posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 02:55 PM
reply to post by Kram09
The whole region is a powder keg and even the slightest confrontation has the potential to flare up into a major military situation.
It seems as if every effort is made publicly to improve relations between the two nations but the cold, harsh reality is that the two nations have an
intense dislike and distrust of each other.
I have several friends of Indian or Pakistani origin.
It is not innacurate to say that they despise each other and I can't mention friends of the other ethnicity when in the company of friends from
I have frequently heard friends from both sides advocate nuclear war and the mass genocide of the opposite nation.
These are rational people who otherwise are relatively free and open minded.
They live very 'westernized' lifestyles and are 'good' people.
Now if these people who are attempting to free themselves from some of the more repressive aspects of their cultural heritage can feel nothing but
hatred for each other what chance have people in rural India and Pakistan who know no alternative have of breaking free from the cycle of hatred?
We all know of the power and influence that the militants and religious extremists have in Pakistan - and we'd do well to monitor the exact extent of
that influence etc.
But their are also Hindu and even Sikh militants in positions of power in India who will never allow Pakistan to gain the upper hand - no matter
And who knows how China would react to any given situation?
The Kashmir is definately one of the most sensitive area's in the world and has the potential to become a major regional military issue - possibly