Some of those insights seem quite persuasive. I for one have been wondering why we're so chummy with Pakistan. If someone like me who normally doesn't pay much attention to international affairs is pretty sure we're in bed with the devil, it's likely there's some other agenda in D.C. that we're not hearing about.
its true cnn is taking the side of pakistan as it is taking the side of palestinians. it tend sto take the side of the people that inflict terror instead of sideing up like america for the side that has to deal with terror like india and israel. dont worry india, israel is right behind you.
I agree in as far as CNN shows bias. CNN seems to take the common (liberal/European) view that the victims are always somehow to blame. Unfortunately the author of this article takes the all-too-popular point of view though that the west, particularly the U.S. is somehow behind everything that is wrong with the world. The author also mistakenly seems to assume that what is shown on CNN reflects the point-of-view of the American people and/or the American government. Another thing that continues to bother me is this attitude on the part of some of these countries (as again displayed by this author) who have been fighting internal extremist groups for years now, groups who have been responsible for a string of small scale (but none-the-less bloody) actions, to chide us since 9/11 for not doing something about their extremist problems earlier. Tell you what, let's drop a couple of jumbo jets on the Taj Mahal, or the middle of downtown in your capital, and one on your ministry of defense, then come back to us and we will talk. Terrorism is evil no matter how you look at it, but this attitude which comes through every time you read something from the Indians, Israelis, and to a lesser extent the British is getting really old, and is really misplaced. And although I hate to defend CNN, in the case of Pakistan, it is *possible* that the apparent pro-Pakistan bent is more of an issue of better access. Because of our actions in Afghanistan, reporters are crawling all over Pakistan, thus they have better access to Musharraf than they do the Indian government. Just saying it's a possibility. [ January 18, 2002: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
As the only nuclear power in Islam world, Pakistan should be proud of himself and the responsibility. It is like the oldest son in a big family. He should try everything he can to help brothers (of course, not the terrorist one). So please don't be intimidated by your rich neighbors, perhaps 65% of their GDP is service based, which will be useless in war time. [ January 20, 2002: Message edited by: Don Liu ]