would appear that that is part of America's insidious anti-Pakistan scheme, since
Washington know how such attacks not only add to the resolve of locals to fight
Americans, they undermine the credibility of Pakistan's military and government."
With a vengeance, the United
States is raining drone attacks down on Pakistan. The death toll reached 30 on
Tuesday alone. Despite proving counterproductive in the so-called "war on
terror," drone attacks continue to kill primarily innocent Pakistani civilians, including
women and children - over a hundred in January alone. For Pakistan, the fallout
is dreadful. Not only does it show the government permitting the U.S. to kill Pakistan
citizens on their own territory, it creates additional recruits for the
extremists and makes the job of defeating tribal extremists by isolating hardcore
militants that much harder.
It would appear that that is part
of America's insidious anti-Pakistan scheme, since Washington know how such attacks
not only add to the resolve of locals to fight Americans, they undermine the
credibility of Pakistan's military and government. At a time when the Pakistan
Army is managing to persuade local tribes to commit to handing over militants, the
drone attacks undermine this critical effort to end terrorism and extremism.
Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman
of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has informed Congress that the Taliban are
gaining influence in Afghanistan and along the border between Afghanistan and
Pakistan. His goal was to convince Congress to finance U.S. efforts in
Afghanistan. But if he and the U.S. Congress would rationally ponder why this
is occurring, they would realize that U.S. use of the military is a major cause,
particularly the drone attacks.
Simply continuing to accuse
Pakistan of being the ôepicenter of global terrorismö is becoming a costly cop
out. The reality is that it is misguided and deathly American policies, especially
in regard to the Muslim world, that are now the root cause of global militancy