• Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Pakistan Urges US to Refrain From Attacking Iran

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  1. RIWWIR

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    An armed conflict between US and Iran would be extremely disastrous, not only for Iran, but for the whole region, more so particularly for Pakistan, and should be averted at all costs. Real problem is that both Iran and KSA have competing hegemonic ambitions, which are far far beyond their real potential and power and, further, that this conflict is fired by triple sources/identities: sectarian, racial and ethnic. Both countries leave Islam, which could unify them, in some obscure back yard. US and West are merely utilizing this uncontrolled conflict, to their advantage. Pakistan, in a way, becomes sandwiched in this conflict.

    However, at this juncture, Pakistanis shall not overemphasize certain recent tensions between Iran and Pakistan and shall instead think about the larger picture.
     
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    This is also FM statement. Not false. Telling USA not to bring war in the region is good statement.



     
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    This removal of US staff from Iraq doesn't seem to be a good news. Conflicting signs are cropping up.
     
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    This is our default stance and issue over any potential conflict, and a good one.

    However, on a deeper level, we should fence our border with Iran and prevent any potential flow of refugees into Pakistan.
     
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    Bolton will surely listen to "a senior officer from Foreign Ministry" and cancel any such plan.
     
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    Marasi elements of foregin office once again in action, what the hell pakistan has got to do with this issue, nothing.
     
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    You dont have to pick sides to be anti-war
     
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    Lol refugee. There are no refugees coming to Pakistan in case of Iran US war. You are so naive. Iranian have prepared for decades for a war like this. They will fight till the last man like they did with Iraq. Iranians never left the front line. Instead Pakistan needs to make emergency hospitals is border area of Afghanistan because Iran US war will befought there. USA is weak there and Iran has missile pointing to Afghanistan. Taliban will give them passage and Kabul will suffer. Iran would be fool to take war south or west rather Iran should convert this war into Afghan liberation from invasion. This will provide Iran an ideology and it will hurt USA in the very head.
     
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    At most, Pakistan Navy should cut off Indian access to Chabahar port from the sea if US strike at Iran in force and bring about collapse of its regime.

    ???
     
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    Hahaha...rofl
     
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    What a fantasy plan :laughcry:.
     
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    Yes. It seems so.
     
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    I hope Bolton will not disappoint this time, I have been waiting for this war for ages.
     
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    No it is an obvious plan. Look at the map. Iran will convert it into Afghan war this is the best strategy like they did in Syria. Taliban hate USA now you tell me why would Iran not use them?
     
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    And in spite of all that, Iranians could not even take over Basra in Iraq. Contending with US-led forces out in the open is never a good idea because USAF and USN will make short work of any human waves.

    Every country have elements who are motivated enough to defend their homeland from potential aggression but this does not imply that the entire country is a fortress of sorts - not even close. In Iraq, Fidayeen volunteers emerged to resist the march of US-led forces towards Baghdad alongside Iraqi military forces, and thousands of these volunteers died in the process (2000 died in Mosul alone); US-led forces overwhelmed Iraqi defenses and took over Baghdad in just 21 days regardless.

    A chunk of Iran have recently suffered from extensive flooding and there are numerous elements who are not happy with Mullah regime. Back in the days of war with Iraq, Iranian Revolution was a recent development and scores of individuals were willing to fight for Ayatollah Khomeini but this is longer the case. Don't buy into Iranian propaganda; much of Iran is not IRGC or even close.

    You do not understand; US will have access to Afghanistan via Iran as well; and Taliban will face more pressure to negotiate with US in this situation.

    US-Taliban settlement is done deal. Taliban will not fight for any country, they are not mercenaries for hire.
     
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