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Bullshit Excuse Number 3,221¼ from Pakistan..

A Dangerous Obsession St. Petersburg Times

To understand why Pakistan nurtured the Taliban and sheltered Osama bin Laden, to understand why Pakistan outraced every other Muslim country in building an atomic bomb – to understand what makes Pakistan tick, it’s necessary to consider this: India.

Since 1947, when the new nations of India and Pakistan were born in the dying days of the British Empire, Pakistan has lived in terror of its much larger neighbor. It is convinced that India poses an existential threat – both from the east, where India itself looms like a devouring beast, and from the west, where India is spending heavily to bolster its influence in Afghanistan.

There is almost nothing Pakistan does without thinking about India.

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