OpEdNews Op Eds

Bravo Obama, Now Pakistan Hitting Right Targets

By       Message Muhammad Khurshid     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to None 4/28/09

Author 1343
Become a Fan
  (7 fans)
- Advertisement -

It is still unclear what the methods the Obama adminstration has used, but now the Pakistani forces have started hitting the right targets. Now there is bright chance for a victory against terrorism in Pakistan. Victory against terrorists in Pakistan means victory in the whole world. US President Barack Obama after securing victory against terrorism will use all his energies for saving the sinking economy of the world.

Though there are still deaths and destruction in various parts of Pakistan as the security forces has sped up operation against terrorists, but there is now hope for victory against terrorists. President Obama will visit Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border for formally making an announcement that the world has secured a victory against terrorism. Then there will be peace and happiness all over the world. There are reports that the Obama administration has given a clear message to Pakistan to either control terrorism or leave the areas where the terrorists have been operating the training camps. There will be no denying the fact that the situation is still very serious as terrorists have been making last-ditch efforts for taking control of whole Pakistan.

The United States made it clear last week that it would attack the Taliban in Swat valley unless the Pakistani government stopped their advance.

A senior Pakistani official told The Times newspaper, the American government intervened after Taliban moved in Buner.

In Washington, officials feared that the country pivotal to the US war in Afghanistan and against Al Qaeda was succumbing to extremists.

“The implicit threat – if you don’t do it, we may have to – was always there,” said the official. He said that under American pressure, the ISI agency told the Taliban on Friday to withdraw from Buner.



However, the Taliban withdrawal was less than total.

The official said the ‘mortal threat’ remarks by Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, were “calculated to ramp up the pressure on Pakistan” to take action. She was one of several American political and military leaders to use unusually strong language about Pakistan’s failure to curb the Taliban. Others included Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and General David Petraeus.

Husain Haqqani, the Pakistani ambassador in Washington, then accused the Obama administration of making it harder for his country to fight the Taliban.

“The US needs to relate its comments to the ground realities in Pakistan instead of the mood in Washington,” he said. “Most Pakistanis are not supportive of the Taliban way of life, but at the same time widespread anti-Americanism confuses many Pakistanis into having a conflicting view. We want to turn that view around but the US and its leaders must help us to do that.”

The Americans want the government to shift troops from the India-Pakistan border to meet the Taliban threat, The Times said.

Source: dailytimes.com.pk

- Advertisement -

 

View Ratings | Rate It

Muhammad Khurshid, a resident of Bajaur Agency, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border is journalist by profession. He contributes articles and news stories to various online and print newspapers. His subject matter is terrorism. He is also (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Indo-Pak Tension Affecting War On Terror Badly

Public Execution By Taliban Increases Terror In Tribal Areas

Is Osama Alive Or Really Dead?

Obama Doing Well On The Foreign Front

US, Pakistan Heading Toward A Complete War