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WASHINGTON: If elected to the White House, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump would keep US troops in Afghanistan to ‘protect’ Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

“I think you have to stay in Afghanistan for a while, because of the fact that you are right next to Pakistan, which has nuclear weapons and we have to protect that,” said Mr Trump while responding to a question during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate.

Mr Trump is an outsider who blitzkrieged into the 2016 Republican presidential campaign and propelled himself into the first position by capturing the highest number of delegates in early primaries. He is particularly popular among conservative Republicans and in rural America, where 70 per cent white voters live.

“Nuclear weapons change the game,” said the billionaire campaigner while explaining why Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal necessitated continued US military presence in Afghanistan.

Last year, Mr Trump suggested involving India in efforts to denuclearise Pakistan. “You have to get India involved. India’s the check to Pakistan,” he said in a radio address in September.

“They (India) have their own nukes and have a very powerful army. They seem to be the real check... I think we have to deal very closely with India to deal with it (Pakistan),” he added.

Mr Trump’s suggestion to keep US troops in Afghanistan was one of the few serious references to foreign policy issues at the presidential debate.

Most US media outlets described the debate in Detroit, Michigan, as a two-hour long shouting match with no substance.

The prestigious New Yorker magazine ran its report on the debate with the headline: “Donald Trump and an even cruder Republican debate.”

“One clear loser in Thursday’s debate: the Grand Old (Republican) Party,” The Washington Post reported.

The post noted that following his big wins in Super Tuesday primaries, “this might have been the night when Trump could safely shift into statesman mode”. But he lost the opportunity.

Last week, former CIA director Michael Hayden said in an interview to a US media outlet that the American military would refuse to obey Mr Trump if he gets elected and orders them to torture prisoners or kill the families of terrorists.

At the debate, a moderator, Bret Baier, asked Mr Trump to comment on Gen Hayden’s statement. Mr Trump rejected the suggestion that the US military would defy their president.

“But they’re illegal,” Mr Baier reminded him. “Let me just tell you, look at the Middle East. They’re chopping off heads,” Mr Trump said.

“I said it’s fine! And if we want to go stronger, I’d go stronger, too,” said Mr Trump, while defending his earlier statement that he would allow waterboarding to coerce information from suspected terrorists. The remarks earned him a wild applause from the audience.

“What would these animals over in the Middle East, that chopped off heads think of a hesitation to commit war crimes?” Mr Trump asked.

“We should go for waterboarding and we should go tougher than waterboarding.”

Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2016

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Comments (184) Closed



Zak Mar 05, 2016 07:03am

Thank you Trump, but just keeping forces will not help Pakistan , we need CSF in timely manner and providing just around 1b$ is no longer enough, it should be 10 times that number if the coalition is to survive and make sufficient gains against terror.

Maleeha Mar 05, 2016 07:08am

Pakistan better knows how to protect its nuclear arms..History also shows who was aggressive and who was not in using them.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 07:33am

The Pentagon will brief him if he becomes president. At the moment not too many people care what he thinks

AKB Mar 05, 2016 07:42am

“They (India) have their own nukes and have a very powerful army. They seem to be the real check... I think we have to deal very closely with India to deal with it (Pakistan),”. What an idea of using India against Pakistan and having no objection to their possession of nuclear arsenals. Mr. Trump it was Pakistan used against Russia and there after against Taliban(after taking U-Turn) and now talking of use of India against all times ally. But no wonder US is famous for taking U-Turns and then U to U-turn.

AIB Mar 05, 2016 07:43am

No doubt.

amirkhan0703 Mar 05, 2016 07:51am

love him....our next President....

Nadeem Mar 05, 2016 07:52am

Pakistan knew it all along, why you are in Afghanistan. No surprise for us.

taimoor khan Mar 05, 2016 07:53am

We don't need US troops to protect our arsenal, our army can do it, but we would appreciate US Funds to maintain and upkeep them.

VK, Pul Bangash, Dilli Mar 05, 2016 07:53am

Mr. Trump, India ain't with you on that.........sorry, find someone else.

M Waj Mar 05, 2016 07:55am

Republican Party has a serious problem in their hands. Nobody cares what he says.

Confused Mar 05, 2016 07:55am

Looks like, Mr Trump is getting desperate. He is about to loose his marbles.

John Mar 05, 2016 08:01am

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has called Donald Trump a phony, a fraud, a misogynist and a bully who threatens America's future.

Mr. Trump is clueless on foreign affairs!

Satt Mar 05, 2016 08:02am

Pakistanis in confusion whether to like him or dislike him.

ali Mar 05, 2016 08:03am

Thanks Mr Trump, Pakistan is quite capable to protect their assets. Worry about your double triple standard.

M M AMIN (Old Ravian) Mar 05, 2016 08:04am

Mr Trump thanks in advance for ensuring the victory of Hillary as the next US President .

