July 6, 2008al-qaedaarmydemocracydictatorshipForeign AffairsjihadismilitaryMusharrafPakistanpoliticsSecurityterrorism

Framing the Pakistani army’s problem

Saving those who have crossed over

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Khaled Ahmed puts it very well:

Today an army built to face India is being asked to retrieve territory lost to the terrorists. Trying to reclaim lost terrain is like invading your own people, but the additional handicap imposed on the army is that it is being sent in without political support. Meanwhile, the anarchists have discovered that when they kill non-Muslims in the West they inspire fear and loathing, but when they kill Muslims in Pakistan it leads to conversion. The army has the impossible task of saving a country of converts to the cause of the enemy. [DT]

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