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Mixed signals

THIS is with reference to your editorial ‘Mixed signals’ (Feb 22). I am afraid that we are almost at the brink of war and Iran’s confrontationist attitude would only add fuel to the fire.
If further proof is needed, one only has to read the 89-year-old Henry Kissinger’s recent interview in which he is reported to have said (among other things): “We told the military that we would have to take over seven Middle East countries for their resources and they have nearly completed their job.
“We all know what I think of the military, but I have to say they have obeyed orders this time.
“It is just that last steppingstone, i.e. Iran, which will really tip the balance. How long can China and Russia stand by and watch the US clean up?
“The great Russian bear and Chinese sickle will be roused from their slumber and this is when Israel will have to fight with all its might and weapons to kill as many Arabs as it can.
Hopefully if all goes well, half the Middle East will be Israeli”.

SHAKIR LAKHANI
Karachi
Published in DAWN, February 28, 2012

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