The heavens bow before him! No illegal drone strike escapes his wrath! No NATO supply truck is safe on his watch! The man, the myth, the legend, the great and infallible Imran Khan!
Imran Khan is the true face of terror in NATO's mind. They control the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, and help carry out their biggest attacks on U.S. and international soil, so those militants are nothing to worry about, but an independent political leader with mass following in Pakistan is what terrifies NATO generals and U.S. policymakers.
Even the Taliban surrenders at the mere thought of Imran Khan and converts to Christianity in his presence just to move away from him and from Pakistan. Both the United States and the Taliban fundamentalists, who are working hand in hand to destroy Pakistan and Afghanistan, fear the Great Khan.
Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician, celebrity, and former cricketer. He played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics.An excerpt from, "Imran Khan, a Pakistani provincial leader, complicates NATO plans for Afghanistan" by Tim Craig, The Washington Ghost, January 4:
In April 1996, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ("Movement for Justice") political party was established and Khan became its chairman. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007, he was again elected on 11 May 2013, while his party gained 35 seats in the National Assembly. Global Post mentioned him third in a list of nine world leaders of 2012 and recognized Khan as the face of anti-drone movement in Pakistan. According to Asia Society, Khan was voted as Asia’s Person of the Year 2012. As the Pew Research Center, in 2012 majority of Pakistani respondents offered a favourable opinion of Khan, the survey also revealed Khan's popularity among youth.
For years, American officials have tried to persuade Pakistan’s military chiefs and prime ministers to cooperate with U.S.-led war plans in neighboring Afghanistan.Video Title: Imran Khan threatens to choke NATO supplies if drone attacks go on. Source: NDTV. Date Published: October 29, 2013. Description:
But now it is a politician in a far-flung province who is standing in the way.
Angered by U.S. drone strikes, Imran Khan has effectively halted NATO convoys through northwest Pakistan, a vital crossing point for trucks carrying supplies to and from landlocked Afghanistan.
Khan, an Oxford-educated millionaire and former cricket star, has no real power in the national government. But his party controls the local government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which NATO convoys must pass through to reach the northern border crossing.
“The reason we are taking this stand is to tell the U.S., ‘Okay, it’s fine to protect American lives, but how can you sacrifice a whole country for it?’ ” Khan said in a recent interview at his mountaintop estate on the outskirts of Islamabad.
The attacks also violate Pakistan’s sovereignty, Khan says, and he notes that the Pakistani army is bearing the brunt of the retaliatory strikes from Islamist militants.
But on a recent visit by a reporter to protest camps near Peshawar, party workers chanted “Long live Imran Khan” as they waited to quiz the next round of truck drivers on their cargo.
In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party chief and former cricketer Imran Khan warns that NATO's supply route to Afghanistan will be blocked if drone strikes continue."If the government cannot stop foreigners killing its people, an ally bombing our own people, why is it sitting there?" - Imran Khan speaking common sense.