Skip to comments.One Car Bomb Away
Posted on 08/18/2008 11:02:41 AM PDT by cowdog77
"....Pakistan now enters a dangerous moment of instability. It is not yet clear who will replace Musharraf, and as Ive written before, Pakistan has long been one car bomb away from a bin Laden-ally seizing power. Should an al Qaeda-type Radical gain control of the country and its nuclear weapons, we could be facing an apocalyptic moment....."
For all his many flaws, Musharraf was steadily becoming a Reformer. After 9/11, he became a key ally of the U.S., helping us in our war against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan rather than interferring. He and his security forces worked closely with us to capture numerous top jihadists, including Khalled Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11.
He was also supportive of protecting Pakistans rapidly growing Christian minority, which has been very important because Muslims are turning to Christ there in record numbers (I just met with a top Pakistani Christian leader for lunch last week and learned that there are now more than 2.5 million MBBS or Muslim Background Believers there.) Musharraf, to his great credit, also dramatically reached out to Israel, in defiance of the jihadists in his country. He once shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, something the Saudis wont even do, and gave a remarkable speech to the American Jewish Congress in New York City in 2005.
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sounds like we may be getting closer to 1 car bomb away from ww3.
this is not a prediction, just an observation that things are pretty dangerous right now and seem to be getting more and more so.
If there ever was a case for missile defense...
True, but not very reassuring.
The best way to avoid a war is to be ready for one. The best way to end it once it begins is to actually fight it. If you want to be reassured, keep in mind that Pervez Musharraf is not the problem. The end of his rule does not change the situation on the ground very drastically. Even when he was running things, we were only "one car bomb away." When we have the will to solve the problem, we can stop being anxious, until then, the hand-wringing will continue.