Marut wrote:sum wrote:Finally some different perspective after all the MKB/BK India-Pak bhai bhai articles all over the place:
Why Pakistan's peace overtures are a diversionary tactic
An excellent article by the Col. Athale. It is very consistent the arguments he made during a discussion with him six months ago and the situation has panned out along the broad strokes he painted. He argued that it was not the upper class and elite who are the problem but the radicalized middle and lower class which has been fed and brought up with a steady diet of anti-India anti-Hindu propaganda that will prevent any reconciliation between India-Pak. He believed that post OBL raid the situation in Pak will rapidly deteriorate and the civilian govt will find its credibility sinking sooner than later. In such an atmosphere, political parties and military will play nice with us to rally behind them once the American aid starts to peter out. We should not be falling for this feint which will come back to bite us later on as he said. Of course letting Pak collapse is also not a very bright scenario given their nukes and the blackmail that they are capable of, so we are caught between the devil and the deep sea. He admitted that he had no clue about how we can manage this collapse scenario without getting affected significantly.
That can only be possible by effectively neutralizing the nuclear threat. Americans have the technology to look for even the faintest radiation from 30,000 feet. They have done it before and it works. It must be tried again. The technology can be fit only on a transport plane like C-130. Then it is only committing to do a grid search of the entire country. We will find it.