Terror From Pakistan
The monetary giveaway by the United States to Pakistan until recently was an exercise in futility. Pakistan is merely pretending to be an ally, when, in fact, it has ties to the Taliban.
Pakistan is a country, carved out of the subcontinent of India. Ancestors of the majority of its citizens were originally Indians until they were converted to Islam by Moguls that had once ruled India. One would suppose that Pakistanis should have inherited some of the benign genes of their ancestors prior to their conversion, but, lo and behold, the majority of Pakistanis are presently in the midst of an unprecedented radicalization that appears to have surpassed those of their counterparts in other parts of the world. Acts of terrorism by Pakistanis have become notoriously newsworthy, the most recent one being the terrorist attack in Mumbai.
Pakistan projected a false image of friendship with the United States throughout President Musharraf’s administration, only because he had somehow succeeded in extracting huge amounts of money from the United States, under the guise of supporting the U.S. against the Taliban. It was a political ruse that worked so well for Musharaf that President Bush felt confident enough to maintain that relationship, even when Pakistan was in the act of consummating a pact with the Taliban.
Pakistan’s was and never will be in any mood to fight the Taliban, knowing fully well that there is really no other effective way to do what the U.S. has so far failed to accomplish. At the same time, the vast majority of Pakistanis are so absorbed in some of Islam’s fanatical ideology that, any attempt to do America’s bidding, would arouse the anger of those that privately, if not publicly, support the enemy.