Obama has said something that people in the Bush administration were saying in hushed voice, if at all. And something that India has been saying for ages! That Pakistan has been using the aid provided to it to prepare for war against India. They used it in 1965 and 1971 and got punished, and they used stringer missiles in Kargil – by providing those missiles to the “jehadis” and now they are ostensibly using the aid worth billions to prepare for another war… while the country itself falls apart.
“We are providing them military aid without having enough strings attached. So they’re using the military aid that we use – they’re not, to Pakistan, they’re preparing for a war against India,” Obama told O’Reilly, the conservative TV host.
Obama has suggested that his administration may go into Pakistani territory to target the extremists. Obama has lived in Pakistan during Zia ul Haq’s times with his mother. He was pretty firm while replying to O’Reilly…
O’Reilly: “So you’re going to pull it out and let the Islamic fundamentalists take them over?”
Obama: “No, no, no, no. What we say is, look, we’re going to provide them with additional military support, targeted at terrorists, and we’re going to help build their democracy and provide …”
O’Reilly: “He’s doing that now. Funds over there, and he’s doing that.”
Obama: “That is not what we’ve been doing, Bill. We’ve wasted $10 billion with Musharraf without holding them accountable for knocking out those safe havens… We can’t – we can’t have – and nobody talked about some full-blown invasion of Pakistan, but the simple point that I made was we’ve got to put more pressure on Pakistan to do what they need to do”
What do you think? I believe, given the situation on the ground, that a war between India and Pakistan is just around the corner. Remember, for wars between the two country, situations are created – not because of their urgency but because the Pakistani Army feels it has an opportunity or wants the public to concentrate on something else. As we speak, I have a strong hunch that the Jehadi heads in Pakistan Army are preparing their blueprints.
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