Good Luck, Pakistan! Thanks for Tweets

Pakistan holds elections on Saturday. More than 70 people have been killed nationwide in pre-election violence. It is encouraging that Pakistani High Court Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan issued a ruling on Thursday declaring US drone strikes in tribal areas in Pakistan illegal and a war crime.

I hope this election can help Pakistanis attach a much tighter leash on their own government. Unfortunately, elections rarely curb the rapacity of politicians. (America has re-learned this the hard way with practically every election since 1928.) The Lost Rights quip about democracy, wolves, and lambs has popped up fairly often lately in Pakistani tweets. Here’s a reposting of some of those tweets (and a few from elsewhere in Asia).










2 Responses to Good Luck, Pakistan! Thanks for Tweets

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit May 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Pakistan. Let me call your attention to 2:30 in the video:

    And I quote the US response, “I didn’t think so.”


  1. Good Luck, Pakistan! Thanks for Tweets « Blog - May 10, 2013

    […] There’s a bevy of other Pakistani Twitter quotes (and some from elsewhere in Asia) reposted (with the full Twitter imagery, including author photos) at my blog entry on the Pakistani election. […]