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1 posted on 04/16/2005 4:36:41 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 04/16/2005 4:38:05 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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They have one remaining open avenue to influence the outcome of our campaign in the Central Region. By turning east through Baluchistan and dangling the economic and energy carrots to the eastern democratic anchor in the region, India, and our nominal ally in the War of Terror, Pakistan, the mullahs hope to keep their regime intact, while suppressing the nascent democratic movement within their borders.


Musharraf visit raises hopes of Kashmir peace deal with India
Peter Conradi
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-1572671,00.html


THE president of Pakistan, general Pervez Musharraf, flew to India yesterday with what he called a “message of peace”, saying he hoped the nuclear rivals would be able to resolve their decades-old dispute over Kashmir.

Musharraf, paying his first visit to India for four years, was due to spend three days there, with a series of meetings squeezed around a cricket match between the two countries. Last night he received a warm welcome at a dinner hosted by Manmohan Singh, the Indian prime minister.



Before arriving in Delhi, Musharraf stopped at the shrine of a 12th-century Muslim saint in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan. “We have prayed that in the times to come, all differences between India and Pakistan are resolved and peace returns,” he told reporters.

Instead of the traditional gift of a sword, Musharraf was offered a bouquet of flowers at the shrine — a goodwill gesture for the peace process.

“We have come here with a message of peace and unity,” he said. “We want people in my country, Pakistan, and your country, India, to prosper. This can be only done through peace. I hope our prayers will be answered.”

Shyam Saran, the Indian foreign secretary, said he was looking forward to constructive talks. “It will be an informal, relaxed visit, celebrating the cricketing bonds between the two countries and at the same time taking advantage of this opportunity to engage in a fruitful dialogue,” he said Since gaining independence from Britain in 1947, India and Pakistan have fought three wars — two of them over Kashmir, which is divided between them. Both claim the Himalayan territory in its entirety.

The long-simmering dispute became the focus of increased international attention after the two countries conducted nuclear tests in 1998, raising fears that another conflict could escalate into a nuclear war.

Musharraf last visited India in 2001 for a summit in the city of Agra with Atal Vajpayee, then the prime minister. But they failed to reach any agreement on Kashmir.


3 posted on 04/16/2005 5:03:19 PM PDT by Valin (Senate switchboard: (202) 225-3121 / 1-866-808-0065 toll-free)
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Mr. Hanson writes in a clear and concise manner, but more importantly, he says what I want to hear. (I know I'm shameless)


May our diplomatic chess game continue to be played with well thought out moves towards the eventual checkmate.



Ping thanks Doc!

5 posted on 04/16/2005 5:07:37 PM PDT by G.Mason (If you are broken ... it is because you are brittle.)
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"If the future president is elected by a low voter turnout, one could hardly call him the peoples' representative"

And since the last election had extremely low voter turn-out, that would mean what?


9 posted on 04/17/2005 6:16:25 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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This reminds me of the Soviet gas pipeline to Western Europe in the 80's. Reagan persuaded to the Saudis to flood the market and undermined the higher cost Soviet Union, putting the screws to their economy. Iran is far weaker than the Soviets were and the Iranians hate the Mullahs more.


10 posted on 04/17/2005 6:54:31 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Jabba the Hutt's bigger, meaner, uglier brother. Good thing I have no spine, I'd have whiplash.)
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12 posted on 04/17/2005 2:25:53 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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