October 7, 2011

WHO DID THEY THINK THE AXIS OF GOOD WAS DIRECTED AGAINST?:

Karzai picks partnership with India over Pakistan (James Lamont, 10/05/11, Financial Times)

The agreement will antagonise and isolate Pakistan, which views Afghanistan not only as sharing Islamic bonds but also as strategic territory to retreat into in a conflict with India.

Pakistan deeply fears being encircled by its arch-rival India, and is accused by India and some Nato commanders of using proxy militant groups to maintain influence in Afghanistan.

"The deal jeopardises the recent thaw in Indo-Pakistani relations and further solidifies Pakistan's view of Afghanistan as a staging post for Indian intelligence operations," said James Brazier, analyst at US-based IHS Global Insight.

Anglo-Indian operations.

Posted by at October 7, 2011 6:50 AM
  

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