They Just Don't Get It
They just don’t get it.
Those wonderful, deposed political parties continue to show us all why they are no longer in power. After 14 years of bickering they have now decided to work together and have unveiled their new plan for cooperating with each other. http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050508/ap_on_re_as/nepal_2 To wit:
“Reinstating parliament is the starting point in our common agenda," Mahesh Acharya, a senior official of the Nepali Congress party, said on behalf of the seven parties.
The common agenda would also include constitutional reform to restrict Gyanendra's powers and demand that the monarch release all political detainees, restore press freedom and scrap a royal anti-corruption body that many say targets the king's political opponents, said Madhav Nepal, chief of the Communist Party of Nepal.
Blogdai thinks this is just wonderful. Now that they are completely irrelevant, the parties are busy formulating policies to restrict the King’s powers and backtrack on Koirala’s blunder of all blunders, the dissolving of parliament. Yes, that will certainly put the king in a negotiating mood, won’t it?
Girija Koirala and Mahdav Kumar Nepal calculating how much money they've lost since being out of office.
Now we have Koirala admonishing the world, from his imaginary throne, to not supply arms to the Nepali government for their fight against the Maoist insurgency http://www.zeenews.com/links/articles.asp?aid=216100&sid=SAS saying that there are “… indications that the king is moving toward a dictatorial regime." Was releasing you from prison one of those indications, babu? Since India has expressed its desire to resume arms shipments, does that mean that you are now all alone in your assessments? Koirala has always been the direct spokesperson for Indian interests in Nepal, so India’s move might just show everyone that Girija’s old masters have finally cut him loose.
In another amazing feat of confusion, old Girija babu admits that, “…political party leaders, including me, failed to understand the palace’s intentions.” Claiming some grand conspiracy and a power grab. In the same breath he says that compromise is not possible with either the king or the Maoists. http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=39635
Say Babu, did it ever occur to you that your singular drum beat of constant protests and overall refusal to compromise is what got you all in this mess in the first place?
They just don’t get it.
What did Girija do immediately after he was released from prison? He called for protests. What did Madhav Kumar Nepal do immediately after he was released from prison? He called for protests.
U.S. Representative Christina Rocca apparently spoke to old Girija yesterday. Blogdai feels that two very distinct things were said. First, babu, get out of the way. It is time for you to retire and stop tormenting Nepal with your constant call for protests. Second, if you can’t get out of the way, find a solution involving all the participants. This means compromise. The world has stated that it will not work with you because of your history of corrupt incompetence, so if you and Mahdav can’t do something constructive, don’t continue to disrupt the process with your childish antics.
Update: As of May 15, THEY STILL DON'T GET IT!
Former politicos were barred from boarding a flight to Islamabad to attend a ministers conference. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4547209.stm
To the members of the 7 party alliance: You are not in parliament anymore. You are not in the government anymore. The denial process of boarding a plane for a ministers conference makes you look pathetic. -=blogdai