Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Every Pakistani should read this about Bhutto

Every Pakistani should read this about Bhutto:

British High Commissioner in Pakistan prophetic opinion about ZABhutto 14 years before he was hanged

Here is what the British High Commissioner, Sir Maurice James had to say about Bhutto,

" Bhutto certainly had the right qualities for reaching the heights--drive, charm, imagination, a quick and penetrating mind, zest for life, eloquence, energy, a strong constitution, a sense of humor, and a thick skin. Such a blend is rare anywhere, and Bhutto deserved his swift rise to power.......

But there was -- how shall I put it?-- a rank odour of hellfire about him. It was a case of CORRUPTO OPTIMA PESSOMA a flawed angel. I believe that at heart he lacked a sense of dignity and value of other people; his own self was what counted. I sensed in him a ruthlessness and capacity for ill-doing which went far beyond what is natural.

Except at university abroad, he was surrounded by mediocrities, and all his life, for want of competition, his triumphs came too easily for his own good. Lacking humility, he thus came to believe himself infallible, even when yawning gaps his own experience (e.g. of military matters) laid him---as over the 1965 war--wide open to disastrous error.

Despite his gifts, I judged that one day Bhutto would destroy himself -- when, I could not tell. In 1965, I so reported in one of my dispatches from Pakistan as British High Commissioner. I wrote by way of clinching the point that BHUTTO WAS BORN TO BE HANGED. {emphasis added}.

I did not intend this comment as a precise prophecy of what was going to happen to him, but fourteen years later that was what it turned out to be". MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES. HIS HANGING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FOR THE ALLEGED MURDER BUT HE DESERVED TO DIE FOR HIS ROLE IN BREAK UP OF PAKISTAN.”

Photo: Every Pakistani should read this about Bhutto: 

British High Commissioner in Pakistan prophetic opinion about ZABhutto 14 years before he was hanged
 
Here is what the British High Commissioner, Sir Maurice James had to say about Bhutto,

" Bhutto certainly had the right qualities for reaching the heights--drive, charm, imagination, a quick and penetrating mind, zest for life, eloquence, energy, a strong constitution, a sense of humor, and a thick skin. Such a blend is rare anywhere, and Bhutto deserved his swift rise to power.......

But there was -- how shall I put it?-- a rank odour of hellfire about him. It was a case of CORRUPTO OPTIMA PESSOMA a flawed angel. I believe that at heart he lacked a sense of dignity and value of other people; his own self was what counted. I sensed in him a  ruthlessness and capacity for ill-doing which went far beyond what is natural.

Except at university abroad, he was surrounded by mediocrities, and all his life, for want of competition, his triumphs came too easily for his own good. Lacking humility, he thus came to believe himself infallible, even when yawning gaps his own experience (e.g. of military matters) laid him---as over the 1965 war--wide open to disastrous error.

Despite his gifts, I judged that one day Bhutto would destroy himself -- when, I could not tell. In 1965, I so reported in one of my dispatches from Pakistan as British High Commissioner. I wrote by way of clinching the point that BHUTTO WAS BORN TO BE HANGED.  {emphasis added}. 

I did not intend this comment as a precise prophecy of what was going to happen to him, but fourteen years later that was what it turned out to be". MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES. HIS HANGING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FOR THE ALLEGED MURDER BUT HE DESERVED TO DIE FOR HIS ROLE IN BREAK UP OF PAKISTAN.”

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