Comments on: Attack in Iran: What are the links to Pakistan? http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kumayun http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-40232 Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:23:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-40232 Hi to all: I have read with interest the valuable article of Myra and all my friends’ comments. Most of them are informative and knowledgeable. But, there is no thin line between facts and fictions. In this free world every person has a right to own their personal opinion but it is not binding on others. No person is biased but no person is entirely unbiased either. Even judgments of courts have a big bearing on the verdict based upon their inherited likes and dislikes, like it or not but that is that.

My two cents on this valuable article is that Myra has done her best in gathering the facts (Jundillah, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, TTP et al). In fact, she cautiously has put forth the questions (most eminently a tug of war between TTP and Alqaeda groups to form a state within a state). She is right in doing so, because we do not have the proof, we can only speculate based on current events.

Anti-shiite terrorism generally throughout Pakistan and specially in Gilgit/Baltistan and Baluchistan is an old issue and is the by-product of main terrorism. If Pentagon thinks some Pakistani military officers are hand in hand with terrorist groups, Pakistan has a right to question who are funding those terrorists, who are the suppliers of arms and ammunitions to those terrorists. I will not provide a gun to my friend to kill me. Besides Pakistan does not have so much resources to play this video game, Pakistan is already fighting for its economic survival. Those that dream and predict dismembering Pakistan into four pieces must realize that Pakistan is a nuclear state. It is in the interest of the world to see a united and stable Pakistan. Otherwise, there would be a historical nuclear proliferation. I wanted to write two cents but looks like it is now five cents.

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By: Triple C http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24535 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 17:54:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24535 Lets hope they kill each other and save the America the trouble

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By: Asad Khan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24533 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:14:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24533 I live in Baluchistan & I think being a local I have more understanding & insight of this specific matter.Jundollah is an organization based on strict sunni values & is headed by Abdul Malik Reggi (Reggi is his cast).This organization is mainly based in Iran but this particular man Abdul Malik has been seen around Pak-Afghan border areas around chaghi in Pakistan & Graram Ser, Baramcha & other villages in Afghanistan which were previously under Taliban control but now US/ NATO forces have taken over the majority of the area.Jundollah’s links with any Pak organization are all baseless, there are no Lashkare-Jhangvi or lashkar-e-Tayyeba operating in Balochistan region let alone the remote border areas.Balochistan does not have a very big population almost everybody know everybody else.The relation between the Taliban & Jundollah can be at most that they had previously provided him refuge in their area. These are the talibans of Afghanistan & the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has no influence over here & most probably they don’t have any links with Jundollah.Jundollah has been targeting Iran for like 15 years or more, they are not new every year they do something. Most probably they raise funding through drug trafficking.Impression over here is that he is fighting for the rights of Sunni muslims in Iran in sistan baluchistan area not for any Baloch minority rights & he is not believed to be a big fish as much as media has inflated him in recent days.& yes last attack was maybe his most successful attack ever.

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By: Jockey Chan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24524 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:36:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24524 Pakistan is sponsoring all terrorism in world. A terror unit anywhere in muslim world, when eliminated will find a safe harbor in Pakistan. It is like when in past any peaceful person were eliminated, they came to india, any terrorist outfit, facing elimination in world, comes to pakistan. So we see uighur terorists coming to pakistan, iranian terrorists coming to pakistan, arab (Sudan, Syria, UAE) terrorists coming to pakistan, bangladeshi terorists coming to pakistan, indian terrorists coming to paksitan, afghani terrorists coming to pakistan. When hamas will face liquidity test, it will run to pakistan. I see pakistan as the greatest land of terrorism in world.

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By: Raj http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24510 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:24:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24510 blaming pakistanis, or anyone else. right now its the people of pakistan who are suffering the most with no help coming to them from neighboring nations.- Posted by Hassan=====Your frustration is understandable. For couple of decades people of “pakistan” were waging terrorism on the Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians of India and on the muslims of Afghanistan. Now the muslims of “pkistan”are waging terrorism on the muslims of pakistan. What a mess! You are tasting your own bitter medicine of terrorism tonic and judging from the comments one gets the sense you really are unhappy about it.

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By: The Chosen One http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24507 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 21:51:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24507 The article indicates that Al Qaeda benefits from torpedoing the Obama effort to come to terms with Iran. Are there other benefactors? How about Israel? They have been working hard to prevent any long term negotiated deal between Iran and US. What better way to do this by antagonizing Iran through these types of terror acts from neighboring countries. They have trained and used PKK for this purpose. Why not, the almost never heard of and now made famous by the media, Baluchi minority? There has been article after article on how and why Israel and the previous US admin should go after assassination of guard commanders and Nuclear scientists in Iran, however when it happens we are supposed to believe there is no connection because they issued an statement to that effect?

