I can see Pakistans point of view.
Their problems go way back, well before the US had troops in Iraq or Afganistan so people should take that into account first of all before they pop
off about war.
I know Pakistan may feel they have it coming at them from all sides. However, I felt that Zaids (if that's his name)little message there was a bit
extreme and that actual Pakistan officials shouldnt over-react and jump to all these war type conclusions. Its just creating more hostility and is
seriously counter productive. That guy is frustrated with his Government, or what he calls a lack of one but he shouldnt talk on behalf of his country
like that. Who doubts that anyone in any country has national pride. So why the hot air? That said, I think everyone is just a little frustrated to
the point that this whole terrorist hunt has become confusing. Especially to the public from all sides including from within Pakistan.
In the first place, I dont think the US meant for the Osama raid to be a slap in the face to pakistans military, nor its sovereignty, not at all.
Theyre an ally and have been. I think the US saw an opportunity to hit the compound quick and without injury to civilians in a friendly countries
territory. A country that has been cooperating with the US for a while now fighting the same battles. So why so much anger? I think theyre lucky the
US didnt consider them a terrorist state after 9/11 because Bush certianly made the message clear. Instead, we worked with them to help clear this
element out. So get back on the same page.
Second, Pakistan and India really have to settle their differences. They are still fighting after all these years and what has come of it? Proxy in
Afganistan that is spilling over borders? So proxy war there instead of peace is not the solution to their problems and Im not saying that an outright
war is either. But both should really make every effort to calm down instead of continuing this fight on foreign soil. They need to make a real peace
effort so that both can move forward and prosper.
Also, Iran and Russia have been no help in this matter over the years. Not at all. Why feed the fire and all the while jump on the nato stage and cry
about peace when they have no real reason to push for it? Pakistan knows about the new weapons that certain sects of Taliban are getting, theyre
always well armed. They say so themselves. That doesnt discount Chinas tech nor that of the US. We all need to back away from this sort of thing.
Fighting via proxy and profit militarism is out of the question. Pakistan is not the worlds weapon testing ground and neither is Afganistan. No
country is for that matter and no one actually benefits in the end anyway because it results in the loss of life.
With that said, if nato believes that tracking hardware in weapons is the solution, I would think again. The truth of the matter is countries can very
easily reproduce this tech and place blame where it doesnt belong. That applies to all countries because theyre all buying trading and selling
weapons. So the truth of the matter is the war profiteering has to stop for everyone or there will never be any real peace in the region let alone any
bit of stability.
Last, if the problem for Pakistan is us having troops and drones over there, then I think the American people have already taken notice and would
support troops withdrawl from the region. Enough damage has been done in this last decade. As a matter of fact that withdrawl has begun so again, why
provoke the US to stay? I find that rather odd. You dont want us there but start talks of war? Interesting.
Anyway, If pakistan really feels that they can go it alone, then good luck to them. Now they will still have to deal with Iran, Russia and India and
they know there is no short term solution to that. Nor is a war with the US a solution, its a sure bet for destruction.. so it is in the interest of
not only Pakistan but everyone else, to calm the hell down and talk things out or let this whole situation (god forbid) get seriously out of hand.
Thanks for the thread and updates btw Buni.
edit on 29-9-2011 by Nephalim because: (no reason given)