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The US is not Your Default Enemy!

The US -What public provocative ploy is the most delectable, alluring, and essentially “tried-and-tested” in Pakistan? Politics can’t be the cause, as criticising a failing political party results in short-term gains in the morning and backlash in the evening.

The political stances of the public are quite diverse and frequently overlap. Abetting mutiny in this nation is no less like playing with fire; it’s a job that could get some temporary honours but is quickly undone.

On the other hand, mutineers don’t stand a chance. Avoid criticising your opponent’s religious beliefs since doing so might put you in danger of getting into a lot of trouble.

So what ignites the public’s emotions?
Let me repeat it in Persian: “Marg-bar-Amrika,” which is a less offensive and ineffective version of “Down with America.” The “anti-America-narrative” stands out as the most prestigious standard of hatred and contempt among the countless myths we have created in our backyard.

For us, Americans brought ruin on our Muslim brothers and sisters, dragged us into proxy wars, invaded our air bases, created conditions for the three million Afghan refugees at the time to enter Pakistan, trespassed to track down Jihadists, influenced the teachings of Islam in schools, helped spy NGOs, and, to put it mildly, played roles in the overthrow of thrones. Wow! With all of these accusations, America undoubtedly comes out as wicked, therefore we should cut ties with them, right?

Ironically, we’ve decided to keep the US as a necessary evil, which is effectively a two-fold posture. Despite the many charges, we are not addressing the US with “Marg-bar-Amrika,” as Iran once did.

On the other side, our state actors are still busily fabricating anti-American narratives, spreading them
digitally across the nation, creating hate manuals behind closed doors, and kindling the feelings on public transportation. Our voices get weaker and fainter as we transition from “Marg-bar-Amrika” to “Absolutely Not,” and this is likely due to the fact that we have been conditioned to only pay attention to the stories that make us drool. We’re not sure if we should stay in or leave the US.

Iranians, for example, don’t actually live in denial; as long as two people are friends, they will always be friends. They part ways after it is done.

Since 1980, Iran has not maintained formal diplomatic ties with the US. After Iran has no embassy in Washington, DC, Americans seldom visit Iran, especially since the Persian Gulf conflict.

They were once close friends, but when the Islamic Revolution approached its 40-year mark, they both decided to part ways. Iran accused the US of being responsible for the unjust ouster of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq, the imposition of oil embargoes by the West, having previously owned 40% of Iranian Oil, and portraying Iran as a tinderbox.

Someone needed to get it off their chest since both of them had their wires crossed. They both did the same thing, and the results were total cutoffs, disconnected supply, and total disloyalty.

With this historical context, it should now make obvious why people are shouting “Marg-bar-Amrika” in Tehran’s back alleyways.
However, the US-Pakistan balance sheet dilemma is distinct; it is confusing and an expanded version of Einstein’s special theory of relativity! We believe that we are adversaries, but we also believe that we are not. Although we believe we should leave America, we also believe we should maintain it.

According to the source, either the US doesn’t want to spend money on framing in Pakistan or the money spent here only ends up in the wrong hands. The system with the wrong hand? or we?

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