they don’t hide their greed
As long as it serves its purposes it will do

The misty tears of mothers and fathers
Brothers and sisters and relatives
Revenge will erode one’s soul
Eating one’s life leaving it empty

The World is spinning
Maybe out of control already
And I hear wearing crocs…….
It nearly kills some children in a lift
It is advice to ban it completely

Roxanne said...

The history of politics had always been littered with assassinations. Why should we even think it would be any different now? So why were we shaken when we heard of BB's violent demise? We were shaken because the foundation of democracy was once again shaken to its core and soaked in blood ...

We were shaken because the rule of democracy is so fragile that might often crushes it but the beauty of it all is it will rise its again and again as long as there are people who are willing to defend it.

BB might not be an angel (which politician is?) but she was a brave voice of democracy and for the loss of that voice, I've no shame in shedding a tear for her and I'll not apologise for doing so.

Well, some may argue that democracy is overrated but then again which form of government is so perfect that it has no shortcomings? According to Sir Winston Churchill, "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." Until someone comes up with a better one, it is still the best we have.

To the enlightened, democracy is still much preferred over all others because, as a wise theologian once put it, "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary".

A better new year to all. New challenges ahead, Rocky!

shar101 said...

Run for the hills, folks.

The Oxfordians are coming.

With or without political pedigree.

Anonymous said...

Bro..Read this..interesting..

http://fanonite.org/2007/12/31/pakistans-feudal-charade/#more-1153

Siddiq

Anonymous said...

Who is the PPP kidding? He's just a boy .... who will be the puppet master. No wonder there's so much trouble in Pakistan.
To put his situation with that of KJ ... is just plane stupid

abi said...

Happy New Year to you!!Hope you have a superb 2008!!

burstaxon said...

It's disheartening that most of us tend to equate Democracy with voting and/or election ONLY.What about due process, rule of law, equality etc etc.
Even Iraq had elections during Saddam Hussein (in which he garnered >90% votes). Is that democracy?