Saturday, September 30, 2006

This could get ugly.

India claims that the Mumbai bombings were masterminded, planned, and financed by the Pakisani ISI (their monolithic state intelligence service.) The Pakistanis deny everything, of course, but the Indian investigators seemed to have a pretty damning case.

What effect another Indo-Pakistani war would have these days is anybody's guess, now that:
1) Pakistan and India both have limited nuclear capability.
2) NATO has boots on the ground on Pakistan's northern border.
3) The nation-shaped powderkeg of Iran is on Pakistan's western border, and may get all friendly and fellow-Muslim if the balloon goes up.

Interesting times.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

India and Pakistan getting into a war reminds me of the two retarded kids at school getting into a fight.


except this time the retarded kids on the playground are fighting with grenades.

or in the case of nation states, nukes.

treefroggy said...

Let's see; how many corporate call centers are now in India ?

"Your call is imoportant to us. Please remain on the line."

gawker said...

anonymous : Except that the US is the only retarded kid on the block to have actually used a nuclear weapon on someone else. Yes?

Matt G said...

"Except that the US is the only retarded kid on the block to have actually used a nuclear weapon on someone else. Yes?"

Yes, and SAVED even more lives (American AND Japanese) by doing it. READ your history and THEN get back to me.