UNTUK KESKIAN PULUH kali dlm waktu 1 taon terakhir sejumlah orang Islam
menyatakan pendapatnya, kebenciannya, kebiadabannya dg meledakkan truk
yg dipenuhi dg 600 kg bahan peledak, kali ini di luar Hotel Marriott di
Islamabad. Pelaku jelas tidak peduli siapa yg menjadi korban - orang
Amerika, orang Pakistan, orang non-Muslim bahkan sesama Muslim. Bagi
kelompok2 sejenis ini yg penting mereka melakukan apa yg mnrt
kepercayaan gila mereka adalah jihad fi sabilallah!

Dunia harus semakin bersatu dlm memerangi kelompok2 teror sedemikian krn
pada hakekatnya mereka adalah musuh dari setiap orang yg waras
pikirannya, yg punya hati nurani, yg masih tau perbedaan antara yg benar
dan yg salah!

Gabriela Rantau,
--- In zamanku@yahoogroups.com, "Sunny" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Terrorists' message for Zardari
> Bruce Loudon, Analysis | September 22, 2008
> THE attack on the Marriott hotel in Islamabad is Pakistan's September
> The suicide bombing demonstrates the extent to which the nuclear-armed
US ally is under threat from al-Qa'ida and Taliban militants.
> Among the ruins of the hotel is a clear message: no target in Pakistan
is beyond the militants, who believe they can bring the country to its
> The Government is caught between the militant advance through the
country and the demands from the US, which is extremely unpopular among
most Pakistanis.
> The perception that the Zardari Government is a tool of the US has
played a significant part in the blast. Even though it has been at
loggerheads with Washington over cross-border raids against militants,
the Government remains closely allied to the West in the fight against
al-Qa'ida and the Taliban.
> A leading commentator on Pakistani affairs, Brian Glyn Williams,
associate professor of Islamic history at the University of
Massachusetts, said "Pakistan's alliance with Washington is what this is
all about.
> "The attack on the hotel is a message to the Pakistani leadership -
end all co-operation with the Americans or pay the price," Professor
Williams said.
> "Both sides see Pakistan as a vital battlefield in their global
struggle, and clearly Pakistani civilians are paying the price for being
in the middle of this struggle," he said.
> "It's a replay of Baghdad at its worst. But with a very significant
difference - while most Pakistanis would decry the bombing, there is
also an overwhelming feeling that Pakistan, both under the military
regime (of former president Pervez Musharraf) and now under the new
civilian Government, has gone too far in supporting the US and the West
in their war against al-Qa'ida and the Taliban."
> Marvin Weinbaum, a former Pakistan intelligence analyst at the US
State Department, said the Marriott attack was designed to destabilise
the Government and to shatter international confidence in Mr Zardari's
> "This is part of the larger campaign to destabilise the country and to
show the new Government cannot keep the country secure and that the
militants can strike anywhere, any time they want," Dr Weinbaum said.
> "But I think it's important to point out that the nature of the target
was meant to have international repercussions."
> The White House has condemned the bombing and repeated its support for
the Islamabad Government.
> But privately, US officials say Pakistan's leaders are doing too
little to stop the insurgency.
> "The US has felt under pressure to take unilateral action, which has
raised the temperature between the US and Pakistan," said Lisa Curtis, a
former senior adviser on South Asian issues in the State Department.
> "But I think this attack on the Marriott ... just demonstrates that
Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism, and this fight against
terrorism is its own battle, as Zardari himself has said."
> Additional reporting: AFP, AP

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