The Partition Option

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by bakerlite, Jul 23, 2010.

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  1. The corespondent argues that the Taliban are going to maintain their level of influence in the Pashtun speaking areas of Afghanistan come what may so why not return to the lines of demarkation before the Northern Alliance overran the south and east of the country. There are however serious if obvious implications to simply handing back control in this way.

    It seems to me that this could be an idea whose time has come, given the statements coming from the governments of USA and UK.

    B / Comment / Opinion - America must give the south to the Taliban
  2. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    Partition - well it worked in India/E&W Pakistan, Ireland, Palestine.....

    Do be a love, and have a re-think.
  3. And the list goes on, but evidence to the contrary won't stop an idea that seems expedient.

  4. I'm getting a strong whiff of Joe "Sykes-Picot II" Biden off this fantasy.

    Pindi is never going to tolerate partition, they want their guys in Kabul and trade routes to central Asian markets in their hands all the way up to Tajikistan. Partition would be a staging post to Pastunistan and the last time that sort of secession happened the Pak Army set about killing folk faster than the Waffen SS in Belarus.
  5. Digest from Nightwatch: