Comments on: Pakistan: firing reported on Indian and Afghan borders http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: P Walker http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3924 Wed, 24 Sep 2008 04:01:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3924 Thank You Aman! I’m with you on most of your views! You are right with WMD in Iraq, most Americans believe President Bush mislead the American Public to invade Iraq. There is U.S. Officials who admit intelligence was grossly inaccurate with Iraq and its nuclear ambitions and biological weapons. When all this information surfaced, it was then stated to ease public perception that it was better to fight the war on terrorism in Iraq, then on our homeland. This almost appears as if it was better for Iraq’s to die then Americans. Unfortunately, the price tag cannot be measured in dollars, but as you stated Sir, Iraq’s lost their homes and limbs, and for that I’m very sorry to hear. However Saddam and his henchmen killed many Iraq’s, the numbers are so vast we may never know the true numbers. Mankind is it’s own worst enemy, and I’m very worried for my children, your children, and the worlds children as the nations leaders fail to work together to bring unity and peace to all of mankind. Greed, power, and religion will always prevail, and many of men will die to protect it or obtain it. I fear it is mans destiny to destroy the human race as we know it.

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By: Aman http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3913 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:47:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3913 Mr Walker,
Well as for your confidence in Indian Government’s no first use policy. I can’t do much. But I do have the confidence in it because no government in India will survive with a preemptive war policy. Indians do not want a war and are not paranoid about middle east or terrorists, even though Indians are more directly and seriously affected by the terrorists.

I agree with you that Pakistan government is unstable and its a huge risk that we will face if their nuclear arsenal fall in the wrong hands. I also agree Pakistan government is not a puppet of US. If it had been that way, the terrorists would have been rounded up by now.

In the same breath it is not the prerogative a few nations to decide which country should have nuclear weapons and which shouldn’t. If US can have it so can any other nation.

As for Iraq, even the Americans now agree that there was no WMD in Iraq. For most of the world except for Republicans I guess, WMD stands for Weapons of Mass Deception.
And pray tell me what is so wrong if Iraq or Iran has a nuclear weapon? They do have the brains to know that if they use it they will be nuked as well.
As for appreciation. I am sorry you lost soldiers in a useless war. On the money part, you chose to spend it that way so i don’t care. I am more sorry for the people of Iraq who lost their house or may be a limb or two.
I guess that means nothing to you, after all they were not Americans.
Sir, democracy means equality in treatment. A democratic world means all countries and their respective citizens be treated equally.
It is not US’s responsibility to impose a particular form of government on other countries. If some choose communism then so be it and if some choose monarchy/dictatorship then so be it. If you don’t like them don’t deal with them. There is no need to raid them.
How will you feel or react if other people raid your house just because you happen to own a very powerful and unique gun? Will u be grateful to them or will you condemn their actions?
I don’t believe for a moment that it is USA’s responsibility to get rid of countries or governments just because they don’t agree with US on some issue or the other. Learn to Live and Let Live.

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By: P. Walker http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3910 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:59:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3910 Aman:

Thank you for your response Sir. Regarding: “no first use policy” of the Indian Government, I do not put much credence in such an policy. Every government has an exception rule to all policies, transparent or not to the public eye. From my view the Pakistan government is unstable, and I call into question the security of their nuclear arsenal. Some interject the Pakistan Government is an puppet of the U.S. Government, I suggest they are wrong. Just recently the Pakistan Army fired at U.S. Helicopters regarding border integrity, this action clearly suggests differently. I do not agree with the U.S. Policy on Iraq, however I believe it essentially stopped an nuclear arms race between Iraq and Iran. Better to deal with Iran, then with two radical Governments chasing nuclear weapons. The United States spent nearly $1 trillion on Iraq, and thousands of Americans making the ultimate sacrifice for the Iraq citizens. Was it worth it, as it appears unappreciated?

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By: Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3900 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:50:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3900 Reza
Good brain storming, It’s becoming quite obvious now, that under the superficial drama of humouring the common Americans- the cowboy hunt of Osama show, running live in Afghanistan , it was previously misconstrued that the Americans are actually making ground for an Iran invasion, but it now seems it’s more to do with dismantling Pakistan, the Nuclear Paranoia game, similar to the Iraqi chemical weapon hype, is being played at full blast(ironically it’s the Pakistanis’ who are howling more louder ‘nuclear’ ‘nuclear’ from their rooftops & falling right in the NATO lap), The show is on.

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By: Reza http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3890 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:43:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3890 It is really interesting to see what a dramatic turn the things have taken and in a very short period of time.
It seems obvious for India to play the Blame game, when the Indian Embassy in Kabul was attacked the Indian foreign minister had said we would respond to Pakitstan in a language that they understand. It is not surprising why the tensions have risen in recent days b/w India and Pakistan but what is surprising is that the Pakistan Army has taken a stand against the Americans for the first time and its good. ISI breeding the talebans may be but if yes why not we all Pakistanis know that once the US is done with Afghanistan its Pakistan next, so why let them be done with Afghanistan at all. Talking about the Nukes I dont think they would be used either by India or Pakistan but cant really say about US. The ISI is the brains of the Pakistani Defence and as the former CIA intelligence Director William Casey had said that the only other Intelligence Agency after Mossad to have been trained to tooth by the CIA is ISI there is no question why the US should not be worried about that. I think the Pakistan Army have decided that it is now rather then never.

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By: Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3888 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:13:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3888 umair-Paki Rambo
who wants to cross over to Hell!the land of death & misery,we are most content with our share of the earth,you hellish guy just lay off your dirty hands,

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By: Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3887 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:03:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3887 sardar
Pray enlighten us as what sort of “once for all eye opener” is it??????

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By: Umair http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3885 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 10:51:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3885 The stakes are high, at this critical moment it is very important for Pakistan armed forces to keep a close watch on its border with India. India has recently deployed six SU-30 fighter jets in Kashmir. The line of control needs to be monitored in Kashmir, no doubt on the western border, the US cross border attacks are being retaliated. Actually, it is a message to all sides, President Karzai, the US, Indians and to the millitants that if anyone tries to cross into Pakistan’s borders, they will not stay alive. Either get killed or captured. Welcome to Pakistan.
If you wanna come into Pakistan, contact the nearest Pakistani embassy and apply for a visa.

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By: Bill http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3884 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 10:34:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3884 I understand some postings here about how the US should no longer involve itself in problems in the region, and certainly any more of the Bush White House style of interference is not to be tolerated, but the reality is that the world can longer ignore the situation altogether.
The extremists use the biased US led interference over the years in the middle east to justify their existence, and so the getting rid of the threat they pose requires us all to cooperate for a common and just good so that they no longer have the excuse or the support on the street. Pakistan is a haven for extremists because of that, and they are the cause for Pakistan’s instability. The world needs to get involved in fixing this, but only in a bipartisan way with a clear plan.

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By: sardar http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/comment-page-1/#comment-3883 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 10:20:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/09/22/pakistan-firing-reported-on-indian-and-afghan-borders/#comment-3883 What rubbish indians are talking about?Idon,t know when they will grow up.All the talk about how Pakistan is interfering in their home,all evil happening in india is the fault of Pakistan.They must stop accusing ISI all the time.What their own RAW trying to undo Pakistan.
Trouble is they have never accepted Pakistan in heir heart.The day they will do it will open their eyes once for all.
Stop comenting negatively on Pakistan permanantly and live like a good neighbour and not a brute.

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