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Subject: one of the reasons for 9-11...
capitalist77    10/19/2006 9:54:31 AM
...is that the US/UK et al ignored global terrorist ideology thinking it would be restricted by geography. They therefore ignored years of significant state sponsored terrorism from Pakistan against India, and paid the price for their short sightedness when the Pakistani proxies and their allies, Al Qaeda, hit the twin towers. Looksn like not much has been learnt, unfortunately: Pakistan is still an "ally" even when letter people like LeT's founder go free. Btw: how do you Brits feel about it, considering that LeT is also quite responsible for the London subway bombings? Lashkar-e-Toiba founder released Mr Saeed has been under arrest since August Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant group, was released by Pakistani authorities on Wednesday morning. His release was ordered by a court in Lahore on Tuesday. Mr Saeed, who runs the controversial Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity, has been in detention since 10 August. The US has listed Jamaat-ud-Dawa as a terrorist organisation. It says the charity is a fundraising front for Lashkar-e-Toiba. The court ordered Mr Saeed's release once before, on 28 August, but the Punjab government rearrested him hours later under a public order law. Pakistan has banned Lashkar-e-Toiba but has so far described Jamaat-ud-Dawa as a legitimate Islamic charity with relief operations in the earthquake hit areas of Kashmir and northern Pakistan. However, in response to a petition challenging Mr Saeed's detention, a government official on Monday argued that Mr Saeed's activities could damage Pakistan's relations with its neighbours. Officials in India linked Lashkar-e-Toiba to the Mumbai (Bombay) train bombings in July in which more than 180 people were killed.
 
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Herc the Merc    capi77   10/25/2006 9:30:26 AM
Some quick lessons in the real world, though morally allied with India, US & UK have little interest in supporting India against Pak terror with any puritanical zeal. The cause of the day is salvaging Iraq, you may note that even the average American doesn't get as much attention as the average American corp or SIG. Note 20,000 or so troops in Afghanistan and 140,000 in Iraq before Osama and Zawahiri dealt with. Point is if the US pursues other agendas when its own citizens are victims of terror for you to remotely hope that US & UK will step into save the day for India is extremely naive. In this regard I would elicit Iran's help. They have a vested interest in suppressing Talebans and Pakistan, the other option is Israel which is supporting India very well in its anti-insurgency infrastructure. Politics make strange bedfellows and the Iran Israel balancing act is a little tricky obviously, but if you are expecting US or UK to bail you out--well as the English would say -you are toast.
 
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capitalist77       11/17/2006 1:12:36 AM

Mr. Merc, thanks for the patronising response and "lessons in the real world." I don't expect the US/UK to bail India out - where is it that you see that mentioned in my post, or is that an incorrect inference of yours?
 
"Some quick lessons in the real world, though morally allied with India, US & UK have little interest in supporting India against Pak terror with any puritanical zeal. The cause of the day is salvaging Iraq, you may note that even the average American doesn't get as much attention as the average American corp or SIG. Note 20,000 or so troops in Afghanistan and 140,000 in Iraq before Osama and Zawahiri dealt with. Point is if the US pursues other agendas when its own citizens are victims of terror for you to remotely hope that US & UK will step into save the day for India is extremely naive. In this regard I would elicit Iran's help. They have a vested interest in suppressing Talebans and Pakistan, the other option is Israel which is supporting India very well in its anti-insurgency infrastructure. Politics make strange bedfellows and the Iran Israel balancing act is a little tricky obviously, but if you are expecting US or UK to bail you out--well as the English would say -you are toast."



 
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