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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:21 PM
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Cornered Pakistan may strike India to salvage lost pride
From Times of India:
NEW DELHI: Deeply embarrassed by the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden under its nose, the Pakistan army might be tempted to ratchet up hostility towards India and even encourage the terror proxies it controls to stage strikes on the Indian mainland, the Indian security establishment feels.

The Pakistan army is having to deal with not just the disbelief of foreign governments over its claims of being unaware of Osama being in Abbottabad, a crowded city with a heavy military presence, but some hostile questioning at home as well. Its claims of being able to thwart any intrusion protecting sovereignty being the army's USP have been dealt a hard blow by the US action.

There is a view that the Pakistan military may look to recover lost prestige by diverting popular attention towards India and army chief Ashfaq Kiyani's aggressive response to Indian Army chief V K Singh's claim that India could stage an Abbottabad-type operation indicates as much. In a statement, the Pakistan army said it would respond strongly to any Indian "misadventure."

It serves the Pakistan army's purpose to feed popular paranoia about India and the possibility of Islamabad's "nuclear jewels" being under threat. A flare up of regional tensions can help turn the spotlight from its failures at a time when US law makers are asking why another dollar should be paid to an ally who might have harboured Osama.


Granted, this is from the Times of India but I do believe Pakistan is seriously looking for either some way to save face or some way to distract...and India is the obvious choice because they can only complain so much to America before it has the effect of drying up those dollars.

PB
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:22 PM
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1. They just allowed Helicopters to land in their country
without their radar picking it up. My guess is India is saying "Bring it on"
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:55 PM
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7. In the Pakistan defense, they were top secret stealth helicopters
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:23 PM
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2. Attacking India will not get our money.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:24 PM
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3. Possibly They Are That Stupid, Sir
But it would be a very foolish thing. India already has more than enough cause for full-scale war, given murderous attacks carried out in India by what are in effect contract agents of the Pakistani government. Pakistan would not win such a confrontation.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:27 PM
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4. Considering this is an Indian media source ...
With an Indian viewpoint ... I would see this as more of a call to vigilance than a reflection of fact ....

with a grain of salt ....
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:27 PM
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5. If they need war games to make them feel better -
why not move into Afghanistan?
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 08:28 PM
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6. Kashmir. A big reason why pakisitan supports extremists is Kashmir.
They support extremists the way we support drones.
Each to their own.
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