Call to Arms
Pakistan Looks to Buy Weapons from Russia
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  • Breif2

    Uh-oh. Time for an immediate pull-out from Afghanistan.

    Via Sevastopol.

    [/humor]

  • Corlyss

    “Pakistan’s counter-terrorism cooperation with America salved with military aid has been toxic for domestic stability,”

    ????? How old is the person writing this drivel? Fully 1 year, ONE YEAR, before 9/11, Kaplan documented in Atlantic { http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/09/the-lawless-frontier/305296/ } that the Taliban and its predations were causing major destabilization in Pakistan, and they were doing it very successfully without our help. It’s Afpaki politics that’s sent both nations down the crapper. It’s Paki ISI cultivation of the Taliban as an arm of its domestic policy that’s led to the current situation, including dragging us into it!

  • Fat_Man

    Pakistan is an enemy of the United States. They created the Taliban and they run it. They were harboring Osama bin Laden, and there is no reason to believe that his 9/11/2001 attack on the US was carried out with their knowledge and approval.

    The US needs to get all of our troops and civilians out of Afghanistan so that they do not continue to be Pakistan’s hostages. When the retreat is completed, we should bomb all of the expensive toys we have sold the Pakistani military.

    Let the Russians have them, they deserve each other.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    “diversify away from America for certain classes of weaponry to a source that can supply cheaper and more rugged”

    They are NOT more rugged, as the hours flown and survivability in combat have shown.

  • El Gringo

    This article also failed to mention Pakistan’s military relationship with China. Reading some kind of grand geopolitical shift in the situation seems a but dramatic. Pakistan is only doing the smart thing by playing off the Chinese, Russians, and Americans for the best deal.

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