Saturday, January 09, 2010

It's time for Pakistan to publicly embrace assistance to go after Taliban extremists on their soil with U.S Special Forces assistance!

The news this morning that the Pakistan Taliban, along with al-Qaida, were involved in the suicide bombing by the Jordanian doctor, Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi, of the 7 CIA agents at a U.S. base along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region. It is proof that Pakistan must crack down on their Taliban extremists. The story, from NAHAL TOOSI and MAAMOUN YOUSSEF, Associated Press Writers, says, "Footage showed Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi — whom the CIA had cultivated as an asset against al-Qaida — sitting with Mehsud's successor in an undisclosed location. It essentially confirmed the Pakistani Taliban's claim of responsibility for one of the worst attacks in CIA history, though a senior militant told The Associated Press that al-Qaida and Afghan insurgents played roles, too."

This smoking gun proves beyond question the Pakistanis must do more and if unable, must allow the U.S. to provide more direct assistance including the use of U.S. Special Forces within their borders. It is time for the veil, of not needing help from the US in the form of troops on the ground, be dropped. This problem with Taliban extremists affects the Pakistani people more so than the U.S. and the people of Pakistan need to wake up to this fact or their lives will never return to normal. We must work in concert more overtly and both Pakistanis and Americans need to support this effort without question nor politics involved.

Quoting more from the article, "The development may lead the U.S. to further aid and push Pakistan to crack down on Taliban militants on its soil. The success of the attack also raises doubts about the effectiveness of the Pakistani military's ongoing ground operation against the Pakistani Taliban in its stronghold in the South Waziristan tribal region."

To get more background and read the entire news report from Yahooclick on this link.

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