Friday, October 30, 2009

Pakistan, the next Domino? 2

Latest news report:

..."LAHORE, Pakistan — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on a visit meant to improve relations with Pakistan, strongly suggested Thursday that some Pakistani officials bore responsibility for allowing Al Qaeda terrorists to operate from safe havens along this country’s frontier.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit to the historical Badshahi Masjid in Lahore on Thursday.
“I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are, and couldn’t get to them if they really wanted to,” she said to a group of Pakistani journalists on her second day here. “Maybe that’s the case; maybe they’re not gettable. I don’t know.”

Strong words. Harsh reality. Pakistan is failing as a state. And it is armed with nuclear weapons. This will be ugly. Unless Pakistan pulls itself together and root out its Al Qaeda/Taliban/Fundamentalist cells within its government, this is going to be one big explosive situation.

Anyone wants to bet one way or another? I bet on buying more gold.
The entire article from which the excerpts came is here.

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