Speaking to Congress, top US commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen insisted that troops were making major progress and had taken the momentum away from the Taliban across the nation’s south.
Inevitably, Allen’s promises of success were followed up with predictions of impending doom, warning that the Pakistani government’s failure to secure the border with Afghanistan that “chances are very good” that more Afghan troops would need to be sent south.
Allen went on to say that Pakistan was allowing al-Qaeda leaders to operate with impunity, and that other factions are able to cross the border into Afghanistan every day to launch attacks. He also insisted that Iran “supports the insurgency.”
Allen’s testimony typifies that of military leadership whenever it addresses Congress, offering vague promises of progress and following it up with myriad reasons that the war is going poorly and no drawdowns can be considered. Allen ended his testimony by insisting that no drawdown could be considered until after the election.
8 thoughts on “Gen. Allen: Pakistan a ‘Threat’ in Terror War”
According to Allen, the Afghaniscam is going well, maybe not so well, maybe kind of crappy, abysmally failing, wunderbar, almost there, yeah, really REALLY close to something like the end game, and/or comprehensive and total bullsh*t. Blah blah blah blah blah blah and BLAH!
Oh right and, Pakistan ain't our friend. Iran is mixed up in all of this. Iran is mixed up in this twice. Pakistan 'secreted' Usama bin Ladin. Once more with the Iran hubris. Pakistan. Your mama.
Criminy, this is beyond ridiculous.
Another General another claim of victory with accusation that this time is Pakistan which is a hinder in war on “terror”, General, your government is making all kind of deals with Terrorist groups all over the world, there are “Security services” with privet army (mercenaries) paid by the state department helping these terrorist groups in Libya and now Syria to Lebanon, in another word US is a state sponsor of terrorists, and you talking about Pakistan, why don't you get your gun and start attacking Pakistan, after all that was and is the US – EU government intention to occupy countries from Lebanon to Pakistan, but stock in Afghanistan for last 10 years. You don't believe me ask Paul Wolfowitz.
"Look Mom, I'm on the top of the world."
Maybe our dear General should take another look at the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan on the map; it is very, very long and mountainous. If we, with our great law enforcement and military, spend so much time crying over all the problems with our tiny border with Mexican, how can we expect poor Pakistan to control who the blazes goes and comes over its borders? What does it take to become a general officer today, certainly not map reading or logic? If you can´t win the war, General, put your bloody tail between your legs and return home, but stop embarrassing us all with you blame of other countries and hideous excuses – that tactic was overplayed and worn out way back in Vietnam. Have you no honor?
If he had insisted that no drawdown could be considered until after the …"Afghan"… elections (I don't know if any are even scheduled at this time), it might have flown but to verbally tie it to the US Presidential election really puts things in perspective. It's obvious that the "mission" is being formulated to facilitate political milestones. And people wonder why the mission is failing, despite what the General and the Ambassador say, and will continue to fail.
On the flip side, it looks like the mission planners at the Pentagon have decided that they will eventually have to leave Afghanistan, whether they want to or not so…let's increase the heat across the border in Pakistan – after all the American people have already been primed to believe that the Paks are not our "friends" when it comes to fighting the terrorists. Wouldn't want the boys in camo to find they have no foreign wars to fight…
Pakistan should target every drone in its territory, and shoot them down. Furthermore if it needs aid, do no ask the devil being the US, because the US uses, and abuses any country that it trys to employ its hegemonic strategy. Pakistan is better off free and clear of US state terror, and its proxies..
hard to believe form a grown being
They said the same thing in Vietnam. I'm sure that lying mantra was going strong over the PA as choppers lifted off the embassy roof.
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