Comments on: The First Draft: Musharraf Has Obama’s Answer on Afghanistan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/24/the-first-draft-musharraf-has-obamas-answer-on-afghanistan/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ambrish Dhaka http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/24/the-first-draft-musharraf-has-obamas-answer-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-399541 Sat, 26 Sep 2009 06:21:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20538#comment-399541 The advice could not have been else but falterer as the troops escalation only reduces the mobility time and not the effective designs which are hatched by the ISI people. Something, which the General efficiently skipped to divulge upon.
The ability to process the intelligence and the persistent supply of ammunition to the Taliban have been from where? After they are not making guns and bombs in Pakistan. If any increase of military pressure is required then it is the Pakistani side of the Durand line where it is to be seen. And, as of recent the results verify this fact also. The intelligence network in the FATA areas and in southern NWFP needs to be strengthened for more precise demolition of the network of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces, which the General refuses to emphasize.
The other most important fact is that the success is visible only in terms of political stabilization of Afghanistan and not the military stabilization which the Karzai government has failed to achieve. The regions split in terms of politcal spheres of influence and the very fact is helping Taliban to reclaim success out of its simple strategies. The recent surge in the north has proved this. The new force is needed to put unified pressure on Taliban which has to be an indigenous Afghan force and a compulsory military service is not a bad idea when there is acute shortage of fighting units.
So, firstly there should be an increase in Afghan military strength and then it should be followed by the US enforcements.

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By: TCMSOLS http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/24/the-first-draft-musharraf-has-obamas-answer-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-399486 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:01:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20538#comment-399486 Yes we, do have better equipment.

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By: Narine Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/24/the-first-draft-musharraf-has-obamas-answer-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-399473 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 22:37:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20538#comment-399473 This guy, though wiley, devious, and arrogant, is no fool. And, he is hard on everyone’s patience. But he is “right”, for an altogether different reason. More American troops means more overland trans-shipment of military hardware and supplies and this translates into more money – billions for Pakistan and the military. This is a growth industry and naive American taxpayers are good for Pakistan’s GDP. So here is how it works: keep the madrassas pumping hundreds of thousands of mindless fanatical Pakistani boys into the numerous terrorist organizations (what is the value of 500 boys in the light of the great gain; strengthen the vital nexus between the ISI and the Taleban and the terrorist organizations and encourage local and foreign attacks and prepare to cry that you “are also a victim of terrorism”; differentiate between the bad Taleban (Afgans) that are fighting NATO forces, and the “good” ones that are in Pakistan and who make up the quasi and irregular units of the Pakistan army that attacks India; stage attacks on India (Mumbai massacre) and feign helplessness on one hand, and on the other hand, excoriate the Indians for their clownish knee jerk reaction; provide cannon and mortar cover to terrorists crossing the border into India to kill Muslims and blame the Indians for genocide; preserve Quetta, Multan, and Peshawar as sites for Taleban to regroup, refresh and be rearmed for return trips into Afganhanistan; clandistinely support attacks, via in-place terror cells, upon the UK, Germany, Canada, and the US, under the larger agenda of Islamizing by bloodletting the world as commanded by the Koran – the book of “peace”; and in so doing, Musharraf and the ruling oligarchy and clergy in Pakistan enrich themselves whilst winning a war that the west does not even realize that it is fighting. Pakistan is profiting greatly from America and its foolish politicians. In the meantime, Pakistan’s hate for Americans is red hot, and portends to be hotter yet. Why do you think that most Pakistani fathers and mothers name their baby boys “Osama” and not “Obama”? America is playing a dangeroous game with this man – the consumate chamelion – who at a moment’s notice is your bosom best friend and the other is your most dangerous irreconcilable enemy. But he so well personifies Pakistan, a country that has a twisted and megalomaniac view of itself and suffers from thousand imagined hurts, slights and injustices, that it has been commanded them to revenge. What a man and what a country! This is the world’s mega root canal.

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By: Mufaso http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/24/the-first-draft-musharraf-has-obamas-answer-on-afghanistan/comment-page-1/#comment-399465 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:03:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=20538#comment-399465 A complete withdrawal of all American troops from every country around the globe is a start. Next would be to stop supporting Israel, stop selling arms to other countries, stop the bullying and intimidation, abolish American terrorist organizations like the CIA, FBI, BATF, and IRS, withdraw membership and support from the United Nations, abolish the income tax, restore states’ rights, term limit of one year for all elected officials, abolish the Democratic and Republican Parties and drag the party leaders through the streets, and restore the gold standard.

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