Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Al Qaeda striving for India - Pakistan war

Figuring that chaos will work in its favour, al Qaeda strives to destabilise the sub-continent:

Al-Qaeda is seeking to de-stabilise the entire South Asia region and could trigger a war between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates told reporters on Wednesday.

Groups under Al-Qaeda's "syndicate" in Afghanistan and Pakistan are trying "to destabilise not just Afghanistan, not just Pakistan, but potentially the whole region by provoking a conflict perhaps between India and Pakistan through some provocative act," Gates said during a visit to New Delhi.

"It's important to recognise the magnitude of the threat that the entire region faces," he said following talks with his Indian counterpart, A.K. Antony.

If India and Pakistan engage in a nuclear exchange there will be no winners but Pakistan will almost certainly be a loser.


Anonymous TheoB said...

A war between India and Pakistan would be very good at this point, as long as they keep from lobbing nuclear weapons at each other.

We need more fronts to relieve pressure in 'Ghani. Military engagements in Somalia or Yemen isn't feasible. A meat grinder on the pak-ind border would dilute jihadi resources. I say; Go for it, India!

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