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Saturday 10 December 2011

Asif Ali Zardari Plans to Resign to Save his Life from Treason Charges and Heart Attack

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Asif Ali Zardari Plans to Resign to Save his Life from Treason Charges and
Heart Attack

President Zardari suddenly leaves Pakistan - is he on the way out?

By Josh Rogin

( - Pakistani [illegal, traitorous] president Asif Ali
Zardari left Pakistan suddenly on Tuesday [6 December 2011], complaining of
heart pains, and is now in Dubai [UAE]. His planned testimony before a joint
session of Pakistan's Parliament on the Memogate scandal is now postponed

On Dec. 4 [2011], Zardari announced that he would address Pakistan's
Parliament about the Memogate issue, in which his former [traitorous]
ambassador to Washington Husain Haqqani stands accused of orchestrating a
scheme to take power away from Pakistan's senior military and intelligence
leadership, and asking for U.S. help in preventing a military coup. Haqqani
has denied that he wrote the memo at the heart of the scheme, which also
asked for U.S. support for the Zardari government and promised to realign
Pakistani foreign policy to match U.S. interests.

The memo was passed from Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz to
former [US] National Security Advisor [General (R)] Jim Jones, to then Joint
Chiefs Chairman [former US Navy] Adm. Mike Mullen on May 10 [2011], only
nine days after U.S. forces [reportedly] killed Osama bin Laden in the
Pakistani military town of Abbottabad.

Ijaz has repeatedly accused Haqqani of being behind the memo, and Ijaz
claims that Haqqani was working with Zardari's implicit support.

Early on Tuesday morning, Zardari's spokesman revealed that the president
had traveled to Dubai to see his children and undergo medical tests linked
to a previously diagnosed "cardiovascular condition."

A former U.S. Government official told The Cable [of Washington DC- based
Foreign Policy magazine] today that when [US] President Barack Obama spoke
with Zardari over the weekend regarding NATO's killing of the 24 Pakistani
soldiers, Zardari was "incoherent." The Pakistani president had been feeling
increased pressure over the Memogate scandal. "The noose was getting tighter
- it was only a matter of time," the former [US] official said, expressing
the growing expectation inside the U.S. Government that Zardari may be on
the way out.

The former U.S. official said that parts of the U.S. Government were
informed that Zardari had a "minor heart attack" on Monday night and flew to
Dubai via air ambulance today. He may have angioplasty on Wednesday and may
also resign on account of "ill health."

"This is the 'in-house change option' that has been talked about,"
said Shuja Nawaz, Director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council,
in a Tuesday interview with The Cable. Nawaz said that this plan would see
Zardari step aside and be replaced by his own party, preserving the veneer
of civilian rule but ultimately acceding to the military's wishes to get rid
of Zardari.

"Unfortunately, it means that the military may have had to use its muscle to
effect change yet again," said Nawaz. "Now if they stay at arm's length and
let the party take care of its business, then things may improve. If not,
then this is a silent coup with [Pakistani (traitorous, PPP) prime minister
Yusuf Raza] Gilani as the front man."

In Islamabad, some papers have reported that before Zardari left Pakistan,
the Pakistani Army insisted that Zardari be examined by their own [Army]
physicians, and that the Army doctors determined that Zardari was fine and
did not need to leave the country for medical reasons. Zardari's spokesman
has denied that he met with the Army doctors.

One Pakistani source told The Cable that Zardari was informed on Monday that
none of the opposition party members nor any of the service chiefs would
attend his remarks to the [Pakistan] Parliament as a protest against his
continued tenure. This source also said that over a dozen of Zardari's
ambassadors in foreign countries were in the process of being recalled in
what might be a precursor to Zardari stepping down as president, taking many
of his cronies with him.

Pakistan's Dawn newspaper reported that before leaving, Zardari met
separately with [Yusuf] Gilani, Chairman of the Senate [PPP Senator] Farooq
H. Naik and [PPP traitorous] Interior Minister [Abdul] Rehman Malik.

This past weekend, the Memogate scandal worsened for Zardari when Ijaz
alleged in a Newsweek [The Daily Beast] opinion piece that Zardari and
Haqqani had prior knowledge of the U.S. raid to kill [Usama] bin Laden, and
may have given permission for the United States to violate Pakistan's
airspace to conduct the raid.

An Insider Analysis of Pakistan's 'Memogate' - By Mansoor Ijaz

On May 2 [2011], the day after [Osama] bin Laden was killed, Wajid [Shamsul]
Hasan, Pakistan's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, said in an
interview with CNN that Pakistan, "did know that this was going to happen
because we have been keeping - we were monitoring him and America was
monitoring him. But Americans got to where he was first."

In a statement given to the Associated Press of Pakistan [APP] Monday, White
House spokesperson Caitlyn Hayden said that information on the actual
operation to kill [Usama] bin Laden was not given to anyone in Pakistan.

"As we have said repeatedly, given the sensitivity of the operation, to
protect our operators we did not inform the Pakistani government, or any
other government, in advance," she said.

The White House Steps In

Zardari lived in self-imposed exile in Dubai from 2004 through 2007 after
being released from prison, where he had been held for eight years on
corruption charges. His three children live there, but his 23- year son
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chairman of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP),
is in Pakistan now.


(1) Why Husain Haqqani Did NOT Tell Pak Army and ISI Chiefs About US Plan to
Kill Pak Military Officers?


(2) Memogate: 'I have known Husain Haqqani for more than 11-12 years':
Mansoor Ijaz

(3) Dunya News TV Video: AML President Sheikh Rashid Ahmed: Asif Zardari and
Husain Haqqani had prior knowledge of the US military attack of 2 May 2011
on Abbottabad, Pakistan, but they remained

(4) Pakistan Supreme Court, May 2 Commission should call all players

(5) Pakistani elite plunged into crisis over Zardari-Haqqani secret offer to

PMF: Tuesday, 6 December 2011

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