July 02, 2014

Pot Calling Kettle Black: Pakistan Demands Afghanistan Crack Down on Militants


For years, Pakistani militants have sought refuge in Afghanistan — much like the Afghan Taliban does in Pakistan.

“They’ve been able to find sanctuary on this side of the border. They are not targeted by our security forces, because they are not our enemy,” one former Afghan official said.

Pakistani officials say Mullah Fazlullah, the head of the Pakistani Taliban, has long found shelter in Afghanistan. Last month, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai to crack down on militants crossing into Afghanistan. On Monday, top Pakistani military officials reiterated that demand, asking Afghan authorities to arrest Fazlullah.

Maybe we should give the Afghans some nukes. I'll bring the popcorn.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:57 PM | Comments |