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‘kashmir Is A Very Hot Tinderbox… But I Can Fix It’: Trump Offers To Broker Peace

Discussion in 'International Relations' started by Manmohan Yadav, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Trump has now claimed that he would be more than happy to mediate peace between Pakistan and India
    The 'Hindus For Trump' event held at the Edison in New Jersey roused the support of 5,000 US-Indians

    US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his week appealing to the hearts and minds of impartial South Asians when he spoke to an Indian newspaper and promised to to ease tensions between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India over ongoing unrest in Kashmir, which they both claim as their own.

    The news comes hot on the heels of last week’s ‘Hindus For Trump’ event held at the Edison in New Jersey where 5,000 US-Indians people gathered for what was billed as a ‘charity event’ to raise money for the victims of terrorism in India.

    Highlights of the event included a ‘Bollywood style’ Michael Jackson impersonator, Trump confusing India with the nonexistent place, ‘Hindu’, and a stage play depicting the real threat Indians face on daily basis of incoming attacks from jihadists wielding green ‘lightsaber’ guns.

    However, in an interview with Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, Trump has now claimed that he would be more than happy to mediate peace between Pakistan and India.

    “Well, I would love to see Pakistan and India get along because that’s a very, very hot tinderbox…. That would be a very great thing. I hope they can do it,” Trump said.

    Islamabad said it did not comment on media reports usually but in this case, it welcomed the mediation offer.

    “We continue to urge our American friends including those in the administration to play their due role in resolving bilateral issues between Pakistan and India, particularly the Kashmir dispute,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria told a weekly briefing.

    “And definitely Pakistan has welcomed in the past also any role of mediation, we welcome such offers,” Zakaria said.

    The comment was a change of tack after Pakistan’s interior minister launched a blistering attack on Trump’s “ignorance” in May after the billionaire vowed that if he won office he would free a doctor jailed in 2011 after helping track down Osama bin Laden.

    Trump was being criticized in the US Thursday after he turned his final presidential debate appearance into an unprecedented assault on US political convention by refusing to say that he would respect a Hillary Clinton victory in November.

    “And definitely Pakistan has welcomed in the past also any role of mediation, we welcome such offers,” Zakaria said.

    The comment was a change of tack after Pakistan’s interior minister launched a blistering attack on Trump’s “ignorance” in May after the billionaire vowed that if he won office he would free a doctor jailed in 2011 after helping track down Osama bin Laden.

    Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence from British rule in 1947. India rejects any third party mediation and the rivals have fought three wars, two of them over Kashmir.

    Tensions have soared in recent weeks as India blamed Pakistan for a raid on an army base in Indian Kashmir on September 18, which saw New Delhi respond with what it called "surgical strikes" across the border, infuriating Islamabad.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged BRICS leaders Sunday to take a strong united stand against the "mothership of terrorism" in the South Asian region, in a thinly veiled reference to Pakistan.
     
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  2. Darth Marr

    Darth Marr Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Think before you speak, he probably lost 80% of his Indian voter base right here.....
     
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  3. Manmohan Yadav

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    Its just a political statement, everyone know India wont accept any form of Moderation

    Most will simply Ignore
    He cant unless both parties to the dispute agree
     
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  4. VCheng

    VCheng RIDER REGISTERED

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    Never say never in international geopolitics.
     
  5. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    He's a hot steaming pile of shit.
     
  6. VCheng

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    Welcome to US politics! :D
     
  7. Rock n Rolla

    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Hope Trump wins. :p
     
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    Not in this case. That is a STRONG NEVER!
     
  9. cloud4000

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    Every country on the planet can say that India and Pakistan should talk and settle Kashmir. It's a whole different exercise to compel India to negotiate. No one has gone that far, not even Pakistan's friend China has rocked that boat.
     
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    He needs to fix his own image before all that :p
     

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