Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pakistan In 45 Seconds

Pakistan was created in 1947 by Indian Muslims who believed they needed their own nation state separate from India. The creation was bloody and, since then, Pakistani military and political leaders have been gripped by the fear that India wants to reabsorb them by force. This fear is fueled by the conflict over the disputed province of Kashmir and in turn has fueled Pakistan's building of nuclear weapons and its efforts to prevent India from having influence in Afghanistan.

8 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

Me thinks his O ness may very well change the complexion of Pakistan in short order. At least that's what I'm hoping. Get Bin Laden.

Still Life Living said...

What ever happened to East Pakistan? You have another 22 seconds.

Brother Tim said...

That pipeline can't just stop at the Af/Pak border. We gotta get that Caspian Basin oil to the Arabian Sea for shipping. It's Pakistan's ass, and they know it.

You can fool some of the people some of the time.........."

MarcLord said...

Z&M,

his O-ness had better get down with his bad self because the match is sure lit on that powder keg and like Bro Tim says the oil cos say the pipeline's got to go through.

SLL--

easy. Eastern Pakistan is India.

Bee said...

I've seen some strange and wonderful portents brewing since his O-ness came into his own...

This too shall pass, soon as the oil runs out, then it's going to be "lights off" for the world, and we're all back stuck in our provincial little one-horse towns with a heap of useless cell phones.

MarcLord said...

We'll all be Amish now

jus4fun said...

* can you do Burma in 53 seconds?

Still Life Living said...

I though E Pakistan was east of calcutta, you know, George Harrison territory.