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Is a Water War between India and Pakistan Imminent?
Oilprice.com ^ | 08/04/2012 | Dr. John C.K. Daly

Posted on 04/12/2012 2:18:13 PM PDT by bananaman22

A peaceful and stable Pakistan is integral to western efforts to pacify Afghanistan, but Islamabad’s obsessions with its giant eastern neighbor may render such issues moot.

Since partition in 1947, Pakistan and India have fought four armed conflicts, in 1947, 1965, 1971 (which led to the establishment of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan) and the 1999 Kargil clash.

With the exception of the 1971 conflict, which involved rising tensions in East Pakistan, the others have all involved issues arising from control of Kashmir.

But now a rising new element of discord threatens to precipitate a new armed clash between southern Asia’s two nuclear powers – water.

Lahore’s “The Nation’ newspaper on Sunday published an editorial entitled, “War with India inevitable: Nizami,” the newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman, Majid Nizami, asked his fellow citizens to prepare for a war with India over water issues. Nizami told those attending the “Pakistan-India relations; Our rulers- new wishes” session at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan, which he chaired, “Indian hostilities and conspiracies against the country will never end until she is taught a lesson.”

While The Nation is a conservative daily, part of the Nawa-i-Waqt publishing group, with a circulation of roughly 20,000, it has a website, and what’s more, close ties to Pakistan’s highest military circles, so Nizami’s comments should hardly be rejected out of hand. Full article at: Pakistan and India to go to War over Water?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: china; india; pakistan; war; water

1 posted on 04/12/2012 2:18:25 PM PDT by bananaman22
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To: bananaman22

You imply three wars, bananaman.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 2:21:04 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: bananaman22

Let us pray for peace between these two nuclear powers. But if there is war, let us hope the Hindus slap the Muslims down QUICKLY.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 2:21:54 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

Hopefully all their nukes will be used in theater and only between the two warring powers.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 2:24:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bananaman22

It’s imminent this story will be posted three times...


5 posted on 04/12/2012 2:28:13 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: bananaman22

The foreign powers that be know that Obozo will soon be gone and if they are going to make their move they must do so now. Or the new POTUS will kick their a$$ if they try to hurt an ally of the U.S.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 2:33:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

just waiting for the argentinians to steal the falklands from the brits since they know zero will support them


7 posted on 04/12/2012 2:49:45 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: bananaman22
The Paks are concerned over Indian hydropower dam projects in India-controlled Kashmir reducing water flow into Pakistan. It also explains why Pakistan has been so hot about the Kashmir region: water.

With American involvement in Afghanistan winding down, American funding will also wind down. A future Republican president would be smart to make alliance with India and dump Pakistan, and then green-light India getting harsh towards Pakistan.

8 posted on 04/12/2012 3:04:57 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: 2harddrive
Let us pray for peace between these two nuclear powers. But if there is war, let us hope the Hindus slap the Muslims down QUICKLY.

The article also mentioned a treaty of alliance between Pakistan and China. China and India have had conflicts, and border disputes along the Himalayas.

India vs Pakistan would have Pakistan losing quickly. China plus Pakistan vs India would have India losing quickly. China has internal conflicts, and a war is traditionally the way to unify your people.

9 posted on 04/12/2012 3:09:30 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: bravo whiskey

The Argies would be lucky to get within 5 miles of the maritime exclusion zone before they got sent to the bottom of the South Atlantic if they tried that again...


10 posted on 04/12/2012 3:16:34 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: bravo whiskey

Yep, the Commies feel empowered since Obozo has US under control.

Vermin.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 3:35:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: bananaman22

Thanks for the article.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 3:38:08 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: PapaBear3625

If war between China and India has even half a chance of being imminent, the US will be dragged into it just as much as Russia would be, too, both siding with India and unwilling to risk a Chinese control of the Subcontinent.

In other words, America will be forced to shed blood to ensure that China does not become dominant in Asia. There simply is no other option.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 8:21:21 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: PapaBear3625

If war between China and India has even half a chance of being imminent, the US will be dragged into it just as much as Russia would be, too, both siding with India and unwilling to risk a Chinese control of the Subcontinent.

In other words, America will be forced to shed blood to ensure that China does not become dominant in Asia. There simply is no other option.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: PapaBear3625

If war between China and India has even half a chance of being imminent, the US will be dragged into it just as much as Russia would be, too, both siding with India and unwilling to risk a Chinese control of the Subcontinent.

In other words, America will be forced to shed blood to ensure that China does not become dominant in Asia. There simply is no other option.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: PapaBear3625

If war between China and India has even half a chance of being imminent, the US will be dragged into it just as much as Russia would be, too, both siding with India and unwilling to risk a Chinese control of the Subcontinent.

In other words, America will be forced to shed blood to ensure that China does not become dominant in Asia. There simply is no other option.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: PapaBear3625

If war between China and India has even half a chance of being imminent, the US will be dragged into it just as much as Russia would be, too, both siding with India and unwilling to risk a Chinese control of the Subcontinent.

In other words, America will be forced to shed blood to ensure that China does not become dominant in Asia. There simply is no other option.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 8:21:38 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Oops, touchscreen glitch made my comment get posted five times!


18 posted on 04/12/2012 8:23:12 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Actually four wars is correct.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 7:46:40 AM PDT by ravager
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To: bananaman22; PapaBear3625
India is building the damn to keep one hand on Pakistan's b@lls so if Pakistan tries any funny business they will be going thirsty. Its a better option then escalating into a full on military conflict and nuclear war. The dams add one more layer to the nuclear threshold. Parts of Pakistan are the driest places in the world and all their rivers come from India. There is a better chance Pakistan will die of drought then because of nukes.
20 posted on 04/13/2012 8:06:51 AM PDT by ravager
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To: bravo whiskey; sinsofsolarempirefan
Read up on the state of the Argentine military. Ever since they kicked out the junta, the government has starved the military: on the last parade, they didn't even roll out the tanks as they were afraid that they wouldn't be able to roll across without breaking down.

their airforce is in such a bad shape that pilots call routine flights as suicide missions.

Their navy could be taken down by a few British corvettes.

Finally, their military is now half the size of the Chileans (who have a much smaller population yet a more vibrant economy).

The Argentinians in short have zero military ability to defend themselves, leave alone take on the Brits. What they ARE trying to do is get various Latin American countries to support them. YET the British are told sotto voce that while the Argentinians will get "moral support" from Brazil etc., they will get no actual disruption to the succesful trade the Brazilians etc. have with the UK

21 posted on 04/16/2012 4:34:47 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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