Wednesday, December 03, 2008

B. Raman on what to do

A divided Pakistan, a bleeding Pakistan, a Pakistan ever on the verge of collapse without actually collapsing----that should be our objective till it stops using terrorism against India. - B. Raman


CapitalistImperialistPig said...

Sounds a lot like the strategy that Israel has used against the Palestinians. Should be even more fun with an opponent who has nukes instead of just sticks and stones.

Arun said...

As per Raman, India's covert action capability was gutted in 1997. He calls to restore it and use it.

Anyway, as pointed out in B. Raman's articles the same policy of inaction was promoted by the same suspects during all the years when Pakistan did not have nukes.

Arun said...

The framing of the Mumbai attacks is that is was an act of terrorism. Namely it is a criminal act committed with political motives. But that may be a false frame. It was an act of war, by unconventional means, but nevertheless an act of war.

Why was Pakistan not afraid of committing an act of war on a nuclear-armed neighbor?

CapitalistImperialistPig said...

So what do you propose and how would it help? I don't think India has the kind of military superiority to do like the Israelis and carry out hits via helicopter. Which leaves what?

Recruiting Hindu boys to blow themselves up in Pakistani marketplaces? I don't think so.