Yani Mar 05, 2016 08:09am

He's proving dangerous for the US and international peace even without being elected yet. Imagine what he can do if he gets elected.

Kamal Mar 05, 2016 08:13am

All of Pakistan is rooting for Trump to win. Then finally the US will also have a lunatic as a President. For too long this has been the monopoly of developing countries.

Kashmiri Pandit Mar 05, 2016 08:13am

@Confused "He is about to loose his marbles."

I am confused. Are you taking of loose marbles or lost marbles?

Ahmed Mar 05, 2016 08:17am

Pakistan is fully capable of protecting itself including any Arsenal, worry about US troops in Afghanistan

sunil Mar 05, 2016 08:20am

No Thanks Mr Trump. India has wasted enough time and resources in fighting Pakistan and I am sure Pak feels the same way. Leave us alone please.

Nadeem Mar 05, 2016 08:25am

Off Course Pakistan need US engaged in Af-Pak to inflict heavy financial burden on US to keep the World Bipolar! US tottering & fighting cause less fight in Afgha Region. Come on Trump visit Afghanistan soon.

Satyameva Jayate Mar 05, 2016 08:29am

Yes. Mr. Trump.

Truth Mar 05, 2016 08:32am

At least he doesn't lie and hide things.

Muslim Medina Mar 05, 2016 08:35am

Mr Trump just lost his trump card.

maleeha Mar 05, 2016 08:35am

when the developing and third world countries will understand game played by developed countries?.They are developed because they are letting you dance on their signals !..Imperialist Designs we have much potential and we have been limited because social construction theory that we are backward...Our talent is incomparable to the world's talent.

Abdulla Hussain Mar 05, 2016 08:35am

After using Muslim card, Trump is now using Pakistan nuclear card to woo voters to elect him. This is just another election gimmick, Trump understands well how far he can stretch. He wants to bring in India to get messed up. He will not succeed. Throwing teasers towards Pakistan will make it more strong & prepared for all eventualities. The world has quite changed now. Pakistan should pay full attention to develop its relationship with Russia.

Gohar Mar 05, 2016 08:37am

It's mind boggling that he has such philosophies and thoughts

khurram Mar 05, 2016 08:37am

Time will tell whay america really has become...

gul Mar 05, 2016 08:39am

Pakistan can protect its own nuclear arsenals.

khurram Mar 05, 2016 08:39am

@sunil totally agreed with sunil.

Insaaf Mar 05, 2016 08:44am

Read between the lines guys !! Protect = take over. And we knew America was after our nukes right from the beginning.

Komal S Mar 05, 2016 08:45am

@Abdulla Hussain But Putin loves Trump. just curious when you have China why do you need Russia.

M. Johri Mar 05, 2016 08:50am

There are 75 % chances that Trump will be next president of America. Then there will be a new world order where left hand will not know what right hand is doing. Whole world will be facing new challenges to words danger of poverty , lawlessness , wars on smaller or larger scales and UNO will be looking at these unexpected events helplessly .

Dr Vimal Mar 05, 2016 08:52am

Great guy. Where was he all this time????

Nilesh Mar 05, 2016 08:55am

Sorry Mr Trump India not with you, we value neighbour more than US, although we fight with them but that's our mutual understanding, not to be told by others...

trump fan form india Mar 05, 2016 08:57am

@amirkhan0703 love him too form india he is the new regonor new modi for amrica. god bless amrica.

Rejoice Mar 05, 2016 09:09am

@sunil Very well said. Both Pakistanis and Indians should think positively and our aim should be to root out our enemy, who are within and outside and have link to perpetrators.

Atif Khan Mar 05, 2016 09:16am

Trump is conveying "Angry America" sentiment

aslam shaikh Mar 05, 2016 09:21am

He should stick making exclusively white high rise luxury buildings.

aslam shaikh Mar 05, 2016 09:23am

And Pakistan should send it's Navy and Army to Mexico to keep US in check as they have the largest nuclear weapons stockpile in the World and have used it against civilians.

Ayaz Munir Mar 05, 2016 09:23am

What the threat to US , if Pakistan has nuclear weapons , they dont even fall in the range of those weapons.

Moona Mar 05, 2016 09:32am

@Satt Haha very funny.

Azhar jamil Mar 05, 2016 09:41am

US troops please go back your home. We have enough resources to protect our neuclear assets.

Raja Amer Khan Mar 05, 2016 09:46am

Mr. Trump, you are fired!

GA Mar 05, 2016 09:49am

'President' Trump will be America's undoing.

RÖY Mar 05, 2016 09:56am

@Yani, I don't think he's the only one! They are all same in other way, only difference is this man is louder than the other one. When Obama came with a 'Hope' we saw it turned out to be a 'Nope'. None of them want to see peace cause peace will destroy their arms and weapon industry!

