• Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pakistan continue to use Taliban as hedge against India, says top American commander

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  1. kahonapyarhai

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    A top American commander on Tuesday told US lawmakers that Pakistan’s policy seems to be unchanged and it continues to use the Taliban as a hedge against India. Notably, the statement comes days after US President Donald Trump sought Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s help in the Afghan peace process.

    Marine Corps Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie Jr told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he did not see much of a change in Pakistan’s behaviour towards Afghanistan or its stand against terrorist groups.

    McKenzie further said, “Despite Pakistan’s positive rhetoric in support of the South Asia Strategy, violent extremist organisations or VEOs operate along its border with Afghanistan.” “While Pakistan has conducted some operations against VEOs in the country, they must continue to expand these operations and remain aggressively engaged,” he added.

    “Taking concrete steps that deny VEO safe havens in Pakistan, as well as VEO freedom of movement from Pakistan to Afghanistan, remains an important ask that Pakistan needs to fulfil. Pakistan must leverage their influence over the Taliban leadership to help compel them to come to the table for reconciliation negotiations,” he noted.

    “Pakistan’s action or inaction, as it relates to stability in Afghanistan, has often led to US’s frustration,” he said, adding that stability in the South Asia region remains the most important mutual strategic interest for both the US and Pakistan. “We must continue to engage with the Pakistani leadership to realise how we can achieve this mutual interest,” McKenzie stated.

    “Pakistan could play a key role in facilitating talks between the Taliban and government of Afghanistan,” he said adding, “I would welcome that development. At this time, however, Pakistan does not appear to be using the full extent of its influence to encourage the Taliban to come to the table.”

    “We continue to see the Taliban being utilised as a hedge against India rather than as part of a stable, reconciled Afghanistan,” McKenzie told the lawmakers.

    Earlier, President Trump sent a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, requesting Pakistan’s full support to the US-led Afghan peace process and Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad’s upcoming trip to the region. President Trump also recognised that Pakistan has the ability to deny the Taliban sanctuary on its territory.


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    yea, no one cares because everyone is looking out for themselves and engaging taliban. but india can only thrive under kabul fiefdom or yanks. both are working to sway with taliban for their own interests.
     
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    Pakistan is looking after its interests. Nothing wrong in that.

    Rona dhona band karo aur ja kar apnai desh main toilet banwao.
     
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    yea just like moohdhi with his isolation and the hallmark "good taliban-bad taliban" banshee. ultimately having to rub defecate on ye face. after attending the meeting in moscow. As for $$$ they will always flow into Pakistan because Pakistan will always be an important country and you will continue to perform rundi rona.
     
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    We don't go to Indian forums to act like we are super power either.We accept our weaknesses and work to improve them

    Pakistan miles ahead of India in improving water and sanitation: study

    Pakistan now among 95 countries to have met sanitation MDG: UN report


    Lorai jaisa mulk hai bharat aur bharati yahan aa kar lecture dai rahai hain Taliban par.

    Pehlai apnai hagnai k liye jagah to bana lo
     
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    Gangadeshi janitors go crying to their sugar daddy... well slum dogs your dirty game is about meet its end in Afghanistan.. Fcuk off bastards.
     
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    G main lai lo mirror aur dafa ho jao yahan sai.

    Laikin dafah bhi nahi hogai. Didi ka rishta bhi to Pakistanion ko daina hai :)
     
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    I have seen indians getting humiliated on the streets of Paris so don't tell me about "Visa lagvao pata chal gayega jab nange kare jaoge" I have seen hyper power indians getting this treatment :lol: courtesy of French police and Immigration.

    As for taliban well the cow dung is on your own face now isn't it. because you are dealing with bad taliban.
     
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    Abhi kuch kia hi nahin...aur tum pehle hi ronay lagi.. papa ko shikayat bhi lagadi...kiyoon baby?

    naah, toilet nahi banain gay kiyon ke paisay nhi ha , statue banain gay
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Good for India because as long as Pakistan supports Taliban, Afghanistan will remain unstable and thus will remain a security headache for Pakistan.
     
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    On the contrary, under Taliban, Afghanistan was the most stable and peaceful in history.

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    Really how honest..then why don't you act on this advice first and stop spending 50 billion dollars and your army begs for funds from the poor slum dogs... bhikariyo
     
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    Taliban and Northern Alliance have been enemies from day one. They just about clinging on with US support. US should leave the and let mother nature take its course. A lesson though, throwing bombs at it don't work.

    Spanner in the works is US want to keep base there, not acceptable to the Taliban who will just refuse and keep fighting. What do they care, they live there.
     
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