Then I came back to see Hamid Mir on Geo's Capital Talk programme (on repeat) trying his darnedest to get people in Charsadda and Peshawar to say that the bombings of their markets - which killed hundreds of people - was NOT the work of the Taliban (reason: of course, no Muslim, no Pakistani could ever do such things!) but of India's RAW, Israel's MOSSAD and USA's CIA (all without any proof by the way). By and large he was successful. Talk about living a delusion. I mean, not only was the Charsadda blast a suicide attack - try getting anyone to blow themselves up just for money - even the police is on record having said that they have traced the groups involved in the Peshawar Peepal Market blast, all of whom were paid by the Tehrik-e-Taliban. Nevertheless, Mr. Mir concluded his programme by claiming that he knew for certain that the blasts were engineered by RAW. It made me sick to my stomach. Nobody is saying one should discount the possibility of external agencies being involved. But at least present some evidence other than your soft spot for psychotic extremists when making such claims! It is this constant fallback on "outside hands" conspiracy theories propounded by the likes of Mirs in the media - without a shred of proof - that have led to this country being confused beyond belief.
I was sort of thinking I was better off listening to the musicians tonight - however baysura some of them are - until I chanced upon this from the New York Times. Could there be a more damning indictment of our "rocking" musicians??
Just listen to what the Zaid Hamid-inspired Ali Azmat and the gutless Noori have to say. Music "revolution" my ass. Perhaps we do deserve the Taliban after all.