Shaukat Ali Khan Mar 05, 2016 09:58am

US must worry about the security of its own nuclear arms first. While Pakistan has zero incidents related to nuclear safety; US tops in nuclear incidents including theft of nuclear material and failed commands.

Ashar Kazmi Mar 05, 2016 10:01am

He will prove to be the last nail in the coffin to the great American dream, and it's very existence. "The last president to be" of the UNITED States of America

Vikram Sood Mar 05, 2016 10:01am

The only way India wants to deal with Pakistan is to engage in trade and mutual prosperity, enough of USA games, it takes a Trump to let the cat out on the way establishment looks at this region. I hope Pakistan realizes that its geographical position can only pay if India trades through the 'chowk' that Pakistan is, the prosperity will make nukes and USA braggards redundant.

Ashutosh Mishra Mar 05, 2016 10:04am

I have the feeling that Hillary will outwit this dimwit and will be the first woman President of the United States. This guy is desperate and under the impact of readily available rightwing causes he may get nominated, but won't win the White House. The US has used nukes on Japan and won't hesitate using it upon North Korea to protect the world order whose management they've been carrying out since the 1940s onwards...

bryan Mar 05, 2016 10:07am

Mr. Trump if you ve noticed India has said no to joint Naval exercise against China. We in India 125 crore people toil hard everyday to make ends meet. 70% tools hard on farm lands. Our industry has just started to grow, our IT sector is undergoing a change from body shops to technology development. Our scientists are busy with Agri and Space tech. Pls. don't pull us into unproductive areas. Our stock markets r holding promise. We want to be a $5 trillion economy in less than a decade. We need no religious or ethnic problems. Poverty and backwardness is our only enemy. Our Hindus Muslims and Buddhists will fight poverty for next 10 yrs and no one else. God bless the poor man and enable him to provide better life to his family.

usman Mar 05, 2016 10:09am

sorry Mr. Trump....we don't need any watchman for our nukes

Abdulla Hussain Mar 05, 2016 10:14am

@GA: Law of diminishing returns cannot be proven wrong. Trump will prove the highest peak after which descending is imminent.

Nik Mar 05, 2016 10:15am

US has never been able to dictate or even influence indian policies..iran sanctions are the most recent example..infact india now has the strongest lobby in US congress. Also indian military lands on foreign soil only under UN flag. If he is winning by making such remarks i have to conclude americans are really thick.

Ram Mar 05, 2016 10:29am

@Maleeha So.. you read history or check foreign news paper and analyze how they are thinking about Pakistan!

Feroz Mar 05, 2016 10:29am

We must agree that the heavy response from the US to 9/11 and their ability to go after those terrorists wherever they are, has sent a very strong signal and message. Since then no terror group has been able to launch an attack on the US of even 1% on that scale. If you do not create fear in the mind of terror perpetrators, half the battle is lost. What defies logic is how anyone sitting in Afghanistan can keep a check or control on Pakistani Nuclear Weapons.

Liberal Overseas Mar 05, 2016 10:29am

a shout out to his guts the way he is running and still running.

Ahmar Qureshi Mar 05, 2016 10:31am

Why to blow the Trumpet so aggressively? Why not to promote a widely acceptable agenda of International Peace? No body wants war!

Arshad Abdullah Mar 05, 2016 10:32am

When 200,000 U.S. and NATO troops could not defeat poorly armed Taliban in 13 years how can few thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan grab or "protect" Pak nuclear weapons spread all over the country. Rather U.S. forces in the whole region would be in risk if any such attempt is made ever.

Shahzad S Iqbal Mar 05, 2016 10:37am

I love Trump - he is the one who has revealed the true face of United States of America...Muslims in America are advised to move back to their home countries once Trump gets elected and America's meltdown begins...

Patriotic Mar 05, 2016 10:44am

I don't know either Trump will win or will loose but Trump don't have his republican party sport. Since I have been watching his election campaign, Mr. Trump is always in tense mood, he never smile or joke and never look relax. That make me nervous too. President Ronald Reagan was one the best and strong president in the American history. He always look relax and full of self confidence. His personality and his speeches won the respect worldwide. He was a real strongman. A person with more money and more aggressive attitude does not mean a strong man.

Gurjeet singh Mar 05, 2016 10:46am

Pakistan needs his support.

GAK Wazir Mar 05, 2016 10:49am

Pakistan is a responsible country. It has the capability to protect its nuclear assets. It combats terrorism since long and is greatly successful in eliminating the scourge. It needs neither Trump's cover nor does it seek Aghanistan-based US forces to provide security to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. Pakistan has world no one well-equipped army capable of dealing with any challenge confronting the country. Trump, if elected, needs to follow Obama's policy of diplomatic success instead of reviving the military strategy adopted by Mr. Bush that caused great loss to US image in the world.

