Is the US Stimulating Nuclear War?
Kashmir: Three Minutes From Nuclear War
by Eric Margolis
Most Americans still have not figured out the difference between Shia and Sunni or Kurds. Or, for that matter, Bosnians and Kosovars. But the insatiable demands of our imperium keep plunging us into new, mysterious places and murky conflicts.
Welcome to Kashmir, the divided Himalayan state that is world’s longest-running and certainly most dangerous international conflict. It has burst once more into flames.
At least 100 Muslim Kashmiris protesting Indian rule have been shot down in the street by Indian paramilitary police over the past three months. Six more were killed this past Sunday.
Scores more have been wounded as unrest spreads across the Himalayan mountain state. Kashmir’s capital, Srinagar, is locked down under military curfew. Indian Army units have joined paramilitary forces to suppress the protests with gunfire.
Indian and Pakistani military forces are on heightened alert as a result of the growing tensions.