Comments on: NATO leader slams Afghan government Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anup Sat, 24 Jan 2009 16:19:55 +0000 Bangash Khan

The Taliban is a Pakistani Punjabi group, clandestinely run by the ISI…

By: Bangash Khan Sat, 24 Jan 2009 05:08:30 +0000 How does Afghan solutions lie in Pakistan? Is the corrupt and ineffective Afghan govt made up of Pakistanis? Are the Afghan drug mafias based in Pakistan? Is the Taliban an Afghan group or a Pakistani group?

Afghanistan needs to put its own house in order.

By: belligerent Wed, 21 Jan 2009 02:42:44 +0000 Myra,

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By: Blogger Tue, 20 Jan 2009 15:56:32 +0000 @Truth,
“Afghanistan need to control its own drug Mafia before blaming others.”
— Be careful, Dawood Ibrahim will hunt you for saying the Truth… lol
It’s not Afghans benefiting from Drugs, It’s Pakistan / Taleban instead.

By: Agthagola Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:34:34 +0000 Excuse of “Stabalizing a country” is the best way of continous occupation of it. We have seen this so called “stabalization” failed in Somalia, Iraq and Palestine.

The only destabilzation factor in Afghanistan is occupation. Order will esteblish as soon as Occopation forces leave. Large Western parts of Pakistan are now under Taliban control after 8 yrs of nato misadventure in Afghanistan and Pakistan govt choice to side with West instead of remaing neutral in the conflict has cost Paksitan dearly. Now moderate Pakistanis can not enter in Taliban controlled areas in Pakistan. In Pakistan still moderate Muslims have upper hand however this continued occoupation of Afghanistan will only strengthen Taliban in Pakistan.

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By: Anup Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:55:17 +0000 Someone’s got to tell Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, that he & NATO are not god sent to solve the problems of the Afghans,some twisted logic , does he means to say that if any country is facing governance or corruption issues, then it’s NATO divine calling to invade it & force it to adhere to their diktats & norms of governance?
Interestingly he points out – “While the country’s north and west are largely at peace and improving, the south and east are riven by insurgency, drugs and ineffective government. Afghans are increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress in building up their country.” – isn’t that the Pakistani side?
Further the contradiction—“we are obliged to keep ramping up the military operation partly because of –insufficient resources and coordination on the ‘civilian’ side.”
“There is a general perception in the West that Afghans do not want foreign soldiers on their territory. In fact, polls find that more than 70 percent support the NATO mission.”
“Afghans need a government that deserves their loyalty and trust;”
—Simply ensure free & fair elections & go back home St. Scheffer.

By: chirkut Mon, 19 Jan 2009 06:58:59 +0000 wake up buddy if you think that kashmir is the root cause of Jihad. 9/11 didn’t happen because of Kashmir, so does london, Bali and Madrid bombing.
The key to success in Afghanistan does lie with Pakistan because she is the puppet master of all terrorists operating in Afghanistan and India.

I agree that there should not be any corruption in Afghanistan but then corruption is a reality in most of the world and so is in south asia.
Afghans need to keep faith in the democratic system and should vent out anger though the democratic channels like through their power of vote. But for such a environment to develop Pak has to stop meddling in Afghani affairs.

By: Shaamyl Mon, 19 Jan 2009 05:06:13 +0000 The key to success in Afghanistan lies with Pakistan. The comments by NATO Secretary General amply prove that Afghan government itself, including drug lords on looting spree are responsible for miseries of Afghan people. The viable solution of Afghan problem can only be achieved through active participation of China, Russia and Pakistan…. and keeping India out.The only Indian participation should be to wind up its shoddy consulates from Pakistan-Afghan border and seek honest solution of Kashmir issue as per UN Resolutions. This will end the raison d’être for so-called Jihadi elements the world over.

By: Truth Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:31:06 +0000 I agree with NATO Secretary General. However, I will add one comment, “Afghanistan need to control its own drug Mafia before blaming others.”