Zahid Ali Mar 05, 2016 10:51am

Americans have such thoughts already. Donald has just expressed openly. It is the only difference. They want a weaker Pakistan because they have achieved their goals.

Feroz Mar 05, 2016 10:53am

The anti Establishment sentiment in the US is running very high, which makes Trump a very strong contender for the Republican nomination. Hillary will receive backing not just from the Establishment and Bankers but also Blacks, immigrants and Minorities.

CALCUTTA MAN Mar 05, 2016 11:01am

@Zak

What he means is, US needs to ensure Pakistan doesn't sell its nukes...

Peace Mar 05, 2016 11:07am

Another Modi in US.

Manoj Mar 05, 2016 11:09am

Publicity always sells. Doesn't matter whether its good or bad.

Sheikh Khalid Mar 05, 2016 11:22am

Aren't we pandering for the "SHMUCK VOTE"?

Ahmad Mar 05, 2016 11:22am

What a dimwit, just exposed American secret policy; why US keep forces in Afghanistan.

Sheikh Khalid Mar 05, 2016 11:23am

I seriously hope he wins, and someone like Hillary is his sidekick!

R.Kannan Mar 05, 2016 11:29am

Another American guy speaking without knowing the subject. I seriously doubt his becoming President would help India and his overall comments about India have not been reassuring. What the Americans would like is to have a conflict in South Asia with the Americans supplying arms and making money.

Dawood Mar 05, 2016 11:33am

This man is clearly delusional. He just wants to stay in his own little dream.

R.Kannan Mar 05, 2016 11:35am

It is interesting that virtually all Indians commenting here have asked Trump to take a walk.

Abbas Naqvi Mar 05, 2016 11:41am

Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state capable of protecting and safeguarding its strategic asset. US has already faced military defeat in Afghanistan and was forced to pull out its troops from that country. Mr. Trump should learn from history. As for engaging India to deal with Pakistan, Washington had better play its role in a constructive and positive manner and ask New Delhi to enter into peace talks with Islamabad to reduce tensions in the region. The US should also put pressure on India to resolve the Kashmir dispute in line with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. If peace and security is established in South Asia, the trans-regional powers' interferences can come to an end.

aslam shaikh Mar 05, 2016 11:51am

UN should send their peacekeeping forces to Canada and Mexico to keep a check on US which has the largest stockpile of Atomic bombs and who has used it twice on civilian population.

gknatarajan Mar 05, 2016 11:52am

all asian americans will vote enlot agaainst this man. india and pakisthan should desist from any more wars which suits all forughn powers , both east and west block! let us fight a war against poverty and ingonorance in indian sub continent and not fight amongst ourselves. first step to achieve this all countries in the region fight aganist militancy who kill innocents. they do not have any rigious identity according to me and they are worst criminals explioting the unlettered!

ejaz Mar 05, 2016 11:55am

goes to show how limited his thinking is! he has no clue about the rivalry in IndoPak. doesn't deserve to be the president.

Harmony-2 Mar 05, 2016 11:57am

May be countries perceive India and Pakistan as enemies but Mr Trump, rest assured India won't side with you against our neighbour whatever provocation you may apply. Where there is enmity, there is always love from deep inside. India will never allow any third party to create harm.

Bashir Mengal Mar 05, 2016 11:59am

Pakistan's nuclear arsenal are better protected than US's .. Pakistan has the world's best military. Now, the US is protecting its unsuccessful mission in Afghanistan.....

AKB Mar 05, 2016 12:00pm

Muslims card, Pakistan card and what is next on the card to win election.

A Shah Mar 05, 2016 12:09pm

I'm liking this guy more and more. But he and Clinton are both Indian fans.

Manish Mar 05, 2016 12:15pm

Mr Trump India just need prosparity , eradication of poverty , illiteracy etc. And she know it cannot achive by war, weather its pakistan or china, once trade florish nobody dare to deraile other or attack other . I know pakistan nuke is a concern for us but we dont need another nuclear power i.e america , playing with us . Live and let live.

Sheeda Tully Mar 05, 2016 12:16pm

Imagine Trump having control of US Nukes! Who will secure those?

SMI Mar 05, 2016 12:18pm

lol ....... Thanks you all are welcome!

Baloch Mar 05, 2016 12:26pm

Indians are confused to support him or not?????

sk Mar 05, 2016 12:31pm

Trump reflects US mentality of using one country against other to safeguard their selfish interest. Although he favors India, it is not in the interest of region or either country to be as pawn of US games who is more interested in selling their outdated defense equipment. India has realized & now bargaining with Americans using current surge in economic front but not inclining towards defense alliances which are more particularly against China.

