April 05, 2013

Good News: Pakistani Terror Group Recruits Best and Brightest

Take a few million Indians, convince them that being Muslim makes them a different "nationality" than the rest of those around them, found an Islamic Republic, and this is what you get:

Imagine a terrorist group that recruits tens of thousands of young men from the same neighborhoods and social networks as the Pakistani military. A group whose well-educated recruits defy the idea that poverty and ignorance breed extremism. A group whose fighters include relatives of a politician, a senior Army officer and a director of Pakistan's Atomic Energy Commission.

That is the disconcerting reality of Lashkar-e-Taiba, one of the world's most dangerous militant organizations, according to a study released today by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The report helps explain why Pakistan has resisted international pressure to crack down on Lashkar after it killed 166 people in Mumbai -- six U.S. citizens included -- and came close to sparking conflict between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India.

The sooner we get out of Afghanistan the sooner we can end the farce that Pakistan is our "ally".

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:13 PM | Comments |