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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:22 AM
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India Says Pakistan Risks Becoming 'Failed State'
Source: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) India has said neighbouring Pakistan could become a "failed state", with doubts emerging about who is in control of the country, a report said Saturday.

The government also warned no part of the world would be safe from what Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee called the "flames being ignited there," the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported.

The government's assessment came from Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram and Mukherjee at two separate events on Friday.

"It (Pakistan) is not a failed state, but it's threatening to become one," Chidambaram told a seminar in India's financial hub Mumbai.

"A great concern is weighing on our our minds. In Pakistan, with regret, I would say we don't know who is in control there," he said.

"Whether it is the army or the president or the government... We are in a difficult situation (as Pakistan's neighbours)."

His statements come after a brazen commando attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team earlier in the week in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, near the Indian border.

Eight Pakistanis were killed and seven Sri Lankan players and an assistant coach, as well as a Pakistani umpire, were wounded when they were ambushed by gunmen firing automatic weapons, grenades and a rocket launcher.

The attack has subjected nuclear-armed Pakistan, teetering on political and economic crisis, to mounting international concern about its ability to combat Taliban- and Al-Qaeda-linked militants holed up in its tribal areas.

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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:42 AM
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1. USA wasted their "superpower" status on invading and occupying Iraq and Afghanistan

NEITHER of which were any threat to the USA

Pakistan has nukes

and millions of Pakistanis in North America

Piss the Pakistanis off too much, ya got a problem - RIGHT HERE!!

USA has lost it's advantage as a "superpower"

yes they got the big guns, but they lost World respect

even little ole Canada told them to shove it when they tried to get us to help them with their illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq, which is still happening today . .

USA promising to pull out YEARS from now is not good enough

They should be pulling out right now,

give that humongous embassy to the Iraqis,

and get the fuck home

I hear there are a few problems on the mainland USA that could use the billions of dollars wasted on illegal wars and occupation

or is that just a rumor?

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:23 PM
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2. bump.
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