First time on this forum I actually agree with a bhangee for once. Pakistani generals/politicians played such games with America that in the end of the day they left the nation with their loot and the country in tatters.My intention is not to troll - pak establishment knows Americans are the biggest fools....the way they are played all these years....
Would pak be able to play similar double game against any other country (for ex: against china) while being an ally of that country?
In their double game, pak.leaders destroyed their own nation, and blame USA.
Many times, I think how much pak would have benefitted if they played straight after 9/11. You could have asked USA to set-up top class universities etc etc in pak........But being a security state, yourselves & your leaders can't think / do any better.
Now, trying to go with Russia, as if they don't have their own self-interests.
From inception, the behaviour of pak is like this (unfortunate).
Again - my intention is not to troll.
A smarter strategy after 9/11 would have been to make a special security agreement, where Pakistan would be able to station thousands of its own troops in afghanistan, while also getting billions in aid to go into infrastructure/education/healthcare. A
t the same time allowing major trade concessions with the US/West ie duty free exports or even subsidized exports as we had in the 80s. Instead the nation was sold out for a few F-16s with nothing to show. Hell even Bangladesh has far better trade concessions with the west today.
Musharaf was a world class idiot. He refused to even negotiate better terms with them. Bush would have been willing to give him almost anything he wanted. Now today Pakistanis blame the US/West for any tom dick harry going wrong in their country. When they refuse to look inwards at themselves.