Comments on: Is Holbrooke’s “bulldozer” style working? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407438 Sun, 28 Mar 2010 15:13:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407438 @ajeek
correction is in order. The Taliban is now the name for the Pashtoon resistance group with very strong tribal leadership. The LeT is made up of individual kashmiris from the indian occupied kashmir. Call them insurgent indians or kashmiris but do not make them Pakistanis. Israel has been following the same strategy with the palastinians.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407437 Sun, 28 Mar 2010 14:24:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407437 Let us not forget the black magic bag which Mr Obama inherited from his kenyan father. After all he did succeed in his health reforms, where the lady failed. He is two to zero with clinton now and the black magic could bring him further success in other fields as well. Let us wait, no more criticism as yet.

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By: Bharateey http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407117 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:07:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407117 Not entirely related but… Holbrooke will fakap in afpak while bob cut frustrated lady Clinton fails in Mid East and doubtful origins Hussein Obama fails everywhere… Mid East, AfPak, Korea, China etc.

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By: RajeevK http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407066 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:53:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407066 @The Taliban is like 99.9% Pashtu.”
Posted by Matamoros

–Ask the opposite–how many Pashtuns are Taliban? The figure will not be this striking.

It is like saying LeT is like 99.9% Pakistanis. True.
But only a fraction of Pakistanis are LeT. I am not making comparison between Taliban and LeT fractions.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407053 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:53:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407053 Holbrooke is the member of clintonian group of jewish advisers who were grouped together by the jewish lobbyists to handle the US foreign policies. Despite negotiations with the Balkan parties the Balkan war could not be avoided. Was this a success? The clintonian policies being practiced in muslim countries were by and large failures and is now a disaster under Hillary’s leadership. My prognosis is that Hillary Clinton will be forced to leave the office with her team before the full term is expired. Mr Obama is a clever operator, giving enough rope to the lady so that she can take her rag tag team and leave the foreign office through the back door.
RexMinor

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By: Matamoros http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407052 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:35:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407052 The Taliban is like 99.9% Pashtu. It’s time we stop thinking of the Taliban as an entity that exists in a nation-state free vacuum. Al Quaeda may exist regardless of nationality but the Talbian does not. Let feathers ruffle about it. The truth hurts less than the destruction of Pakistan or failure in Afghanistan.

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By: RajeevK http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407041 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 20:58:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407041 It is no secret that Holbrooke has failed and failed miserably in his Af-Pak mission. Niceties aside, it is reasonable to guess that he will not do a miracle if he has not done so far. With so many players in South Asia, Af-Pak is a totally different beast than his Balkan Peace mission.

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407039 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 19:17:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407039 Holbrooke probably has never seen anything like the problem in the Af-Pak region. This is much worse than the Balkan crisis that he handled so well. Holbrooke entered the scene after the roof had caved in. Eight years of neo-con rule simply made things worse for this region as the priorities shifted towards an unnecessary war in Iraq. Holbrooke inherited a problem that has been allowed to fester. Considerable damage had been done by the time Obama and Holbrooke took over the case in this region. They have been careful in not making things worse. This is a very difficult project to handle and Holbrooke needs sympathy and support. With the global economic crisis, things have turned for the worst. Time has become limited and there is increasing domestic pressure against the war, the exodus of allies like the Dutch are making things even more complicated. Holbrooke is a diplomat and he has to do things behind the scenes compared to the military personnel. We need to be patient with him and I am sure he will find a workable solution.

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407037 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 14:06:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407037 I think that Holbrooke is proving to be an unmitigated disaster for what passes for US Foreugn Policy in this region. His differences with Karzai are no secret and India too had reportedly ticked him off, albeit diplomatically, that he shouldn’t expect New Delhi to come to a standstill every time he visited Delhi, which was pretty often in the early days. Since then the man has kept his distance now he needs to keep his tongue in check.

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By: Bharateey http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/03/12/is-holbrookes-bulldozer-style-working/comment-page-1/#comment-407036 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 13:49:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=25559#comment-407036 US is a failed state when it comes to foreign policy. It is only guns that is keeping US alive. Vietnam, Iraq, Phillipines, Cuba, Korea, Iran… Everywhere it is a big failure. US is a terrorist breeding nation.

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