Zahir Ibrahim: Response to Imran Khan’s Article




Note for WoP readers:  An article by Pakistan’s legendary Cricket team captain [ now a poet, social worker,  philanthropist and a politician] was printed on this site ( Another one by H D S Greenway ( also printed on these pages attracted the ire of Zahir Ibrahim. For those of you who might not be familiar with Zahir, here ( is a brief on him and his  Project Humanbeingsfirst.

Currently ZI’s response to Imran Khan’s article is being uploaded. The one to Greenway’s article will follow soon. [Nayyar]

Imran Khan’s article does not betray any sense that he even understands why America is in Afghanistan, why such terror events are being orchestrated, and by his statement: ,“There were no Pakistanis involved in 9/11 and al-Qaida was then based in Afghanistan.” clearly shows that he is only a glorified stooge playing controlled opposition.

His opinion, “The continuing US presence in Afghanistan fuels extremism in neighbouring Pakistan,” presents the facile view that extremism is only the autonomous consequence to America’s presence in Afghanistan, a blowback, with no cultivation and harvesting from America’s own black-ops to acquire pretexts for sustaining its own counter-insurgency! Perhaps he has never heard of “tickling” extremism into existence (see CIA’s modus operandi of “tickling civilians” cached here).

Examine this for yourself critically – don’t take my word for it. The gallant friend of the venerable editor in-chief of Veterans Today, Gordon Duff, our Pakistani glamor-boy politician Imran Khan is legitimizing that there is some reality to al-Qaida, and that 9/11 was an invasion from abroad and the work of these vile Islamofascist militants – which are also the core-axioms of empire!

The empire has ruined the world, and the United States, primarily on that axiom. And poet-scholar-politician and savior of humanity, Imran Khan, echoes the very same axioms and presuppositions in his narratives.

While he accurately captures the effect of all this extremism on Pakistan, he mis-identifies the cause. Much like the doctor who accurately describes the patient’s symptoms, and mis-diagnoses the cause of those symptoms. Imran Khan pretends that America is embroiled in these misadventures because of shortsighted foreign policies – just like America’s all time favorite rebel Congressman Hon. Ron Paul does.

In fact, there is not a whole lot of difference in what Imran Khan says and what Congressman Ron Paul says in this context. Here is Ron Paul disambiguated: My beef with the stellar congressman Hon. Ron Paul.

As a Pakistani, I humbly dare to presume that I understand my fellow country man Imran Khan, his omissions and his commissions, the events transpiring in my own home country, the psychology of my peoples, our local politics, the narrow self-aggrandizing self-interests of our glorified local elites, ….

There is a vaster geo-political agenda for “imperial mobilization” to Pakistan, to “save Pakistan” from becoming “terror central” afoot here. Just witness it yourself in the empire’s own response issued today, January 12, 2010, to the wave of rising extremism: Biden reasures Pakistan in speech as bomb kills 18 (Nahal Toosi, AP, cached here).

The handlers of this murderer of Salman Taseer, who appointed him on this guard duty, etc. will never be discovered, any more than who killed Benazir Bhutto, or JFK, MLK, RFK, X, would be discovered, except for official narratives and its final verdict of lone-gunmen gone crazy. That old script is unfolding here on cue!

And is there any mention of such comprehensions in this lame article by Imran Khan, whom Gordon Duff says would be President of America: “NOTE: I have spent time with Khan and consider him a friend. Few if any in the world today speak with his clarity. Were he in America, he would certainly be president, no question about it. G. Duff”?

These clever omissions are clarity? I suspect that compatriot Gordon Duff is entirely correct, for only such peoples with such remarkable clarity can ever rise to power, duly vetted, groomed, and anointed by the CFR, RIIA, the Bilderbergers where attendance appears to be mandatory in order to even run for the Presidency of the United States… And he has that former American President Bill Clinton’s charm and charisma to make an excellent candidate… would be easy to keep him under check…

Please see my old essay “Saving Pakistan from Synthetic ‘Terror Central’ to understand the Realityspeak of why it is necessary to view all local terrorist events in Pakistan from the wide angle of geopolitics, in order to appreciate their baby-step import to the ultimate destiny of Pakistan: its Balkanization and Decapitation with the help of its own fifth columnists!

Whatever you see in the newsmedia and hear from the mouths of the political and academic savants, is a Mighty Wurlitzer’s spin just as was orchestrated for Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Salman Taseer’s murder, from what is already visible, can only be a calculated assassination, like Benazir Bhutto’s, amidst the common red herring of Islamofascism to continue with the Strategy of Tension in Pakistan.

Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer who was assassinated early this month. Photograph: Niklas Hallen / Rex Features

Study Operation Gladio of yesteryear to comprehend how it is being replayed today, by simply substituting “threat of communism to Western Europe” with “threat of Islamofascism to the entire world”. Is this so damn profound?

No brand name politician of Pakistan, no military overlord, no academic pundit, no Human Rights champion, no daughter of the East, both dead and living (yes new ones are being groomed), and no pious mullah of any flavor, will dare to say publicly what a plebe has straightforwardly deconstructed – but at least nine times out of ten, they’d be discussing it in the privacy of their own drawing rooms!! We are mentally colonized, yes, but we also know we are colonized. Our House Negroes among the ruling elites, and the wannabes, are not like the ones Martin Luther King depicted, but far more actively complicit, knowing exactly “what has happened to him”:

“The white establishment is skilled in flattering and cultivating emerging leaders. It presses its own image on them and finally, from imitation of manners, dress, and style of living, a deeper strain of corruption develops. This kind of Negro leader acquires the white man’s contempt for the ordinary Negro. He is often more at home with the middle-class white than he is among his own people.

His language changes, his location changes, his income changes, and ultimately he changes from the representative of the Negro to the white man into the white man’s representative to the Negro. The tragedy is that too often he does not recognize what has happened to him.” (MLK Jr.)

Thank you

Zahir Ebrahim | Project

The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at He may be reached at

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7 replies to “Zahir Ibrahim: Response to Imran Khan’s Article

    1. @Dr. A. K. Tewari, Plz don’t make a misuse of Wop Discussion forum. As per policy of this blog, comments which you normally make straightaway fall within the ambit of derogatory, slanderous and parochial fulminations, in other words these are trolls and flamers and both of these stand in direct conflict with the policy of this blog. Hitherto I have been publishing your comments without any moderation but it doesn’t mean that such flamers should become a routine of ranting out one’s hidden feelings [but which do antagonize others].

      I am myself a Muslim and am very proud of that. To say Islam is responsible for terrorism in Pakistan is like saying Hinduism is responsible for terrorism in India. In fact no religion teaches hate. All religions demand of their followers love and understanding, its specially so in case of Islam. The comments that you make about our religion of peace depicts your complete ignorance of this faith, so plz first read what Islam actually is and then comment.

  1. Dear Zahir

    WHAT and WHO is the solution (politically) to Pakistan right now.
    Pakistan’s hope seems to teeter between gluttonous money-hungry politicians and a (at best) politically naive glamour boy.

    How does one arrest the rot, who can do it and how can Pakistan hold it all together whilst staving off US advances and plans for it’s imminent Balkanization?

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