must kill the Taliban.
The army finally gets it right. BS
Saturday, May 09, 2009
It was retaliation par excellence. A convoy of the Pakistan army was ambushed by Taliban terrorists in the Kanjo area in Swat. The convoy had intended to go to Mangora to reinforce the army units there. Several soldiers died on the spot. The army responded with robust force and attacked the Taliban holding strategic positions on the heights containing Mangora emerald mines. From those heights the Taliban used to attack the Mangora circuit house, where the army was stationed. All the militants on the heights were killed and the state property, the emerald mines, was regained. Moreover, the army conducted successful attacks on other strongholds of the Taliban in Rahimabad and Takhtaband, and killed them there. "I am so pleased to see the forceful attacks. It is like avenging a slap in the face with a kick in the face," said a resident of Swat from Mangora. He also informed me that all the people in Swat were very happy with this retaliatory response of the army. "This is what we expect from the state army and this is how the army must deal with the Taliban beasts," he said further.
eople of Swat say enough is enough. They have suffered enough atrocities. All those in Swat that I am in contact with told me they want the Pakistan army to eliminate the Taliban once and for all. For that purpose, they told me, they were ready to suffer as IDPs for some time. But the army operation must be swift, targeted and must kill the Taliban.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani addressed the nation on television and said the Taliban would be defeated. "The army has been called in to eliminate the militants," Gilani said. "Nobody can be allowed to challenge the writ of the government."
But Pakistani politicians have talked tough against the Taliban in the past and have let the Taliban off the hook. After the massive suicide bombing at the Islamabad Marriott, the government described the incident as Pakistan’s September 11 and launched offensives in Swat and Bajaur. The operations ended without conclusion after several months of fighting by the poorly armed and trained police and Frontier Corps.
Pakistani political and military leaders are signaling the current offensive may be limited to the Swat region. Zardari only discussed the ongoing operation in the Swat, Buner, and Dir region and made no mention of the tribal areas of North and South Waziristan, Kurram, Mohmand, Arakzai, Khyber, and Bajaur, and the districts of Tank, Bannu, Hangu, and other districts under Taliban control or influence.
Zardari also signaled that there is little in the way of regular Army reinforcements to aid in any offensive. Only three brigades of Pakistani regular troops, an estimated 9,000 troops, are being moved into the region from the Northern Areas, a sparsely populated region bordering India-held Kashmir. Zardari said there are no more troops available to be moved from the Indian border.
"Half of our army is deployed on Indo-Pak Eastern boarder and we cannot move army from there for their deployment on Western border," Zardari said, according to Geo News. When asked why more troops wouldn't be deployed from the Indian border, he replied: "We have already done so."
The Pakistani military leadership has loathed to commit to fighting the Taliban out of fear that the Army will split apart and leave Pakistan open to an Indian assault. The Pakistani military establishment views India, and not the Taliban, as the real threat to security, despite the Taliban's bloody insurgency that has hit in every major city. ( THEN LET THE TALIBAN DECLARE AN INDEPENDENT STATE FROM
PAKISTAN, AS MUCH OF PAKISTAN IS A DEFACTO TALIBAN STATE UNDER PROTECTION OF THE PAKISTAN
GOVERNMENT, PREVENTING USA FROM FIGHTING THE TALIBAN . THEY CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.
UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO TAKE OUT THE TALIBAN THEY GIVE THEM REFUGE TO ATTACK AFGHAN. G )
SO MUCH FOR "Nobody can be allowed to challenge the writ of the government.", EXCEPT IN:North and South Waziristan, Kurram, Mohmand, Arakzai, Khyber, and Bajaur, and the districts of Tank, Bannu, Hangu, and other districts under Taliban control or influence.
GILANI IS STILL PLAYING GAMES...
"Only three brigades of Pakistani regular troops, an estimated 9,000 troops".
THEY CAN'T MOVE ANY OF THE 250,000 TO 350,000 TROOPS ON THE INDIAN
GIVE AWAY: "Zardari also signaled that there is little in the way of regular Army reinforcements to aid in any offensive." BS, HALF THE ARMY IS SETTING ON A BORDER WITHOUT ANY THREAT.
THEY ARE PLAYING THE GREAT GAME, KEEPING THE BOOGIE MAN ALIVE TO COLLECT THE BIG
IS GILANI A FRAUD?
IS THEIR WAR ON TERRORISM A FRAUD?
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