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US drone attack

September 8, 2008

One week and third attack by the US within Pakistani territory… What next?! Expect another suicide attack somewhere (most probably in NWFP). We are caught in the vicious circle. It’s quite a challenge for President Zardari to tackle. He can’t evade piercing questions from media by simply saying all these issues are the gift of previous government.

 

Since some time I have been noticing the shrinking visits of Chinese diplomats, the President will visit China on 17th of this month and the news is that he might talk of having a civilian nuclear deal (on the lines of US-India nuclear deal) with China. That was something… I thought of in 2005 when media went berserk about US-India deal. That will be the test of Zardari’s political skills. Let’s see what sort of policies he adopt regarding our nuclear program.

 

The explosions occurred in a village in North Waziristan, a militant stronghold in Pakistan’s northwestern wild tribal belt and a possible hiding place for Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri.

A Pakistani intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of his job, said three suspected foreign militants and two children were among the dead in what appeared to be part of a stepped-up U.S. campaign against militant havens in Pakistan‘s tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.

The targets were linked to Jalaluddin Haqqani, a veteran of the jihad against Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s who American commanders count among their most dangerous foes.

Haqqani and his son, Siraj, have been linked to attacks this year including an attempt to kill Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a bold attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul. Haqqani network operatives plague U.S. forces in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province with ambushes and roadside bombs.

Source: Yahoo News

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2008 6:00 am

    The situation is really very grave. Keeping in view Zardari’s personal relations with Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-US dog and a famous Pakistan basher, I seriously doubt Zardari’s credentials to tackle the situation according to the wishes of the Pakistani masses; not to take US dictation and going for peace. Having said that I loath the role of the so called Pakistani tabliban for acting as pieces on the larger US chessboard, at the cost of the poor people whose lives are almost shattered.

    Pakistan’s soveriegnity is fast being abused. May Allah save us from the intrigues of internal and external enemies! Amen!

  2. cavaliere84 permalink
    September 9, 2008 9:55 am

    ‘What next ?’ is not very tough to answer if you have a little bit of insight into the current scenario. As for Pakistan-China nuclear deal, lets wait and see. May be these are just rumours. Mr. Zardari, though, does not have the tact to make such a deal ..

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