India, Pakistan cross-border fire ahead of @BarackObama @JohnKerry visit. Via @al_tagreer

I am publishing here a comic by provocative and subversive Brazilian comic artist Latuff, whom I follow.

That being said, I disagree with the premise of the cartoon, namely that the United States is not trying to heavily involve itself in the India-Pakistan peace process.  The fact is that American diplomacy is simply not very effective these days, certainly not as high in quality as its martial force projection. Additionally there is the insinuation, that Obama is expected to resolve the India/Pakistan/Kashmir problems. Unfortunately, these started many years before Obama was even born, and will outlast Obama’s presidency.  South Asian nations need to take care of South Asia’s difficult problems themselves like adults.  Ironically, and hopefully, it seems that Pakistan and India both agree on this.


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