Indian Wolfie Mar 05, 2016 12:37pm

why should India check Pakistan? India is busy checking China thats is the main concern for India.

Atul Mar 05, 2016 12:37pm

It will be interesting to see how the world will shape up if Trump wins American president election.

SLDUA Mar 05, 2016 12:41pm

@Zak Please, define what is a blackmail?

Hindutavi Rakshas Mar 05, 2016 12:49pm

maverick guy,

Indian Mar 05, 2016 12:50pm

Go Trump go! You are on right track!!! Best of luck :)

Azaad Mar 05, 2016 12:53pm

@Kamal HAHAHHA Brilliant! Yeah, why should we have all the fun? Sadly, I don't think he will be able to beat Hillary as most Americans will Dump Trump in a presidential election.

fida USA Mar 05, 2016 12:59pm

Trump grandfather was a German immigrant, his father stood by white racist in America and he himself is a crude man with rogue Capitalist tendencies. All in all he can be classified as a very dangerous man. If he gets elected and at present he has a 50/50 chance, the world will see the rise of a new Hitler.

dawn Mar 05, 2016 01:00pm

The man speaks the USA foreign policy in the area that other leaders prefered to hush. The only reason for USA to have invaded the neighbours was the Pakistan Nukes. The await the opportunity to 'take 'em away'. This all on instructions from a rogue settlement in the ME.

Khwarezmi Mar 05, 2016 01:00pm

This is why Pakistan should have developed ICBM a long time ago. You never know who you will address a few years down the line.

MindShare Mar 05, 2016 01:06pm

Worry about your troops in Afghanistan not worry about Pakistan nuclear. You are already engaged with India against Pakistan and China but nothing will materialize. India knows very well about the ramification of any wrong move.

Our nuclear arsenal is our safety against our enemies.

SAQ Mar 05, 2016 01:10pm

@sunil couldn't have said it better myself. Don't need more war mongers, our leaders are enough to fill the plate.

Khwarezmi Mar 05, 2016 01:12pm

Pakistan should have made ICBMs a long time ago because you never know who you are dealing with a few years down the line. India has alredy tested a 5-6000 km missile while Pakistan's longest has taken a break at 2750 km.

SAQ Mar 05, 2016 01:15pm

@RÖY it's always been about the military complexes. He'll just add another business to his portfolio

Amir Mar 05, 2016 01:15pm

He will be the game changer for America. Will bring him from top to bottom if get selected and continue on the policy what he is promising.

His policies if he pursued once become president will also wake up a lot muslim nations who are in deep sleep at the moment so may become blessing in disguise.

Farrukh Kiani Mar 05, 2016 01:17pm

It took me around 4 minutes to read this article.

Verdict: Mr. Trump is a waste of time

Shahid Malik Mar 05, 2016 01:19pm

Shallow and narrow minded people like Mr. Trump are the reasons why extremism is rising in the world

Abdul Mar 05, 2016 01:20pm

American aggressive design can spread the wing of an international political uneasiness and USA's nuclear capability is the great threat to the world as well.History is a clear witness of USA's misuse of its atomic bombs to humiliate human values

amin Mar 05, 2016 01:24pm

I am glad both Indians and Pakistanis are shown maturity here and understand this game. We do not benefit from these wars or interference on each other sides. Both countries are poor and need to spend money on roti, kapra and makan!

AKKS Mar 05, 2016 01:30pm

@Baloch Indians are not confused. We are very clear in our stance. We don't want to involve in their crooked plans. India is a democratic republic and we know our priorities and interests well. America cannot dictate what India should do. We want to do business with everyone including neighbours and this is the only way to prosper and not war and enemity!

atif khan Mar 05, 2016 01:31pm

you are so kind trummpy , kindly advise your troops to stop people coming from afghanistan to pakistan. your troops may be technological advance but its not the machine its man behind the machine and our men are the men

M. Jan Mar 05, 2016 01:35pm

I will be very surprised if the same America elects Trump that elected Obama for his second term only a few years ago. Trump is indeed a fraud as Mr. Romney pointed out. He is using xenophobia, Islamophobia, misogyny and frustration with the establishment to incite anger, hatred and division and recruit the idiotic section of the society to his cause which is to become the US president at any cost.

aurangzaib Mar 05, 2016 01:44pm

Right Mr Trump but America couldn't protect even its own men from Taliban in Afghanistan .Tell me if I'm wrong.

Aisha sheraz Mar 05, 2016 01:57pm

I think Afghanistan's problem will be solved withn a year or two if US leave from there. Afghanistanies are not in position to interfare in Pakistan until they dont have strong back and we all know who is feeding talibans with weapons.

Seeker of truth Mar 05, 2016 01:59pm

This man has guts to speak truth. I love this guy and mark my words he is going to be the next president of USA.

