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Pakistan As Danger Zone

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Submitted by Virginia Gentleman (United States), May 4, 2011 at 08:32

I have long wondered at our nation's fecklessness in facing the reality of Pakistan's providing safe-haven for Islamist terrorists as well as Pakistan's capacity to export this hatred throughout the region. India is able to defend itself but the still-growing government in Afghanistan is at risk, especially given our current desire to withdraw forces from Afganistan. We seem to forget that nations have only permanent interests and never permanent allies, even if they possess nuclear weapons, oil and other critical assets.

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