Comments on: After Canada, now it’s France’s turn to ask: What’s happening in Afghanistan? Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: K.H. Mian Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:40:34 +0000 There is and there never was terrorism.
Who was to blame for 11 September?
Ask Mr. Bush who should be tried as war criminal.
He dragged the different nations into Afghanistan by stating categorically “You are with us or against us”.
It is the European countries that have attacked and occupied a sovreign nation called Afghanistan at the beck and call of Mr. Bush. They are all worse criminals than those who commited the outrage of 11 S because they are doing it knowingly pretending to be very civilized.
Pakistan cannot be expected to kill its own citizens to appease the west.
The western nations have bloodied hands begining with Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq (against the consent of that body called the UN).
They are all Churchist nations terrorising the innocent in their own homeland by their presence.
The French should not forget the Germans on their soil.
The Germans should not forget that they are a nation still under occupation. The Italians should not forget the German boots and so on.
The so called Free and Democratic nations should be ashamed of taking their dirty shoes to poor and defenceless countries. They should set their own houses right first if they are Christians and not Churchists!

By: Om Sat, 23 Aug 2008 19:09:58 +0000 What an idea !! This is politics at its best..You people should realize and appreciate the mechanism of self destruction created for Islam by US. I agree NATo countries had to fund money and lose lives of their soldiers..but this was absolutely necessary to put the self destruction mechanism in place..and this is working so fine today..I hear terror attacks by Taliban almost everyday in pakistan.

By: Om Sat, 23 Aug 2008 19:03:39 +0000 I think the US and Nato forces did and are doing their part to kick start the process of self destruction of Islam.Given the fact that muslims anywhere on the globe cannot live in piece along with any other non-islamics, people who follow Islam apparently are a threat to global peace. Now US lead NATO forces did something great by turning Afgans over pakistanis, which is yielding good results..more than any US or NATO forces muslims are killing each other everyday in south asia…

By: HR Fri, 22 Aug 2008 19:50:37 +0000 I like to ask a questions to all my western friends, why is that you can only occupy countries which has no army, navy, airforce or for that matter any kind of force, why don’t you try and invade CHINA. YOU KNOW VERY WELL WHY.
you guys better start speaking Chinease, Hindi, Arabic cause what’s happening with the population in your countries, you people are becoming extinct by the day.
Learn to live in peace with the rest of the world or your race will become slaves to the asians arabs and indians.
Lot of this is already happening with all the debt you people can’t pay back. Good LUCK.

By: Michel (Montreal) Fri, 22 Aug 2008 05:02:41 +0000 For the record.
Canada did not wait to suffer casualties in Afghanistan to question this war. Most of us where asking “why are we there?” long before any of our soldiers died (75-80% of the French-speaking population in fact). But our soldiers still go because pay is practically doubled on these types of operations and it favors their careers. That’s the truth.
So far what has come out is that Canada’s role is killing Taliban and innocent bystanders (yet the US is still better than us at that). What kind of role is that? It doesn’t sound Canadian at all.

By: UMPK Thu, 21 Aug 2008 19:27:39 +0000 Ed
Also, Pakistan has never signed any treaty that it will not use nuclear weapons unless attacked by nukes. Pakistan has the right to use nuclear weapons even if it comes under a conventional attack.

By: UMPK Thu, 21 Aug 2008 19:23:17 +0000 Ed
“U.S. can park a submarine off your coast and wipe the entire country off the map in 30 minutes ”
Wishful thinking
Pakistan air force may not possess a sophisticated AWACS, Pakistan Navy might not be a blue water Navy. Still, with reconnaissance and a very strong will on part of Pakistan armed forces, Pakistan can pose a significant challenge to any US Naval fleet. It would just take a PAF F-16 armed with a tactical nuclear device to deliver a preemptive strike and sink a hostile US Naval carrier. Intelligence will play an important role in such a scenario. All i want to state is, Pakistan is not an easy game. While the US might be used to invading countries like Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan etc. Pakistan will be a challenge.
Lets not get into hypotheticals, the stakes are too high for everyone. If Pakistan’s existence is ever threatened, the consequences could be unbearable for many including the US.

By: Zh Thu, 21 Aug 2008 14:02:41 +0000 Who define the Pakistan as a country of terror? you !west country! Who has the right to annouce the war? you!west country! In these countries’ economic,techonic,politic conditions,Do U want them has the same democracy or the living conditions as U?
If U don’t have the idea that our social system is best and force the others to comply with ,will the terrorist attack u? They just attack u for u are rich? Obviously not!
That country maybe poor and backward,but u should let there own people to develop or decide. If true ,public opinion survey shows there people need assitant or change ,your war can be justice!!

By: Paul Vallet Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:34:32 +0000 One important problem is that Pakistan, or it may be more correct to say the Pakistan government, has lost control of the situation. For a number of years of course the North West Frontier Provinces have in any case been areas in which central government authority had either broken down or had long been inexistent because of the fierce tradition of autonomy of the local clans. This was an advantage (for the Mujahideen) during the Afghan war against the Soviets and it is now a disadvantage for the West’s own campaign in Afghanistan. As early as late 2001 (after Tora Bora) it was evident the Pakistan-Afghanistan border had not been secured. Musharraf’s regime has attempted to do something over the years but this was always in the face of enormous public resistance. In the last few years the crumbling authority of Musharraf has not helped, and now it’s up to the new government to try something, but they will meet with the same obstacles as their predecessors.

NATO forces can of course attempt to undertake their own operations, but it’s fair to say there won’t easily be a NATO consensus about making cross border attacks, and this riosks splintering the coalition once again, for the greater benefit of its enemies. Perhaps the time in which such operations would have made a tactical or even strategic difference has already passed. There is precisely a lot of soul searching going on in the NATO countries on both sides of the Atlantic about what course the strategy on Afghanistan should take. The NATO allies are also waiting to see what the next US administration will have in mind. Mounting casualities in Afghanistan, for uncertain results, are the reason why NATO country public opinion is doubtful about supporting bolder (and riskier) strategies in Afghanistan.

By: Doug Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:33:58 +0000 If there’s a true and honest need for NATO to be involved in building a healthy society in Afghanistan, for the good of all Afghani’s, then the rule of law as it applies to those NATO countries putting their citizens lives on the line for Afghanistan, must be honored as a first order of business. And don’t give me that tired old line “when in Rome…crap”…there isn’t a NATO country involved in this mess which allows open or covert commercial cultivation and production of illegal drugs on it’s soil, as is the rampant case in Afghanistan…this is the true scourge which finances the ambushes, the road side bombings,….the weapons and Taliban bodies that kill our young soldiers. If the leader of Afghanistan is a true leader and not just another friend for the moment styled drug dealer leader we seem to see all too many of these days;…if this guy is actually a leader, then there should be no hesitation what so ever in utilizing a scorched earth policy to burn the militant financing system, through drugs,…completely out of his country. But if this is a super power drug-industry votes issue and/or if the Afghan government is not willing to take the political pain of becoming a healthy drug-production-free-beginning where NATO can then effectively protect and assist in the rebuilding of a workable Afghan society….well, then they are simply telling us they are as much the problem as are the militants and should be left on their own to sort out there intentionally supported Drug Induced Social Calamity…. on their own, with their own young lives. Because you just can’t suck and blow at the same time people!