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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants in Pakistan's most populous province are said to be training for what they expect will be an ethnic-based civil war in neighboring Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw in 16 months, according to analysts and a senior militant.
In the past two years the number of Punjab-based militants deploying to regions bordering on Afghanistan has tripled and is now in the thousands, says analyst Mansur Mehsud. He runs the FATA Institute, an Islamabad-based think tank studying the mix of militant groups that operate in Pakistan's tribal belt running along much of the 2,600-kilometer (1,600-mile) Afghan-Pakistan border.
"Even if a settlement occurs in Afghanistan there are still a lot who will continue to fight and those who are most likely to resist a settlement are Pakistani militants," Hussain said. He said that during a recent trip he made to North Waziristan, local tribesmen spoke of the influx of Punjab-based militants into their area. Foreign journalists are not allowed in the tribal regions.
The Afghans are barely a nation in the modern sense. Bunch of tribes that somewhat unite is about as good as it gets there.
We have given away far too much in blood to try and make a country into something it's not. Better off to have just let the special ops overthrow the Taliban and then have just left after we destroyed AQ strongholds there. Tora Bora should have been the last operation of the war.
If the Afghans won't fight hard enough to hold their country, then they don't deserve to be a country. At least not one we support with our own blood and money.
Let the Afghans sort this out...... with the cavet of if you let AQ back,will just roll in and destroy them again. No more, if you break it, you have to fix it up. Next time there is no reconstruction or occupying, just level and move on.......