Comments on: FATA is not a country in Africa http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/ 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/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-46257 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:37:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-46257 tamasajjad,
Sir, have you not heard the man who became famous with his statement of “YES, WE CAN meaning YOU CAN”, who also says, ” Let me be clear, we do not want our footprints in Africa or Asia, but we want to work with the people of the region to help them achieve democracy.
Sir, he is the first afro-irish American sun tanned as Mr Barlusconi described him, President of the USA. He and his administration have been engaged in destabilising several regions with and without footprints. The good news is that both China and Russia(under Putin) have decided to confront the USA and its allies in the security council and we are going to say adios to the Man; yes, we can very soon.

Rex Minor

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By: tamasajjad http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-43937 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:34:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-43937 Our lack of knowledge is deliberate..absolutely …but may be the real motives of this unending war are different…I want to know what exactly the US wants in this region…how much more would it take to make them realize its the wrong approach to gain their objectives..what r these objectives…I expect Americans to be smart people..if their objective is to counter terrorism why are they insisting on a strategy that is counterproductive ??

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By: tamasajjad http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-43936 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:34:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-43936 Our lack of knowledge is deliberate..absolutely …but may be the real motives of this unending war are different…I want to know what exactly the US wants in this region…how much more would it take to make them realize its the wrong approach to gain their objectives..what r these objectives…I expect Americans to be smart people..if their objective is to counter terrorism why are they insisting on a strategy that is counterproductive ??

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-42850 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:25:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-42850 Umair,
Are you aware about the new Cyber wizard which the CIA has appointed to monitor and intervene where appropriate in blogs, in support of USA poicy in Pakistan. Times has also identified the guy’s name and he operates from Florida. I have sighted some of his input in Pak Tribune! There are a number of them on Reuters Blog as well ofcourse under different names.

Rex Minor

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By: True.North. http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-42721 Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:05:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-42721 @umairpk

I’m not worried at all. When times to negotiate for economic aid or an IMF package, Pakistan will cave. And if not that, there’s always the threat of following through with Clinton era proposals to declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism. No matter what your generals tell you, they don’t want to be in the same club as Iran and North Korea.

Ditto on the supply routes too. It’s Pakistani truckers who are pissed that they are losing income. NATO has no qualms using the northern supply route. More expensive to be sure. But no other issues really. You don’t have to worry about trucks getting set ablaze in Uzbekistan.

As for losing Iraq, last I checked, there’s a US friendly democratically elected government there. Please explain how this is a loss. It’s like saying the occupation of Germany and Japan were losses for the US.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-41614 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:46:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-41614 Pakistan military boss needs a consultant expert on Mafiosis. The clabrian Mafiosis are expert in drug trade, and use mafiosi strategy against their enemies and is not similar to the convetional military methods.
Mr Putin has promised the French to get them out, but the Americns are stuck. Pakistan should raise the price, $10,000 per truck and a transit custom duty of 50 pct on goods. And no indemnity if the Talibans confiscate any goods. This should be fare.

Rex Minor

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By: Umairpk http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-41533 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:16:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-41533 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/wor ld/asia/us-withdraws-team-from-pakistan- talks-on-nato-supply-routes.xml

U.S. Withdraws Team from Pakistan Talks on NATO Supply Routes

-Good.

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By: Umairpk http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-41531 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:13:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-41531 True North

It will be interesting to see if Pakistan military permits unilateral US incursions inside FATA. Looking back at Angoor Adda raid it seems the US will have difficult time conducting those types of incursions. I would love to see the US to attempt that and how does the PAKMIL responds to it. There is a limit to everything and when those limits are crossed there are certain consequences. Good luck with your war in FATA, you lost in Iraq, your loosing in Afghanistan and you are certainly not going to win in FATA.

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By: True.North. http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-41462 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 22:26:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-41462 Great article Myra.

This is about a war for the Pashtun heart and mind. It’s a simple as that. And I don’t know if the story is as clear-cut as asome make it out to be.

Like you point out, the Pashtuns despise the terrorists and Anti-Afghan insurgents more than they do the drone strikes. I suspect some of that has to do with the general Pashtun suspicion of outsiders. In Afghanistan, it might be NATO forces that are the outsiders. But in FATA, I suspect, there isn’t much love for the foreign fighters who take up residence there. Rather, I suspect it’s fear and intimidation that has forced Pashtuns to tolerate these elements in their midst.

This creates interesting dynamics. It’s reasonable to foresee a scenario where Pashtuns actually favour US incursions which they perceive as ensuring their security while they grow more alienated from Pakistanis who oppose the drone strikes on principle, yet do nothing about the terrorists running around the FATA. After all, it’s easy oppose drone strikes when you don’t have terrorists living on your street.

Last, but an important point, let’s not forget that these insurgents have wreaked havoc on the FATA by killing off so many tribal maliks. One can’t expect that the Pashtuns would have much sympathy for those who killed off their leaders.

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By: Aurakzai http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/06/07/fata-is-not-a-country-in-africa/comment-page-1/#comment-41459 Sat, 09 Jun 2012 04:30:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8888#comment-41459 Great Job. And in all this information blackout of FATA, The GHQ is alone to be blamed. It doesn’t want the world to know who is who of WoT.

But let me tell, We in that doomed land are humans as you readers are. We may not be able to read or write but we feel , thing and respond no less than how you do.

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