It’s sad when friends fight. Also entirely deserved.
Pakistan’s intel people and regime are the major backers of the Taliban. They also helped shield Al Qaeda and other Taliban allies. But there are the “good Taliban” in Afghanistan and the “bad Taliban” in Afghanistan.
Like most Islamist regimes, the Pakis are enthusiastic about Jihad… somewhere else. But they’re vehemently opposed to it in their own territory.
The Afghan Taliban are supposed to keep the Pakistani Taliban out as a basic condition of their support by Pakistan. But cutting deals with terrorists never works out.
And so Pakistan is bombing Afghanistan in retaliation for the Pakistani Taliban using Afghanistan as a base to attack Pakistan. And if you think that’s fun, wait till China joins the party.
Pakistan said on Sunday said incidents of its security forces being targeted in cross-border attacks from Afghanistan had risen significantly, and called on Taliban authorities to act against militants, a day after purported air strikes by Pakistan.
The incident has increased already simmering tensions between the neighbours.
Taliban authorities on Saturday summoned Pakistan’s ambassador in Kabul on Saturday to protest against the strikes. A local Taliban official and residents said the strikes were carried out by Pakistani aircraft inside Afghan airspace.
“In the last few days, incidents along Pak-Afghan border have significantly increased, wherein, Pakistani security forces are being targeted from across the border,” Pakistan’s foreign office said in a statement on Sunday.
It added the attacks were being carried out “with impunity” and that Islamabad had repeatedly asked Afghan authorities to act to stop them, but to no avail.
It said seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in the border area of North Waziristan on Thursday. North Waziristan borders the eastern Afghan province of Khost, where the strikes are said to have taken place on Friday.
here was no confirmation of the death toll. A local Taliban official in Khost claimed at least 36 people, including civilians, had been killed.
The Taliban government spokesman released a strongly-worded statement warning Islamabad of “bad consequences” if there was a repeat.
“The defeat of the United States eight months ago was a good lesson to aggressors who want to disrespect Afghanistan’s territory and freedom,” Zabihullah Mujahid said.
The United States wasn’t actually fighting and the Pakis won’t be hindered by any of our concern about civilian casualties or bombing mosques.
The Taliban can’t and won’t rein in their fellow Jihadis and Pakistan is one massive uprising away from turning into Afghanistan. So it’s fun for the whole Jihad Family until the Taliban get their hands on the nukes that the Clinton administration allowed Pakistan to develop and then export around the world.
Afghanistan’s largest news channel, TOLO News, showed images of children’s bodies it said were killed in the airstrike. The same channel showed protests by hundreds of residents of eastern Khost province condemning Pakistan and shouting anti-Pakistan slogans.
Happy Ramadan to the entire Ummah, blessed with the peace and togetherness that comes from faith in Mohammed, the Koran, and Allah.