Rafaqat Mar 05, 2016 02:12pm

@sunil Yeah sure. They have created enough problems between us to fight while they take advantage of that fight. it's time to understand the monopoly of Europe and America and try to live in peace cause' that's the only for our both nations to survive and move forward in a better direction.

SyedChaudhryGangaDinKhan Mar 05, 2016 02:15pm

It doesn't matter what a politician says during an election cycle. The question is why nuclear weapons of Pakistan are being mentioned. Is there something else?

minni Mar 05, 2016 02:23pm

@Maleeha Wow..........................

wasim Mar 05, 2016 02:24pm

very heartening to see moderate views from Indian brothers.wish we could chennalize this popular sentiment into foreign policy making .

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 02:36pm

@VK, Pul Bangash, Dilli ... ... India has no allies. Everyone knows that India is only out for itself. The world sends it's charity workers to India. India doesn't send charity workers anywhere. It even ended up blocking aid to Nepal.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 02:36pm

@Confused ... .. You've got that right.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 02:39pm

@Satt .... When everything is said and done, a president all by himself does not run America.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 02:41pm

@ M M AMIN (Old Ravian) .... .... I don't think she is going to make it. Trump's chance is better. Check Paddy Power online for the odds on the presidential race.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 02:44pm

@Yani ... ... Yeah. He will become wealthier.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 02:47pm

@Muslim Medina ... ... Good one.

Taimoor khan Mar 05, 2016 02:54pm

This is the reason we should actually accelerate our nuke and missile program. It will be foolish to keep our posture only India centric. We need to introduce ICBMs and thermonuclear warheads in our inventory before this man get into the white house.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 02:56pm

@khurram ... ... America is just fine. The American economy is starting to improve. We do need to work on the policing and incarceration of minorities, but that situation is improving slowly.

Arslan Mar 05, 2016 03:01pm

He's worse than Bush Jr. If he becomes President, be prepared for new crusades.

akram Mar 05, 2016 03:03pm

Trump is the new George W Bush.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 03:07pm

@maleeha .... Economic development is not a game. Calculus was formulated in Germany and England in the late 1600s. The machine drill was invented in England in 1701. Applied Science and modern engineering was born in the West on that date. Applied science generated and accumulated money beyond simple trading ventures, and capital began to be retained by corporations rather than by royal families.

NM Mar 05, 2016 03:26pm

America never stops work surprising. I thought George Bush was incompetent president ever, but no here comes Trump with his no sense loud mouth. America rising!

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 04:21pm

@M. Johri ... ... There will be poverty, lawlessness and wars because people are people.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 04:23pm

@Shaukat Ali Khan .... Fair criticism.

Zubaida khan Mar 05, 2016 04:33pm

@ M M AMIN (Old Ravian) don't be too sure about that. Hilary may be indicted for her role in the email server scandal.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 04:33pm

@Azhar jamil .... .... That would be fine with the American people but not with US Central Command.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 04:36pm

@GA .... Absolutely not. America has millions of level headed people who make the country work.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 04:39pm

@RÖY .. ... Yours is a gross oversimplification. Guess again.

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 04:46pm

@Rafaqat .... America has nothing to do with peace or war between India and Pakistan. What happens is up to the people who live in South Asia. Anyone in Pakistan who has a clue had better back up Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Sohaila Mar 05, 2016 05:02pm

Trump needs US army in Afghanistan to protect Pak nukes. Next he will need Pak Army to protect US troops in Afghanistan, chanting "Do more"

Cyrus Mar 05, 2016 05:08pm

@Amir ... ... ... It will take more than Donald Trump to wake them up.

krishan gopal Mar 05, 2016 05:33pm

Sorry sir we are not with you. It is better for India, Pakistan and China that we destroy our nukes and support each other...rather than becoming puppet of US or Russia..

Bhavesh raj Mar 05, 2016 05:34pm

Ohh please Trump, don't beat a war trumpet here. Yes, we fight Pakistan everyday but let us keep this war only upto keyboard don't not engage us to CHECK Pakistan. The last time I checked they were a independent,sovereign nation & India is no America who poke there noses into matter of others. Let us fight but do not dare engaging yourself between us, we may be enemy as of now but god willing once we remove our enmity we might form one of the most formidable force in the world. STAY AWAY

ME Mar 05, 2016 05:36pm

you get my vote president TRUMP, from an Indian -American.

ME Mar 05, 2016 05:44pm

@Baloch we 3 millions here support him fully.

ME Mar 05, 2016 05:44pm

president TRUMP you da man.

Texan Mar 05, 2016 05:46pm

Thumbs up!

M.Saeed Mar 05, 2016 06:07pm

Those who make nuclear arms know well before how to protect their arms from wolves.

