posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 12:27 PM
This supposed to be a surprise? I am not surprised in the least, and it took moths for special forces to canvass the countryside for months to develop
this report? Everyone knows that Pakistan ISI and the Afghan Taliban are as thick as thieves. There have been countless reports, inquiries, testimony
from detainees, and other forms of intelligence validating that fact for years now. Maybe if they keep coming up with the same data the problem will
go away on its own? I meant that last statement sarcastically. Pakistan is the biggest double dealer in the region, and is quite proficient at playing
both sides of the fence.
However, the US/ISAF are in no position to do anything about it. As long as there are troops in Afghanistan, everyone is going to turn a blind-eye to
the obvious, and that is Pakistan is more of liability than an asset. Still, they are a useful liability, because the US/ISAF need access to their
country for transportation of supplies. Dealing with them is like walking on egg shells. Just as the war in Afghanistan is slowly becoming a military
quagmire, but so too is the diplomatic relationship with Pakistan. Right now I don't see any end in sight, and the Taliban will continue taking pot
shots at the international force, intimidating Afghans, and the Pakistani's will continue offering aide and comfort across the border.
I am sorry to say that Afghanistan is looking to be another mammoth stalemate. The only option left on the table is to withdraw, and let Afghanistan
fend for itself. Nothing against the military who have fought and bled over there, but how much more money, equipment, and lives will it take to
accomplish what appears be complete and utter nothingness? That is a question we need to ask ourselves.