Unfortunately, pro-US elements in the Pakistani media and government have launched a campaign to push the Pakistani military into a debacle in North Waziristan, where Pakistan will again be fighting its own citizens. The biggest beneficiary will be TTP and other groups that are being supported by Pakistan’s enemies on Afghan soil.
By Dr. Shahida Wizarat
Tuesday, 4 May 2010.
KARACHI, Pakistan—A concerted effort is now under way in Pakistan to push the military to start an operation in North Waziristan. This can be seen from the visit of Gen. Petraeus to Pakistan in which he tried to exert pressure on the civilian and military leadership to start a military operation in North Waziristan and for Pakistan to get involved in the Afghan war in Kandahar.
Extending the war will act as a catalyst. It will unleash mayhem, bomb explosions, and terrorist attacks. A terrorist attack on India, followed by the latter committing aggression against Pakistan when the Pakistan army is bogged down in Balochistan, FATA, and Sarhad will push things to a head in the standoff with India.
Pakistan will be fighting its own citizens in FATA and Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa [a combination of the brainwashed, the innocent and those working for other powers] plus the Afghan Mujahideen and India.
The writer is an eminent political economist.
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