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"Yesterday Once More" Part 1: Foil Primer
"Yesterday Once More" Part 1: FOIL PRIMER
By Narayanan Komerath
Thanks go to some professional treatmeant., a few years ago our house got rid of all the termites... or so it seemed... Looked like all the termites were gone and were no longer visible - Not unlike the likes of UCLA "associate professors" and their gang who were so discredited and laughed out and I thought, even they have to have some iota of shame and would not like to show their faces in the civilised world. ,,,

Well looks like termites strated to show up here and there ....AGAIN!

So it looks like it is necessary to keep doing this type of treatment to keep this termite problem under control. The article does this job very well. I do hope (actually I am sure seeing how the last treatment workded) that good professor's treatment will keep the termites under control for next few years at least ... may be two treatments is all it is needed.

Any way my thanks to Narayanan... Thats exactly what I think is needed. Thanks agian.
I forgot - Friendly advice to any old or new (or coming out of hybernation - I am sure you are lurking in here) "journalist " who are going to write about this - You have a new "head line" ' A Indian Hindu continues Chemical warfare against CRAP" (Colony of Respectd Academicans and Professors)
Looks like the article has had some effect. I was mildly amused to see: This

The "Associated professor " who now says simply he " teaches history at UCLA" and puts disclaimer "The views expressed not necessarily those of UCLA etc" sort of breaking his silence and now writing in scholary words like "The oppression of women, however, is as much a modern business as an undertaking supposedly dictated by tradition and pre-modern ways of thinking." not to mention evils in "indian-subcontinet" has this take on the recent case of Mukhtaran Mai .
Any way it ends:
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Honor killings are somehow described as having an intrinsic relationship to the 'culture' of Pakistan, or of Islam, or of the Indian sub-continent, but no one made the inference that Christianity, Western culture, or the sexual mores of the modern West were implicated when recently a few men were discovered to have kept sexual slaves over a period of time in Belgium. Is the documented detention and sexual humiliation of Iraqi women by American armed forces, who have held women hostage in an attempt to lure their menfolk into submission and surrender, also to be viewed as a relic of some pre-modern sensibility, or must one confront rather the fact that the sexual vulnerability of women remains a question to which no culture has given its undivided attention? The case of Mukhtaran Mai cannot go away in the present state of massive sexual disequilibrium between men and women.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

BTW same subject had an editorial in ny times:
With Friends like this ..<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->During a joint press conference last December, President Bush praised the visiting Pakistani president, Pervez Musharraf, for prosecuting "those who would inflict harm and pain" on the Pakistani people. "There is nobody more dedicated in the protection of his own people than President Musharraf," Mr. Bush said.

That line may need to be run through the teleprompter again. At a time when Pakistan is supposed to be going after Al Qaeda terrorists who make merry within the country's borders, our colleague Nicholas Kristof reports that Mr. Musharraf's government has instead arrested a victim of sanctioned gang rape for planning a visit to the United States. Mukhtaran Bibi was sentenced by a tribal council to be gang-raped because her younger brother supposedly had relations with a woman from a higher caste. After the rape by four men, she was forced by village leaders to walk home nearly naked in front of a jeering crowd.

Ms. Mukhtaran was unbowed. She testified against her persecutors in court, started two schools in her village, established a shelter for abused women and bought a van that is used as an ambulance in the area. She has also spoken out against honor killings, rapes and other attacks on women.

Her guts in daring to oppose the feudalistic elements of rural Pakistani society earned her invitations from all over the world, including from the Asian-American Network Against Abuse of Women, which asked her to visit the United States this Saturday. But before she could get here, General Musharraf's government arrested her. Pakistan also released her attackers, who had been in prison since they were convicted of raping her. Pakistani newspapers report that the government, bizarrely, is worried that Ms. Mukhtaran might malign Pakistan's image if she is allowed to go abroad - as if it has not taken care of that rather ably by itself.

The Bush administration has made nice with General Musharraf in the joint interest of antiterrorism campaigns. Christine Rocca, the assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs, said in Congressional testimony yesterday that America is "dismayed" at the abuse of Ms. Mukhtaran, and that administration officials would pursue the matter during the course of the day. Let us hope this one goes straight up to Ms. Rocca's boss, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It makes no sense for the United States to accept the kind of behavior from friends that it would not tolerate from enemies.

Being allies with Pakistan should go beyond just selling F-16 fighter jets to General Musharraf in the hope that he will one day get serious about finding Osama bin Laden and stop allowing recruiters for the Taliban to operate in Pakistan. It should also include pressing Pakistan to adopt minimum standards of human rights.

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