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MORE PAKISTAN KASHMIR REBELS ENTER INDIA AREA - US ENVOY
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | September 19, 2002 6:42 a.m. EDT

Posted on 09/20/2002 10:06:44 AM PDT by Annakin

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:47:09 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

NEW DELHI (AP)--Infiltration of militants from Pakistan's portion of Kashmir into Indian territory has increased in the past two months, the U.S. ambassador said Thursday.

"Infiltration is going on and in our judgment it increased in August and September," Ambassador Robert Blackwill told reporters.


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To: swarthyguy
I think many of them are on mobile launchers though ... sometimes they can have time to move them ... I fear some could be "spirited away" if Musharraf fell ... and we'd have the decision of pre-emptive strikes on an "ally" ... I have been concerned about this country ever since the military overthrew the civilian government a few years ago ...
21 posted on 09/24/2002 4:15:14 PM PDT by Bobby777
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To: swarthyguy
which is why limited conventional war between India and Pakistan would mitigate some of the threat ... however, should it go nuclear it will be a very different world very quickly ... no doubt there are many Al-Qaeda and others of their ilk that would love to "push the button" ...
22 posted on 09/24/2002 4:21:08 PM PDT by Bobby777
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To: Bobby777
At some point, India will have to call Pakistan's bluff.
23 posted on 09/24/2002 4:23:13 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: Annakin
Musharraf has a huuuuuge problem. Religion of peace my A** !!
24 posted on 09/24/2002 4:23:25 PM PDT by ChadGore
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To: Annakin
"Infiltration is going on and in our judgment it increased in August and September," Ambassador Robert Blackwill told reporters................./snip/................... He said that U.S. President George W. Bush had raised this issue again during his meeting with Musharraf on Sept. 12. "This is a matter on which we are working very hard," Blackwill added.

Oh, how noble of Ambassador Blackwil and President Bush to be so greatly concerned about Pakistani infiltration of India.

My question to ambassador Blackwil and President Bush is when in the hell are you going to show as much concern about Mexico’s infiltration of The United States of America and the sanctity of our borders overall?

25 posted on 09/24/2002 4:33:21 PM PDT by varon
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To: Annakin
Does this explain what happened at Gandhinagar today? Have the perps been identified as Moslems yet?
26 posted on 09/24/2002 4:50:22 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: Annakin
"He said that U.S. President George W. Bush had raised this issue again during his meeting with Musharraf on Sept. 12"

HEY...all the enlightened ones on earlier threads about today's terrorist attack on a Hindu temple told me that President Bush could care less about India...I'm SOOOOOOO confused!

27 posted on 09/24/2002 4:58:27 PM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: AM2000
"Musharraf is reneging on his promise to disassociate himself from the terrorists"

Which brings me to a question I've been trying to find a place to pose:

The official word in India on the ongoing (as far as I know, not being there physically) Gujarat temple siege, is that it is still unknown at this time WHO the terrorists in the temple are or what they represent...

So why has Pakistan's government already - starting way early in the seige - made several official statements regarding the seige, to the affect that the seige is the result of Hindi intolorance (LOL) and is warning that the attack will straing Inda/Pakistan relations???

Rhetorical question. I just went and checked for updates...no one seems to have pointed out the discrepancy yet, so I thought maybe I would.

28 posted on 09/24/2002 5:22:27 PM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: Annakin
The high rate of infiltration was stopped for a couple of months to give India a chance to cool off during the monsoon and runup to elections. India cooled off, but they are still ready as ever to make a major military move. Now infiltration is increased again. India doesn't have a short attention span. This cannot go on forever.
29 posted on 09/24/2002 5:29:05 PM PDT by RightWhale
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So why has Pakistan's government already - starting way early in the seige - made several official statements regarding the seige, to the affect that the seige is the result of Hindi intolorance (LOL) and is warning that the attack will straing Inda/Pakistan relations???

Because the Pakistanis know they will be blamed, whether they did it or not. My personal feeling is that blaming Pakistan for this is inappropriate, since there are plenty of Indian Muslims who would be more than happy to kill a few Hindus. They've been at it for centuries, what makes us think that there's suddenly a difference between the radicals among Pakistani Muslims and Indian Muslims?

30 posted on 09/24/2002 9:01:05 PM PDT by AM2000
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