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Pakistan on course to become Islamist state, U.S. experts say
mcclatchydc.com ^ | April 16, 2009 | Jonathan S. Landay

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globaljihad; islam; muslims; pakistan

1 posted on 04/16/2009 6:51:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“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


2 posted on 04/16/2009 6:54:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yeah, there’s this problem. But we’ve got Obama to save us. Thank Xod!


3 posted on 04/16/2009 6:58:58 PM PDT by Bertha Fanation
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lovely.

How far down on the list are we?


4 posted on 04/16/2009 7:01:10 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to 0bama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

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.


5 posted on 04/16/2009 7:01:24 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

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.


6 posted on 04/16/2009 7:03:36 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Have no fear, Free World, we have devout “Christian” Present Barack Obowma as our leader

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??

7 posted on 04/16/2009 7:03:45 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( When you find yourself going through Hell, keep going!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

On course to become? OK.


8 posted on 04/16/2009 7:05:00 PM PDT by edpc (01010111 01010100 01000110 00111111)
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To: rbg81

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.


9 posted on 04/16/2009 7:05:09 PM PDT by FromShadow
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All the more reason that India is now one of our most critical allies.


10 posted on 04/16/2009 7:07:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: rbg81
The Indians will help, I’m sure.

Good, as long as they don't get into it with the Cavalry.

11 posted on 04/16/2009 7:07:58 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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Pakistan on course to become Islamist state, U.S. experts say

Experts?

What kind of freakin' "experts" just figured that out?

Listen MORONS...

Pakistan was created as an inslamic state.

Ever heard of recent (last 80 years) history?

Boggles the brain...

12 posted on 04/16/2009 7:15:53 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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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....


13 posted on 04/16/2009 7:21:47 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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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.


14 posted on 04/16/2009 7:56:55 PM PDT by indcons (Q: What's the best way to rob a bank? A: Own one)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s happening on Obama’s watch... it’s Obama’s fault.


15 posted on 04/16/2009 8:02:47 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'm a PROUD RIGHT WING EXTREMIST.... Obama has failed, IMPEACH Obama NOW....)
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India needs to help Israel take out Iranian nukes. India cannot afford to have TWO nuclear Islamist states facing it down.


16 posted on 04/16/2009 8:07:07 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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