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    Why isn't Pakistan seen as terrorist state?

    Why isn't Pakistan seen as terrorist state?
    My guess is that the countries in the west are scared of Pakistan behaving like North Korea, as they have neuclear weapons.

    #2
    I guess because India's state sponsored terrorism in Kashmir far outweighs anything Pakistan does. Control your trigger happy murderers in Kashmir first and then come back to this forum to talk about who should be called a terrorist.

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      #3
      Pakistan is not a state but it is a GHETO
      where purpose of life is to


      [This message has been edited by sabah (edited January 10, 2000).]

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        #4
        realpaki...go take a course in remedial english, looks like those schools in India failed to teach you the basics of grammar.

        Achtung

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          #5
          This appeared in Washington Post
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          India displays 'Ghandian fortitude' in dealing with hijackers
          This administration should give up its retrograded Cold War approach to South Asian politics and help support and defend the only Western democracy in the region: India ("U.S. avoids comments on anti-Pakistan accusations," World, Jan. 4).
          Neighboring a country that sponsors terrorism against it and most assuredly sponsored the Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacking, and negotiating through a fundamentalist regime no Western country recognizes, India exhibited the kind of Ghandian fortitude for which it is known.
          Violence only begets violence, and in this nuclear-armed region, upping the ante is the easiest way to stumble inadvertently into a far more deadly situation. Drawing upon its nonviolent roots, India may have helped avoid a larger conflict in the short term. However, for there to be any hope for long-term security in the region, Pakistan should be recognized for what it is, a state sponsor of terrorism, and contained as such by Western powers.
          TIMOTHY TOWELL
          Former U.S. ambassador to Paraguay
          Washington

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            #6
            Three Cheers to Mohabbat & his posts !

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              #7
              The same letter appeared by Towell, the ex-ambassador in the NYTimes a few days ago suggesting that Pakistan should be a declared as a sponsor of terrorism. The writer forgets (quite conveniently) how USA has sponsored many terrorists in Latin America, Afghanistan, and almost all over the world where it has economic and other interests. By that measure, USA should also be declared a sponsor of terrorism.

              The problem of terrorism is even more severe within our own borders, that it is pretty pathetic for someone to suggest that Pakistan supports terrorism. If so, then who is supporting the terrorism within Pakistan? Perhaps some other Islamic countries, or even our neighbor.

              I believe that terrorists coming out of Pakistan (if there are any) are self financed and self supported groups of militants, and the government or most people of Pakistan have nothing to do with them. They get their money from some external sources.

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                #8
                In addition, just as Tamils in Tamil Nadu support Tamil fighting for autonomy in Sri Lanka, there are Kashmiris in Pakistan who would want to see their brethren get independence from India. Should we then consider India as a state sponsoring terrorism just because Tamil Nadu is part of India?

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                  #9
                  Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the country had become isolated since his government was ousted last year and faced the threat of being declared a terrorist state.

                  ''Pakistan has been isolated, its image has suffered,'' he told reporters before a court appearance where he, his brother Shahbaz and five former aides are accused of criminal conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan and hijacking, a charge which can carry the death sentence.

                  ''Pakistan faces a threat of being declared a terrorist state,'' he said.

                  Sharif was speaking a day after the Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying Pakistan would not allow the use of its soil for terrorism and would prosecute anyone even threatening to engage in such acts.

                  That statement comes after Indian accusations that Pakistan was behind last month's hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane, and Indian statements that it would try to have Pakistan declared a terrorist state.

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                    #10
                    Do the words coming out of the mouth of that joker Nawaz count for any thing???

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                      #11
                      This also appeared in Washington Times along with the letter

