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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 11:18 AM
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AfPak: War on two fronts

As more NATO trucks were being torched in Peshawar last week, a Karachi student managed to fling his shoe at warmongering US journalist Clifford May during his address to the Department of International Relations on Pakistan s Role in Countering the Challenge of Terrorism.

In Washington, Pakistans Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced bitterly the US probably knows Osama Bin Ladens whereabouts. He neglected to draw the appropriate conclusion about what the US is really up to in AfPak.

Also in Washington, within hours of the decision of the Nobel Peace committee, US President Barack Obama met with his War Council.

Its getting to the point that its hard to tell who is the biggest opponent of Obamas plans to bring peace to AfPak: the Taliban, the Pakistani government, or the Nobel committee. Oh yes, or virtually the entire world beyond the Washington beltway.

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The delicious irony of the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan (and Iraq) is that it is China, the USs real international rival, that has benefited most. Chinese investments (and workers) have been pouring in to both US war zones. The main effect of George W Bushs two wars and Obamas AfPak has been to promote Chinese business interests, leaving the US bankrupt and its army in tatters.

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