Sunday, December 21, 2008

No Fourth Warning; Pakistan; Get Ready for War!!!

Today’s Dawn says Dr Rice “US Secretary of State” warned Pakistan to understand the gravity of situation. Three warning already communicated; there won’t be any fourth.

It seems world is losing patience and want to push Pakistan to do more, even Times of India quotes US defense intelligence sources that war clouds are rising in India. It seems alarming; hawks are playing their cards for a final showdown.

Report says “You need to deal with the terrorism problem,” said the top US diplomat when asked what her message was to Pakistan. “And it’s not enough to say these are non-state actors. If they’re operating from Pakistani territory, then they have to be dealt with.”

According to US and diplomatic sources a much stronger message was conveyed to Pakistan at a meeting Ms Rice had with Islamabad’s national security adviser, Mahmud Ali Durrani.

“The curt message that Mr Durrani and the Pakistani team received from the Americans was: this is not 2002 and you cannot do what President Musharraf did after 9/11,” said a senior diplomatic source familiar with the talks. “In the past, you swept everything under the carpet while the problems were allowed to fester. No more.”

The Americans, according to these sources, told the Pakistanis that the Mumbai attack was no ordinary event and the tendency in Pakistan to deal with this as a minor incident was going to hurt the country.
The Americans insisted that they had enough evidence to prove that Lashkar-e-Tayaba and Jamaat-ud-Dawa were involved in the Mumbai attacks and they wanted concrete action against all such groups, the sources said.

“They told the Pakistanis to understand the gravity of the situation and the seriousness of the evidence that exists to Pakistan’s links to this event,” said one such source.

“The message the Americans gave was: this is the third time, we are saying such a thing. We may not be able to bail you out the fourth time,” the source said. “Global terrorism is not just an India-Pakistan dispute. We see LeT and Jamaat-ud-Dawa at par with Al Qaeda. Pakistan should stop thinking of this as just another round of India-Pakistan altercations.”

It seems tough time ahead for Pakistan, it seems the gravest moment in the history of sub continent is looming, hope sanity prevails before dooms day. Lastly, it is the responsibility of Pakistan to assure world & India that concrete steps are being taken to wipe out menace of terrorism....

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