What the Pakistani soldier thinks in regards to Afghanistan

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This probably wont generate any interest. However if any one rally wants to know what the Pakistani Army community is thinking...then here it
is...
http://pakistanidefenceforum.com//index.php?s=f3291c79c7263fa84f72c29288dedd11&showforum=2




> Official: Pakistan To Attack Taliban Stronghold



PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan is preparing a military operation against Taliban militants who have been threatening the main city in the country's volatile northwest, the army's spokesman said Saturday.


Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas told The Associated Press that the army is readying the paramilitary Frontier Corps to target militants in the Khyber tribal region, next to Peshawar. Khyber is also a key route for moving U.S. military supplies into neighboring Afghanistan.

"The operation is imminent," he said.

There has been growing concern about the threat posed by Islamic militants to the city with a burgeoning Taliban movement thriving in the region.

Mahmood Shah, a former security chief in Pakistan's tribal regions, said the Taliban control the country's entire tribal belt and "everyone now is waiting for some action from the federal government."

"The situation is such that (the Taliban) are all around Peshawar. They are on our doorstep," Shah said. "The situation is like water flowing into a field and until you have some obstruction to stop it you will drown. We are drowning."

Two weeks ago, a Taliban force from Khyber sent its militants into Peshawar and kidnapped 16 Christians who were later released.

A round-the-clock curfew has been imposed in the Bara area, which starts on the outskirts of Peshawar, and heavy contingents of troops have been deployed, blocking the main road into Khyber, said Mujeeb Khan, a senior local official.

"All bazaars are shut and residents have been asked not to come out of their homes," he said.

Abbas declined to give further details of the military deployment, citing operational security.

Provincial officials said the operation will be launched within 48 hours, but the deployment of troops suggested it was effectively under way. Local newspapers reported that hospitals in Peshawar have been put on alert.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because military operations in the tribal regions are decided by the federal government and the military.

One senior official said the Pakistan military has made contingency plans to protect the provincial capital from insurgents that might try to retaliate with attacks in Peshawar, where more than 1 million people live.

Taliban have posted notices in some villages on the outskirts of Peshawar telling residents to seek justice through their parallel courts rather than the local judiciary, he said.

In Pakistan's tribal regions that border Afghanistan, jurisdiction lies with the federal government in Islamabad. Decisions to conduct military operations there are made by the Islamabad government.

February elections brought a new civilian government to power, eclipsing former army strongman and staunch U.S. ally President Pervez Musharraf. In a shift in policy, the new administration has supported peace efforts with Taliban militants to try to curb an explosion in violence in the northwest over the past year.

But Pakistan's Western allies are increasingly concerned that easing up military pressure on the militants has given them more space to operate — letting them strengthen their position in Pakistan's border regions and giving them more freedom to attack U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

At meetings in Peshawar on Friday, federal and provincial representatives hammered out the details of the Khyber operation. They also discussed the situation in the restive Swat area, where the provincial government has signed a peace deal with a radical pro-Taliban cleric, provincial officials said.

Afrasiab Khattak, chief negotiator for the provincial government, told the AP that the province is considering seeking another military operation in Swat, where militants forced out by an army offensive last year are now regaining a foothold. There have been arson attacks on girls schools and an upscale hotel in recent days.

Khattak said the military last year drove the insurgents into surrounding mountains but left their leadership intact. He said the provincial government's negotiations have been with militants who have disavowed any connection with recent attacks.

"We want the army to go in and attack the leadership and not to leave them in a position to return to the towns and villages and again attack," he said. "This is what we will be discussing for Swat."



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may god protect our young men, god is on their side. it's time to take out these killers.

time for the army to kick some heads.
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QUOTE(Psycoo @ Jun 28 2008, 01:59 AM) *
may god protect our young men, god is on their side. it's time to take out these killers.

time for the army to kick some heads.

Insha Allah it will be a success. (IMG:style_emoticons/PDFEmotionIconsv10/PakistanFlag.gif)


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Stupid government had earlier released all Taliban/extremist mullahs and killers and now when the truth hits them in the face, as usual, the army has to step in for Pakistan.

One course of action should be take prisoners>>interrogate>>execute. No known extremist should be given jail term..they need to be dispatched ASAP.


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QUOTE(*Zarrar Jareeh* @ Jun 28 2008, 10:22 AM) *
Stupid government had earlier released all Taliban/extremist mullahs and killers and now when the truth hits them in the face, as usual, the army has to step in for Pakistan.

One course of action should be take prisoners>>interrogate>>execute. No known extremist should be given jail term..they need to be dispatched ASAP.


I agree ntirely, no more messing around, we must wipe them out, take an Israeli style apporach.

*waits for shock and horror from people because he mentioned Israel*


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pakistan could learn alot from israel on how to protect its citizens from suicide attacks.

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Use flame thrower and smoke them out of their holes.


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Seems to me that Pakistanis who want their daughters educated etc have not got much time for religious fundamentalists. Have I missed something? Good on them.
 

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