why is everyone suddenly so ..eh anti-Pakistani? UK seems to be blaming Pakistan or Iran everytime something happens.
maybe I am wrong to say Pakistanis are not to blame. But its not like Pakistan did nothing in this war on terror.:uhm:
7th December 2003
I think part of the problem is that some terrorists are hiding in Pakistan and that people who don't know how difficult it is to find them in such terrain think that Pakistan isn't trying hard enough. I also heard about a problem US-soldiers used to have with terrorists they couldn't follow once they passed Pakistan's border.
MrFancypants;3245459I also heard about a problem US-soldiers used to have with terrorists they couldn't follow once they passed Pakistan's border.
Indeed. One should consider Musharraf’s position in this.
He has domestic anti-Americanism coming out the wazoo. It was bad enough to have American missiles land in Pakistani territory, but imagine the outcry that would espouse major American operations inside Pakistan. :uhoh:
On top of which several countries Intelligence reports are showing that Pakistans Military Intelligence are still helping the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Pakistan's Military intelligence were the ones who helped the Taliban gain control of Afghanistan in hte first place.
So what you have is Pakistan's leader saying he is helping fight the war on terror and allowing the US to operate a airbase in Pakistan (Jalalabad?) and at the same time his military intelligence is helping Al Qaeda adn the Taliban.
On top of which you have the border tribal regions which Pakistan has never been able to gain control of. IIRC they just signed a peace treaty with the tribal leaders saying Pakistan will leave them alone and the tribes will not support Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Horse Manure. That treaty isnt worth the paper its printed on. Its just a show so Pakistan can say "Look we have a treaty and they said they wont support and harbor terrorists anymore". We all know dammed well tehy do now and will continue to do so.
On top of which Pakistan has a military technology agreement with China to co-develop several advanced systems. Pakistan is also selling weapons and tech to Iran. Iran is supporting Insurgents in Iraq.
The only reason I can think of why the US would want to remain ally's with Pakistan is to quote that old Italian Niccolo Machiavelli "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer". If we are in Pakistan then at least we have assets in place to listen in and observe. Otherwise we would be blind to anything.
Personally I would kick Pakistan to the curb and buddy up with India.
Pakistan is a very weak, unstable regime. Its a strategic mistake to be putting such a large burden on them - especially since they have nuclear weapons that we wouldn't want to fall into the wrong hands.
so lets see.
Pakistan did the following:
7/7London bombings Mumbai Bombings Helps the Taliban provides home,food and clothes to Osama Bin Laden Finances Terror in India
Assuming Pakistan, or any other 3rd world country, is a unified, 100% stable structure is a big mistake. There are Al Quaeda people right under their noses and they're too off balance to do anything about it.
I didn't make it!
Because the Pakistani government has hundreds, if not thousands, of al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters within their borders, and they aren't doing a thing about it. As if that wasn't enough, the 7/7 bombers all had ties to Pakistan.
I dont think Pkistan could do anyhting about them even if they wanted to. Everytime the Army has tried to extend its control into the tribal areas its had its ass kicked.