posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 04:40 AM
reply to post by jackinthebox
Some have stressed on the need to recognize borders. What borders? When Pakistan's notorious int agency, the infamous ISI which is helping the
Taliban tooth and nail to launch attacks against American and NATO forces using the border areas as a firm base, what do you do? Pakistan is running
with the hare and hunting with the hounds. On the one hand they're trying to tell the world, "Hey! we're doing a heck of a job", and on the other
they're helping the Taliban with arms, ammo, logistics, military operations and training.
There are two power centers in Pakistan – The Army and the ISI. The so called civilian democratic governments through its history have been nothing
but puppets on a string, controlled by these two organs of state. And nothing’s going to change.
Now, Afghanistan is central to Pakistani military doctrine, the control of which is an imperative to establishing strategic depth against India. It
must therefore bring Afghanistan within its military and political sphere of influence. Pakistan cannot do this overtly and therefore the need to
train, arm and use the Taliban to achieve their objective.
So if the Taliban continue using the border areas as firm bases from which to launch their operations, then it becomes incumbent to take them out. I
therefore find nothing wrong with NATO/American actions to destroy militant and logistic bases in the border areas from where the Taliban with the
help of the ISI, launch their hit-and-run operations against NATO and American forces.
In fact the CIA has in its intelligence summary in Jun 08 stressed the need to curb the ISI. The new government in Pakistan tried it but had to beat a
hasty retreat when they came under enormous pressure from them and the military. Bush had also given his tacit approval for cross border raids as well
as pre emptive actions across Pakistan’s borders.