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Old 07-08-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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Pakistan appears to be tipping into internal terrorism and collapse into chaos. Another Iraq.
Gov't corruptions and no democracy.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Well i visited Pakistan only once and that was back in 1984 as we were patrolling the Indian ocean and tracking the Soviet Union aircraft carrier the ''Kiev'' and so we had a port call in Karachi for several days.

We'll i and a couple of my friends (shipmates) toured the city as we rode on a cart being pulled by a donkey/mule and a Pakistani guide and we toured the leather and onyx factories as i bought an onyx chess set for about $20 american dollars and also bought a solid leather jacket for about the same price.

One thing that was funny to us was that if you had to urinate you did it in the open on the streets as only the woman used private restrooms and so we would see some of the men just stand behind a pole and urinating as it had us kinda laughing until we had to do the same ourselves .

I also remember seeing a large river in the middle of the city and seeing thousands of people living in tents as they were Afghanastan refugees who left when the Soviet Union had invaded that country back in the early 1980's.

Sadly Karachi, Pakistan along with a port call at Acajutla, El Savador were the two poorest cities/countries that i saw in all my navy travels thru out the 1980's.
I lived in Karachi, Pakistan from 1978-1989. Go to Defense and Clifton now. It feels like you are in USA in some places.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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K-2 Mountains peaks in Marie.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:19 PM
 
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as american ..retire in a muslim country????...no way..anything can happen and then ..have fun there...too dangerous...
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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as american ..retire in a muslim country????...no way..anything can happen and then ..have fun there...too dangerous...
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the USA.
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Islam is the fastest growing religion in the USA.
Actually muslims are a bit safer to be around than non-muslims.

But, the USA is an incredibly violent place with a stronger 'anything can happen' feeling throughout.

Still though, I think most Americans, if retiring, want to have complete mobility and lack of restriction. I think the U.S. is a very restrictive place, but I'd think Pakistan would be as well.

Personally, if a person is retired and wants to do simple things like drink a beer while watching a sunset at the beach...than neither the US or Pakistan are places you'd generally be able to do that.

But most of the rest of the world, you certainly could.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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Actually muslims are a bit safer to be around than non-muslims.

But, the USA is an incredibly violent place with a stronger 'anything can happen' feeling throughout.

Still though, I think most Americans, if retiring, want to have complete mobility and lack of restriction. I think the U.S. is a very restrictive place, but I'd think Pakistan would be as well.

Personally, if a person is retired and wants to do simple things like drink a beer while watching a sunset at the beach...than neither the US or Pakistan are places you'd generally be able to do that.

But most of the rest of the world, you certainly could.
Crimes should be based on area not religion.

USA is violent but there are plenty of safe places also. All countries have this. The good and the bad.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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Islam is the fastest growing religion in the USA.
Wouldn't it be nicer if Zen Buddism was the fastest growing religion?
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Dang.

Here I was about to sign up for a timeshare in Kashmir. Back to the drawing board I guess...
Kashmir belongs to India. Bring it.
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:48 PM
 
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God Bless Texas
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