Saturday, October 22, 2011
Pakistan - A Failed State Or A Rogue State
By Manuwant Choudhary
Ever since Osama Bin Laden was found living in Abbottabad and his arrest and execution (without Pakistan being informed), Pakistan is looking more like a Rogue State.
It has been a Failed State for a very long time but recent posturing by Gen Kayani warning the US against any unilateral air strikes in North Waziristan (where the terrorists could be holed up) and his reminder that Pakistan is a nuclear state, just indicates that Pakistan is of serious concern not just to the United States and India but to the world.
Pakistan's foreign minister Hina Rabbani is at odds with her beauty...she talks about `Sovereignty' but her dancing dark eyes are distrustful and nervous ..... she is not talking about Pakistan or her people but for the terror networks that exist on her soil.
The General says Pakistan will act on their own time and will, but the real question is will the terrorists also give the world enough time to foil their terror designs?
What we saw in Bombay and subsequent confessions with David Headley point towards just one thing that Pakistan is not just responsible for the terror networks but could be actively ordering the terror strikes as well.
Of course, I am no fan of the United States, its their billions that the Pakistani's have used to create such havens for terror.
But time may be running out and things are far from normal in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Hillary Clinton's last attempts to make the Pakistani's see sense may fail.