May 24, 2011

Keep an eye on this one

So I saw this:

China has “warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China”, a media report claimed today.
The warning was formally conveyed by the Chinese foreign minister at last week's China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks in Washington, The News daily quoted diplomatic sources as saying. China also advised the USa to “respect Pakistan's sovereignty and solidarity”, the report said.

and then I saw this:

Pakistan's intelligence service and the Lashkar-e-Toiba terror group were allied in planning the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, a witness told a court in Chicago.

David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani-American who has pleaded guilty to doing scouting work prior to the terror carnage in India's financial capital, testified in the U.S. federal court trial of his alleged accomplice,Tahawwur Rana, The Washington Post reported.

I'm a bit leery of the first source in that it seems loose on the details. I've not heard this anywhere else so I'm taking it with a grain of salt. It is however, not unlikely that we're going to come to this sort of impasse with China at some point. They're extending themselves globally. They're pouring money into Africa and South America. They're even building resorts in the Carribean. This is not coincidental and we ignore it at our peril. They're launching their first carrier shortly and that's the start of their blue water ambition.

Posted by Duffy at May 24, 2011 05:39 PM | TrackBack

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