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Jakarta Post

Letter: On Pakistan and India meeting

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 12 2012   /  11:45 am

It was nice to see leaders of both Pakistan and India meeting, despite their differences of opinion on a number of issues. When you meet, you can resolve the misgivings.

Why would KB Kale choose to negate all the positivity of this meeting in his renunciation of a television anchor from Pakistan?

Mr. Mir was not wrong to assert that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had planted the sapling of militancy in the form of trained fighters, predating the first Afghan war.

That sapling has now become a tree. The CIA creates monsters, which often assume Frankensteinian proportions and get out of hand.

The CIA ran the full course of the 1979-88 Afghan war using the Mujahideen as snares to trap the Soviet bear, and now it is waging this current war to clean up those snares; not an easy task to accomplish.

So why blame Hamid Mir?

India cannot afford...