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The terrorist factory chugs along

Pakistan, the terrorist factory is real busy. Now they need to supply terrorists to both Afghanistan and India.

The prisoner, who gave his name as Muhammad Sohail, is a 17-year-old from the Pakistani port city of Karachi, held by the Afghan authorities in Kabul. In an interview in late July, in front of several prison guards, he said Pakistan was allowing militant groups to train and organize insurgents to fight in Afghanistan.

It is an open secret in Pakistan that groups supporting separatism in Kashmir have not stopped their activities, despite official declarations, and have continued to train men and infiltrate them into Indian Kashmir. Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage said during a visit to the region last month that Pakistan had not dismantled all the camps used to train militants for Kashmir. And while he praised Pakistan for its efforts against Al Qaeda, he urged the country to do more to stop Taliban militants carrying out attacks from Pakistan.[New York Times]

But then attacking Americans stationed in Afghanistan is not the same as attacking Indian troops

Afghan troops backed by U.S. warplanes killed as many as 70 guerrillas in a day-long battle near the Pakistani border, military officials said Tuesday… Pilots reported seeing 40 to 50 bodies on the battlefield near the mountainous Pakistani border, Peat said, and several wrecked vehicles were spotted. Nawab put the rebel toll as high as 70, saying the guerrillas had dragged away many dead and wounded as they retreated into Pakistan. Afghan forces recovered only 10 bodies, he said. [Washington Post]

But will this make Pakistan a terrorist nation ? No, as long as an occasional High Value Target is captured or some information is provided, they will remain the most valuable ally in the war on terror.

3 Responses to The terrorist factory chugs along

  1. arun August 4, 2004 at 5:01 pm #

    now, you can’t expect moral in American policies.

  2. JK August 4, 2004 at 5:20 pm #

    Arun, the same can be said about almost any nation.

  3. Hari August 5, 2004 at 10:01 am #

    (tongue in cheek)

    Pakistan a terrorist nation? Not at all. In fact, they are so very committed to anti-terror.
    http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/003200408051180.htm

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