Thursday, May 7, 2009

The War is on

The battle is on for the soul of Pakistan. Muslims of the subcontinent have been practicing their faith for centuries and now comes Taliban with their monstrously altered version of Islam. They must be stopped and they must be defeated Militarily. The operation against the Taliban has begun in Swat. It will be bloody and messy and the only solution is a complete and decisive victory which crushes these renegades and imposes the writ of the state in a manner that scares the hell out of any future adventurers. This can only come about when the Military feels that it has the effective backing of the entire nation and the political class. My own sources tell me that Army was reluctant to start the operation mainly because of the bitter lessons it learned from the Laal Masjid/Red mosque operation. The seminary was destroyed and the terrorists were killed but the blow back has haunted the army to the present day. Propaganda was drummed up by the religious/ right wing parties parties which accused the army of killing innocents. The suicide bombings after the operation went through the roof.

Taliban terrorists use religion to justify just about anything and they seem to have been getting away with it. This is an old story in Pakistan where first the clergy and than the establishment used and abused religion to gain political mileage. The Taliban represent the final and extreme product of using such a strategy. Taliban must be crushed and their clean shave sympathizers must be silenced with an effective media campaign.

It is time for the powerful media and the civil society to come out on the streets against such extremism and support the army full heartily. The army and the Frontier Corps need to feel the backing of the nation when they take on these fascists.

9 comments:

Heep said...

koee to achi baat liki hay. Wasay people are waking up to the problem on Taliban and extremism and almost every sensable person is supporting this clean up but there still is roam for more public support . I think all the polical parties must openly declare their suuport and orginize walks and public awareness rallies to boost the Army moral .

Anonymous said...

Army has been fighting this ungrateful nation from the first day. its good that people has now begun to realize the gravity of the situation

Aasim said...

Yes in those days we used to abuse Musharaf so we didnt pay any heed to sacrifices of our valient soldiers, now we have began to realize it

NetFliXer~ said...

Better late than never!

Rasputin said...

Yes this is truly a critical moment in Pak history, There would be a paradigm shift whatever the consequences are going to be.

Da Eternal Rebel said...

All the best !!!

Your success is very crucial for us ..

The Luscious one! said...

It is time that we are supported by everyone even the so called enemies

Da Eternal Rebel said...

Being enemies was the biggest mistake India and Pakistan did way back in late 1940s ... the politicians played the music and we have been dancing to their tunes till now

The Luscious one! said...

@Da Eternal Rebel - Ditto on that!