kenop wrote:Just watched an expert (didn't get the name) from DC thinktank on BBC's Impact Asia. Talking about Pakistan he said that the issue of their nuclear stock is related to Cashmere and its resolution has to happen prior to any other development.
I had a sudden thought about why people say this. Basically they are stuck. As far as they are concerned there is going to be no reduction in the IndiaPakistan nuclear flashpoint.
Note that the entire world is sitting and hoping that Pakis (and Indian) nukes will somehow go away. As far as the "rest of the world" goes the world will never be free from danger of nuclear war unless IndiaPakistan denuke themselves. And the more they study the issue the more they feel that this is the most intractable issue. That of course is plain stupidity. Nukes are not going to go away anytime soon. But the powers who sit at the high table think that Iraq has been de nuked, iran will be denuked, Israel is safe and Korea is not a problem. But Pakistan is a problem that they cannot treat like Iraq or NoKo. So they are asking India to solve the problem, hoping it will go away if India capitulates.
The truth of course is that India will not capitulate and the problem will not go away and the risk of nuclear war will remain. And the West that is propping up Pakistan will keep paying money and the Pakis will keep threatening to nuke India.
India has a trump card up its sleeve which irritates the crap out of everyone. India says - all you great high seat occupiers - you guys get rid of all your nukes, we will follow suit and then let us all think about Pakistan. Of course the real joke is that nobody who has nukes actually wants to get rid of them - so they find a strawman- a bogey to blame and say that nukes are not going away because of IndiaPakistan.
I think it is important to remember the truth as it is.
1) Is IndiaPakistan a nuclear flashpoint? Yes. So what's new?
2) Is Pakistan going to give up nukes. Not unless the Kashmir problem is solved according to Pakis
3) Is India going to give up nukes? Certainly, as long as everyone else does so, simultaneously.
4) Are the nuclear powers going to give up nukes to please India? Balls.
5) Is India going to solve the "Kashmir problem" to Pakistan's satisfaction? Never
6) Is Pakistan going to give up nukes ever? No.
The bottom line is that everyone is a scheming ba$#ard who wants to keep his own nukes but wants everyone else to give up theirs. Everyone points at someone else and says "I am not going to give up because he has nukes
So if you listen to Western "experts" you will find them pointing fingers at IndiaPakistan
Pakistan points fingers at India
India points fingers at everyone with nukes
Nobody is actually going to give up a weapon that has no real antidote. If something new comes up and renders nukes useless, everyone will scramble for that. It is a global power struggle that defies the "peaceful solution" of UN, IMF, Bretton woods whatever.