Comments on: Pakistan unlikely to act soon on Lashkar-e-Taiba http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/24/pakistan-unlikely-to-act-soon-on-lashkar-e-taiba/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kEiThZ http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/24/pakistan-unlikely-to-act-soon-on-lashkar-e-taiba/comment-page-1/#comment-28489 Sun, 02 May 2010 03:28:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5154#comment-28489 It’s not going to be as easy to wriggle out of their predicament as they think it will be. The West now sees groups like LeT as not just a threat to India any more or mere terrorist groups that target Western citizens, they see a poriton of the machinery that funnels fighters into Afghanistan, they see a group so strong that the Pakistani Army cowers to its demands (what else do you call the excuse that they can’t take them on?) and they see a group that is now driving policy in Pakistan.

Whatever happens in Afghanistan, the West’s view of LeT is not going to change. And the way Pakistani view LeT will colour the world’s view of Pakistan itself.

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By: manishindia http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/24/pakistan-unlikely-to-act-soon-on-lashkar-e-taiba/comment-page-1/#comment-28453 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 01:33:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5154#comment-28453 Myra,

LET and other terrorist organisations are surrogate groups of ISI . SInce ISI and Pak army is now engaged in cleaning of Pakistan, LET jehadis is performing the task of causing terror strikes in India in the name islam.

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By: SZaman88 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/24/pakistan-unlikely-to-act-soon-on-lashkar-e-taiba/comment-page-1/#comment-28441 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:36:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5154#comment-28441 Considering the availability of resources it would be hard for the army to engage in another battle within its own borders, but the menace of terrorism must be wiped out before this new threat takes over.

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By: Grinningdevil http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/24/pakistan-unlikely-to-act-soon-on-lashkar-e-taiba/comment-page-1/#comment-28428 Sun, 25 Apr 2010 02:47:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5154#comment-28428 ‘LeT is an unofficial division run by the ISI’s radical elements. They do not like peace with India or anyone else. Peace would mean they would have to give up their hold on power. They need an enemy and will create one to sustain their hold on power. ‘

Very much agree with statement.
Both country civilians need to understand. What we on boht sides of borders do is hate other civilians..and Some Boomerang institution banks on it to flourish itself.

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/24/pakistan-unlikely-to-act-soon-on-lashkar-e-taiba/comment-page-1/#comment-28426 Sat, 24 Apr 2010 16:04:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5154#comment-28426 India should pursue relations with Pakistan’s civilian government at all costs. I’d sympathize with Gilani who has the task of strengthening Pakistan’s democracy. Unfortunately the civilian government is still under the gun. Though Pakistan’s military ran around Waziristan, they did not accomplish much and did it only after being pushed hard by the US. Radical elements are still present inside its ISI and military establishments. LeT is an unofficial division run by the ISI’s radical elements. They do not like peace with India or anyone else. Peace would mean they would have to give up their hold on power. They need an enemy and will create one to sustain their hold on power. They have become used to it and this addiction is destroying Pakistan from within. The US has caused tremendous damage to this region by propping up these fundamentalists and supporting the military in order to achieve their goals. Even they target only one of two groups as terrorists and ignore the others. Every country has its own list of terrorist groups. India has LeT and its offshoots. The US has Al Qaeda. Pakistan has TTP. This divergent focus by different countries are working out to the advantage of these terrorist groups. Pakistan’s civilian government will not be able to do anything to the LeT or other anti-Indian groups. If their civilian leaders seem to support them, it is because there is a gun pointed at them at all times. The strategy of the radical elements is not to find any solution. Their plan is to create conflict, sustain and escalate it until the enemy dies of internal bleeding. They have tried it and tested it against the mighty USSR and have succeeded in it with American help. Their next enemy is India and they have a long term agenda to engage India in many conflicts. War on terror has caused an interim halt to their efforts. Now that the Americans are winding down, these elements are coming back. Now their strategy is to create cells inside India which attack innocent civilians, make the system react, alienate the Muslims and turn them against the Indian establishment and create chaos. India should work with Pakistan’s civilian government and keep pushing for the curtailment of these groups. But they are not going to disappear into thin air. The only danger is them taking over Pakistan is they are allowed to carry on like this. If they taste power, they are not going to give that up. LeT might begin to participate in the electoral process and try to grab power at the center, much like Hitler did before taking over Germany. That resulted in World War II.

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