Monday, August 18, 2008

BREAKING NEWS FROM PAKISTAN (see more on posts below):::Musharraf Resigns Facing Impeachment Proceedings....( click the title)


Please note one of the things that he has been negotiating with attorneys is full immunity from all legal charges.....He is the first leader in Pakistan's history to resign or face Impeachment.LA Times article linked to Title, more to be posted.

Small excerpt below explains History and Charges he was facing, and explains who is empowered at this time,and some of recent problems with Musharraf Leadership :
"But the junior party in the coalition, led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was determined to drive Musharraf from public office. Sharif was overthrown by Musharraf in a 1999 coup, jailed and then sent into exile.

For the last several days, indirect talks had been underway between Musharraf's camp and the ruling coalition aimed at securing an agreement from the president to resign. Close associates indicated that Musharraf's main demand was full legal immunity from any acts stemming from his time in office.

Charges against Musharraf were said to include accusations of constitutional violations stemming from his declaration late last year of emergency rule, which is similar to martial law.

The Pakistani leader, who was still military chief at the time, suspended the constitution, fired dozens of senior judges, including popular Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, and threw thousands of opponents into jail."

6 comments:

D.K. Raed said...

good news to wake up to. if only Benazir were here to see. I had read somewhere a few days ago that he was negotiating a resignation ... because one of the charges he faced might be TREASON and that carries the death penalty in Pakistan. oh! I see you have other posts about this down below ...

enigma4ever said...

not a bad thing to wake up to eh????
yeah...

and he over and over in the speech says that
"Mistakes were made= but they were not Intentional".....

( kind of the Homer Simpson defense ?)

and yes....shall we see how long before he leaves for some other place ?
Where will he settle ?
Crawford ?

( his own military leaders and chorts said that they would not defend or protect him once the Impeachment proceedings started....)

an average patriot said...

I posted on this in part today because of the growing nuclear threat. Man I don't care what they say i blame it all on Bush! Musharraf's biggest problem was supporting the chief slime and fighting his own people!

X. Dell said...

Yup. Sounds like the goverment that's an ally for the war on terror.

thepoetryman said...

What? Did he feel the warm, wet lips of an intern?

enigma4ever said...

TPM:::
omg...you are killing me...NOoooooo that is a visual that no one needs...yikes...His presser he seriously looked like he needed meds...( he is facing TREASON charges...so little more than a BJ for him,,,,,)

Xdell:::
yeah CNN yesterday was trying to paint the Ohshit WHO will help the shrub fight terra...and I was thinking GOoooood Riddence....

Jim:::
thank you for reporting the slime...good ...yup....just dont slip in it ;-)