Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pakistan Will Not Heed U.S. Requests To Attack Insurgent Strongholds On The Afghan/Pakistan Border

Despite U.S. Aid Pledge, Pakistan Plans No New Offensives

LAHORE, Pakistan — Despite the Obama administration's pleas last week at a top-level "strategic dialogue" and a new pledge of $2 billion in U.S. military aid, Pakistan has no near-term plans to launch new offensives in its tribal area to aid the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan, officials and analysts said Friday.

The focus of U.S. demands is North Waziristan, on the Afghan border, where Pakistan has provided sanctuary to the Haqqani network since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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More News On Pakistani Unwillingness To Attach Militants on The Afghan/Pakistan Border

In Pakistan, Uncertainty Grows Over North Waziristan Operation -- Radio Free Europe
Time not right for Taliban attack: Pakistan -- The Australian
Pakistan Resists Military Action in 'Epicenter of Terrorism' -- Voice of America
External pressure for NWA operation not acceptable: FM -- Daily Times
Pakistan not to bow to foreign pressure for NW operation: FM -- Xinhuanet

My Comment: There is no political will in Pakistan to expand military operations against Islamic extremists in their country .... none whatsoever.

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