Raja Farhat Abbas Mar 05, 2016 06:14pm

Over mine and another 180 million dead bodies, if he wants to try it!!!!

Khwaja Mar 05, 2016 06:59pm

Truth comes out. Even if it is a mere political mouth burst.

Syed Zafar Kazmi U.S.A Mar 05, 2016 07:03pm

@AKB Please don't address Trump for your own sake, That's all about him. He is a nightmare of the beautiful American constitution and the great Ametican presidents like Limcoln and Roosevelt. He will never win and pretty soon you would see him assigned to where he belongs

Ramal Khan Mar 05, 2016 07:09pm

They are safer than yours Mr Trump. Atleast they aren't in the hands of a person like you !!!!!

nauman Mar 05, 2016 07:20pm

he is really funny...........

Taimoor Khan Mar 05, 2016 07:21pm

Question should be raised now as to how secure Americans nukes are under the command of Donald Trump. This is not a hypothetical question anymore. World should, Pakistan in particular must be prepared for nightmare scenario.

Secular Pathan Mar 05, 2016 07:21pm

Really liked how some Indians are supporting Pakistan, that is how we should be, solve all problems and fight against poverty, illiteracy, bad health/education, corruption, extremism etc not against each other and wasting our lives.

Ammar Mar 05, 2016 07:23pm

We don't need the american troops "protecting" our nukes. And we certainly don't want people like trump meddling in our affairs.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mar 05, 2016 07:40pm

Good luck with that. Try that and you are one straw more towards breaking a camel's back that is the "do more" rhetopric. Pakistan has done much more than enough to put a stop to this madness that US and its neo-imperialists' gang has brought upon this world in the name of so called "War on terror". It should officially be named as "War of terror". How many states have been threatened and destroyed in the name of so called "freedom" "democracy" and now, the new rhetoric, "nuclear safety". If I remember correctly, it is the US that has used a nuclear device on unarmed civilians, not once, but on 2 Japanese cities. The same country that officially uses "Depleted Uranium" tipped ammunition (Which is also referred to as "Depleted Uranium – All the Fallout, None of the Bang" nuclear weapon). Even today US is using this nuclear weapon without anyone checking it. How can a nation with those credentials question anyone else's intentions.

Zak Mar 05, 2016 08:04pm

Trumps first foreign policy blunder as well as exposing his immaturity. If US pushes India to do its bidding and dirty work, by provoking conflict, it will lead to an inevitable Nucleuar exchange. That is something no one in the world would want, specially US. So, Trump has proven , he is incompetent and will lead the world to making it a dangerous place. All republicans dump trump.

Aziz Mar 05, 2016 08:06pm

Good luck Americans with Trump.

Omer Mar 05, 2016 09:32pm

No one cares what trump thinks because he won't be elected so as far as i am concerned he can say whatever he wants.

Nadeem Mar 05, 2016 09:36pm

Trump needs to better focus on the internal issues of the US which is gun violence..

A Pakistani Mar 05, 2016 09:47pm

Pakistan has never threatened any country with its nuclear or conventional arsenal. North Korea and Israel have .

So Donald Trump, what do you have to say to that?

Patrick Sarsfield Mar 05, 2016 10:42pm

That's a promise he has broken He promised a total withdrawal from Muslin lands and Muslim affairs

M.MIRZA Mar 05, 2016 10:51pm

@Seeker of truth

His first trip will be to visit Pakistan.He will be welcomed by the peoples of Pakistan.

m.mirza

Ashraf M. Mar 05, 2016 11:30pm

Mr Trump will turn the American dream into nightmare and his stupidity will convert this world into a grave yard.

Afzal Mar 05, 2016 11:57pm

@Cyrus
Should ha get elected he will need to reverse almost every thing he has been saying. And in the process he probably will kill many of his current advisors for giving him wrong advice.

gk (india) Mar 05, 2016 11:58pm

People need to realize that hatred between India and pakistan is benefiting some countries. India is and will deal with pakistan the way India wants, and same vice-versa. We do not need USA to come in between.

frkh Mar 06, 2016 12:55am

He is funny. Good entertainment.

imtiaz Mar 06, 2016 01:02am

Very good and thanks for all but one thing is important you must do for some things like Pakistan. In my opinion you can do will.

Arsal Mar 06, 2016 01:30am

Like we do not know already why the US of A came to Afghanistan in the first place ?

Dheeraj, Sector7A, Faridabad Mar 06, 2016 01:56am

No, Mr. Trump, India is no game. We are not ready to be a tool for US adventurism. We are not ready to be left to feel used and betrayed like Pakistan. You solve your own problems yourself, Rid of your prejudices and preoccupations yourself. You have created a mess out of middle east, south asia won't let it become another Syria. South asian nations have differences and are keen to resolve all the differences all by ourselves. You are absolutely NOT welcome.

