Pakistan is now under the state of emergency and President Pervez Musharraf wants his country ruled by military law. The United Nations did not react with alarm and only a few countries urged the Pakistan leader to take it easy and lift his order as soon as possible. The General was not the kind of leader that easily swayed by any pressures from inside and outside of his country. The US has limited its role on condemning the imposition of emergency rule. The US knows for a fact that Pakistan is their ally in the war on terror in this part of the world. Angering the Pakistani president is what the US wants to avoid. Calling for a free election in January is the only thing Washington could advice. Any diplomatic rift between the two allies is disadvantageous on the part of the US. Peace and security will be compromised in the region if ever there will be rift developed. The Pakistan and Afghanistan border is said to be where the Al Qaeda terrorists and Islamic rebels are holed up. The US wouldn’t allow these terrorists to undermine the present set-up in Afghanistan and anywhere else in the region. So, Washington would just leave General Musharraf to conduct his own affairs without endangering their alliance and the fight on terror. The US is once again caught in these unexpected events just like what happening now between the Turks and the Kurdish rebels. The US foreign policy is getting difficult as to how it will protect its interests around the world.
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