Comments on: U.S. and Pakistan: Is there method in the madness? Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Om Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:59:20 +0000 Going back to topic..Is there a methid to madness ?? yes i think there is a method to this madness.. When we think what is the source of money for terror groups to buy ammunition, modern weapons and from wher do they get money to pay theri suicide bombers and how do they pay their air ticket to send them to foreign countries ? and then where do they get money to eat their food ?? Immediate answer is they sell drugs to make money and may be they are looting the govt godowns to get all those bombs and explosives to fight US and NATO army.
All said with strict rules on drug prohibition in contries around the world and no news of terrorists looting the army godowns, there is only one possiblity for these terrorists to run their operations so smoothly with out a hick-up..they are getting all those aid money from US to pakistan. US with out realizing they are only fighting their own funded terrorists keeps making the same mistake of trusting and funding pakistan.

By: john b Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:06:16 +0000 The duplicitous Musharraf played GWB off a break, pandering to the US for the foreign aid while running dead on chasing nasties. Now that the US has woken up to the deadly danger posed by the situation in Pakistan, the centre of world terrorism, it is blundering around in typical fashion, its answer to invade the sovereignty of another country with shock and awe stuff.

Every bomb, every dead civilian adds to the ranks of the insurgency and alienates ordinary Pakistanis, the majority of whom loathe what America is doing in its foreign policy (that should read ‘foreign policy’).

No one has ever been able to control the remote north of Pakistan. No one ever will.

If the government of Pakistan disintegrates it will increase the power of militant Islamists. Rampant inflation, food shortages, high unemployment and high prices are not helping the cause. One can but hope that someone reliable has the keys to the nuclear arsenal.

Bush has wasted years distracted by the sideshow in Iraq. He is now playing catch-up in the manner of a headless chook.

There is another threat inherent : the continued presence of AQ Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program. Kahn is sympathetic to al-Qaeda. He ran (probably still runs) a clandestine network to supply nuclear technology. He knows where to get anything he wants. We can but hope that his help is not enlisted to build the ‘nuclear suitcase’ which could be transported up a people smuggling track into the south of America, thereafter taken to New York or Washington or Los Angeles or…

The situation in Pakistan is very, very dangerous. If it descends into chaos, the position of troops in Afghanistan could become periilous.

By: Kumar Mon, 15 Sep 2008 08:27:56 +0000 Pakistan is not only a failed state it has got the every reason to spoil world’s peace.Behind every terror act on earth there would be Pakistani muslim terrorists with certainty.Pak military and ISI have converted this failed state into terror factory and they are exporting throughout the world to kill innocent people.
A full fledge war on Pakistan ,eliminating their military,ISI,mosques and madrasas would bring peace to the world .Pakistan must be ruled by international forces led by India to unroot terrorists inside Pakistan.

By: hussain Sun, 14 Sep 2008 15:19:24 +0000 i dont thinks u.s.a will be please to pakistan any means
so for pakistan had help to u.s.a lot what they want more from will regret if they loose pakistan as friend

By: KK Thu, 11 Sep 2008 19:03:59 +0000 Pakistan is a failed state. There is no question about it. A ‘country’ where not a single civilian government served out its full term, claims to be the only ‘hope’ for the free world! How ironic!

George Bush made several mistakes as the President, and it includes siding with Pakistan in the war on terror. Every intelligence agency in the world knows that Pakistan is the SOURCE of terrorism. Their open support to Taliban when they were in power, AQ Khan’s Nuclear weapon bazaar speak for themselves.

It is foolish to think that any civilian Pakistani government can control its military. Army still calls the shots and governments just sing along…. You didn’t read what their PM said today?

By: Alex Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:31:01 +0000 The problem is Pakistan has no identity on its own. it is a failed country. Pakistan should join back with india and live peacefully.

That is the only way. I doubt that happen. I really think Balochistan will separate from pakistan an punjab and sindhi provinces will also separate.

Whether after USA nuke pakistan or india nuke pakistan is up to pakistanis. Ofcoursan will provoke it by nuking bombay and delhit and wiped off the map by USA and RUSSIA AND INDIA.

China can’t do anything. US military base will be established in idia secretly neat chinese border. Why USA give Nuke gift?. They will make India colonized like USA colonize japan and Germany and south korea.

By: razak Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:22:23 +0000 Pakistan has run out of resources to fight terror and jihadi’s. But we cannot let Pakistan divide or fall into the hands of extremists. It is the very reason why US / Western forces every thing in their control to eliminate fanatics from Pakistan – to protect unity, sanity of Pakistand, to safeguard its economy and more than any thing else – to protect its people. Pakistani politician’s are drowned in corruption and cannot take independent / brave decisions. High time US acts and acts decisively.

By: Charles Griffin Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:13:02 +0000 The key word here is coordination. Pakistan’s government has to make noise against US incursions, while carefully avoiding putting its regular troops in the areas of US operations. By complaining and making empty threats, they keep the populace from another revolt.

The other issue with the news of these attacks is that each and everyone of them, whether in Afghanistan or Pakistan, always kills hordes of women and children.

Anyone familiar with the history of the region knows that this technique for gaining, not just sympathy, but good hard cash for each of the “dead” relatives, depends on the cultural and religious mandate to bury the dead quickly whenever possible, by sunset or within 24 hours. This makes the verification of the dead nearly impossible.

The Brits began this payoff system to keep the tribes in order during the days of the empire and the locals practice the scam today, only with a little more sophistication: Cell phone images of bloody sheets wrapped around bodies of the dead.

Since the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing after death, that all the sheets are bloody becomes an indicator of stagecraft, rather than fact. And goats bled and butchered for the best meat leave enough bones and bulk to be the “bodies” of children. And there are always far more children than women. The adult bodies probably are real, with some goat blood for effect, but also those of the men who were killed in the fighting.

By: Raymond Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:09:23 +0000 It sounds like Cambodia all over again!
An insidious escalation of a secret war.

Will there be the killing fields next?

Do we not read history?…is not Vietnam enough of a history lesson?

By: Andrew Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:49:15 +0000 Pakistan has always fooled us. We have been very patient with them. Waited 8 years to the date. Poured billions of dollars into their country. All resources were mis-utilised by Pakistan to strengthen their fight with India. Bush has finally taken a sensible step. US must continue to attack that tribal belt that is creating so many Islamic terrorists.