Comments on: What price Russian cooperation on Afghanistan? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sam http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-23670 Thu, 08 Oct 2009 01:28:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-23670 Islamic Terror is a clear & present danger, which would aggravate further if US stands defeated in Afganistan. Thus key players in the region – Russia, India, Iran , Pakistan and possible China should get involved. Each has varied interest in Afganistan, but Pakistan stands to loose the most if Afganistan ever becomes peaceful. ISI-jehadi nexus has been sucessfully deployed in low intensity war against India, it keeps Central Asia under stress and is rewarded by China to keep jihad away from Uyghyr Muslims. Pakistan Govt has no administrative control over autonomous Tribal Pathan belts in Baloch & NW Frontier, thus it has become defacto Taliban Land, where it gets its shelter,arms supplies, and finance the war by selling poppies. Pakistan is unstable and would breaking up- if war on terror continues. Russia has agreed to open its skys for US supplies, it may reduce dependence on Pakistan, and enable US to infiltrate inside Pakistan’s Tribal Areas. Another alternative is if US limits economic sanctions on Iran, without compromising on nuclear issue, Russia,China & India can urge Iran to give access through Chabahar Port. Then India can join the war efforts directly. Indian army has 35 years of counter insurgency and mountain warfare experiance, and providing 60000 to 100000 troops on the ground should’nt be an issue. The war would be economically sustainable and politically acceptable to western capitals if the body counts comes down. Otherwise this war is good as over and Taliban knows that ” Americans have the watch, but we have the time”.

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By: Peace http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10429 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:57:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10429 JUST TO OPEN YOUR EYES:Former British Foreign Secretary: Al Qaeda is Not a Real Group, Just a U.S. Propaganda Campaign.Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook says:The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US. Cook has previously written:Al-Qaida, literally “the database”, was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Cook is merely confirming what others have said. Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski told the Senate that the war on terror is “a mythical historical narrative”.

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By: anup http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10208 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 19:03:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10208 Myra-‘And one final question. Why did India offer …’—Simple, At that point in time it was politically correct to do so & Vajpayee knew that America cannot accept it’s genorosity… because Pakistan was the only immediate route with no alternative, but the gesture worked wonders for Indo-American relationship much to the chagrin of both Pakistan & China, & it’s still bearing fruits…Why doesn’t any analysts / strategists suggest China as a conduit route to Afghanistan? that would be fun, don’t you think???

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By: Anup http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10205 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 18:27:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10205 Myra, The officially appointed connivers by Nations are in no way on the same wavelength as of individual analysts or intellectuals, The article by Mr. Nalpat is a standard ‘Indian understanding’ of Global matters, customary adversary is the Pakistan Army & it gyrates around it, the truth is far away from their assumptions as frankly India is of no real significance to the Big Powers & they are in need of Pakistan, for the time being… Nalpat makes it sound as if the US Intelligence Agencies are a bunch of rookies,

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By: Anup http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10204 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 18:04:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10204 MyraThe Russian would want their pound of flesh, insisting that they be incorporated along with NATO in Afghanistan,- some NATO Nations may consent, America shall however not agree at any cost, thus the subject is status quo, (whilst strategists shall live up to their job…hoping as always.)Putin should crush the Russian Mafia (former KGB) if he’s really interested in ending the drug menace…

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By: Dara http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10186 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 13:19:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10186 India was among the first to offer to co-operate with the US in combating terrorism post 9/11. As far as I know there were no specifics mentioned or discussed. Berthing facilities to US ships for R&R, re-fuelling, servicing etc were eventually provided. It was a spontaneous gesture offered by a country which was facing problems of cross border terrorism to another which had been subjected to brutal terror attacks. That co-operation with the US in combatting terror would also benefit India was obviously also a factor in making the offer. I don’t think the Indian offer was Pakistan specific or made to counter Pakistan’s role.

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By: anup http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10174 Fri, 09 Jan 2009 11:38:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10174 myra, having problem on blog posting reply…

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By: Ali http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10156 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:55:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10156 Too much of wishful thinking to view that Russia will allow passage of supplies for US troops in Afghanistan. Why the Russians would axe their own feet? 2)Central Asian Republics presently have a sort of detente with Islamic movements operating in Afghanistan, but the moment the supplies if at all will start moving through Central Asian republics the so called religious fighters who are presently in Afghanistan will destablise the whole region and the fragile regimes which are unpopular would never want that to happen to pay the cost for the US regional wars. And what will they get in return even if risk is assumed. Quite a presumptive move!

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By: Afghan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10150 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 21:09:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10150 ((Myra))Yes your are right, India was the first country offering its bases to be used by US campaign against the terrorist group of Taliban.Until then Pakistan was still supporting Taliban government and to get US support and make Pakistan a debt free nation Pakistan announced its support of war against Taliban and will let US use its bases that created a lot of tension among Pakistani politicians.India has always been a very close friend of Northern Alliance of Afghanistan that was fighting Taliban for years. Offering US to use its base was another example of two country’s friendship.lets not forget that Pakistani Taliban hijacked Air India and demanded release of one of the most wanted terrorist jailed in India in return of Indian passengers who is still living in Pakistan as a free man.

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By: Om http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/01/06/what-price-russian-cooperation-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-10148 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:55:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=1470#comment-10148 Myra,Which bases are offered by India for the Afgan campaign ?? As far as my knowledge India has only accepted for allowing refulling in its naval area.

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