August 5, 2010

IT HARDLY MATTERS IF THEY'RE OUR ENEMY IN AFGHANISTAN...:

Is Pakistan the enemy in Afghanistan? (LAWRENCE SELLIN, 8/05/10, UPI)

For many years it has been an open secret that Pakistan, in particular its Inter-Services Intelligence agency, has been supporting and advising the Taliban.

It isn't diplomatic to say so but perhaps the time to start playing hardball with Pakistan is long overdue.

Harvard University's Matt Waldman has made a valuable contribution to the debate involving Pakistan's complicity in supporting the insurgency in Afghanistan and its duplicity in its relationship with the United States and the other coalition nations.

In his discussion paper "The Sun in the Sky: The Relationship Between Pakistan's ISI and Afghan Insurgents," Waldman states: "Although the Taliban has a strong endogenous impetus, according to Taliban commanders the ISI orchestrates, sustains and strongly influences the movement. They say it gives sanctuary to both Taliban and Haqqani groups, and provides huge support in terms of training, funding, munitions and supplies. In their words, this is 'as clear as the sun in the sky.'"


...given that they're our enemy in Pakistan.

Thanks, Wikileaks, for widening the war.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 5, 2010 5:17 PM
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