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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:37 PM
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Oh, look what's going on very quietly in India
NEW DELHI: The Centre announced on Wednesday its intention to draw down a significant number of battalions from Jammu & Kashmir and reiterated its commitment to hold quiet talks with all Kashmiri groups far away from the media. Increasingly, the Central police forces were transferring the task of maintaining law and order to the J&K police, which reflected the changing atmosphere in the State.

For those who see things only through their "We are righteous and know everything" eyes: If this trend continues, it will lower the enormous tension between India and Pakistan, giving the Pakistani army the freedom to actually fight the Taliban.

Any connection to The State Dinner the Obama's threw the Indian? Na. Probably not...



http://www.hindu.com/2009/12/03/stories/200912035709010...
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:44 PM
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1. Should work out great until someone starts shooting up the place again.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:47 PM
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2. Let's hope they don't start shooting up the place again.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:49 PM
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3. That's always the case, now isn't it......?
but it would make the conditions better until then,
with that, perhaps you could ...at least maybe agree?

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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:52 PM
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5. Well that's one way to take this development.
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 02:38 AM
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18. YAY! Optimism! Such a good quality to have...
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 06:51 PM
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4. I hope there is a connection!
Pakistan and India's politicians need to do the brave political thing and accelerate this trend.
Nothing beats extremism like roads, water, hospitals and state schools.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:00 PM
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6. This could help A LOT in getting Pakistan to stop worrying about India and focus on Swat and the
Afghanistan border.

More diplomatic progress missed by our clueless media.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:07 PM
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7. Good analysis. I always have said that Pres. Obama is the best diplomat we've got.
This news confirms my belief once again. K&R
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:22 PM
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8. Good lookin out! n/t
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:31 PM
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9. na. just a lot of talk.
we all know you can only accomplish things by blowing things up. no boom, no progress. we all know that.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 08:16 PM
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10. Nice catch - and I hope you are right
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 08:22 PM
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11. rec'd ...good to know! n/t
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 08:25 PM
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12. Funny the things diplomacy can accomplish. Rec'd. nt
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 08:31 PM
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13. Another step forward.. another step.. this is good
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 01:07 AM
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16. I imagine the President uses
every opportunity to bring forth his ultimate goals.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 12:56 AM
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14. That does look promising. kick!
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 01:03 AM
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15. State Dinner... visit to Asian nations... diplomatic initiatives... wonder if there's ANY link?
I certainly hope so, because they certainly could use some easing of tensions between Pakistan and India.

Hekate


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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 01:10 AM
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17. Sometimes, he really IS playing three-dimensional chess.
And playing it very well!

Thanks for the OP!
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 02:50 AM
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19. In related news: "India & Pakistan Spar Over Influence In Afghanistan"
Edited on Mon Dec-07-09 02:59 AM by Turborama
As reported in another largely ignored video about Afghanistan: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...




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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 02:57 AM
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20. Very promising. K&R.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 07:24 AM
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21. Doubt it was the dinner
Probably assurances by the US government before a dinner took place had more to do with it than a nice party.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 10:02 AM
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22. And there ya go. NT
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 11:08 AM
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23. good news - sane thinking
nt
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ItNerd4life Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 03:40 PM
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24. Good news. Hope it actually lasts. nt
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 05:33 PM
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25. Still doesn't make Afghanistan winable...if one could define "win" and give it a timeline.
n.t.
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