Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Let's Talk About Pakistan

Marty Peretz of The New Republic looks at what's happening in Pakistan at the moment and decides - You May Think The Problem Is Palestine; The President May Even Think The Problem Is Palestine. But, If You Care To Look And Think, It Is Really Pakistan.

He cites two articles in the New York Times on the subject of Pakistan and points to some "positively terrifying" developments occurring over there.

The first is a story of the historic educational vacuum in the country filled by the madrasas "overwhelmingly of the fanatical Islamic persuasion" and the second is about US doubts on a potential failed state with 60 to 100 nuclear bombs.

Scary stuff and one wonders why some parts of the media are so obsessed with Israel's supposed nuclear capacity when the Israeli's have never acknowledged its existence let alone threatened anyone with it.

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