Comments on: The shifting alliances of Pakistan and Afghanistan’s militants http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mahmmud Ahmadinejad http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24741 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:48:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24741 the american people are the top threatens for the peace in the world and also they are cruelty terrorist that invade emerge countries for theft natural richments. the islamism resist the afghanistan and pakistan war anywhere

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24713 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 07:20:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24713 Riz and Kha:

@There is no point giving any comments here because this web site adminstrator does not want to show reality and deleted my previous post………..this shows how INDIANS think and how fair they are……………

Riz and Kha: how do you know how many Indians posts have been trashed? all you see is uploaded posts. Perhaps that tells the participation by Indians to begin with and 8-times larger population. Sorry size is mattering here too. Now, I have been trying to post on Sheikh Mushtaq’s recent Kashmir article on “India–a billion aspiartions” blog, but my 5 posts were not uploaded–may be technical reason or due to moderated out. I have no way to know.

There is nothing else to respond, except that many times a reasonable dialogue with a frequent Pakistani commenter has failed. if uou have any specific comment for whivh you expect a response from Indians, please do so and and let us have some conversation. there is no answer to “pakistan a nuclear power with 170million strong patriotic……”.

Do not unnecessarily blame the Indians if your posts were not uploaded.

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By: Canada Guy http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24685 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:41:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24685 Instabilty and war are the primary factors responsible for increased opium production in Afghanistan. Before the Soviet invasion, and during the brief rule of the Taliban, opium production was either very limited, or deliberated curtailed. Soon after the war is over, production is likely to plummet.

http://watching-history.blogspot.com/200 9/10/opium-in-afghanistan.html

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By: Kha http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24681 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:19:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24681 House rules only apply to INDIANS, because house thinks only INDIANS are sending so called MODERATE comments. If someone tries to show mirror, they close their eyes…….Because they dont want to see their own disgusting faces,…..Shame on administrators of this web site………………Be brave and try to be fair……….this is the media India uses to misguide its own people against PAKISTAN……………My previous post has been cleanly deleted……..wow…..look at these so called fair people and MODERATE people

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By: Riz http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24679 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:14:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24679 There is no point giving any comments here because this web site adminstrator does not want to show reality and deleted my previous post………..this shows how INDIANS think and how fair they are……………

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By: KP Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24599 Sat, 24 Oct 2009 20:32:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24599 Indian 1127: “Colonialism, racism, slavery are some of the examples of failed unsustainable concepts that have have been kicked out in the past and now we face Religious extremism and State sponsored terrorism , This too shall pass.”

Fully agree on this. We have had Conquests, Colonialism, Slavery, Racism, Nazism, Socialism, and now Religious Radicalism over the past few centuries that have caused tremendous sickness over the human minds. All are artificially imposed ideologies that have been used to collect people under someone’s influence and turn them against each other. These things have not disappeared entirely. They are still dormant in small pockets around the world and can surface again if the conditions become ripe for them. As the world is modernizing, some of these ideologies morph into different forms and still inflict damage to the human psyche. Islamic radicalism can only be destroyed by its own followers. Exposure to the modern world is very important in this regard. Sometimes colonizing by modern civilizations can provide that needed exposure. Turkey became a secular and modern nation due to its exposure. Afghans and some of the Pakistanis lack such an exposure. The powers therein want to exploit this backwardness to their advantage. Therefore eliminating those powers is the first step towards providing this exposure. Tribal mindset can be changed. Nothing is impossible. It is the power brokers who are hindering it. Probably that is why the US is forcing them to fight it themselves.

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By: Mortal http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24597 Sat, 24 Oct 2009 18:39:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24597 For those, who don’t consider the Punjabi Taliban as a serous threat:

‘Punjabi Taliban’ Dawn Editorial

http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn -content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/09-p unjabi-taliban–szh-04

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By: indian1127 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24596 Sat, 24 Oct 2009 17:19:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24596 I’d be interested in knowing what those radical changes could be.

– Posted by KP Singh

Every situation throws up its solution, we will just have to wait for the solution to be obvious.

The world has seen bigger problems resolved over time either by war or through peaceful means. Failed concepts creep up every now and then but the world rejects them albeit slowly.

Colonialism, racism, slavery are some of the examples of failed unsustainable concepts that have have been kicked out in the past and now we face Religious extremism and State sponsored terrorism , This too shall pass.

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By: KP Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24595 Sat, 24 Oct 2009 16:51:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24595 Mr. Raj: “Belief in the concept of “moderate” paks is a serious mistake Indians have indulged in for 62 years. The “moderate” paks smugly looked the other way through 2 decades of paksitan army’s terrorist campaign in India. If Kasab had not been caught alive “moderate” paks could have claimed pakistan has no role in Mumbai.”

I do not disagree with you. What we must realize is that whenever conflicts arise, be they in the form of wars or terrorism or cricket matches, people align themselves with their nation. Pakistani “moderates” have been exposed to these conflicts for all these years and as a result, their view is biased towards their nation. I am sure that is the case with all nationalities.

The wolves that I refer to, namely their military and intelligence establishment has exploited this emotional weakness in the people by constantly propping up conflicts with India. There has been a steady engagement with India in one way or the other. Over time, the people begin to fall in line. As soon as the dust settles on one issue, another one is started. Just go through the historical events in the sub-continent, you will realize that it is their military establishment that has resorted to a series of engagements with India to keep the public psyche tuned in their direction. Many Pakistanis have grown up in this environment. There is no awareness that they have been victimized all these years by emotional campaign. Create an enemy and sustain that enemy psyche by all means and slowly, with time, ordinary people will begin to fall in line. This is some kind of a mass Stockholm syndrome. The victim begins to align with the captor. Look at how some Pakistanis on this forum swear by their military. There is no faith in any other system.

We must try to break this spell somehow through whatever means possible. It is important to do this, otherwise we risk facing a much worse population as time goes on. New generation Pakistanis seem to be even more antagonistic towards India than those who really suffered from partition violence. The hatred is growing instead of subsiding with time. And the military establishment is sustaining and building that fire of hatred.

The worst weapon in this world is the human mind. Anyone who gains control over it can wreak havoc on other humans. We don’t have such a massive system in India. That is why Indians are not marching in terrorist training camps driven by some ideology. I’d equate the Pakistani military to a militant unit like the LTTE. It is disciplined, it has support and loyalty and it can wage wars against a much larger adversary. LTTE has been defeated and life is returning to normal in Sri Lanka. It is the Pakistani military that has to be dismantled and refilled with normal minded people who can just do what is necessary to defend a nation and not create enemies on a constant basis to survive.

We can only achieve that goal if we can reach out to those people who are under the spell of this evil establishment.

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By: KP Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/22/the-shifting-alliances-of-pakistan-and-afghanistans-militants/comment-page-1/#comment-24581 Sat, 24 Oct 2009 02:31:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3999#comment-24581 indian1127:

I agree that Pakistan is dominated by the wolves which are driving the sheep along. And unfortunately the world has to deal with these wolves. I am looking at the sheep instead of the wolves. It only takes a pack of few wolves to drive a large number of sheep in any direction they wish.

“Lets just accept the fact that pakistan in its current shape cannot function and it will require some radical changes instead of gradual slow transformation.”

I’d be interested in knowing what those radical changes could be.

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