Qari Zainuddin Mehsud versus Baitullah MehsudBy Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Jun 10th, 2009 • Category: Politics • 7 Comments
Pakistan is touched at the traipse of the dispossessed, the mien and foot-slogging weariness of the war refugee scattered throughout NWFP and beyond. Whereas the Pakistanis are worried about these internally displaced people, they are also waiting for some breakthrough in the war against terror. A break through which will ensure the Pakistani upper hand in the FATA and Swat region. Perhaps that breakthrough has come in the form of Qari Zainuddin Mehsud.
Baitullah Mehsud, the chief terrorist in Pakistan should be the number one target of the Pakistani security forces. He is the root and axis of evil right now. Because of the serious and very powerful military operation in the Swat region, many of the adversaries of Baitullah are now sensing that they might be able to topple the Baitullah. Baitullah can only defeated from within. Bombing from air and grounds on troops will take long time, many resources and many sacrifices to capture or kill the Baitullah and to break the back of the terrorists.
According to the news, the leader of a Taliban faction at odds with Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud denounced Mehsud for staging attacks inside the country, a sign of rivalries within the collection of groups identified as the Taliban. In a face-to-face interview with a foreign news agency, Qari Zainuddin urged tribal leaders to resist Mehsud and said his fighters, he claimed to have 3,000, would stay neutral if the army launches an operation in South Waziristan, Mehsud’s stronghold. `Whatever Baitullah Mehsud and his associates are doing in the name of Islam is not a jihad, and in fact it is rioting and terrorism,” Zainuddin said. “Islam stands for peace, not for terrorism.”
As Qari Zain comes forward from Waziristan, a new hope has emerged. This opportunity must not be missed by the Pakistani security forces. Enough of the blunders,neglect and other excuses. Surprisingly, rather miraculously the confidence of the people is rising in the FATA.