Pakistan’s Army outperforming America’s in fight against Taliban

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Counterinsurgency was the word. Protect infrastructure and provide security for the populace was the byline. But now we’re confusing counterinsurgency with defensive warfare. We’re not killing enough of the enemy and they’re making us pay.

So while we’re busy protecting gasoline powered generators, the Pakistani Army is killing Talibs. 40 militants killed + 43 arrested= 83 insurgents that the Pak government will never have to protect infrastructure or citizens from.  Four bases gone, too.

Pak Army unloads Taliban POWs.
Pak Army unloads Taliban POWs. They'll beg for waterboarding in a few weeks.

We hope to stop a swarm with chopsticks instead of just destroying the nest. A man has his nose and ears cut off by the Taliban while  on his way to a voting station. Things like that undo a lot of soccer ball giveaways and completely undermine US efforts. We can’t stop all of these events and even more important we can’t stop the media from reporting it, which is the only way the Taliban can win–but they are winning.

Because we refuse to fight a war of annihilation.

The Pakistani army is competent, well equipped and not barred by the delicate sensitivities of American Liberals who are always willing to let others die in order to uphold vapid restrictions on military force–as long as the rockets aren’t falling in their backyard.


7 thoughts on “Pakistan’s Army outperforming America’s in fight against Taliban

    Lou said:
    September 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    You have some interesting and good views on what is happening with the current administration and the war in the Middle East. As helpless as it makes me feel, I bet it is worse for soldiers on the ground.

    Bill said:
    September 3, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Is hard to understand why we keep getting in wars if we dont’ want to win them. I’ve been following your Afghanistan posts and man, you called it with amazing accuracy. Nowadays the media has started to death counts – until a few months ago, they were too infrequent in Afgh to cover. Now that Iraq was effectively won, Afg is getting all the media coverage – but even with the selective coverage, the death counts are going up. Hopefully the powers that be will see the light on this one – but I’m not holding my breath

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    Amos Volante said:
    September 4, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Hey, at least they’re smart enough to not carry shitty M-16s NOR AK-47s. All Pakistani soldiers must joke about how stupid we all are for our shitty rifles and regard their G-3s as a mark of pride above Americans and Taliban hicks.

    I know soldiers well enough to know this. And look! They are effective!

    Amazing what a lack of political bullshit can do. And a G-3 with some good ol’ German seven six two ammo.

    magus71 responded:
    September 4, 2009 at 5:39 am

    The only drawback of the G3 is it’s weight. Other than that it’s a suprerb weapon.

    On the other hand, the only good thing about the M16 is its weight.

    kernunos said:
    September 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Interesting that this is happening during Obama’s regime.

    One of our boys from Maine. I guess the Left cannot be leashed for too long. It is not in their nature.

    magus71 responded:
    September 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    They’re still giving Obama an almost free pass on this war. Afghanistan cannot be changed in our lifetime–it has been rated the second weakest state in the world to good ol’ Somalia.

    And the media will never be our friend in any war. Although it’s not as bad as what Israel faces whenever they have to do something. That’s why when we fight we should go in with a lot of force and not stay around very long. The media turns the tide of war over a period of months and years. We should fight for only a period of weeks, then get the heck out.

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