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By: GW http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24505 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 20:04:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24505 Mr. Bulletfish you said:”‘We are aware of Indian involvement in Balochistan’Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that there is clear evidence of Indian involvement in Balochistan and that New Delhi should not be pointing fingers at Islamabad.(Dawn, 21/10/2009)If there is CLEAR EVIDENCE then why was it not presented before until now?Only yesterday Rehman Malik was jeered and had insults thrown at him by crowds outside the bombed Islamabad University. NOW, all this talk of CLEAR EVIDENCE! Talk about diverting attention from current situations.- Posted by bulletfish “–>I really don’t know if the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and now Rehman Malik and his mighty band of players know that we have the internet. By having that, we are all aware, fully aware what all politicians say infront of an internation audience and fully aware of the much different stories that they tell in front of their own national audience, for the sole purpose of maintaining political perception of power and clout.It is quite foolish when politicians do this, Musharaff was caught lying several times to western audiences on many topics, too many to list here. On the same topics, he tells one thing to Pakistani’s and an entirely different thing to western U.S. audiences. We DO actually keep track of these two-faced comments made by Pakistani politicians and that is exactly why they make themselves look so corrupt, lying and blantantly dishonest and that is how the opinions on Pakistan are formed, through what hear coming out of your politicians mouths.I think this is a cultural norm in Pakistan, to tell fables, lies and conspiracies to an internal audience at home and talk all moderate, forward thinking and seem to look sounding like a westerner in front of an international audience, like at the UN.Again, please we are not stupid, please keep your stories straight, is it any wonder why we think Pakistan is so screwed up?Please tell the same stories in front of your Pakistani audiences as you do to international audiences.

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By: bulletfish http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24499 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 15:19:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24499 ‘We are aware of Indian involvement in Balochistan’Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that there is clear evidence of Indian involvement in Balochistan and that New Delhi should not be pointing fingers at Islamabad.(Dawn, 21/10/2009)If there is CLEAR EVIDENCE then why was it not presented before until now?Only yesterday Rehman Malik was jeered and had insults thrown at him by crowds outside the bombed Islamabad University. NOW, all this talk of CLEAR EVIDENCE! Talk about diverting attention from current situations.

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By: Steve Real http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24497 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:03:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24497 And the ethnocentric thinking by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards that Jundallah can’t think, operate or function without help from the Westis quite franky racist and ignorant.The one thing that I’ve learned, over the years,is that Al Queada like groups hate the Shia peoples.They hate the Shias more then the West.These terrorist groups find funding, training and expertise by they’re own means and usually from other Sunni dominated extremist groups.That maybe the only thing we have in common with Iran.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2009/10/18/attack-in-iran-what-are-the-links-to-pakistan/comment-page-2/#comment-24476 Tue, 20 Oct 2009 22:07:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=3961#comment-24476 @With all the campaign to malign the ISI and paint them as villains, both Pakistan Army and ISI are greatly respected in Pakistani public and enjoy more support than the corrupt politicians. Atleast the people look towards the Army in times of crisis in Pakistan.-UmairUmair: It is normal that the citizens of a nation respect their Army/spy agencies. Regarding “looking towards the Army in times of crisis in Pakistan”, all do that, we Indians do the same but will not like Army to step in governance. I have seen many times Indian Army saying on certain issues that those are political problems and cannot be solved by Army intervention. I am sure Pakistani politicians will call Army when needed.Military intervention in political affairs of a democracy is not a normal thing to do? It is worse when the citizens take it as a normal thing. I hope the majority in Pakistan dislike direct intervention of Army in political affairs which makes political leaders look stupid and the thus the government untrustworthy for making deals on vital issues.Also help me understand, if Pakistanis voted for PPP party and Pak Army does not let this party run the country during the hours of crisis, does it not amount to betrayal of the Pakistanis citizens who put faith in democracy?Until Pakistanis do not let politicians handle the country, Pakistan will be in a mess due to a number of reasons. This is distilled view of Pakistanis experts who want politicians and army take their appropriate position at all times for proper governance.Here is a video clip during Musharraf’s regime. A Pakistani student questions Musharraf on Pakistan’s failure to become a democracy like India at a discussion forum on National Integration and complains about Army intervention in politics.Myra, the clip is in Urdu but I will appreciate if you let this go through since it is relevant—you can get it translated if you want. He compares Pak to India on this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH6h xllG0KA

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