Tag Archives: Maulana Fazlullah

A View From India: The Entrepreneurs of Violence

Understanding the TTP attack in Peshawar would involve looking at the group’s structure, the role of ideology and the impact of Pakistan’s counter-insurgency operations.

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Stretching the Truth in Pakistan

Besides the recent dastardly attacks on policemen and Rangers in Karachi (Pakistan’s commercial hub), the TTP (the Pakistani Taliban terrorist umbrella organization) brutally beheaded 23 (paramilitary) Frontier Corps (FC) men in their custody in Afghanistan.  Why are we (the Pakistani government) talking to these sadistic murderers when they are not going to stop their atrocities, and more importantly, does their …

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Pakistan’s Anti-Terror War Challenge

Our major problem is that we cannot seem to separate Counter-insurgency (CI) operations from Counter-terrorism (CT).  Terrorism is more urban-based, insurgency normally operates mainly in rural areas. With great sacrifice CI has been a resounding success, a CT policy does finally exist now but it is yet to be translated into reality.   Contrast the CI operations in the Al-Qaeda …

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