ramana wrote:SSridhar, Dont parts of Mushy's speech echo Zardari's speech in Beijing?
Ramana Saar, I have been watching this with interest. There is some fetish for the word "Geo-Strategic Location" in TSP.
It is not new though. This is something that Pakis have been using since inception. http://iref.homestead.com/Messiah.html
( In 1st post of every TSP thread )
"America needs Pakistan more than Pakistan needs America," was Jinnah's reply. "Pakistan is the pivot of the world, as we are placed" -- he revolved his long forefinger in bony circles -- "the frontier on which the future position of the world revolves." He leaned toward me, dropping his voice to a confidential note. "Russia," confided Mr. Jinnah, "is not so very far away."
That was the first ever quote on Geo strategic location from what is available publicly.
Well , Jinnah has been proven wrong now that the Cold war is over.
But the Pakis continue to use it as though the world depends on it for its very survival.
Look here:Bakistan board of investment: http://www.pakboi.gov.pk/5keyreasons.htm
Reason - 1: Geo-strategic Location
Located in the heart of Asia, Pakistan is the gateway to the energy rich Central Asian States, the financially liquid Gulf States and the economically advanced Far Eastern tigers. This strategic advantage alone makes Pakistan a marketplace teeming with possibilities.
So I started looking for energy and shipping maps. Energy
The central Asian states do not figure in the top list of both oil and natural gas: http://blog.fortiusone.com/2008/08/26/g ... n-with-3d/http://mcaf.ee/ab210http://blog.fortiusone.com/wp-content/u ... maker1.jpg
And anyway, with deep sea pipelines becoming more and more attractive from a cost and environment perspective in the long run, Pakistan just became even more insignificant.Shipping
And neither does Karachi port have any significance at all , located far away from the open Indian ocean , the gulf coast and the Malacca straits.
It does not figure in the top shipping lanes of the world either.http://billjaquette.net/top-major-shipp ... the-world/
I do not see anything of merit to substantiate the use of Geo-strategic location apart from the T in the TSP.
So fellow citizens of an Unstrategically-Geo-located nation, the time has come for "Pakistan's Geo-strategic location" to be seriously considered in BRF's top-secret-ultra-strategic thread
For the lurkers from the Strategically located Geo-stationary land of the terrorist state of Pakistan aka Paklurks....I hope you guys realise that that is just a flimsy
lie to extend the begging bowl.Bwahahahahahahaha.