I have been thinking about this a lot recently and the article below from todays Observer by my favorite leftie writer Nick Cohen has prompted this post. Hopefully it won't get holed or hijacked, Its my firm belief that Pakistan is on the way out and it will break up into a number of States - its default position. This conflict is going to release an absolute flood of refugess looking for a safe haven, the vast majority of these will be the holders of western values and in many cases educations. In addition many will have blood relatives as UK Citizens. What to do? from the article In full http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/apr/26/pakistan-taliban-nick-cohen One things for sure we are past the highwater mark of Globalisation.