Afghanistan to invade Pakistan?

At a news conference, President Karzai spoke of Afghanistan’s right to self-defence and threatened an invasion of Pakistan to put an end to the Taliban’s seeming impunity there.

“Afghanistan has the right to destroy terrorist nests on the other side of the border in self-defence,” Karzai told a news conference in Kabul.

“When they cross the border from Pakistan to come and kill Afghans and coalition troops, it gives us exactly the right to go back and do the same,” he added, in his toughest comments yet on stamping out militancy along the border. (AFP)

Watching the news conference today on television, my colleagues burst into peels of applause and laughter.

Applause, I took it, at the audacity of an idea which would have a large degree of popular support within Afghanistan; hilarity at the ridiculousness of the possibility of squaring up to the more powerful neighbour.

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One Response to “Afghanistan to invade Pakistan?”

  1. ash Says:

    being able to defend your country is incredibly important. and afghanistan should esp. if pakistan is not being as co-operative as they claim when it comes to the terrorists.

    but i’m am VERY curious on some of your opinions: http://ash-nits.blogspot.com/2008/06/award-for-best-democracy-goes-to.html

    take a look at my blog, there, and let me know what you think.

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