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To: cloudmountain
Nothing will go wrong. The guys in charge of the nukes won't remember where the "on" button is.

Moronic assessment. The Saudis pay for the nukes, missiles AND Paki operators, who know how to nuke, say, Tel Aviv.

It's what is begotten when the US mollycoddles Pakistan. They should have been annihilated by India back in the 70s, but instead, the US chose to save them. Too bad for Israel. No wonder they are running to India.

38 posted on 11/06/2013 9:30:51 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett
It's what is begotten when the US mollycoddles Pakistan. They should have been annihilated by India back in the 70s, but instead, the US chose to save them. Too bad for Israel. No wonder they are running to India.

But in those days to support India over Pakistan was to support the intentions of the USSR. In those days conservatives tended to lean to Pakistan, leftists toward India. This Cold War strategy illustrates the dangers of a correct short-term strategy causing long-term perils. Now that the Cold War is over, this tale provides a good argument for a more detached, less interventionist foreign policy oriented to long term survival over short term expediencies.

President Reagan pictured with fellow anti-communist President Muhammed Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 11:05:51 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: James C. Bennett; cloudmountain
It's what is begotten when the US mollycoddles Pakistan. They should have been annihilated by India back in the 70s, but instead, the US chose to save them. Too bad for Israel. No wonder they are running to India.

Correct

In 1971, Pakistan had committed genocide against it's own citizen (the Bengalis) and India stepped in to help the Bengalis get their independence as Bangladesh

india could have gone into west pakistan and cut off Baluchistan and the NWFP.

55 posted on 11/07/2013 2:36:00 AM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: James C. Bennett

Right. What do I know? I lived in the KSA for five years. Nothing WILL go wrong. Nothing moronic about what I said...just your assessment of my statement.


67 posted on 11/07/2013 6:53:43 AM PST by cloudmountain
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