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Whither Pakistan?

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Lots of changes happening in Pakistan – new President (today); recent Prime Minister and the country continues to go downhill. The Americans have always supported Pakistan as an ally – but of course this was convinient to the Pakistanis. The American money kept flowing and the Pakistanis kept doing what they do best – feeding the Taliban monster.

An article in the NY Times questions Pakistan’s loyalty. The Americans seem to have just woken up. But seriously, the direction is taking is really a ticking time bomb with real bad implications for India.

For once, Pakistan needs to get over it’s obesession with India and create an identity for itself that different from being “not-India”. Grow up guys, there is a whole world out there and lots of problems to solve in both our countries. So let’s not waste people by blowing them up.

Written by janusmusings

September 6, 2008 at 3:08 am

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Does Osama bin Laden Still Matter

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Time magazine asks this question in a recent issue…well I don’t think so – I don’t think he ever mattered. He was nothing more than a small time smuggler (of opium etc) who had some wealth that he was willing to spend on causes he thought would make him the next Imam of Islam. He has visions of grandeur – nothing else. He got lucky once (9/11) and was never been able to repeat anything like that ever. I don’t think he will ever, either.

His vision of pan-Arabia Islam with him as the Caliph did not materialize. The Muslim world did not stand up together when America invaded Iraq – quite simply most of Muslim world are engaged in their own battle – to stay in power…

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July 7, 2008 at 11:45 pm

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