Sunday, December 28, 2008

Asian Unrest

on september 11th, 2001, planes crashed into the world trade center and pentagon, killing almost 3,000 innocent civilians.  america responded shortly afterwards, announcing a war on terror that brought troops to countries in the middle east.  other NATO nations also denounced the attacks, and joined america’s anti-terrorism efforts to varying degrees.

on november 26th, 2008, a group of gunmen landed on india’s coastline and began a shooting spree, killing at least 173 people.  after 3 days of combat in india’s financial capital, all but one gunman was killed.  the surviving gunman claimed to be connected to pakistan, a country that has a rough history with india.  india responded shortly afterwards, condemning the attacks and pointing fingers at pakistan for failing to halt such activities.  other nations also denounced the attacks, particularly those that had citizens killed visiting mumbai.

recent headlines in the washington post:
- Pakistan seeks to reduce tensions after troop move
- Pakistan Moves Troops From Tribal Areas to Border With India

compare 9/11 to the mumbai attacks, and look at how the respective countries handled/are handling the situation.  i think pakistan has every reason to fear an Indian invasion.

and america’s hands might be tied.  we can’t stop india from invading pakistan.  look at how we responded to 9/11.

Posted by Nehe555 on 12/28 at 02:31 AM
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