Skip to comments.Pakistan on course to become Islamist state, U.S. experts say
Posted on 04/16/2009 6:51:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON A growing number of U.S. intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials have concluded that there's little hope of preventing nuclear-armed Pakistan from disintegrating into fiefdoms controlled by Islamist warlords and terrorists, posing the a greater threat to the U.S. than Afghanistan's terrorist haven did before 9/11.
"It's a disaster in the making on the scale of the Iranian revolution," said a U.S. intelligence official with long experience in Pakistan who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly.
Pakistan's fragmentation into warlord-run fiefdoms that host al Qaida and other terrorist groups would have grave implications for the security of its nuclear arsenal; for the U.S.-led effort to pacify Afghanistan; and for the security of India, the nearby oil-rich Persian Gulf and Central Asia, the U.S. and its allies.
"Pakistan has 173 million people and 100 nuclear weapons, an army which is bigger than the American army, and the headquarters of al Qaida sitting in two-thirds of the country which the government does not control," said David Kilcullen, a retired Australian army officer, a former State Department adviser and a counterinsurgency consultant to the Obama administration.
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“It’s a disaster in the making on the scale of the Iranian revolution,”
Have no fear, Free World, we have devout “Christian” Present Barack Obowma as our leader
Yeah, there’s this problem. But we’ve got Obama to save us. Thank Xod!
How far down on the list are we?
Honestly, Bush should have taken out their nuclear capabilities right after 9/11. Instead, we continued with the fantasy that they were our “ally” in the GWOT.
The fact that they have an army bigger than the American army doesn’t mean diddley. Their nukes are the big thing. We should have plans to disarm them and dismantle their nuclear capabilties for generations to come. The Indians will help, I’m sure.
I wonder if the Jewish community WHO overwhelmingly voted for OsAMA have any idea they’ve doomed their own Jewish race. Pray for Israel. When Pak becomes totally islamic say goodbye to Israel! The radicals will control it’s nukes and OsAMA will probably bow down to them.
You mean, the guy who covered up Jesus before his speech? They can have random "white people"... but, not Jesus?
For the past decade, at least, I have thought Pakistan was the biggest danger in the region. The polls from there consistently have shown strong support for Bin Laden.
Perhaps, we can convince India to take them on??
On course to become? OK.
I’m sure the Indians would be more than happy to take Pakistan’s nukes off its hands. As long as Pakistan isn’t launching them their way of course.
All the more reason that India is now one of our most critical allies.
Good, as long as they don't get into it with the Cavalry.
What kind of freakin' "experts" just figured that out?
Pakistan was created as an inslamic state.
Ever heard of recent (last 80 years) history?
Boggles the brain...
Scary article. If Pakistan breaks up into four separate states like this article suggests, that can only help to aggravate and encourage the uprising in Kashmir, which would lead to further conflict with India.
What’s worst is that Obama, the Hildebeest and Susan Rice are at bat....
Hey, where are al thise FReepers who were claiming that Pukeistan was the United States’ best friend?
Don’t hear much from this crowd now.
It’s happening on Obama’s watch... it’s Obama’s fault.