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Blame Pakistan If the Afghanistan War is Lost
Pakistan plays both sides and the sad thing is, the US intelligence knows it, yet, totally helpless to correct it.
Pakistan itself is corrupt, afraid to apply too much pressure on the Taliban for obvious reasons, takes billions from the US then placates the US with half-ass attempts to eradicate the enemy while pocketing billions, which, no doubt, ends up in Taliban hands from those within Pakistan military.
They prohibit American drones and soldiers to cross the open border to destroy the enemy because Pakistan wants them to have a "safe" haven because, in their hearts, they are islamic, muslim brothers. Pakistan's Army, General Kayani, has broken so many promises made to the US just to get more US aid, yet, we continue to provide the funds-wishful thinking.
Pakistan will do military attacks to placate the Americans so they continue to get US aid. They clear out areas, then leave, the Taliban return or allowed to remain there. Meanwhile, they cross the border to Afghanistan, kill Americans, and hop back into Pakistan.
Geez, what does this sound like?
Vietnam, maybe? The Taliban have learned their tactics. In Vietnam, the enemy forces were based in Laos or China. Their troops would cross into South Vietnam and attack and flee back into Laos, where US B-52s and air attacks were forbidden to attack much of the time. It was the B-52 attacks that would bring the enemy to their knees when it was allowed. This was proven over and over.
History is repeating. The outcome will be the same and you can blame Pakistan as they spend our money.