Pakistan's military dictator, General Musharraf is planning to step down as military leader and assume the role of an civilian president after weeks of civil unrest amongst the nation's people.
Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf said farewell to military colleagues on Tuesday as he prepared to become a civilian president ahead of January's general election.
Musharraf visited Joint Staff headquarters in Rawalpindi, a day before he steps down as army chief to fulfil one of the long-held demands of his political rivals and Western allies.
All main opposition parties have signed up for the January 8 parliamentary election, but former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, both back in Pakistan after years of exile, have said they may still boycott the vote which is being organised under emergency rule.
Musharraf will be sworn in as a civilian president on Thursday, his spokesman said, after securing a second five-year term thanks to a new panel of friendly judges who validated his October 6 election victory.
There may be a simpler explanation for what's going on here than our media is telling. The Dominion may have launched this attempted coup and replaced Pakistan's government officials with shape shifters.
So what do the scriptures tell us about these recent world events? Turn with me now to Star Trek Deep Space Nine 4:2.
A similar scenario took place on Cardassia. Civil unrest overthrew that planet's military government causing notorious career opportunists like Gul Dukat to give up their military posts and join the new civilian government as Legits. The Klingon Empire under the command of Chancellor Gowron took the initiative and launched a preemptive strike against Cardassia fearing a Dominion inspired coup was in progress which would give these minions of evil a foothold in the Alpha Quadrant.
Now I realize it's difficult for us, as Americans, to imagine any government launching a military strike against a nation for no apparent reason other than the possibility that they may become a threat to security in the future based on shaky and circumstantial evidence. But this is the Klingon way and we must accept it if we are to walk with Starfleet.
Captain Benjamin Sisko, our Holy Starfleet Captain, expressed concern that the hasty actions of Klingons might be a threat to intergalactic peace. But the revered Constable Odo, himself a Changeling from the Gamma Quadrant tells us:
If my people we're going to overthrow a government that is how they would do it.
Captain Sisko, being all-knowing and all-wise, decided to side with the cause of peace and oppose the preemptive invasion. But he did take one very important precaution. He demanded that all of the rescued Cardassians be subjected to blood screenings to ensure that Gowron and the Klingon Empire weren't right.
So here's what we can do. Endorse Musharraf's new government only after he and his entire cabinet submit to blood screenings. Demand that all Pakistani government installations be subject to phaser sweeps- in case Dominion operatives are posing as coffee cups or pieces of furniture. It's a simple precaution, people. And if our government cannot bring itself to accept the Truth that Starfleet Command teaches us, perhaps they, themselves, should be treated to a few rounds of blood screenings and phaser sweeps.
If the Dominion gains a foothold here on Earth, our way of life will be over. And until people start pulling their heads out of their asses and begin to realize the threat presented to us by the Founders, we will not be secure even in our very own homes. This is serious!
The time for action is now and the time to kneel down before the Warp Drive is at hand.