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Jason, please think it through

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in response to reader comment: We need to put a fence on Afghanistan - Pakistan border with a clear orders to shoot every intruder / infiltrator

Submitted by moderate Muslim (United States), Jul 31, 2007 at 20:53

Did you ever think of the logistics of this, it is plain impossible. It is a mountanous porous, enormous border. Also, is it the right of the Coalition Forces to do things like this, to deploy Afghani troops at their whim? The border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is generally a political border, the cultural identity of the people does not change as one goes over the border. The gall of telling a Pakistani Pashtun that HE is the intruder when he is going to visit and Afghani Pashtun is unbelievable.

We cannot invade a country and then tell ethnic people that they are "infiltrators". The main problem with the Pakistani/Afghani border is that the Coalition does not respect the tribal honor of the Pakistanis. They are autonomous, and westerners coming into their homes attacking them is not going to help. One must understand people in order to exist alongside them.

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