Saturday, April 21, 2012

How the US helped make Pakistan worse...

For years, my semi-joke is that if you want to develop open government in your country, you have to find a way to not have the United States government send your country military supplies and advisers, but at the same time avoid having the United States government drop lots of bombs on your country.

This article in Foreign Affairs magazine shows the structural bases as to why Pakistan developed into a political mess, backed by militarists over three generations since its independence in 1947. The fascinating aspect for Americans appears in passive language at the end of the article, and dares raise the question as to the blowback from American governmental influence in Pakistan, with a silent but compelling point that our nations' leaders' indifference to India was good for India.

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