Закат Первеза Мушаррафа

Говорят, что политическая власть в Пакистане вытекает из трех А: Аллах, Армия и поддержка из Америки. Из этих трех только у руководства армии есть абсолютные средства для того, чтобы избавить страну от Пакистанского президента в форме, Первеза Мушаррафа. И это главная причина, по которой какая-либо сделка о разделе власти с бывшим премьер-министром Беназир Бхутто вряд ли положит конец политическому беспорядку в Пакистане.

Этой осенью Мушарраф надеялся продлить свой президентский срок, не уступив при этом требованиям оппозиции о том, чтобы он отказался от своего военного поста и вернул гражданского конкурента на пост премьер-министра. Но немного международных лидеров сталкиваются с таким широким кругом заклятых внутренних врагов.

С тех пор, как он захватил власть после переворота 1999 года, Мушарраф пережил по крайней мере три серьезных покушения на убийство. Его антитеррористическое партнерство с Соединенными Штатами неминуемо подорвало его политический союз с религиозными консерваторами Пакистана еще до штурма его правительством Красной Мечети в Исламабаде в июле, в ходе которого погибло более 100 человек. Угроза террористических аттак внутри страны будет продолжать расти.

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