Skip to comments.Pakistan's New Generation of Terrorists
Posted on 12/17/2009 11:57:18 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
As an increasing number of suicide attacks rock Pakistan's major cities, concerns for the country's security are rising. In recent years, many new terrorist groups have emerged, several existing groups have reconstituted themselves, and a new crop of militants has emerged, more violent and less conducive to political solutions than their predecessors. Links between many of these new and existing groups have strengthened, say experts, giving rise to fresh concerns for stability. Pakistani authorities have long had ties to militant groups based on their soil that largely focused their efforts in Afghanistan and India. But with Pakistan joining the United States as an ally in its "war on terrorism" since 9/11, experts say Islamabad has seen harsh blowback on its policy of backing militants operating abroad. Leadership elements of al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban, along with other terrorist groups, have made Pakistan's tribal areas (the semi-autonomous region along the Afghan border) their home and now work closely with a wide variety of Pakistani militant groups. Security concerns are reverberating beyond Pakistan. In April 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said deteriorating security in nuclear-armed Pakistan "poses a mortal threat" to the United States and the world.
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the solution is simple : forget the stupid & lame rules of engagement and ENGAGE with the fullness of our military capacity . Find them , fix them , hit then and follow them
(repeat process as required) Do not let up . Absolutely destroy them every time and every where we can find them .
And don’t let their ‘observers ‘ go just because they don’t have weapons . Until we become the 800 lbs gorilla they will keep fighting because that is what they do . They only respect the baddest dog in the fight . Hit them in Pakistan . What is Pakistan going to do ? Fight us ? Just tell them , we’re coming we are not letting up . Stand aside .