Dheeraj, Sector7A, Faridabad Mar 06, 2016 02:06am

@R.Kannan Of course we reject such a proposal. They have used Pakistan and left it in disarray and while we have seen it, we are smart enough not to fall in their trap.

Worth_Commenting Mar 06, 2016 02:20am

In front of Trump, George W. Bush seems like a genius! Good going there.

flipdlop Mar 06, 2016 02:30am

Everything boils down to nuclear weapons. Weapons of mass destruction that we cant even use and they are more threat to Pakistan itself not because these weapons may fall into the enemy hands but because they are dangerous. I wonder what do we do with the nuclear waste and other nuclear by products ? Over the years, Pakistan has become heavily dependant on the Army which only goes on to show that democracy and government has failed again and again for the past 50 years. Dont get me wrong, I am not against the army its just that we have spent hundreds of resources, while forgetting to develop the country's core infrastructure for a sustainable growth. In a country where people are struggling to get their basic needs satisfied will hardly be loyal and there will always be commotion. We may continue to balme the West but tue gist is are we really truthful to the country and its people ? Do we recognise our duty towards the country ? We dont need help from US,but help from our own people

jamshed Mar 06, 2016 02:35am

@Satyameva Jayate The truth is that even two ultra-right wing leaders would not be able to change the course of world events in their favor. Have not we seen one's performance already ? Let see where he takes America other than to next dumpster, which only he will know and determine. Mexican (ex) President already told him to take a hike with four letter word. Trump is mostly hot air, a low li !!

Khan badsha Mar 06, 2016 02:56am

I have read almost comments here and pleased to see that the guys who giving their opinion and suggestions are very muture and sensible rather thn indian news media

Mustafa Mar 06, 2016 03:31am

@John Americans will vote him to power for what he says. He may not be able to do all of what he says now. Everybody knows it but still the Americans will vote him to power. Why is it so?

pk Mar 06, 2016 03:47am

@Confused

He has lost his marbles already. Wait till he disclose his tax returns.

pk Mar 06, 2016 03:51am

Trump is playing his phony trumpet.

raj Mar 06, 2016 03:56am

That sounds like election campaigns in india n pakistan.

Mohammad Fida Mar 06, 2016 07:05am

3 world country like Pakistan hardly need such weapons while suffering from poverty and all other sorts of socio-economic issue. Better a way out to confiscation of such arms be devised so that no imminent danger whatsoever be left hanging over the heads of our poor people and rest of the world.

Dandibhotla- Pk Mar 06, 2016 07:50am

Do we now get absolute clarity what was the drama behind 9/11?

Pakistan110 Mar 06, 2016 09:43am

We know how to protect our N-weapons from External Artificial and Internal threats

ravi vacouver Mar 06, 2016 10:19am

Enough of games in Asia, Pakistan and India has been fooled to fight against each other, terrorism bogey is used long enough to suppress Pakistan and Afghanistan. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh should work together, settle differences, increase trade and economic participation. All if joined together will be strong economic bloc and America shall loose its influence in this area.

Bin Adam Mar 06, 2016 11:13am

Mr. Trump being misled by anti Muslim lobby. The Muslims and non-Muslims equally appreciate Mr. Trump's bold statement that had Saddam and Gaddafi secular govts been not toppled down on false allegations Middle East and the world been much better and safer today. The Syrian and Yemen debacle would have never taken place. The whole region been not facing the evils of so many terrorists groups who were not existing during the rule of Saddam and Gaddafi. The millions of non-stop immigrants crisis would have never existed which has caused serious problems for Europe and many other Countries of the region. To deport 11, 10 or whatsoever millions of hard working non-documented Hispanics hence forcefully separating millions of children from their parents and parents from their children living peacefully together for decades, from spiritual analysis it will be like waging a War with the Almighty God. Many senior Republican and Democrat leaders understand this fact. God bless USA.

Zak Mar 06, 2016 12:33pm

@raj perhaps in India, but not Pakistan. Pakistani campaigns are unpleasant against other political parties, but never against threats of war against any other country.

Prakash Mar 06, 2016 01:28pm

We Indians want to be five trillion dollar economy by 2022, when we celebrate 75 years of our independence. Road map is also drawn to achieve this goal, every single Indian will remain focused on this goal in next seven years. No country on the face of the planet can dictate India what to do. Protecting some one's nukes and protecting sea trade routes in south China sea is American headache and not Indian. America cannot drag India into anything which is irrelevant to India.

Striker Mar 06, 2016 01:36pm

May God save America & the World from Trump. With him becoming a President one can expect more unstability around the world.

Sarah Mar 07, 2016 12:04pm

Mr Trump Pakistan and its Armed Forces are doing the said job since more than a decade and it is capable enough to do it in future as well. Worry about your forces and their security in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.