The MQM had been on it’s best behavior ever since joining Musharraf’s govt, and for a party run by “this man”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/pakistan/2005_08/wanted_altaf_hussain.html, that was no mean achievement. Rumors have been floating around for the last few days that Musharraf had unleashed the MQM to stop the Cheif Justice of Pakistan from speaking at the Sindh high court – and the true colors of the MQM – blood red – are now running in streets. “Cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war” indeed. Musharraf would do well to read the full passage from Julius Caesar, quoted below.
bq. A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.
– “Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1”:http://shakespeare.mit.edu/julius_caesar/julius_caesar.3.1.html.
!http://farm1.static.flickr.com/212/494564448_089cac2c6d_m.jpg! On the left is a picture of one of the many road blocks the government put up to bock the Chief Justice of Pakistan from getting to the Sindh High Court. The tape they used to seal off the area aptly demostrates their intentions. What could have been a peaceful speech has become a “nightmare thanks to the MQM and the govt”:http://www.thenews.com.pk/allupdates.asp.
* “Not motivated by politics – Muneer A. Malik”:http://www.dawn.com/2007/05/11/op.htm