Posted on October 23, 2009 by MB
A nervous looking Pakistani soldier pointed a rocket-propelled grenade at our pickup truck in late January. The Taliban guard beside me loaded his rifle and ordered me to put a scarf over my face. In the drivers seat was Badruddin Haqqani, a senior commander of the Haqqani network, one of the Taliban’s most hard-line factions and the group that was holding me and two Afghan colleagues hostage in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
Obeying the guard, I covered my face. The soldier was in the lead vehicle of a Pakistani army supply convoy in North Waziristan. After surveying the road, the soldier got back in his truck, and the convoy rumbled forward. I hoped that the Pakistanis might somehow rescue us. Instead, I watched in dismay as Badruddin got out of the truck and calmly stood on the side of the road. After the convoy disappeared, Badruddin seemed amused.
Do you know who that was? he asked me.
No, I said, trying to play dumb . . Continue reading
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Posted on October 22, 2009 by MB
Yar MAIN HEADLINE chor do . . es GOV ko apni chaddi ka nai pata wo hamari kia hifazat karegi RED HIGHLIGHTED padho
kuch din pehle jab hamari discussion horahi thi (gulshan mei) toh tumhare aik dost ne (I think Yaseen) ye sawaal kia tha ki TALIBAN issue ka solution kia hai. . . Toh mei ne kaha tha es ka solution hai…………. DECISION
Tumhare dost ne pucha decision ?
Toh mei ne explain kia ki hamara DUSHMAN ……….hamare andar hee hai…… or hamari ARMY ….. or puri qoam hijda bani hui hai jisko ye samaj nai arahi
Magar mei ne khas tor per ARMY LEADERSHIP ko point out kerke ye statement di thi ke hamari ARMY ne abhi tak ye DECIDE hee nai kia ki TALIBAN is our ENEMY. . Hamari militray leadership “by policy’ abhi bi yahi “MIND SET” rakhti hai ke
Ye hamare bigrey bachey hain . . .
Esi liye wo kabi unko “maal paani” se behlaney ki koshish kerte hain or kabhi “dunday” se [CARROT (here – here (note ARMY officer at his back) here – here – here] ) . . . STICK . . policy]
Ye jo upper cutting post ki mei ne or es mai RED highlight jo tumne padha . . .
Ye kia DRAMA hai…………… ?????
Kis cheez per RECONCILIATION kya ja raha hai
Agar koi chor ka group bank loot le or 1 caror chori kerle toh kia us se mufahimat karoge ki acha bhai adhay toh wapus kerdo hum aap ko kuch nahi kahainge
MUFAHIMAT >> RECONCILIATION es base per ki jati hai ki jab 2 groups aik OBJECTIVE per mutafiq hun magar MEANs-to-Objective per agree na kerte hun . . . Taki COMMON GROUND bana ker DESTINATION ki taraf ahisata ahista move kia jaai. . .
Jab DESTINATION hee alag hain (taliban = radical taliban state for Khilafat , Pakistan = democratic state) toh ye kis ko chey bana rahi hai hamari MILITARY leadership?
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Posted on May 21, 2009 by MB