18.1.13

Keeping things in perspective.

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Normally not a lot of wisdom comes out of the Pakistani administration, and its political leadership. After all Pakistan is a Failed State run by a billionaire convicted crook brought into power by the USA, after they murdered his wife via the ISI.

However on the whole the rhetoric of the Pakistani political leadership seems to have been far more mature and measured on this recent LoC issue than the hot air coming out of India by the media and sections of the power elite.

The Hindu did an excellent analysis of this issue, and correctly pointed that the recent incident is not the first of its kind since the Jihadis were diverted in 1990 from Afghanistan into Kashmir by the CIA run and funded ISI. These things have been going on for the better part of 22 years, so whats the big deal in India?

After all...

India is a country with 100,000 suicides annually by farmers who can't meet their debts.
India has around 140,000 road deaths per year.
In India millions 1,000,000 die from starvation.
In India 2,000,000 children are working in child brothels, the greatest number in the world.
In India huge sections of the economy are run by mafia's...oil mafia, lumber mafia, sugar mafia...
India has a third rate infrastructure, and virtually every where there is filth and squalor.
India is still in the Commonwealth celebrating the evil British empire, even though Israel created by the Evil British Empire does not.
Congress leaders are CIA agents and bat for the International globalist community with their neo-liberal policies.
India's defense/security establishment are a joke run by a string of Anglophile Christian convert Harijans who are yes people.....with deep corruption that compromise the defense of the country.

At least India has Goondawood trashy moooovies with songs and cricket.

In the above context a small border incident, in an unresolved long running tamasha hotspot makes little difference. No need to show who has a bigger danda here.

The objective of the Indian state should be to finally resolve the Kashmir issue by declaring UNILATERALLY that the LOC as the international border, thereafter gradually persuading the Pakistanis to do the same, by leading (example MFN was given by India to Pakistan first unilaterally IN 1995?......years later Pakistan followed suit, when they saw the logic of it by reciprocating). Providing SIGNIFICANT development aid to Pakistan on a par with the USA/CHINA, to show that the Indian state bears no malice to its smaller truncated neighbor............FTA with Pakistan thereafter outside of SAARC objectives.

Indian political leadership, corrupt and ineffective, needs to get its objectives straightened out.

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Pakistan urges India to cool rhetoric over Kashmir



Pakistan urged India on Thursday to tone down the "Pakistan bashing" over a spate of military clashes in Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbors, and again offered foreign minister-level talks to try to cool tensions.


"I think it is important not to let this cycle escalate into something which becomes even more ugly than it is today," Pakistani High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir said in an interview with Reuters. "Let's try to see if we can cool down and resume normal business."

Three Pakistani and two Indian soldiers have been killed this month in the worst outbreak of tit-for-tat violence in Kashmir since India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire along a de facto border there nearly a decade ago.

India and Pakistan have fought three wars since partition in 1947, two of them over the Himalayan region that both claim.

Following public and media outrage after India said one of its soldiers had been decapitated, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said there could be "no business as usual" with Pakistan, and the army chief said his commanders should retaliate if provoked.

Bashir said India could have worked with Pakistan to get to the bottom of what happened instead of "stirring raw emotions and upping the rhetoric", adding that "Pakistan bashing has become fashionable" in India.
He told Reuters that the killing of the soldiers on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir was not carried out by Pakistani troops.

"Such heinous acts ... are of course condemnable irrespective of where they happen and when they happen. But to say that these were done by Pakistan, that the Pakistan army was responsible, is something that we cannot agree to," he said.
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India blames the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group for that attack and says it enjoys official protection in Pakistan. Pakistan denies supporting the group. Indian officials have accused the LeT of stirring up the recent trouble on the border, a claim denied by its founder, Hafez Saeed.
Bashir said the Pakistani army and government could not speculate on who might have been behind the attack.
Pakistan's government was plunged into a crisis this week by a Muslim cleric who led a mass protest in Islamabad to demand it resign. Bashir ruled out any link between the internal strife and the military skirmishes on the Kashmir border.

He pointed to an offer made on Wednesday by Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to her Indian counterpart for talks to ratchet down the tension.
"Pakistan definitely desires de-escalation and definitely feels that the only way forward is through dialogue," he said.
Indian-Pakistani relations had improved after plummeting in 2008 when gunmen killed 166 people in Mumbai in a three-day rampage that India blamed on LeT.
However, firing and small skirmishes are common along the internationally recognized 740-km (460-mile) LoC despite the ceasefire that was agreed in 2003.
Government officials on both sides have insisted over the past two days that the latest flare-up will not derail talks to improve relations, and experts say an escalation is unlikely.

(Editing by Louise Ireland)