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Pakistan Ties Iraq for Most Suicide Bombing Deaths

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Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Apr 15, 2008 at 23:41

Pakistan is paying the price for being the lynchpin between th USA and NATO and their adventure in Afghanistan. The Terrorists are not stupid and are as capable of looking at a map as anyone else is.

The year 2007 was the elcetion year and there was an element of political hostility to the Government in power that was exploited by the terrorists. We paid a heavy price. Today we have to see the truth for what it is. America fights in Afghanistan and Pakistan suffers. Alienate Pakistan or create a rift between the West and Pakistan and the Al-Qaeda gains breathing space from any pressure they are in. This was the Al-Qada game plan.

The USA and NATO dont have enough troops on the ground in Afghanistan to really make a dent on the situation. Whilst the USA were confident that their Shock and Awe tactics would yield results, they did. Today the West is under shock and is awed. There were a deep seated flaws in the plan that wasthe brain child of Donald Rumsfeld which was based on superiority of technology that enabled a swift victory thereby reducing dependence on manpower as the opponents armed might was smashed. This was flawed from the word go bvecause it presumed conventional armies would be fighting.

These flaws were, the concept of territorial acquisition that hoped would cease the fighting and a lack of troops on ground to control the area they had conquered. Something akin to the Blitzkreig. Their enemy however, was fighting a war of attrition and territorial acquisition and holding territory was not anywhere in their war plans. So the combatants began fighting different wars that soon drove a wedge between the ethnic cohesion of the countries that are theatres of war. Now that the mess has been created, the USA and NATO will be able to leave both Iraq and Afghanistan only when their enemy permits them to leave. The only other alternative to bleeding your enemy as is being done in Iraq and Afghanistan is nukeing them and retaking the initiative that was lost.

There is too much ill will for the West today in the Muslim countries. The Idiot President initially called the wars a Crusade. What makes you think this was not heard or remembered by his opponents?

As a Pakistani, I know my country can take on the terrorists and beat the daylights out of them because we play to win and to do that, you use every method available including talks which the West seems allergic to do. The aim of war is to win. If that is not your aim then don't fight because that is how your enemy is fighting.

No wonder there is scant success in both Afghanistan and Iraq. We in Pakistan know how and why there were so many suicide attacks.

The best thing to do woud be to disengage yourselves from both areas that you are fighting in, accept and cut your losses and leave the world to sort itself out. Just get out and leave the threat of nukeing them open like a sword of Damocles. I say this because the world is not necessarily inhabibited by idiots. Most people just want to get on with their lives.

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