Comments on: Holbrooke, an unseasonal visitor? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-6531 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:21:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-6531 @There was no aid as well as heavy US sanctions in the 1990’s , and Pakistan is still here. If US cuts off aid, it will mean no F-16’s for Pakistan, and no leverage for USA.- Posted by Aamir Ali–And you see the shape Pakistan is in. Recent IMF help was the key to your survival. US, IMF, FOP, China so many are helping Pakistan Zardari post-FOP meeting says FOP meeting was success (bec he got billions of $$$$). Rather than putting his head down in shame, he labels this as success. He need to start hiding the grin, be sober and say thank you on such accassions. And you Aamir, looking for leverage, see the list of helpers and China starting to shoo you away. Think on behalf of Pak and ask yourself “we are asking for help for running the country and proudly talk about the leverge, what sort of country are we?”.

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By: Aamir Ali http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-6478 Sat, 25 Apr 2009 18:12:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-6478 @ChirkutThere was no aid as well as heavy US sanctions in the 1990’s , and Pakistan is still here. If US cuts off aid, it will mean no F-16’s for Pakistan, and no leverage for USA.

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By: chirkut http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-6095 Sat, 18 Apr 2009 19:48:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-6095 Ali,If US stops its aid Pakistan will become history.Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

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By: Aamir Ali http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-6072 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 22:42:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-6072 @ChirkutDear if US stops aid it loses all leverage in Pakistan, so they can put as many conditions as they wish. No aid and a hostile US govt will not help them achieve their objectives.US can’t bomb its way to victory.

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By: chirkut http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-5900 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:48:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-5900 Ali”Holbrooke keeps this up and will end up after 4 years in the same situation as Bush was after 8 years, where Pakistan takes their money and does nothing.”That is why my dear US is putting conditions to her aid.

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By: Aamir Ali http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-5896 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 20:46:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-5896 Mr Holbrooke got off on the wrong foot, by ignoring Kashmir as well as Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and simply demanding that Pakistan do whatever the US wants. Now he is encountering resistance from govt/army and ISI.Holbrooke keeps this up and will end up after 4 years in the same situation as Bush was after 8 years, where Pakistan takes their money and does nothing.

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By: Abid http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-5893 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 19:23:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-5893 @Mauryan”The root cause of today’s situation is Jinnah and his selfish power mongers …”I will respectfully disagree with you, rather will correct you that the root cause of today’s situation is:BRITISH & NEHRUFirst, if British were following the set principles and doing justice in division of assets and land, there may not have been so much blood shed at the time of partition.Second, if Nehru was following up to his promised made in 1948 to the UN, Pakistan and India could have saved a lot of money from wasting on Military and could have used it for the betterment of people. And am sure both countries could have raised in much more harmony, peace and love.

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By: Global Watcher http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-5858 Mon, 13 Apr 2009 03:12:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-5858 A country built on religious hatred cannot survive. What will it do when hate is not enough?

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By: Mauryan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-5856 Mon, 13 Apr 2009 02:13:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-5856 The root cause of today’s situation is Jinnah and his selfish power mongers who did not care about the consequences of their greed for power. Jinnah just wanted to carve out a nation for himself and the British gave him what he wanted to make a long lasting drag on India. They hated leaving India and did not like being forced out when things were falling apart for them. So they created Pakistan. They had no agenda after getting what they wanted. A united India has managed to deflect off similar issues. Over 60 years people have begun to realize the importance of being in one union. There sure are many Jinnahs inside India. But they will never make a global impact on the whole nation. India’s massive diversity acts as a barrier. Somewhere I read that linguistic division has actually helped the unity stay alive. People got at least something to relate to and stay within that. Coalition governments will make sure that no single party can hold sway over the whole nation and one family does not get to decide the nation’s fate.Pakistan spent 35 of its 62 year life under military rule. They had a huge opportunity to become a very modern state in all aspects. Karachi could have rivaled Dubai. But their leaders spent all their time on hatred of India and the end result is that hatred has come back to haunt them. It is a sad story of a nation that should not have been. Religion is for personal spiritual progress. It should never get into running governments. The end result is states like Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. It is really sad.

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By: Global Watcher http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/04/08/holbrooke-an-unseasonal-visitor/comment-page-2/#comment-5855 Sun, 12 Apr 2009 23:03:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=878#comment-5855 @Bulletfish,Unless there is a common hatred of India to fuel Pakistani unity, frozen in fear and not knowing what to do, the citizens of Pakistan have no bxlls, guts, heart or strength to fight for their country. Rest in pieces.This is a threat to Pakistan, that the founding forefathers of Pakistan never contemplated. Unless Pakistan seeks to redefine who they are in the context of the modern world, namely a very prosperous India and a Talibanized Pakistan, they will be swallowed up by the Taliban cancer tearing through as we speak.You reap what you sow. Extremism has come back haunt those who fueled it.

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