Editorial, Stratfor | November 27, 2008
Assuming Islamist militant groups planned the Mumbai attacks, India’s government will have little choice but to blame Pakistan and would loose domestic credibility if it does not retaliate. ++ This will have massive geopolitical consequences for the US. ++ Unless Pakistan takes immediate steps to suppress Islamist extremists, India and the US will threaten action. ++ Such pressure could cause massive destabilization in Pakistan, not only affecting NATO operations in Afghanistan but also amplifying the danger of its nuclear capabilities.