Deteriorating Situations in Pakistan — Poliquicks
Deteriorating situations in Pakistan
by H. THOMAS HAYDEN on APRIL 2, 2012
While the U.S. has a myopic focused on Afghanistan the Administration may have lost its capability to work with Pakistan.
Pakistan is still fuming with internal strife after the earthquake and the floods that have weakened the Pakistan government rule in most of the country. There is no rule in the Northwest Territories, Pak Taliban control much of the border with Afghanistan, terrorist groups like the LeT (terrorist who attacked Mumbai) are supported by the Pak Army Inter-Service Intelligence - ISI -agency (their CIA, FBI and DHS all rolled into one) and Baluchistan is ripe for a major insurgency.
The drone UAV strikes into Pakistan have been a source of tension for some time. While many UAV attacks have most likely killed many Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters, the death of Pakistani civilians has acerbated the problems
NATO Supply trucks are still stuck in Pakistan
The explanation for the incident where NATO killed 24 Pakistani soldiers has never been accepted.
Pustans are part of the ethnic group in Afghan and Pakistan.
The attack on the Osama bin Laden compound was a serious blow to Pakistan prestige.
This is not to ignore the ever present cold war with India and both are nuclear armed states. On top of all this is the tension between the Pakistani civilian government and the military leadership.
Why the Pakistan alliance with the Taliban?
Pakistan needs a friendly state to its their west to provide maneuver room in the event of war with India. Without resorting to nuclear weapons the much larger Indian army may over run much of Pakistan and the Pakistani army would need to retreat west to survive.