Wednesday, 22 October 2008.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Wherewould you put your money: On an America burdened by a $10 trillion debt or a China flush with almost $2 trillion cash reserves, the largest in the world?
You would think Pakistan is the luckiest country in the world for beingChina’s close ally as the world faces economic decline. Wrong.
The truth is, we have a ruling class that has been betting on the wrong horse. President Zardari should know. But by no means is this his mistake alone. This is more about a shortsighted political elite that sits on one of the world’s hottest pieces of real estate – Pakistan – and simply doesn’t know what to do with it. Even MacDonald’s does a better job with its properties.
YOU THINK MACDONALDS IS GOING TO STICK AROUND IF THE TALIBAN AL QAEDA'S ALLY TAKES OVER?
PAKISTAN IS NOT A GREAT OR HOT PIECE OF REAL ESTATE, NOW IT IS CLOSE TO DEFAULT BECAUSE THEY CAN'T MAKE UP THEIR MIND ABOUT TERRORISTS, BOMBING MOSQUES, KILLING WOMEN, CHILDREN, BOMBING MARKET PLACES, TRAINING CHILDREN TO BEHEAD. WHERE IS THE PAKI PRIDE, GUTS?
ahmedquraish WOULD HAVE YOU LIVING UNDER THE
THREAT OF THE TALIBAN, THAT WORKED OUT REAL WELL
IN AFGHAN, TALIBAN MOVED AFGHAN RIGHT BACK
TO THE 1800'S.
NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD INVEST IN THIS MESS, A FEW MONTHS AGO THE PAKI ECONOMY WAS LEADING THE WORLD.
Why should China come to rescue a defaulting Pakistani elite that has placed all its eggs in the American basket? The bitter truth is that bothSaudi Arabia and China want to helpPakistan. Both maintain strong military ties with Pakistan. But currently they are reluctant to contribute to the survival of a government in Islamabad that appears a little too pro-American than the acceptable limits for a sovereign nation. Let the Americans handle their own mess in Pakistan. This is the new attitude. That’s why the Saudi oil concession and the Chinese billions are not coming.
NO THE REASONS THE MONEY ISN'T COMING IN HAS TO DO WITH RISK REWARD RATIOS.
WITH THE TALIBAN RUNNING AROUND DOING SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND PAKI WEAKNESS IN THE FACE OF THIS THREAT IT SIMPLY MAKES PAKI A BAD RISK.
AND PAKI'S ONLY ALLY WILLING TO BACK THEM WITH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAS BEEN AMERICA.
BUT PAKI INSISTS ON PLAYING THE GREAT GAME, PLAYING BOTH SIDES.
REMOVE THE THREAT OF THE TALIBAN AND AL QUADA AND FUNDS WILL POOR IN FROM BOTH CHINA AND THE SAUDIES.
PAKI DOESN'T BELIEVE IN ahmedquraish PROPAGANDA,
HIS TALK LACKS REASON,
OR ANY CONNECTION TO REALITY.
America will spend its self into a depression to kill
and reduce the taliban threat, ahmedquraish,
Paki's choice, bin Laden or bankruptcy.
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