US confused by Pak’s late reaction against Taliban threat: ReportMay 6th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 6 (ANI): As the Pakistan Army continues to struggle against the Taliban, officials in the US are confused as to why Islamabad initiated military action against the militia after it advanced so close to the federal capital, capturing several region of the Swat Valley on the way.
Several top US officials had sounded the alarm immediately after the reports about the Taliban expanding its control beyond the Swat Valley were flashed, but for reasons unknown Pakistan waited for things to get worse.
“We’re wondering why they don’t just get out there and deal with these people .If you lose soldiers trying to retake part of your own country, that’s the army’s mission,” the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had said.
This certainly proves that Washington and Islamabad have different views over the issue.
While the Obama Administration, worried by the existential threat, has repeatedly asked Pakistan to act tough against the extremists, Islamabad on the other hand had other plans.
The Pakistani generals do not share the US view of the Taliban being some sort of external force invading territory, the Daily Times reported the Time magazine, as saying. (ANI)