flashpoints

Damien Morton damien.morton@acm.org
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 16:04:55 -0500


Don't forget the strategic alliance between India and Iran, in which
India gets to station troops and ships in Iran.

"DOUBLE WHAMMY":
Fundamentalists in Pakistan agitate to bring down Musharaf and take
control of the countries nukes, professing that they belong to the
entire Ummah (muslim world). India, claiming the right of pre-emption
that the US has claimed for itself, attacks Pakistan from both India and
its Iranian bases. Iran takes the opportunity to expand its influence in
Afghanistan and moves troops into western Afghansitan. US declares for
remaining Musharraf governement and commences attacks on Indian bases in
Iran. During prayer meetings in the whitehouse, minds wander to going
the whole hog and taking Tehran.