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Pakistan is a terrorist state

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in response to reader comment: But is that practical, dhimmi no more?

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 9, 2011 at 06:21

Aymenn wrote

>Hi DNM:-

Hi Aymenn

>I agree with your description of Pakistan as falling apart with poverty, poor education and terrorism, but do you think anything worthwhile would be achieved in declaring Pakistan a 'terrorist state'?

Well if they can tell us about where is Ayman al-Zawahiri (and I do believe he is in Pakistan and i do believe that those in charge of the ISI know where he is and they must have known that Bin Laden was in Pakistan too ) and if they stop sending terrorists to places like Mumbai and when they go after the terrorists that brutalize Christians and liberals and other minorities including Hindus and Sikhs and Ahmadees and Shi3a then we have a deal

>Also, I am not sure if it really is so easy to destroy the country's nuclear weapons stocks

If pakistan does not get rid of their nuclear weapons then I can assure you that Pakistan and the world will have a nuclear disaster even worse than what happened in the more advanced Japan. Pakistanis can develop nuclear weapons but are Pakistanis able to store them in safe and protected place? I doubt it very much and if the far more advanced Japan can have problems then the magnitude of a nuclear disaster in Pakistan would be a lot worse and who will pay for the cleaning? They do not have the money or the expertise for such task and would you like to see their nuclear weapons falling in the hands of terrorists or even in the hands of some stupid Mullah? Scary indeed

>and end all aid.

No aid should be given to Pakistan period

>Would you not say it is more reasonable to make it clear now to the Pakistani military and government that financial aid is not unconditional, and will depend on completing peace talks and signing a lasting peace d├ętente agreement with India?

They are not interested in having peace talks with India

>After all, the cold war with India is the reason Pakistani military and intelligence play double games with militants in Waziristan and safeguard the Taliban Shura in Quetta and Punjab-based groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba. Of course, there is also the burden of the problem of Islamist ideology being taught in the Pakistani education system, such that the consensus amongst the population (with the exception of Balochistan, where a popular, secular nationalist insurgency is waging an armed campaign against the Pakistani government) is overwhelmingly Islamist?

This is true but we still have to deal with a political culture that is so corrupt and with a bunch of liars

I do not trust Pakistani diplomats or politicians and case in point is Akbar Ahmad and his BS

>I agree completely by the way that Pakistan was a mistake in the first place.

Did you read Tarek Heggy's (for the readers Tarek Heggy is famous Egyptian secularist and he has a web site and he also writes articles in "Modern Discussion") article about his extended visits to India and Pakistan and the difference between boht countries? Same people with two very different out comes It is very good reading

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