Bravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2692 times:
He not only seem to be aware of the trends but seem to have a great taste. I hope Jon donesn't cut him any slack and ask him things that really matter. Not only the Bin Laden deal (I am through with the mainstream media) stuff etc.
Bravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2672 times:
Quoting AirCop (Reply 1): should be below the Office of the President of any country.
Well that would still make him an exception because he holds the rank of Chief of Staff as well as many other ranks.
Anyway just thought about his book he was so anxious about, guess he'll be plugging that. And besides, being a Pakistani myself, I'd rather have him put to fire by Jon than to have CNN or any other sh#tty news channel 'interview' him. I am looking forward to it.
Pyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3626 posts, RR: 28 Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 2): I hope Jon donesn't cut him any slack and ask him things that really matter.
Have you seen an appearance of Tom Brokaw on his shoe when he was plugging a book? Jon Stewart was so brutal on him and the entire U.S. media that the old man almost started crying - he fought he was just going to sell some books and left there cowering. Jon Stewart can get brutal when situations require.
Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
I'll probably read it when I am done with the 100s of book on my 'To Read' list. In the meantime, I am sure the newspapers and interviews will highlight the important revelations. As for the history of the SSG (Pakistan's Special Forces or Commandos etc from which Musharraf himself comes from), I am sure there are more comprehensive books available.
Can you just name some important incidents that are really revealing??
I wonder what made you say that. Does he praise himself? About the Military Academy and the SSG, I am sure it is very well regarded all over the world and no doubt Musharraf will regard it the best in the world. Besides he is the leader of it and the Military he heads has a rival far superior in number so the moment he believes something should change to make it even better (especially talking about the training etc), it will be implemented immediately.
Quoting Comorin (Reply 10): the description of the assassination attempts are quite graphic.
Are you talking about the attempts on his life? I thought no one was hurt or got killed in them. Or maybe during one of the attempts some security personal were killed or injured. Can't recall now.
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4861 posts, RR: 16 Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 11): Can you just name some important incidents that are really revealing??
Hi Bravo45, I'll post a few tomorrow from the first part of the book! It's #6 on the bestseller lists today, btw.
The first part of the book deals with his family moving from Delhi to Karachi, growing up in Karachi and Turkey (7 years), and how he was always the tough guy 'Dada' in youth gangs.
The escapes from Certain Death - the two assasination attempts (on the bridge, and the suicide bomber in the van), missing two flights that eventually crashed, and falling on his head from a Mango tree were described in detail.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13599 posts, RR: 63 Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
Quoting Comorin (Reply 10): While M should be proud of his country, he does make statements like "The Pakistan Military Academy is the best in the world" and " Pak Commandos are the best in the world".
Ever met a soldier who did not consider his special unit the best in the world?
Jon Stewart welcomed Pakistan's president to "The Daily Show" on Tuesday with tea and a Twinkie. President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's tete-a-tete with Stewart on the Comedy Central program was even more unlikely than the much-anticipated meeting between Musharraf, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Bush, planned for Wednesday.
As a gesture mirroring Pakistani hospitality, Stewart welcomed Musharraf with a cup of jasmine green tea, and offered the more American delicacy of a Twinkie. Musharraf chuckled and thanked the host, though Stewart promptly changed the subject.
Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2765 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2340 times:
I thought it was an excellent interview. Did anyone else notice the 'bomb blanket' type of barrier that surrounded the desk where Musharraf and Stewart were seated? It was removed when Musharraf left the stage.