Pakistan coming apart at the seams

  • Article by: Joel Brinkley , Tribune Media Services
  • Updated: January 22, 2013 - 1:39 PM

If the Taliban do ever succeed in toppling the government, they would almost certainly seize the nukes -- a terrifying prospect.

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spendthrift5Jan. 22, 13 2:06 PM

Can we please stop importing people from Pakistan and providing them access to our jobs, universities and social services systems?

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ciamanJan. 22, 13 2:11 PM

You know it is very odd that now the liberals are trying to drag us into another war. Are we not broke now? Do you think any of the American people will support another war? No, I say that we better stay right out of it and let Europe spend their own money and do whatever is needed to do. It has been 68 years since ww 11 and it is time for us to stay out and let the other ones doing the spending. And the bleeding.

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swschradJan. 22, 13 3:35 PM

these baggers... the US is not broke. the state of Minnesota is not broke. it's the baggers who would prevent us from raising money and make us broke. // but back to Pakistan... maybe we can interest India in a peacekeeping force if the Taliban, the TEA Party of Islam, don't crawl into caves and pretend it's 700 AD.

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erikj3Jan. 22, 13 4:04 PM

I'm sure we know the location of each and every nuke, and I'm sure we have personnel who can swoop in and seize them if need be. Let's hope so, anyway.

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sgtsmashJan. 22, 13 4:29 PM

OBL was found living safely within Pakistans' borders, no less than a mile from a military academy in 2011. Of course, they denied knowing any of this, and were upset that we went in and did what they refused to do, as well as condemned our drones from carrying out missions inside their borders. We accomplished more within their country with drones and a few good men than their own corrupt government ever did. A Boy Scout troop could go in there and take over. We were bamboozled over WMD's in Iraq. Now here you have a real scenario where they are a clear and present danger. It sounds like it would be a cake walk for any insurgent group hell-bent on taking over a missle site to do so.

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idigbroadsJan. 22, 13 4:44 PM

The Pakistani ISI is the most corrupt intelligence agency in the world. When the Taliban take over in Pakistan (they will) we already have plans in place to secure the nukes. Last resort would be putting them back in the stone age because if the Taliban gets them, they will use them.

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mn2niceJan. 22, 13 5:09 PM

ciaman, would you rather we find out about it when one is sitting in your backyard going tick-toc-tick-toc? The only country that would be scarier having nukes is Iran. Pakistan is very unstable, as the article says, and there are very good reasons why we are not on particularly good speaking terms with them right now. So even if you don't think it is improtant for us, it is. It really is. And we can't just march in there and take them. Someone might decide to arm one if they thought an attack was immenent. The risk would be extremely high. Cornering a bad guy with a bomb usually results in a big noise.

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owatonnabillJan. 23, 1312:31 PM

With "friends" like Pakistan, we really don't need any enemies...

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