Pakistan Military On "Red Alert," Indian Strikes Rumored

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  1. From al-Jazeera:

    Pakistan media is reporting that the country's military is on high alert over a possible strike by India's forces.

    Monday's reports come after a ratcheting up of tension between the two countries following attacks in Mumbai last month which killed 163 people.

    Kamal Hyder, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Pakistan, said the local media attributed its reports to military sources, who were confirming that all three armed forces including the navy, air force and army were on red alert.

    "The Pakistani air force have been seen visibly in a number of locations flying close to the Pakistani-India border in what is being described as an aggressive patrolling mode, following reports that India is planning pre-emptive strikes against locations in Pakistan.

    "Pakistan military on 'red alert'" 22 December 2008
  2. Let's hope it is more brinkmanship than a portent of a war that would be cataclismic and could suck in most of the rest of the world.
    A chilling prospect when researchers have interpretted Nostradamus to foretell WW3 from 2009-2012
  3. Huh the military and the country have been on high alert since the Mumbai attacks!
  4. Perhaps this may kickstart the stagnated talks on what to do with the long territoral dispute between them - the world needs it.
  5. Will we still be giving them both "Aid"?

  6. Ohhh now that is scary.
  7. Would these be the same researchers who thought the world was going to end on New Year's Day 2000? :roll:
  8. Wouldn't those ones still be hidden in a deep underground bunker?
    Or spending the fortunes they made out of the Millenium Bug!
  9. Nothing to worry about, mate: there's no way the Lizard People/Knights Templar/Freemasons/Illuminati would allow the Pakis and Indians to start World War III...

    ...ahead of schedule! :twisted:
  10. And a Merry Fcuking Christmas to you too!
  11. Hindus and Muslims, cuh, no respecters of Christian Religious high days are they?
  12. At least we wouldn't have to bother with the Olympics
  13. Sods law said it'll kick off just after the Olympics following Pakistan's defeat of India in the beach volleyball.............. :D
  14. A senior government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, [said] the option of "precision airstrikes" on terrorist training camps in Pakistan would remain on the table if Islamabad did not act effectively against groups fomenting terrorism against India.


    A Pakistani official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said
    [Pakistani army commander Ashfaq] Kiyani told Mullen that Pakistan was trying its best to defuse tension with India.

    "We want peace with India, but any aggression will be matched by a befitting response," the official quoted Kiyani as saying.

    "Pakistani Jets Scramble As India Hardens Tone
    "All Options Open, Minister Says in New Delhi"
    By Rama Lakshmi
    Washington Post Foreign Service
    Tuesday, December 23, 2008
  15. Al Jazeera has about the same level of credibility as Fox news... well... at least they sensationalize as much. If Pakistan and India were going to kick off as a result of Mumbai it would of occured shortly after the incident...