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GOP 2012 hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) thinks U.S. troops will soon be on the ground for an occupation of Pakistan — and he said so on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday morning.
Paul called America's relationship with Pakistan "an impossible situation," where the U.S. hailed both its friendship with and suspicion of the country.
"I think we are going to be in Pakistan, I think that's going to be our next occupation, and I fear it," Paul said. "It's ridiculous...
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Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by TheLieWeLive
Its not a matter of oil. There are many other things with value.
edit on 18/5/11 by MikeboydUS because: an
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
reply to post by MikeboydUS
Mike, do you think that the US could attempt something like this totally with conventional weapons, betting on a Pakistani reluctance to use nuclear weapons and incite the US into a nuclear war?
I could see the military strategists take this approach, and risk it.