Lahore attacks to further strengthen Nation’s resolveOctober 15, 2009
Aquib Moin & MS | PakistanKaKhudaHafiz.com
The dust from the GHQ attack had barely settled down and once more we’re faced with not one but three synchronised attacks on security establishmentsin the city of Lahore.
With the recent pattern of targetting security forces, it is evident that the terrorists are working on a specific agenda which is a part of a greater plan. The impact of these attacks will serve to creating an uproar in the International media about Pakistan being vulnerable to a ‘Taliban takeover’ – Nothing could be further from the truth. While these attacks are a setback for the security forces, the tide in Pakistan has swiftly turned against the foreign-backed terrorists in Pakistan over the last few months.
It is a crucial time and the Pakistani nation, patriots and the Armed forces should be vigilant, alert and very cautious. The scenario that is building up points towards the desperate attempts of the enemies of Pakistan to lead it to a battleground wherein they can engage Pakistan to achieve their sinister goals in the region. But before doing so, they need to create “favorable” circumstances in Pakistan by accomplishing certain “sub-tasks” using these recent act of terrorism.
Their sub-objectives with which they intend to lead Pakistan to ultimate chaos are as follows:
a) To prove that Pakistan is extremely vulnerable to terrorist attacks and even the prime security establishments, which are responsible for the security of Pakistani people and assets, are not exempted and are unable to handle the terrorist threat – therefore justifying the presence of foreign security agencies.
b) To justify the enhancement of “security” for the foreign nationals by getting more suspicious personnel under the cover of ‘security’ and equipment into Pakistan, while transforming the embassies into armed fortresses.
c) To justify the extension of the faltering war in Afghanistan into Pakistan by alleging the presence of ‘Taliban / Al Qaeda’ in major Pakistani cities such as Quetta and Peshawar, and calling for air-strikes and action by ground forces in these cities.
d) To claim that Pakistan’s nuclear assets are not safe since the institution primarily responsible for its protection has itself become a tender target for the extremists – building a case for the nuclear sites to be made be accessible to foreign agencies and bring Pakistan’s Nuclear arsenal under the control of US/NATO command centre(s).
e) To destabilize Pakistan from inside, weakening its very foundations, engaging the Armed forces and other security forces within the country and waging a “sudden” attack from both the Eastern and Western borders to balkanize Pakistan and make it subservient to America’s slave-soldier in the region: India. India has been seen mobilizing its military resources on the eastern side of Pakistan’s border. Not so surprisingly, this deployment was done a few days before the GHQ attacks. To any conscious mind the move clearly highlights the role India and its notorious Research and Analysis Wing has played to fully benefit out of the situation that Pakistan faces in wake of these terror strikes and to engage the Pakistan military on various fronts. Indian involvement in cross-border terrorism from Afghanistan into Pakistan stands higher than it has ever been in the past.
f) To hinder Pakistan Army’s offensive against the terrorists in Waziristan, which is another safe haven for anti-Pakistan elements after the successful uprooting of TTP at the hands of Pakistan Army in Swat.
Critical national security decisions must be made and Pakistan’s foreign policy must be revised to protect Pakistan’s interests. The present government should open their eyes and realize the increasing intensity of the matter, otherwise the Armed forces will have to play their role to do the “needful”. These are the kind of circumstances which often decide the future of a nation. Pakistanis must stand together as one, proclaim what is right and reject what is wrong.
Since US President Obama’s ‘Af-Pak’ doctrine defines both countries as a single theatre of operations, perhaps we should take that on board and strike the supply lines of TTP terrorists and hit their foundations which lie on the other side of the Durand Line. The debris of America’s disaster in Afghanistan are falling directly on Pakistan and it is about time we declare our neutrality on Afghanistan, halt our support to the US and NATO forces and at the same time strike deep into Afghanistan on targets that are involved in sheltering, arming and funding terrorism in Pakistan.