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2009-01-05 India-Pakistan
Five Reasons Why India Can't 'Do A Gaza' On Pakistan
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Posted by john frum 2009-01-05 14:52|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [446 views ]  Top

#1 Of these 5 reasons, by far the most important are the first two, especially the second. In fact, India going nuclear, however much it filled their hearts with nationalistic pride, was a major strategic mistake. Pakistan was impelled to match them and this development partially negated India's advantage in conventional war (India had won all previous encounters) by raising the stakes by so much. Reasons 3-5 are more excuses than reasons. (However, there is a reason 6 which the author doesn't mention and which is a real concern for India: long-term response by China.)
Posted by Odysseus 2009-01-05 18:21||   2009-01-05 18:21|| Front Page Top

#2 FOX NEWS AM > CAVUTO Show - guest Pert SHOULD got into a raucus debate wid Neil over WHETHER AND WHEN ISRAEL's LARGER-SIZED MUSLIM NEIGHBORS WILL PROVE WILLING TO GIVE UP SOME OF THEIR SOVEREIGN LANDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR FELLOW PALESTINIANS?

Once again, GUEST > T'AINT GONNA HAPPEN. ISRAEL PER SE IS THE ONE AND ONLY ONE THAT HAS TO GIVE UP LAND = ANYTHING!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-01-05 19:02||   2009-01-05 19:02|| Front Page Top

#3 No other state--apart, perhaps, from Britain--evokes as much favor in American public opinion as does Israel.
Beat up on Pakistan and you can be a close third in my book.
Posted by Darrell 2009-01-05 20:51||   2009-01-05 20:51|| Front Page Top

#4 But India doesn't have to "Do a Gaza" on Pakiland: a little push here, a little shove there, and Pakiland will fracture along athnic lines.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-01-05 22:16||   2009-01-05 22:16|| Front Page Top

#5 In fact, India going nuclear, however much it filled their hearts with nationalistic pride, was a major strategic mistake.

India going nuclear was a necessary response to China going nuclear. Pakistan needed to go nuclear to allow it to continue sponsoring terror attacks against India without being invaded in response.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2009-01-05 22:52|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2009-01-05 22:52|| Front Page Top

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