Pakistan, Taliban & the “War on Terror”…yawn
Thanks to Anirban for alerting me to ”Pakistan on a perilous path” by Mohammad Shehzad (a journalist based in Islamabad).
It reiterates the points that have been made by me & several other commentators in the past [see The Talibanisation of Pakistan and All roads lead to Pakistan (once again)] but the first and the last sentence are worth reproducing as they form the crux of the argument:
“The recent developments in Pakistan force a person of ordinary prudence to conclude that Islamabads role in the war against terror has been a farce that has strengthened the religious bigots while it has weakened civil society.
Talibanisation used to be Pakistans export quality product before 9/11. Now it is a domestic product.
The US should also know that as long as it continues to support dictators, it will be strengthening terrorists and extremists, because the agenda of both is the same jehad.”
Well said Mr. Shehzad.
P.S. Some of you may also find this interesting: “The Raja Mandala approach to containing Pakistan“