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Old 07-29-2008, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by pj67coll View Post
Sounds logical. However thats not taking into account the fact that by withholding aid you will likely simply result in them procuring that aid elsewhere. If the government does really clamp down on the north west frontier you risk turing the resistance into a full fledged civil war and you now have another crisis on your hands.

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Also, a brief review of geography will remind us that access to Afghanistan is gained by passage through Pakistan. The USA armed forces alone has over 20K in Afghanistan. Let's all imagine the logistical nightmare should relations with Pakistan deteriorate.
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