Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Whereof One Cannot Speak Thereof One must be Silent": Pakistan America Relationship

According to American authorities , Pakistan and America relationship are of complex nature. America cannot terminate the aid for Pakistan and neither they want to harm relationships with Pakistan. American media does not get tired of saying that Pakistan army and ISI are taking sides with terrorists; that Pakistan is playing a double game, and they are looking both ways. Yet American administration always comes to rescue Pakistan.

One example is of the recent raid to kill Osama bin Laden. The world is startled that how Osama was living near Abbottabad for last few years; Abbottabad the garrison city and Osama the most wanted person. Obama came to rescue Pakistan saying that it was with the help of intelligence provided by Pakistan , that CIA conducted the operation in Abbottabad resulting in Osama's death.

One can easily see why American administration always rescues Pakistan. The reason is no Pakistan means no control over the territory , for in the absence of Pakistan Army America cannot control Pakistani territories; Pakistan is not like Iraq or Afghanistan for so many reasons.

So, if they destroy Pakistan army, and remove Pakistani government, they will have to govern Pakistan on their own, they will have to send their army to Pakistan , which they don't want to do. For this they require an enemy's forces to be dumped in Pakistan; a country offering the most hostile environ in its Northern region. The only place America can control is the Indus valley , but the problem does not lie there; the problem is in the Northern region.

If Pakistan Army refuses to fight in the North Western Areas of Pakistan , even America can't do it. For they know how difficult it is to hold ground there, and to do it for a longer period of time. Furthermore, if they dismantle Pakistani machinery they are using in these areas , then what is the guarantee that anyone else can serve this purpose. Even India will not acquiesce to serve there.

Americans need Pakistan Army and Pakistan; Pakistan's failure is the failure of America, and its success is their success . And that is why American administration always comes to rescue Pakistan; but they also think that Pakistan is trying to play a double game.

The double game is to simultaneously control and worsen the situation. Most of the Americans believe that Pakistan wants to show and make the situation worse, erects thorny hedges around , so that no one else can even think of handling this situation on its own.Pakistan wants to keep America , India or any other power away from feeling that they can handle the situation on their own. So, Pakistan does not want the militants to weaken and thus always keeps the problem alive and ferocious. For some of the Americans the raison de etre for the Army of Pakistan and the state of Pakistan is its necessity and essentialness to maintain a control over its territories. If someone else can maintain it in a more economic manner , then the task will be given to that power. However, it is not possible for anyone else to do this ; neither India nor America can do this more economically and efficiently.

This leaves no choice then for Americans to leave Pakistan and its Army intact and working , to control the unruly territories that can create trouble for the civilized world.

One more thing is that Americans also want Pakistani people to progress and develop both socially and economically. Unlike their European partners , who have suppressed this will and goodly desire because of Indian pressure, Americans not only verbally express it but have always proved it. America is among the architects of Pakistan and American help has always rescued Pakistan from Economic troubles. Americans as always, rescued Pakistan from becoming a failed state in 1998, when only a meager amount left in their account. America is not an enemy, but a great friend of Pakistan, and also a working partner; and it is in it second role that Americans at times become strict.

These then are the complexities of Pakistan America relationship.

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