Friday, March 6, 2009

Pakistan's Imbroglio

When a government agrees to sign a peace treaty with those who swear by violence, one can well understand its abject helplessness and desperation. The state of affairs in Pakistan can only be expected, to grow from bad to worse. With the government hell bent on saving its skin, an aggressive group baying for blood and the common man caught between the cross fire, an imminent collapse is just waiting to happen.

The developments in the state remind me of the saying: One who rides a tiger cannot dismount. Successive governments have never shown the will to reign in fundamentalists group. So today it finds itself inextricably involved in a bloody war. It also reminds me of another old Indian saying: Those who dig trench for others fall in it themselves. Pakistan's obsession to foment trouble in India has back fired on them.

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