Foreign Policy for Sale
For Pakistan, Siding With the Saudis on Syria Is a Bad Idea

Pakistan has a habit of renting itself out to other powers. But its latest transaction, supporting Saudi efforts to remove Bashar al-Assad in Syria, could be the most dangerous foreign policy “sale” the state has made yet.

Published on: March 15, 2014
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  • Fat_Man

    Pakistan and Iran are both enemies of the US whose actions in recent years have caused thousands of American soldiers to die. In an ideal world, an American bombing campaign would send both the Iranian and Pakistani militaries back to the era of bows and arrows.

    However since Obama won’t do anything, we should hope for the second best outcome, a long and expensive war between Pakistan and Iran that they both lose.

    • Jacksonian_Libertarian

      “Divide and Conquer” is a time honored strategy, which is very efficient,
      requiring little more than a word here and there. We should encourage the Shiite-Sunni fight, as the more focused the Muslims are on killing each other, the less resources they will have to attack the west.

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