Pakistan’s bravado gets picked on social media after Trump twitterstorm
WASHINGTON: As bluster and bravado flowed from the Pakistani institution in response to President Trump’s powerful speak towards Pakistan, social media erupted in taunts and jibes at a rustic that has earned for itself an unenviable repute as Terrorism Central.
Amid calls from the nation’s hardline nationalists to take a tricky stand towards the US, together with reducing off provide path to landlocked Afghanistan, Pakistan’s International Minister Khwaja Asif pledged to “reply to President Trump’s tweet shortly inshallah…Will let the world know the reality…distinction between info & fiction…”
We’ll reply to President Trump’s tweet shortly inshallah…Will let the world know the reality..distinction between info & fiction..
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif)
“Information: Pakistan misplaced all of the wars towards India. Fiction: Pakistani military is greatest military on the earth,” jeered one Twitter warrior on the man who was until lately Pakistan’s Protection Minister.
Shills for the Pakistani institution repeated the acquainted argument about Pakistan being a front-line ally in conflict on terror, the sacrifices it has made, the variety of troopers it has misplaced and so on., none of which now carries credibility within the world group given how lengthy and the way brazenly Pakistan has hosted terrorists and terror teams.
There have been reminders on social media of Osama bin Laden hiding in Abbottabad and Pakistan’s effort to mainstream the UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, amid taunts concerning the nation’s parlous state of affairs that has left it with a barely functioning authorities.
“President @realDonaldTrump’s new 12 months tweet and responses from #Pakistan immediate me to remind everybody of my guide,” tweeted former Pakistan ambassador to Washington Husain Haqqani, together with the duvet web page of his acclaimed guide “Magnificent Delusions” that examines ties between United States, Pakistan, and their epic historical past of bewilderment.
President @realDonaldTrump’s new 12 months tweet and responses from #Pakistan immediate me to remind everybody of my guide https://t.co/PzITzmXdlq
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani)
However there isn’t any signal that Pakistan is wherever near realizing how delusional it’s, and it required one other acerbic Pakistani commentator, Rauf Klasra, to level it out.
Whereas Pakistan’s cyber warriors and web jihadists wished Islamabad to behave powerful towards the US, Islamabad nonetheless advantages massively from US munificence by means of American help in multilateral establishments and commerce concessions, together with export of textiles to US that brings in a lot wanted overseas alternate to maintain it afloat.
Many Pakistani politicians, generals, and different elites are additionally beholden to the US due to household and different ties.
“Pls ask involved US departments to arrange a full listing of youngsters and households of Pakistan political, forms, civil army and diplomats who’re settled in US and ship all of them again to Pakistan so they need to face the brunt too with poor and helpless Pakistani victims,” tweeted Klasra, one in every of Pakistan’s extra outspoken commentators.
Pls ask involved US departments to arrange a full listing of youngsters and households of Pakistan political, bureacuracy… https://t.co/y8eEwOO4x2
— Rauf Klasra (@KlasraRauf)
“I hope Pak Military Generals particularly whereas overseas workplace diplomats & politicians typically — will convey their pampered youngsters again from USA to face shoulders to shoulders with widespread Pakistani who dont have any say in Pak-Afghan coverage that has introduced catastrophe for us since 80s,” Klasra continued, including. “My prediction: Basic Pervaiz Musharraf—(Pakistan first fame) will direct his son Bilal Musharraf to stop US citizenship and straight head again to Pakistan in hour of want and stand shoulder with fellow Pakistanis.”
I hope Pak Military Generals particularly whereas overseas workplace diplomats& politicians typically—will convey their pamp… https://t.co/bsei0UQYCQ
— Rauf Klasra (@KlasraRauf)