Discussion in 'General Global Topics' started by britishbulldog, Nov 14, 2010.
I am not sure about this one.
What do YOU think?
Flip a coin. That'll make as much sense as anything else you ramble on about.
And God Save the Queen to you too.
Pakistan is not an ally of Islam.
Yes, they are allies. Because they do not bow down and go along woth everything we want does not make them anything else. We have some common goals and some goals that we disagree on and this is normal in any international political situation. Pakistani leaders have internal pressures they have to respond to just like we do here in the US and England. So, yes they are allies.
Remember we were alllies with Stalin in WWII and that was because of the common goal of defeating Hitler. We looked the other way or just disregarded what he did in other areas because of the one common goal.
Pakistan's main focus though is India and will always be their main competitor in the region. The war in Afghanistan is a sideshow for them, although recently that war is spilling over into Pakistan, causing a rift in some areas. And the massive flooding and response will have some effect on the future too.
Once we withdraw from Afghanistan, will we cut down on aid to Pakistan? I think they see a repeat of what happened back after the Russians quit Afghanistan. They look at the long term situation and they see the western powers tiring of the war and starting to make plans to quit. History is repeating itself. Five years down the road they will be on their own again and the big enemy to the east will still be there while the Taliban will have returned to Afghanistan.
We need to have the USA's troops and advisors in the Middle East at least another 200 years, after Charlie Wilson's war we should of stayed and educated the people. If we are unwilling to educate the Middle East there will never be peace.
This is a good reply and I agree a lot with it.
On reflection, we should support Pakistan and use it to destablise Indian economic ambitions.
I have always felt that India was better off under British rule and I resent the way that the Indians now look down upon their former British masters.
No. Pakistan is a recipient of large funds, and at this point in time want's to keep it that way.
Yeah, How's Great Britain doing with all that Colonial rule? Worked out real well.
You still can't cook for shit.
India was much better under our rule. We taught them English, built them railways, fed them, clothed them and civilised them. They have taken what we gave them and become arrogant. When we were their master, they were not arrogant, but obedient. We need to punish their arrogance by giving weapons to Pakistan and freedom fighters in Kashmir.
As for China, we need to destabilise China by creating a beligerant Taiwan. If we can force China's hand to attack Taiwan, then we can give Taiwan nukes to hit back with. We should stay out of direct conflict, so all that happens is that Taiwan and China go up in smoke.
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