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Itís Time for Pakistan To Face Its Insurgent Problem
Right Across the Atlantic ^ | 10/6/2010 | Michael Merritt

Posted on 10/06/2010 5:57:40 AM PDT by MikeMerritt

Pakistan has been in the news a lot lately. Last Monday it was reported that NATO helicopters chased insurgents over the border from Afghanistan. Then two insurgents were killed in the tribal region that spans the border with Afghanistan. It all came to a head on Wednesday when two Pakistani soldiers were killed during a fight between NATO forces and insurgents.

That last event led to Pakistan to ban NATO supply convoys from entering Afghanistan. Meanwhile, since the stalemate began, dozens of those same supply trucks have been hit by insurgents from Al Qaeda and other groups. And they’re not just targeting supply trucks, because today a bomb killed two Pakistani soldiers.

So let’s see if I’ve got things straight here. Insurgents are operating within parts of Pakistan, apparently with impunity. They’re destroying supply trucks that are stalled because Pakistani officials are miffed that NATO would like to kill those same insurgents, even if it means straying into areas that Pakistan seems to have no control over. The insurgents are also killing Pakistani citizens, and soldiers to boot.

And we’re the bad guys, here? I may be wrong, but that sounds backwards to me! I think it’s time for Pakistan to get with the program and join NATO and the U.S. to wipe out the insurgents operating within its borders. Of course, that may be asking for a near miracle.

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TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; insurgents; pakistan; unitedstates

1 posted on 10/06/2010 5:57:48 AM PDT by MikeMerritt
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To: MikeMerritt
It’s Time for Pakistan To Face Its Insurgent Problem

Why is it a problem?

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have made incredible progress in the nine years since 9/11 in furthering their joint strategic goal.

The device of publicly disavowing, while secretly supporting and encouraging, jihad on hostile ground has been magnificently successful.

If anyone is writing military history in 100 years, King Abdullah and his strategic planners, together with the leadership of ISI and religious affairs in Pakistan, will be recognized as the geniuses they obviously are.

Jihad gaining in the West. America facing ruin in Afghanistan. Barack Hussein Obama in the White House.

For Pakistan, you think that's a PROBLEM?

Smells like victory to me.

2 posted on 10/06/2010 6:07:29 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Just click your heels together three times...)
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To: Jim Noble

Obviously, I mean Pakistan needs to change its attitude, in the exact opposite direction.

3 posted on 10/08/2010 4:48:05 AM PDT by MikeMerritt
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