Comments on: Afghanistan : the creeping enemy within http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/03/15/afghanistan-the-creeping-enemy-within/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/03/15/afghanistan-the-creeping-enemy-within/comment-page-1/#comment-40478 Sun, 18 Mar 2012 11:05:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8535#comment-40478 @Umair

This has been the destiny of all Pashtuns Afghans throughout in history. They find peace when they are at war; and rediscover their faith when they become the victims of brutal force. Mr Karzai has now spoken as expected. The stage is now set for the next phase. Soviets were indigenous people, whereas the Americans are not; Soviet crossed into Afghanistan to expand their union beyond hindukush and left with their union with central asian nations in tatters. The Yanks intruded into the land since Afghanistan refused to submit, and today it is no longer the only super power of the world. The all out attack against their might is coming to a closure. I could very well see Mr Putin becoming active and participating in the fall of Imperial America.

Rex Minor

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By: Umairpk http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/03/15/afghanistan-the-creeping-enemy-within/comment-page-1/#comment-40464 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:39:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8535#comment-40464 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PNv-yU44 YI&feature=related

@29:40 listen the Soviet soldier’s motive in killing Afghan civilians back during the Sviet-Afghan war. Sad that the Afghan nation has endured so much suffering. One can only hope that nation has peace and prosperity. Today, average American soldier in Afghanistan faces same trauma that the Soviets faced.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/03/15/afghanistan-the-creeping-enemy-within/comment-page-1/#comment-40460 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:12:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8535#comment-40460 @Sanjeev
You are quite a character! It is about time that you discard words such as insurgents, talibans, rogues etc. and replace them with occupation army and resistance which is spreading to the citizens of Afghanistan. Mr Karzai has said what he had to say; the yanks ignored him. Just follow history , the last statement that Mr Karzai has to make is that all foreign forces must withdraw from Afghanistan. They are all hostages at present, and the sooner they exit the safer it would be for the European contingent who were genuinely playng the adviser role for the Afghan police. The Americans have demonstrated the stregnth of their marines, night patrols into houses and playing the role of heroes against women, old and chldren; and during the day hit and run tactics and avoid confronting the enemy. The resistance has all the cards now; they can strike as and when they like, by using the Afghan police, or the army and occasionaly with commando actions. How many times the Afghan soldiers were hit with explosives when in a vehicle? Time has run out for the yanks, for Leon to philosophize the war scenario in a land which has seen more wars than the USA is laughable.

Rex Minor

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/03/15/afghanistan-the-creeping-enemy-within/comment-page-1/#comment-40459 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:00:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8535#comment-40459 In 2001 GWB said that the US was going to punish those who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks and those who supported them. It should have been a swift mission of attacking those perpetrated it – Al Qaeda and those who supported them – Taliban and ?. The US stopped with the Taliban. What they did not realize was that the Taliban were merely used as a pawn in the whole thing. The real culprit chose become the closest ally on the fore front for the war on terror. Had the US simply bombed the day lights out of Pakistani military installations and the Taliban at the same time, there would have been no need to go through all this drama. Once missiles and bombers knocked out the real enemies on both sides of the Durand line, then negotiations should have been started with the line, “Now are you with us are against us?” There would have been no need to land any foot soldiers in Afghanistan. Just relentless bombing, negotiations, resumption of bombing and more negotiations would have brought every one of these elements to their knees. One can show kindness to dogs, bears even by offering them food. But showing kindness to crocs is foolish. Crocs do not understand compassion or love. They’d just bite anything that is offered to them including those who offer food. Crocs must be dealt with differently than dogs. The US made the first fundamental mistake of trying to ride on the croc itself to catch frogs in the pond. The croc now has bitten off its rear end and the US is stumbling and falling in this bad land. They must leave the place with one stern warning – any more attempts on innocent citizens by their radical elements, they will face endless barrage of missiles hitting the entire Af-Pak. The US defeated itself in this war with the Taliban or any other invisible enemy not having to do anything at all.

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