Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The case of curious silence in Pakistan
Recently a drone attack killed the No. 2 of the Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP for short) on whose head the U.S. has put a bounty of USD 5 million and also there was money from the Pakistan government since apparently he was involved in many terror activities killing many people. Now after this elimination, instead of appreciation and a sigh of relief the Paks have started to complain about the same sovereignty and other claims of interference. And every time a high profile target is eliminated, the Paks have been very sad about the killing. It seems that they are unhappy about the elimination of these targets and I believe that they are acting more like the idiom “the enemy of my enemy is my friend". I have been following this war on terror for a long time, and I suspect that the hatred that the Paks have against the U.S. really supersede anything that is beneficial to them. No matter how much the U.S. helps them, majority of the Paks still believe that they were dragged into this war on terror and once the U.S. is out of Afghanistan or Pak gets out of its involvement, everything will be fine and Pakistan will become an island of peace where the lights will be on 24 hours a day, there will be no terrorism (as the root cause of the U.S. presence that fuels this will be gone) and all will be back to normal. Can the term denial gets any better than this?