Noticias de Rupia | Nouvelles de Roupie | Rupiennachrichten | ??????? ????? | ???? | Roepienieuws | Rupi Nyheter | ??????? | Notizie di Rupia | PAKISTAN LEDGER | ???????? ????? | RUPEE NEWS | January 9th, 2009 | Moin Ansari | ???? ??????? | ????? ????? | The Indian analysts were in a tizzy. Despite the huge melodrama after the sad events of the Mumbai Delhi had failed to drive a wedge between the USA and Pakistan. It also failed to threaten Pakistan and get major concessions.
I will encourage dialogue between Pakistan and India to work towards resolving their dispute over Kashmir and between Afghanistan and Pakistan to resolve their differences and develop the Pashtun border region. If Pakistan can look towards the east (India) with confidence, it will be less likely to believe its interests are best advanced through cooperation with the Taliban..Barack Obama
Bharat recognizes the fact that it faces a tough American agenda which has the backing of the US military as well as a broad spectrum of American political opinion.
India is still bracing itself for a period of difficult diplomacy with the US… Difficulties will arise with India because Obama believes that the path to a peaceful Afghanistan runs through a Kashmir “resolution”. As the US gets more involved in disentangling Pakistan and Afghanistan from terrorism, Taliban and al-Qaida, it will be tempting for Democrats to push a “Kashmir solution” as a carrot for Pakistan to undertake tough policies on its northwestern border. . Times of India
Many think that the 10th militant is also dead. Whether Mr. “Kassab” is alive or not the Bharti diplomatic misinformation is surely dead. Overtaken by Gaza news clips, the usual world propensity for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and the end of the media news cycle with rarely lasts more then 36 hours no one is interested in Delhi griping about the ISI–something it has been doing for the past several decades. Some Inexplicable questions for Indian Leaders
Time Magazine in an editorial piece titled “Has Pakistan Outwitted India” makes some interesting observations.
A day after receiving the dossier, said to contain transcripts of the interrogation of Muhammad Ajmal Kasab – the lone surviving gunman from the attacks – as well as of cell-phone conversations conducted by the attackers in the course of their massacre and other data from their phones, Islamabad coolly dismissed its significance, saying it contained no credible evidence.
Pakistan’s rebuff left India reiterating, through Defense Minister A.K. Antony, that it was “examining all possible available options.” But many analysts believe that the window of opportunity for military action in response to Mumbai has long been closed and that by issuing empty threats, India is simply weakening its credibility. “The military option, if it had to be used, would’ve been used within the first week of the attacks,” says Dipankar Banerjee, director of the New Delhi-based Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. “But India decided – correctly – that that option would have been counterproductive.” Banerjee, like many other analysts, says a military offensive early on would have been difficult to back up, as India had no actionable evidence of Pakistani involvement at that stage. “Even the option of surgical strikes to take out cells is overhyped. India has no such precise intelligence to strike at clear, specific targets,” Banerjee says, “and if there were any collateral damage, Pakistan would paint itself as the victim.” Time Magazine
Blaming Pakistan for all terrorism inside Pakistan can go only so far. It may be the case of “crying wolf” too many times. Many remember 1971 when Bharat made a huge hullabaloo about the the hijacking of the Ganga (an Indian airliner ostensibly hijacked by “Kashmiris). The entire event was stage managed by RAW to give Bharat an excuse to stop Pakistani overflights over Bharat. Bharat also made a huge fuss over the Samjohta Express. It later turned out that an active member of the Indian armed forces was responsible for blowing the Pakistani train to bits killing dozens of Pakistanis on board. The list of Indian deception is long.
Vice Preseident Elect sees a chnage in American support for Pakistan. In fact Biden has continued to promise Pakistan the tripling of aid to Pakistan.
Biden Reaffirms Alliance with Pakistan in Visit to Islamabad
G. Parthasarathy, a former Indian high commissioner to Pakistan, adds, “We must remember that the U.S. is itself heavily dependent on Pakistan for logistics in Afghanistan. And if India really has evidence to link the ISI [Pakistan's military-intelligence service] to the Mumbai attacks, the U.S. will not help us go down that path at all.” Parthasarathy, like many Indian security analysts, believes the U.S. continues to see the ISI and the Pakistani military as part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Time Magazine
Much of the Mumbai militancy has been hijacked by the political parties in both Bharat and Pakistan. In Bharat there is a game of one-up-manship between the Congress and the “government in waiting” the BJP. The BJPs accuses the Congress of not doing enough against Pakistan and the Congress like pumped up like a blimps has taken a minor incident and madeit into an international Pakistan bashing event–complete with bongo drums and the dogs of war. Analysis of Delhi’s bigoted “Bomb Islamabad” syndrome
KABUL, Afghansitan — Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan, late Friday, just 11 days before he is scheduled to be sworn in as the U.S. vice-president. Biden, who is traveling with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (Tex.), told Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari that the United States regards Pakistan as an “important ally and partner” in the war on terrorism.
Pakistan is embroiled in a tense confrontation with neighboring India, also a major U.S. ally, over allegations that a Pakistan-based Islamist group was behind the three-day siege in the Indian city of Mumbai in November that left more than 170 people dead. India has suggested that Pakistani state agencies were involved, which Zardari and other officials have vehemently denied.
Biden and Graham are expected to travel to Afghanistan in the next several days. In recent months, Biden has publicly expressed frustration with the Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai, which is widely regarded as weak and corrupt. Karzai, in turn, has grown increasingly critical of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.
The two senators are expected to press both Pakistani and Afghan authorities for tougher commitments to the battle against Islamist extremism as the United States prepares to send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan to bolster the protracted war against Taliban insurgents. The number would nearly double the current U.S. troop presence. Biden Reaffirms Alliance with Pakistan in Visit to Islamabad. By Pamela Constable
Many Indians had hoped the Mumbai attacks would provide a tipping point in India’s – and the West’s – tolerance for Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. But until now, even India’s modest demands – that suspects be extradited to India and terrorist infrastructure on Pakistani soil be dismantled – might go unmet, despite the Pakistani authorities’ moves to close down some groups in response to a U.N. Security Council ruling. “Terrorist infrastructure will remain, there will be more attacks, history will keep repeating itself,” says Chellaney. “Soon we will return to the familiar cycle.” Time Magazine
Mr. Fareed Zakari’as pontification aside, Bharati prestige has been hurt internationally. Its squabling with Islamabad has shown the worth the internal fractures within the country, internationalized the Kashmir issue and brought focus to the plight of the Indian Muslims
All this happening when the US couldn’t be bothered with the squabbling in South Asia. All Washington cares about is the war in Afghanistan and its “East India Company” (American multinationals) selling a lot of goods. This mercantile behaviour labeled “strategic partnership” and “natural alliance” has made a mockery of Bharat’s traditional support for third world issues. Blame Game: Blaming Pakistan is perilous
Noticias de Rupia | Nouvelles de Roupie | Rupiennachrichten | ??????? ????? | ???? | Roepienieuws | Rupi Nyheter | ??????? | Notizie di Rupia | PAKISTAN LEDGER | ???????? ????? | RUPEE NEWS | January 9th, 2009 | Moin Ansari | ???? ??????? | ????? ????? |