                      Timothy Towell

                      While a "cold peace" seems to be settling in over centuries-old animosities between Jewish and Islamic interests in the Middle East, a new front in the wars of religious intolerance seems to be taking its place across South Asia. While the suicide bombings and hijackings of the 1980s and 1990s have abated, the recent hijacking of an Indian Airlines jet across Nepal, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan harkens back to a time when such heinous acts of extremism were commonplace.
                      In the wake of this act of cowardice, India's Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has asked Western governments to join him in declaring Pakistan responsible for this latest act of terror. India's claim is that by providing safe harbor and operational freedom to the manifold terrorist groupings within Pakistan to stage their assaults, the military government of Gen. Pervez Musharraf is a complicit and willing sponsor of terrorism. Though the government of India has yet to produce its smoking gun condemning its Pakistani neighbor, circumstantial evidence clearly weighs heavily against Pakistan.
                      Though little is known about the escaped hijackers, their demand, that India release three senior members of the Pakistan-based group Harakat ul Mujahedeen, implicates them in a series of anti-Indian assaults conducted in Kashmir and carried out against Western interests. Formerly known under its original name, Azhar ul Mujahedeen, after its just-released founder and head Masood Azhar, the group has been on the State Department's terrorist watch list since 1997. Central to this listing is the group's responsibility for the 1995 kidnapping of six Western tourists, one of whom was beheaded while four others remain missing.
                      Active throughout the subcontinent, Harakat is only one of a number of similar terrorist cells operating in clear view of their government protectors and with a single-minded hatred for non-Islamic "infidels." Much like the notorious "blind cleric," Abdul Rahman, who masterminded the World Trade Center bombing, Maulana Masood Azhar, a self-described holy man, prays on the cultural backwardness and economic hardship of local youth to coerce them into lives of terrorist thought and activity, all under the guise of "finding religion." In his first public announcement since hijackers won his escape from an Indian prison, Azhar this week railed from a Karachi mosque, "I have come here because this is my duty to tell you that Muslims should not rest in peace until we have destroyed America and India."
                      Similar groups, like the Lashkar-e-Tayyba, whose membership and leadership include retired members of Pakistan's army and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), are so much a part of the unofficial body politic in Pakistan now that they enjoy open material support from the Musharraf regime. At that group's annual meeting last November, Lashkar's chief, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed ranted that "Issues cannot be solved without introducing the Islamic system. The Jehad is being organized under the leadership of Lashkar-e-Osama [Soldiers of Osama bin Laden]. In this fight, the United States is the biggest terrorist. Its diplomatic missions here patronize us!" Even more unsettling than the fact that this speech was made exactly one week prior to the attack on the U.S. mission in Islamabad, is that this conference received a permit and security protection from the Pakistani government.
                      Faced with such complicity, what recourse does the United States have in combating and preventing future attacks against its territory and its citizens? In his Senate testimony, Michael Sheehan, the State Department's new coordinator for counter-terrorism, identified a shift in the center of terrorism "from Libya, Syria, and Lebanon to South Asia in particular, Afghanistan and Pakistan." As a result, the United States has had to press, plead with and cajole Pakistan, its former Cold War ally, "to end support for terrorist training in Afghanistan, to interdict travel of militants to and from camps in Afghanistan, and to prevent its own militant groups from acquiring weapons." Under successive "democratic" governments, this was done to little avail. Now, faced with a military junta whose own ties to these Islamic fundamentalist are already well-established, the United States must proceed with a policy of containing this regime and its terrorist allies while engaging the only responsible power left in the region: India.
                      An initial and highly important first step towards this end was taken last month when U.S. and Indian intelligence officials concluded their discussions on the formation of a Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism. While material and intelligence support by the United States will enable our Indian allies to better combat those terrorist elements at work on its borders and with the capacity to strike our own territory, more must be done to demonstrate U.S. resolve in this fight. U.S. officials should join the Indian prime minister in declaring Pakistan a terrorist state and subject it to the same sort of pariah status as Afghanistan and Iran. To not do so violates the spirit of this country's tough stand on terrorism.


                      Timothy Towell was United States ambassador to Paraguay from 1990-1994.

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                        #12
                        Mohabbat...his masters voice.

                        Write ur own mind for a change. For every news item against Pakistan, I can post 10 items against India. But what would that prove? Media wars mean nothing. They are just meant to incite the public. The hijacking drama was a big attempt by India to get Pakistan declared a terrorist state, but now that that strategy has failed, they have their foot in their mouth, and Im sure a lot of sane minded Indians know deep down that this was a drama staged by their oh so intelligent government and not so intelligent RAW. Live with it, and stop with the cut and pastes.

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                          #13
                          Akif why are you wasting your time, when has mohabbat done anything other than cut and paste. The fact remains that the world has told India to get knotted regarding its demand to get Pakistan declared terrorist state. Everybody now knows the true drama of the hijacking. Maybe mohabbat will also come to realise it one day. Till then you will have to suffer his cut and paste. Well he is in competition with Durango as to who can post more "cuts and paste".

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                            #14
                            Oh poor India! LOL

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