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#1 Given the current state of Pakistain and it's inmates, I feel rather good about this. You are known by your enemies as well as your friends.
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-15 00:18||
#2 This is actually a compliment.
Posted by Omose Angeaque7353 2013-02-15 00:33||
#3 When you consider it was Pakistan that provided the training and material support to the Taliban that led to their takeover of Afghanistan, after which they provided al Qaeda with a base to train for the 9/11 attacks, they're lucky we haven't burned the entire country to the ground.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-15 01:00||
#4 Pakistan is lucky the west is stupid.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-15 04:16||
#5 Something to do with U.S. Air Force planes over Afghanistan one night confounding Pakistani radar into thinking its skies were perfectly empty when, in fact, a pack of stealth aircraft were advancing toward the city of Abbottabad
When one considers the distance and platforms flown (helos), I personally think the "radar blocking" theory is very weak as applied to the mission's INFIL (infiltration phase). The EXFIL (exfiltration phase) makes stealth and radar blocking absolutely incredulous. Pakistan is not Mali. They have a sophisticated military, a modern air force, and are armed with nuclear weapons. Bin Laden was sold on the clandestine market. Outside the walled compound, the raid was theater, the stuff of books and movies. Just my personal opinion.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-15 05:47||
#6 As distinct from the 91% before?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-15 06:24||
#7 pretty obviously we feel the same. We should cut all visas for Paks
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-15 10:59||
#8 Bin Laden was sold on the clandestine market
And given the now-known circumstances, it probably was not worth what was paid for him.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-15 11:19||
#9 Well, so much for the vacation in Islamabad, eh?
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-02-15 12:31||
#10 Pakistain is a collection of people and places that no one else wanted, much like Afghanistan.
So, since no one else wanted them some smart aleck said "what would happen if we put all of these people that loath and dispise each other into one country?" Then the rest of the room said "Let's find out" So we have Pakistan.
It appears that Nehru knew what he was doing when he let Jena talk Ghandi into the partition and despite the violence (The Islamists can use ANYTHING as an excuse to maim, torture, rape, murder, and burn), I think India got the better of the deal.
I am still wondering why on earth the rational and right thinking oligarchs in India would want to hold on to that pest hole Khasmir?
Posted by Bill Clinton 2013-02-15 12:58||
#11 When I was in India the pretty wise-folks I spoke to were somewhat irrational about the Kashmire issue. Pride is a tough thing to think around.
Also, I agree India got the best of the deal with the partitian but India still has Islamic slums in a lot of major cities. Maybe they should have made it more affordable for some to leave back in the day, or charter busses now for any that really need to live in an Islamic state.
Posted by rjschwarz 2013-02-15 14:38||
#12 Sounds like they badly need extermination, what say you?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-15 14:42||
#13 rj, my bet is that the Muslims would prefer to live in slums in India rather than slums in Pakistan or Bangladesh. Plus many of them speak the local languages of where they are rather than Urdu or Bengali.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-02-15 20:09||
#14 The jizya social welfare benefit is better for the individual and the community in India than in Pakistan...
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-15 20:18||
Posted by Gerthudion Glitle9360 2013-02-15 22:20||