Comments on: Afghanistan and Pakistan: is it time to ditch “AfPak”? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KP Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24278 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:25:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24278 Mr. Herbert writes: “Pakistan must act now and decisively. Since it has atomic weaponry, employ tactical nukes in Swat valley, South Waziristan and other areas infested by Taliban (Afghan or Pakistani), AQ, or other anti-government forces. This will help Jihadis get to Paradise faster and give Pakistan a chance to survive, possibly thrive.”How about innocent civilians? Elderly, women and children? Everyone there is not Taliban sir. They are the majority and they will be the ones wiped out by the nukes. And those who survive, will join the Taliban in an act of vengeance. And instead of cleaning up the monster, it will only make it bigger. India and Pakistan have become such utter enemies because of the violence that slaughtered so many innocent men, women and children during the partition of the sub-continent. Imagine what a nuke will do.Bombs never offer permanent solutions. They only offer immediate shock. But everything recovers from it and the damage lasts forever. It begins to make things worse than before.Nukes must be removed from this planet for good.

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By: Herbet Wills http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24254 Fri, 16 Oct 2009 05:40:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24254 Pakistan must act now and decisively. Since it has atomic weaponry, employ tactical nukes in Swat valley, South Waziristan and other areas infested by Taliban (Afghan or Pakistani), AQ, or other anti-government forces. This will help Jihadis get to Paradise faster and give Pakistan a chance to survive, possibly thrive.

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By: Ramin http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24237 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 21:10:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24237 Pakistan’s ISI still supporting the Taliban, say AfghansPakistan’s intelligence agency is directing Taliban attacks on Western targets in Afghanistan, Davood Moradian, a senior government official has claimed.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ worldnews/asia/pakistan/6338349/Pakistan s-ISI-still-supporting-the-Taliban-say-A fghans.html

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By: Andy http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24224 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:21:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24224 The interior minister, Mr. Malik, a confidant of President Asif Ali Zardari, was prevented from entering the army headquarters on Wednesday for a ceremony he had been invited to, apparently because he has fallen into disfavor with the military command.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/1 6/world/asia/16pstan.html?em

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By: Andy http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24222 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:02:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24222 Pak police blames India after terror attacks and hides real terrorists! Some people never stop palying games with dead!http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ india/Pak-police-accuse-India-after-5-te rror-attacks-in-a-day/articleshow/512844 4.cms

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By: Sam http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24219 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:10:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24219 Hey Umair and other Pakistanis,Condolences and sympathies for your dead police officers and civilians!Hope these events will convince ISI that terrorists are nobody’s friends! Hafeeez Sayeed and likes should be put in jail and their terror infrastructure should be dismantled!Time is running out for Pakistan to act against these terrorists! No more peace deals or turning blind eye or my-terrorist-your-terrorist!

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By: KP Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24210 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:06:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24210 Mr. Umair: “so i get the point, there are some Al-Qaeda and Taliban havens in Pakistan. Just has there are some tax havens in the world like Switzerland or Moanco, but all citizens of those countries are not accused of money laundering and tax evasion. Pakistan, with international cooperation can overcome the Al-Qaeda and Taliban havens and bring the terrorists to justice who have inflicted much damage in Pakistan too.”Wrong conclusion. Tax havens are legitimate. They are recognized by international community. They are not mafia controlled money laundering black market businesses.Al Qaeda, Taliban, LeT etc are illegal criminal organizations that engage in terrorizing populations and destroying countries.Compare Dubai with Pakistan. Both are Muslim nations. Both do not have much oil or resources to be self sufficient. But Dubai is a flourishing business center, while Pakistan is mired in conflicts and wars. Reason? One went with business and the other went with the business of terrorism.One can bring up a dog as a pet and in general it will behave and follow commands. But if one brought up a crocodile as a pet, at some point the animal will start feeding on the owner when it cannot find food elsewhere.The two are not the same.

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By: Sam http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24198 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 03:20:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24198 Just has there are some tax havens in the world like Switzerland or Moanco ..Pakistan, with international cooperation can overcome the Al-Qaeda and Taliban havens and bring the terrorists to justice who have inflicted much damage in Pakistan too.- Posted by UmairYes, international coercion (not cooperation) is the way forward! You should cooperate with the drones and special-ops. Tell your army/ISI that this the only option available for cooperation!Talibans won’t be allowed to have a Switzerland or Moanco in Pakistan!

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By: ben http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24189 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:10:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24189 there is no taliban the gov just makes an umbrella of many groups arab, pashut and others so as not to confuse the public. They wouldn’t be happy if it was widely known that we are dealing with many unheard of groups, with the exception of al qaeda which only has 100 fighters in aphganistan compared with the 20,00 total fighters in aphganistan who fight each other often.If you want to go after alqaeda you can eliminate them in days in indonesia somallia (the places where osama bin laden if he is still alive ). Most experts agree he died in the battle of tora bora. Even the president doesn’t know this its been ignored so much by the media that we stil think he’s alive. And the osama videos propoganda made by the millitants they are all made by different people.

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By: Umair http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/12/afghanistan-and-pakistan-is-it-time-to-ditch-afpak/comment-page-1/#comment-24187 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:59:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3891#comment-24187 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/magazi ne/18Afghanistan-t.html?pagewanted=8&_r= 1&hpWith its 180 million people, several dozen nuclear warheads and havens for Al Qaeda and the Taliban, Pakistan is one wild card in McChrystal’s campaign. “If we are good here, it will have a good effect on Pakistan,” he told me. “But if we fail here, Pakistan will not be able to solve their problems — it would be like burning leaves on a windy day next door. And if Pakistan implodes, it will be very hard for us to succeed.”-OK, so i get the point, there are some Al-Qaeda and Taliban havens in Pakistan. Just has there are some tax havens in the world like Switzerland or Moanco, but all citizens of those countries are not accused of money laundering and tax evasion. Pakistan, with international cooperation can overcome the Al-Qaeda and Taliban havens and bring the terrorists to justice who have inflicted much damage in Pakistan too.

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