The U.S. is calling Pakistan out for harboring Al Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist organizations that attack in Afghanistan. The U.S. is also courting India to step up in Afghanistan when the U.S. troops are moved out. This would give India two fronts against Pakistan. Is this the only way to get the point across to Pakistan that we will not tolerate them harboring terrorist groups?
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Well done! No one has ever maintained control over that region, yet no one seems to get the point. As a result, the people live in perpetual war. China, Pakistan and Iran can now go broke and ruin a couple of generations of their military.
America is a warlike nation and has wasted trillions on useless wars, many of which it has lost. America is bankrupt but the average American knows more about DWTS and the Kardashians than about the serious problems America faces.
It's unfortunate, but you're 100% right.
I so see the same as you! We are eating our own while we meddle all over the world. That has never worked for a civilization.
Good luck getting the Indians and Pakistanis to become friends.
Well said, Vegas Elias.
Now that India and Pakistan are coming closer by opening up trade, friendly visa policy and resolve to all major conflicts, US finds it very difficult to swallow. This was not the plan, the US plan was to spark a fight, sit back, relax and watch!
You need to admit that a lot of American money also went to humanitarian and development aid at the same time. We didn't start the Peace COrps, the REd Cross and other non profits for oil or strategic minerals. It's a two edged sword.
You are right. I can't believe that Bin Laden was in there country and they did not know?
It makes no sense that we send them money. Bin Laden was enough, but the harboring of every other brand of terrorist means we should leave Pakistan to fend for itself.
@handymanbill Oh believe me, they new. Maybe not the locals or the military, but the top brass in Pakistan definitely knew. You don't live in a compound with a full security detail without the government knowing. How do you think he remained hidden?
You probably are not aware of MIT educated Pakistani cognitive neuro-scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui who is sent to 88 years in prison by the US court for "allegedly" shooting at two US Marines in Bagram airbase. She was raped before facing the court!
I don't care if people disagree with me politically. There are some questions that can be asked without politics entering into the discussion. Pakistan insists on shooting itself in the foot, internally and externally.
I wonder just how useful their nukes are.
Yes they have nukes, but I think I shall quote my favorite current movie in,
Pakistan:"I have an army..."
United States: "We have a Hulk."
Well i certainly would not want them tested. Its a Nuke
Pakistan has nukes just like six other countries including US. Oh I forgot Israel! who is known to occupy more nukes than Pakistan and India put together. Al Qaeda does not have any nukes because it has never been proven, its just a propaganda.
"very dire consequences"? Such as bomb and kill innocent civilians?
What you said above is an impression created by the U.S. because the U.S. enjoys when India and Pakistan are against each other. There are enough of Indians in India who can do much more harm to the country than a few Pak terrorists.
That is not going to happen. The situation is a lot more complicated internally to Pakistan and externally with western countries. It would be nice to cut Pakistan off from any more money, but who will fill the void? Vladimir Putin.
Hasn't central asia been a quagmire for any nation that tried to interfere there? It is an awful part of the world, but I keep thinking about the women and children.
I think about them as well, but I can't save everybody. I certainly don't expect the government to do it. I'm sure we've accidentally killed a fair amount of women and children over there ourselves.