Comments on: Pakistan’s Afghan policy: is that depth strategic or senseless? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/comment-page-1/#comment-39467 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 07:20:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7739#comment-39467 @Keithz,

Sadly, Reuters gave up any attempt to monitor this site a long time ago. People generally post their articles appearing elsewhere also and then disappear till they have something else to post.

No wonder interest in this site has died.

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By: kEiThZ http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/comment-page-1/#comment-39463 Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:16:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7739#comment-39463 I can’t believe Reuters allows racist comments to be published so easily.

“retire the afro” by poster “Pakistan” on 13 September 2011.

It is utterly offensive. It is racist. And Reuters need to start policing such trash.

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By: zen2525 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/comment-page-1/#comment-39453 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:52:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7739#comment-39453 Wild Wild West: Did not learn any thing from history. Still thinking …are better and stronger so the outcome would be different. “One can not be the master of someone else’s house”. You will get stabbed in the back or slowly bled to death sooner or later.. your choice.
Indians: Still upset about the Muslims rule and the division of Indian sub continent. Can’t swallow those two events and therefore have hard time “living and let live”.
Pakistan: A State, apart from the socio economic and political failures, was doomed to fail by design geographically (eg. East Pakistan). Look at the resources, biggest issue being “Water”. Already Pakistan has lost it’s sulf suffeciency in terms of food. Coming soon…one wouldn’t be able to barter food in pakistan if they wanted to. Second from the get go (1947) there have been no stake holders in pakistan. All the “Haves” have kept there assests abroad. They have dual citzenships and at amoments notice the money, along with themselves, come flying out what ever little there is in pakistan.
Solution: Bankrupt Pakistan. That is the best thing for everyone in that region. Pakistan was at bankruptcy,,but got bailed out. BAD thing. Should have gone bankrupt. The sooner the better.
There are other solutions but i will save em for later.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/comment-page-1/#comment-39445 Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:01:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7739#comment-39445 Myra, It is irrelevant what Pakistan policy for Afghanistan is ? They are simply concerned when India displays its influence in the region including Afghanistan. I wonder if the vietnam syndrom is now in play. Mr Karzai appears to be loosing influence with Mullah Omar and hence the onslaughts against Kabul and to give a lesson number three to the new US commander and his team. Both the USA and the NATO leaders are probably not keeping up with the payments?

Rex Minor

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/comment-page-1/#comment-39443 Mon, 12 Sep 2011 06:23:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7739#comment-39443 This is the same thing being discussed for the last two years here…..Pakistan would like, US would prefer, in Pakistan’s interest to, the US is opposed to……..To each of them I have asked the same question which no one really cares to answer or thinks pertinent. What do Afghans want the future of their own country to be like? Unless everyone actually gives this some thought and finds out, no games, end or otherwise, plans and mirages will succeed.

Afghanistan belongs to the Afghans, let them decide their fate and the country may have a chance. Otherwise it will remain a cauldron.

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By: Matrixx http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/comment-page-1/#comment-39442 Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:57:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7739#comment-39442 Here is a much better read:

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/09/ decade-of-destruction/

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By: Tiu http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/comment-page-1/#comment-39440 Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:32:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7739#comment-39440 “…rather than on what Pakistan needs for itself” is the key; but it might be too late to prevent the transition from basket-case to failed…

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/ MI10Df01.html

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By: SilverSw0rd http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/09/08/pakistans-afghan-policy-is-that-depth-strategic-or-senseless/comment-page-1/#comment-39431 Thu, 08 Sep 2011 16:38:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7739#comment-39431 FINALLY! I find one point of agreement with Myra!

I too would like to see an end to the “Afghanistan End Game” bromide. While we are at it, let’s kill off all the other cliche’s including “strategic depth”, “Pashtun resentment”, “do more” etc.

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