Pakistani Army proves that action is more powerful than idle talk

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For the last couple of years we’ve heard about the potential collapse of Pakistan. Internal forces, a massive, uneducated and religiously zealous populous could be motivated by fundamentalist elements within the country, and encroaching Taliban miltants could all conspire in the fall of Islamabad.

Taliban Fighters prepare to face the enemy
Taliban Fighters prepare to face the enemy

The Pak government talked and cut deals that gave the Taliban even more power. The Taliban in turn used that power to take more land and envelope more people in the cloak of Sharia. The government even promised to help the Taliban enforce Sharia in some areas. Things weren’t looking good.

Though maligned by the West, the Pak army is one of the few competent entities in Pakistan
Though maligned by the West, the Pak army is one of the few competent entities in Pakistan

But remember the Pak army? It’s a powerful army, strong enough to give the huge Indian army a run. The Taliban overreached, and found itself in a full-on confrontation with professional military units in areas that gave the guerilla fighter few advantages. Pakistan hit, and it hit very hard, and it continues to keep the pressure on.

Hopefully American forces will help to pincer the Taliban forces along the border of Pakistan, driving them into the Pak army’s meat grinder.

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One thought on “Pakistani Army proves that action is more powerful than idle talk

    Michael LaBossiere said:
    July 3, 2009 at 12:29 am

    True-there are times to talk and times to kick ass.

    You talk to people who listen and are willing to compromise and work with you. The Taliban are not those kind of people.

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