Mumbai attacks were a ploy to wreck Obama plan to isolate al-QaedaDecember 1st, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.1 (ANI): Officials and analysts in the region believe that last weeks atrocities were designed to provoke a crisis, or even a war, between the nuclear-armed Pakistan and India, diverting Islamabads attention from extremism in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan and thus relieving pressure on al-Qaeda, Taleban and other militants based there.
One analyst even described the attacks as a pre-emptive strike against Barack Obamas strategy to put Pakistan and Afghanistan at the centre of US foreign policy.
The United States and its allies now face a balancing act in supporting Indias efforts to investigate the Mumbai attacks, without jeopardizing Pakistans crucial support for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan, reports The Times. (ANI)
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