Skip to comments.Beneath the radar, a Russia-Pakistan entente takes shape
Posted on 03/12/2012 12:24:07 AM PDT by U-238
One of the early calls that Vladimir Putin took following his expected victory in the Russian presidential election last weekend was from Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. He congratulated Putin on his success and invited him to visit Islamabad in September which the Russian leader accepted, according to newspaper reports citing an official statement.
It would be the first visit by a Russian head of state to Pakistan which stood on the other side of the Cold War, peaking in its emergence as the staging ground for the U.S. campaign to defeat the Soviet Unions occupation of Afghanistan. Its now again the frontline state in Americas war against Islamist militants in Afghanistan, but it is a far more conflicted partner than those days of war against the godless communists. So fraught and uncertain is the nature of the relationship with the United States that Pakistan has sought to deepen ties with long-time ally China, but also Russia, the other great power in a dangerously unstable neighbourhood.
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The Russians can easily make up that money. One of the reasons why they are sticking by Syria is because lost a $4 billion dollar contract with Libya.The Syrians are retrofitting their naval base at Tartus.
Make up all that money out of thin air? When was the last time Russian navy or airforce made a big ticket purchase of a brand new fighter or submarine/aircraft carrier? Where is the money?
Libya just fell apart and Syria is going down that road next. Yeah right, stick with Syria. /s
The Russians are very good at selling their military wares.
Aww jeez, thanks. I know what seed money is.
Then again the wikipedia link doesnt quite explain $500 million “seed money” for what? The last couple time Russia played the “Great Game” they lost.
I am sure they are. Question is, they got any bigger buyer then India?
Why do keep posting those lame wikipedia links? Why dont you just say what you want to say to make your point.
I think Putin wants to win this “Great Game”
Why not? You can read the links, can you?
I am not spamming you. I just showing you the reserch. I am not here to hold your hand.
I am giving you the material. You should be happy that i am helping you out
I appreciate, but I think you are the one who needs more help.
Btw wikipedia is not research.
Good Links though at the end
Good Links though at the end that lead you articles
Even though you are wrong, I sincerly apologize for getting angry at you. It was uncalled for and deeply apologize for it.
Lol. Its all good. No worries.