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Pakistan would have faced US, India after 9/11: Musharraf.

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    9 Sep, 2011, 05.14PM IST, PTI
    Pakistan would have faced US, India after 9/11: Musharraf.

    BEIJING: Pakistan would have faced the combined military might of the US and India if it had not allowed American troops on its territory to fight Taliban in Afghanistan after 9/11 terror attacks, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said.

    "I do not regret at all. I think it was a very correct decision and if I am told for the same situation I will take the same decision," he said.

    While his decision was prompted by his conviction that Taliban and its thoughts were not conducive for Pakistan, he was also concerned about the prospects of US troops operating from India to attack Taliban in Afghanistan violating Pakistan's sovereignty.

    "Certainly the US was going to attack Afghanistan that was clear. Where can they attack from? Through India and India was all set and ready to extend all kinds of facilities," Musharraf said.

    "If they come from India and we are not with them and what happens. Pakistan then has to oppose the might of US and India together. Because they had to go through Pakistan if they have to reach Afghanistan and our sovereignty will be violated whether on land or air, from wherever.

    Our sovereignty will be violated," the former military ruler said.

    "So quite clearly that was not in the interest of Pakistan at all and Pakistan could not face the threat of the force that would have violated our sovereignty or had been opposed to us," he said.

    While analysing what impact the decision to permit US troops from Pakistan he has taken into consideration the consequences for Pakistan siding with Taliban.

    "I analysed what the impact would be of siding or not siding. Of basically that the first question that came to my mind was whether we want to Talibanise Pakistan?.

    Are we in favour of Taliban?. Do we want that kind of a government in Pakistan?. Do our views on Islam are the same as Taliban?. No all negative, all negative. First decision was this. I do not want Taliban and Taliban thoughts in Pakistan, therefore why join them in the first place," he said.

    About criticism that his decision resulted in 35,000 civilians in killed in Pakistan and Pakistan acquiring the reputation of most dangerous country, he said that "(about) the causalities you are talking off, if you see the details, 90 per cent had been suffered during the last three years.

    Go into the details and you will find that out. That is because the strong checks that we were having, because of government policies because of our strong decisions, things were much better," he said.

    Pak would have faced US, India after 9/11: Musharraf - The Economic Times
     
  2. blackops

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    So how is it different from current standards drones come and go
     
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    Maybe US but not India. I highly doubt that even now if US decided to invade Pakistan, India would take part in it.
     
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    phatooooooooooooooooo

    he is liar .............
     
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    well now he is a liar too :cheesy::no:
     
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    ohhhhhhhh sorry he is most liked person by indians and all enemies of pakistan because all this mess we are in is because of that Bas**d
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    he was and is a liar.
     
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    Slightly offtopic. I watched this documentary on the Pakistani army taking on the Taliban in SWAT. Is it correct that there are 40 million Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan together and that they are the majority of Taliban supporters? The Pakistani army takes quite a stand against the taliban in SWAT and are hated by those guys. In this one shoot out 8 Taliban guys are killed and this Pakistani army Major heroically picks up a grenade that is thrown at him and hurls it back at the enemy killing 3 of them. It is like Rambo stuff going on there.
     
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    Agree :undecided:
     
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    He is 100% correct.USA had support of pretty much entire world to invade Afghanistan.
     
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    we know USA had support of all zionists.
    because it was planned .......
    but for mush.....he peed in his pants when received a call from his D*d bush.......in the midnight.
    we are against that. if that was sooo necessary he would have called meeting a parliament session or meeting with his generals. why he decided it in that hurry???
     
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    Musharraf did take a right decision for Pakistan. Otherwise situation would have been worse today
     
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    and I dont know why indians support mush that much???/worst enemies of Pakistan
    plus you did not read my post...have you???
    yar hamarey gham main ghul ghul kay mar jao gay mat socho Pakistan k barey main itna ziada :lol:
     
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    I know Musharraf is a controversial figure, but he is admired in the U.S. because of this episode. I agree that he was strong-armed and was in a no-win situation. He did what needed to be done for Pakistan.

    It's hard to describe the blood-lust here in the days after 9-11. Someone was going to pay, and the attitude was "God help the 9-11 criminals, and anybody in our way is going to get knocked over." It may not be right, but it was the reality at the time.

    Musharraf walked a tightrope. He did what he had to do.
     
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    musharraf had no choice if Pakistan did not submit on war on terror it would have meant no more F16's and aid
     
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    musharraf did what he had to , there is a lot of false bravado shown here by some who feel they could have withstood the US assault . its best if we leave them with their infantile delusions .as they are not the ones who have the courage to stand and take decisions , just criticize from the sidelines.