posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:09 AM
Something struck me today, so I thought I'd share it here.
The UK is withdrawing from Iraq, effective from the middle of this year.
The US is withdrawing from Iraq, possibly as soon as the end of 2009.
Obama's main policy shift is to redeploy to Afghanistan, and it appears he's asking for help from the UK and other nations to move forces there.
Pakistan borders Afghanistan, and although things seem to be quiet there at the moment, there has been a fair amount of turmoil in that country, and
should the current government suddenly be replaced in a coup by a more fundamental faction, the West - and India - may be in a position where they
face an openly hostile nuclear armed power for the first time.
Afghanistan is the perfect stepping off point for an incursion into Pakistan to make a grab for the nuclear armed forces and secure them if need be -
could it be that the strategists are trying to cover the bases here, and have a force, in region capable of stepping up to the plate should the need
Your thoughts are, as ever much appreciated.