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'US, Israel creating rift between India and Pak'

world Updated: Jun 02, 2009 09:07 IST

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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi believes that it is the US and Israel which is creating sharp differences between India and Pakistan, so that the latter could not target its 'Muslim bomb' against the West.

"The Pakistanis are told that their enemy are the Hindus, not the Jews or Christians, and therefore their bomb should be directed towards them, the Pakistanis' immediate enemy, and not anyone else," he wrote in The Washington Times.

Similarly, the Indians are led to believe their real enemy is Pakistan and that the Pakistani bomb was directed toward them rather than the Israelis or Americans, Gadhafi said in an opinion piece published last week.

"This policy aims to preoccupy Pakistan with India and India with Pakistan. Perhaps this is why America has not been willing to contribute to solving the Kashmiri problem, whereas the Israelis will try to keep it always flammable," he said.

If Islamic extremist affiliated to Al- Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden governed Pakistan, which is a possibility.

"If any of these extremist groups were to hold power, the key to the nuclear bomb would be in their hands. This has created the Pakistani quagmire for the Americans and Israelis. To address this potentially dangerous situation, they have attempted to further drive a wedge of hostility between Pakistan and neighbouring India," Gadhafi said.

"Truly, the Pakistani nuclear bomb is a Muslim bomb," he wrote in his piece.

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