we may have been partially responsible for arming alQuada and the Taliban to deal with Russian foreign influence operations, but groups like alQuada, the Taliban and ISIS created their own moral code which they seek to impose with much horrible violence upon others. that makes them a threat that has to get pruned from time to time.
if groups like the Taliban want peace and the absence of pruning strikes by foreign powers, all they need to do is let go of their desires to strike outside their own tribal areas, and respect the right of others, even inside Afghanistan, who want to live by another moral code.
i'm very glad you agree with the need to prune terror training camps and their occupants whenever they become a threat to those who choose to live by other moral codes.I accidentally saw your message. If you edit and then quote the person, the person don;t get the notification.
That is the cycle like carbon/water cycle. The carelessness of the govt/NATO/US forces caused civilian casualties, which favoured terrorists. In return, they attacked our cities, them more aerial bombing on terrorists hide outs, which resulted civilian casualties there, and in return more bombing in our major cities (suicide bombings). The terrorists had sympathies by majority of the Pakistanis in 2002-03 otherwise.
Then, we launched a ground assault. Brick by brick we captured and destroyed terrorists hideouts. Meanwhile, we lost many precious lives, including two 3 stars generals. The cost was high, but terrorists couldn't recruit more as the cycle was broken.
Squeezed by all side, then terrorists attacked civilians, demanded money from civilians for their cause, forced them to disobey the govt, etc. which removed any sympathy what locals had for them.
The irony is that far right and extremists/fundamentalists, both misquote Quran for their objectives. Far right says that Quran preaches violence 'kill all the non-muslims'... so ban all muslims, expel them, etc. Extremists quote the same verse and say let's kill all non-muslims.
I told above that it is the way. The cost is high, but it breaks the cycle.
for this reason, i really hope the Pakistani government will reconsider letting NATO use their bases for drone operations (monitoring and pruning when necessary) against groups like the Taliban that shelter in Afghanistan.