Balancing Iran
Iran Warns Pakistan: Free Our Captured Guards or Else
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  • TommyTwo

    Popcorn’s on me.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    This would be great, another front in the Sunni-Shiite conflict. As long as the Muslims are focused on killing each other, their resources will be reduced for killing others in particular Westerners. “Divide and Conquer” is a time honored and low cost strategy, and it is working well on our self declared enemies the Muslims.

  • gabrielsyme

    To be fair, Iran is completely in the right here. No nation can tolerate its neighbour harbouring groups that attack and abduct its citizens. If Pakistan is incapable of exerting its sovereignty in the border areas – i.e., controlling Jaish al-Adl, they have little basis to complain over an Iranian incursion aimed at recovering their abducted personnel.

    Iran probably can’t afford a distraction right now, so I suspect they are likely to be patient with Pakistan and this entire situation.

    • B-Sabre

      I would note that the US and Iraq did very little when the Turks crossed the border into Kurdistan to clean house after the PKK. Then again, Pakistan seems to have little inclination to do anything about the tame and feral dogs that live in their backyard, but take any suggestion that they, you know, do something as an insult to their nation honor and territorial integrity (who’s the only person convicted of anything in relation to Osama bin Laden hiding out in Pakistan? The doctor who was part of the CIA’s attempt to locate him.).
      Some people just need a demonstration of what constitutes acceptable behavior.

  • John Tyler

    Let’s hope Iran and Pakistan go to war ; both nations either sponsor or allow or actively engage in terrorism. If the world lucks out, each nation will destroy each other.

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