North Waziristan OperationBy Ali Yar Khan • May 11th, 2010 • Category: Politics • 18 Comments
Faisal Shahzad’s failed terror attempt has provided a formidable niche to the United States to force Pakistan to start the long pending North Waziristan operation. The Pakistani forces have carried out operation in Swat and almost every agency of the tribal regions and has so far confined to carry out targeted and limited activities in the North Waziristan agency.
US authorities are claiming that after operations in other agencies and mounting pressure upon the Afghan Taliban, the North Waziristan agency has become sanctuary of the Pakistani Taliban terrorists. US has been hitting the area with their drone attacks, mostly killing the civilians in the predator attacks and then there are blackwater mercenaries active in the area, but they are wholly dependent upon the Pakistani forces for any success, who understand the ground realities better than anyone else.
Hillary Clinton has already threatened the Pakistani to do more and also that if any such attack failed or successful one happens again than it would yield severe consequences for the Pakistanis. That speaks volume about what US means now. They have put aside the diplomatic delicacies and now ready to strike within the Pakistan with full and open if the North Waziristan operation doesn’t get started by the Pakistanis themselves.
Very tough times for the Pakistan, just because a mad man belonged to Pakistan. Besides of that the truth is that we need to get rid of these terrorists once and for all from our soil.