Tuesday, March 10, 2009
TOP ARTICLE ON THE NET | Clear And Present Danger
BDR mutiny is over, but the threat to Hasina remains
"For Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed, the 25 February mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) troops was a near-checkmate. It pitted the powerful army in direct confrontation with a smaller borderguard force. The mutiny spread to districts within a day, threatening to spin out of control. But Hasina managed to avert a fratricidal conflict with decisive political intervention............The Jamaat-e-Islami, which would suffer the most in any 1971 war crimes trial, is believed to be the main conspirator with the shadow of Pakistan, whose president has appealed to Hasina to defer the trials, lurking.............If Hasina doesn't go all out to decimate her Islamist rivals politically, she could be looking at another conspiracy."
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