Comments on: Afghanistan: the 20-year war? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Umair http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/comment-page-1/#comment-4499 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:14:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/#comment-4499 F*ck Off Indian

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By: Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/comment-page-1/#comment-4490 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 20:25:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/#comment-4490 Umair
Pity you Pakistani’s, no identity,no nation, terror infested group of paranoid people, of course no one expects you’ll to comphrehend the essence of an Identity…

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By: Umair http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/comment-page-1/#comment-4488 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:30:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/#comment-4488 Indian
you like to comment but you always hide your name? who are you afraid of? let the world know your opinion freely. After all arent you from the world’s “largest democracy” ? Mr Indian.
Having said that, India has many problems at home. Better take care ofyour own country where Pakistani glags are being hoisted in different districts in Assam and Kashmiris have risen up to Indian occupation. You guys have no business in Afghanistan.

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By: Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/comment-page-1/#comment-4486 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:57:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/#comment-4486 A small ill-equipped army of, at best, 5,000 Taliban fighters—–with the clandestine backing of the 500000 strong Pakistani Army,secret isamic funds, drug money,tacit support of Pak. isi & safe haven’s in pakistan to recoup & ready for terror attacks…
(seems someone forgot to add these minute details)

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By: Umair http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/comment-page-1/#comment-4485 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:44:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/13/afghanistan-the-20-year-war/#comment-4485 Iraq was difficult for the US but ultimately troop surge had worked there. However, Afghanistan is a whole different ball game. The terrain, the history, the Taliban insurgents who are veterans of Soviet occupation resistance, the ethnic mixup of the country. Afghanistan is a very complicated quagmire for the US. A nuclear armed Pakistan to the East and surrounded by Iran, Afghanistan is a landlocked country where troop surge can become a strategic vulnerability as US would not be able to sustain itself without Pakistan’s logistical support. Pakistan doesnt necessarily see Taliban as useless, The pushtun Taliban are favored by Pakistan, therefore due to strategic vulnerabilities US leverage on Pakistan has its own limitations.
On the night of 12 November 2001, Taliban had retreated from Kabul under cover of darkness. Only to move to the country side and since last seven years have successfully managed to stage a remarkable come back. Today, Taliban are a force to reckon with. UK commanders on ground are accepting ground realities. It is for US to realize and bring Taliban into the mainstream.

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