Monday, 09 April 2012 11:11
Sunni Punjabi Elite indifferent to Sindhi President by Default
“We have a number of issues and we are willing to find tactical, pragmatic solutions to [them].” -Prime minister Manmohan Singh after the stopover.
"The Afghanistan-Pakistan entanglement is an issue so vexed and complicated that it would have tested the wisdom of the greatest leaders and strategists of the past. It is not totally fanciful to imagine Augustus, William Pitt the Elder, Bismarck or George Marshall pondering over a map which detailed the lands that stretch from the Bekaa Valley to the Khyber Pass. None of them would have liked what they saw. Look at the distances, the awful topography, and the willingness of the other side to accept appalling casualty rates.“ -Prof Paul Kennedy on southwest and west Asia.