Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The War on Terror Is Over We Lost-Pakistan moving away from war on terror Strategy shows Muslims lack spirit to fight co-religionists

Posted: May 18, 2010
10:13 pm Eastern

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Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

While a number of sources have documented the threat to the very existence of the government in Pakistan from its own resident Islamists, a recent military exercise there pointed toward India as the nation's main threat, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

The exercise indicates little worry on the part of the Pakistani army over the possible actions of the Muslim radicals – created by Pakistan's government to pursue its Islamist agenda in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

And that should alarm Washington regarding the commitment by the Pakistani army's high command to fight the radical Islamists who are launching attacks against U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

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The key to such a direction is Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the highly regarded commander of the Pakistani army who once headed Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence Directorate, or ISI.

It was the ISI that originally created such insurgent groups as the Afghan Taliban, the Lashkar-e-Taiba, or LeT, and the Pakistani Taliban, also known as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, which is linked to the car bomb attempt in New York City's Times Square on May 2.

As leader of the Pakistani army, Kayani is very aware of the impact on morale of the Pakistani soldiers when they are called on to fight their Muslim co-religionists in what has been dubbed "America's War."

In a recent meeting with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zadari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, for example, Kayani reportedly had expressed his reservations over the army's role in fighting the Taliban militants.