And then the rains came. First to Pakistan where the Army-militant duo had chosen to 'muddy the waters' (pun intended) by raising the spectre of a non-existent 'water war' with India.
Less than a month ago Pak's most feted terrorist who co-rules the Army's nation had tried to create another reason for an all-out war with neighboring India.
"India is holding back our water - so we must kill all Indians", he exhorted the drug-ridden, starving, emaciated, ignorant rabble who are rounded up at gunpoint to 'cheer' at his rallies.
Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.
The rain gods must have had a busy day because they turned on the taps drowning much of Pak's NW militant territory. And since water seeks its own level floods have also entered into India across the Line of Control - much like Pak militants.
Now Pak's 'all-weather friend' (pun intended) - China - also finds itself battling floods. But given China's control over its media getting a real figure of casualties is difficult. When the Chinese media tells the world "only 124 people died" ordinary citizens know that is codespeak for "12400"
China has proudly boasted about its ability to create artificial rain to overcome drought areas while showcasing its Three Gorges dam - which is now fast becoming a floating garbage island.
Weary villagers in China's flood affected areas blame China's 'constant meddling with the environment' for the sudden floods of Biblical propotions.