War in Afghanistan – A War OF terror

The overthrowing of Taliban regime from Afghanistan has largely been responsible for destabilizing the situation in Pakistan. With the pressure on Pakistan army to go into Waziristan, Taliban insurgency has caused an entire village to fight against its own army.

The overthrowing of Taliban regime from Afghanistan has largely been responsible for destabilizing the situation in Pakistan.  With the pressure on Pakistan army to go into Waziristan, Taliban insurgency has caused an entire village to fight against its own army. There are militant Taliban in Pakistan, bomb blasts after every 48 hours in Peshawar and increasing suicide attacks from 7 in 2006 to 63 in 2008. The threats are no more confined to the Pakistan border areas. With the Taliban and Al-Qaeda combining due to the presence of a foreign force the result seems endless while destabilizing Pakistan in the process.

 

 

In declaring Afghanistan a war of necessity Obama failed to establish links between the 9-11 attacks and Taliban. Talibans weren’t bin laden’s hosts neither did they set up bin laden in their camps. They are jihadis which are rooted in Pakistani madarssas and have done suicidal attacks within Pakistan but never attempted to attack outside Pakistan post 2006.   "The Talibans were religious fundamentalists and a product of the Jihad against the Soviets in the 1980s. They have known nothing but war, but they are not involved in global terror. Separating them from al-Qaeda is the key to America sorting out its objectives." Said Imran Khan, a Pakistani cricketer turned politician while talking to a journalist. "All the tribes in the region are used to fighting each other but when a foreigner comes along they all get together, they've been doing it for hundreds of years. No one can see an endgame unless America leaves the region. Pakistan is the biggest collateral damage of the ongoing Afghan war, and because of this war we are at war with our own people, our citizens are dying, our soldiers are dying, governance has collapsed,” 'The Dawn' quoted Khan, as saying.