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Pakistan outrage after 'Nato attack kills soldiers'
Pakistani officials have responded with fury to an apparent attack by Nato helicopters on an Afghan border checkpoint they say killed 26 soldiers.
The US is now perceived as a "bigger enemy" in Pakistan than India, cricketer-turned- politician Imran Khan has said, while voicing concern that his country is "petrified" it could be bombed every time a terror attack takes place in India, US or Europe.
Addressing a gathering of students at Columbia Journalism School here, Khan said thanks to the American policy in Pakistan, a majority of Pakistanis now perceive US to be a bigger enemy than India.
"What the American policy has achieved in Pakistan is something which is almost impossible to imagine. About 80 per cent of Pakistanis perceive US to be a bigger enemy than Indians" even though Pakistan and India have fought four wars, he said.
"Today America is perceived as a bigger enemy, yet we are supposed to be allies."
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
America is the kid at school who is most likely to bring a gun and blow away his classmates.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Time for Pakistan and China to show their true colors.
An attack on Pakistan is an attack on China eh?
Well, Pakistan has been attacked, anyone hearing sirens or seeing mushroom clouds yet?
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
Maybe China would like to overcome India in it's quest for domination. Once upon a time India had famously well-trained soldiers called Ksatriya warriors. The Ksatriyas had interesting techniques such as spikes on their fingers. They would shoot bows from atop a horse. I have a book describing some of these things and their code of honor. It is called The Bodhisattva Warriors, interestingly really about the Shaolin monks, but it goes into an interesting history of Ksatriya as well.
I once had an odd encounter with an Indian policeman on the banks of the Ganges....hahaha he likely was amused by the muddied American girl floundering alone in 35 degree weather at 4 am on a muddy bank with boots in tow. He was quite polite and asked if I needed help.
India's “jitters” and fears of encirclement by Chinese influence in South Asia reflected an “inferiority complex” and “loud jealousy” over China's rise, State-run Xinhua news agency said in a commentary on Thursday.
India was “living under the delusion that China lays out a strategic chessboard to lock up and contain India,” said the commentary, the latest of a series of editorials in China's State media outlets that have taken a hard line on India following disagreements over ONGC Videsh's cooperation with Vietnam in the disputed South China Sea.
While it struck a similar tone voiced by a number of Communist Party-run papers in recent weeks
Originally posted by Misoir
What the West/China need to do is go to the table with the Pakistani government, demand international ‘auditing’ of the Pakistani ISI before any more money is given to the country, and watch them try to squirm out of their seats. India knows how corrupt and barbaric these people are, the West just figured that out when Bin Laden was found not too far away from a Pakistani military base, and China will learn after they have a separatist war on their hands with their enemies being financed with money which they gave to Pakistan.
The Chinese government blamed the local Muslim minority for weekend violence in the northwestern province of Xinjiang (see map) that left at least 18 people dead in three separate attacks. According to Chinese authorities, the suspects trained in camps over the Pakistan border.
In the city of Kashgar, where the attacks took place, tensions constantly simmer between the indigenous Muslim Uighur minority and the Chinese government. The Uighurs accuse the government of religious repression, "plundering" the region's oil resources, and bringing scores of ethnic Han Chinese to the region to give them a majority, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Communist leaders in China's north-western region of Xinjiang say they have dealt a serious blow to ethnic separatism. They acknowledged that ethnic unrest had unsettled the region during the past two years, but said a campaign of patriotic education had helped root out violent separatists.
The region has experienced sporadic unrest for the last two years, and anti-Chinese riots by members of the region's Muslim Uighur majority last year led to a round of executions. These were followed by a series of bomb attacks in the region's capital.
Massive rectification campaign
Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary, Wang Lequan....
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by SLAYER69
Awesome thread star and flag!
This alliance is often overlooked, and deserves more attention. I was always suspicious of these two countries individually, but this following story kind of made me think:
China Gives Pakistan 50 Fighter Jets
Pakistan — China has agreed to immediately provide 50 JF-17 fighter jets to Pakistan, a major outcome of a visit by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to Beijing this week, Pakistani officials said Thursday.
"Today, US-India relations are strong and growing. Our military-to-military engagement has increased steadily over the past 10 years and now includes a robust slate of dialogues, military exercises, defence trade, personal exchanges and armaments cooperation," says the Defence Department’s (Pentagon) Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Southeast Asia Bob Scher. He was briefing the media on the Pentagon's November 2011 Report to Congress on US-India Security Cooperation.
A major finding of the report is that the value of defence sales from the US to India has risen from zero to $6 billion in less than a decade.
The India-US New Framework Agreement (2005) provides the structure for the bilateral defence relationship. Additional framework agreements guide developments in areas such as counterterrorism and maritime security.
Originally posted by Jakes51
The Pakistani nuke situation is the powder keg. One of those falls into the hands of extremists operating in Pakistan or extremists in western China and then we have a serious problem. Pakistan has some serious house cleaning to do. If they cannot reasonably address the matter on their own? Then an outside force must intervene for the stability of the region and more or less the world? Personally, I don't care who does it. You name it China, the US, or even India could take the initiative for all I care. Better yet, they can join up. A loose nuke falling into the hands of extremists is a very real possibility?
NEW DELHI: India told Pakistan Saturday it was awaiting “decisive” action against the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attacks as the country marked the third anniversary of the carnage that claimed 166 lives.
The 2008 attacks in Mumbai saw 10 heavily armed gunmen storm a host of targets including luxury hotels, a Jewish centre and a train station.
“We are still waiting for Pakistan to act decisively to bring to justice the perpetrators of the mindless violence that was unleashed on Mumbai,” Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna told reporters in New Delhi.