Comment by Jim Campbell
It is axiomatic among the Arab culture to lie. Arab lying, is an echo from the past, as made clear by an early Islamic theologian: “We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results.” The Arab Mind
“It is sometimes a duty to lie.” “If a lie is the only way to reach a good result, it is allowable. Lying, therefore, has been a normal, integral, prevalent and perfectly acceptable facet of Arab culture since time immemorial.
Until the West, its leaders and its politicians understand the full implications of this reflex action of the Arab mind when dealing with members of the Arab world, they can never hope to arrive at the results they aim for. So often one reads statements made by prominent politicians to the effect that it is not what is said by Arab leaders in Arabic that counts, but what they say publicly in English. Such statements are not only naive, but also completely absurd. When push comes to shove, it is only what is said in Arabic that contains the truth.
Believe it when you see it actually happen. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday.
The remarks were in sharp contrast to recent tension between the two neighbors over cross-border raids, and Afghan accusations that Pakistan was involved in killing the chief Afghan peace envoy, former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, by a suicide bomber on September 20.
“God forbid, If ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan,” he said in the interview to Geo television.
“If Pakistan is attacked and if the people of Pakistan needs Afghanistan’s help, Afghanistan will be there with you.”