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Re: Benazir Bhutto

It's disputable, but I think it qualifies.


The Eisenhower Doctrine, a 1957 foreign policy of the United States government, was the first to officially use the term Middle East. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles defined the Middle East as "the area lying between and including Libya on the west and Pakistan on the east and Turkey on the North and the Arabian peninsula to the south, plus the Sudan and Ethiopia." In 1958, the State Department explained that the terms "Near East" and "Middle East" were interchangeable, and defined the region as including only Egypt, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan marks the area where South Asia converges with Southwest Asia and Central Asia.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Benazir Bhutto

Does Pakistan qualify as "middle east"??

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Dec 29, 2007, at 12:36 PM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:

I agree.  However, she had been in exile for eight years and
persuaded to
go back by the US and Britain to pull the country together with
President...seems like oil and water.  I really don't think we know
about the Middle East to try this type of strategy.

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