Don't you think Pakistan should be called a "terror sponsor of terrorism" by the United States?
There are various proofs of Pakistan officials giving aid and also giving shelter to many terrorists.So don't you think it should be called be a terrorist state?
Stating that offcially on the record wouldn't be advantageous to us..
While some elements imbedded within the Pakistani government aim to harm us, the majority keeps us happy in exchange for money and political backroom deals.
You don't call a country a sponsor of terrorism out in the open if someone in the US government is getting whacked off by them. You call a country out when they have nothing to offer.
I think it would absolutely help for the government to identify terrorist states. Correctly labeling a nation like this can dictate how we do business with them later on. But right now current administration struggles to identify Islamic terrorists so it's a stretch. Maybe the next president.
Hey take a moment and check out my page. If you like what you see follow me!
If you don't mind me asking... How exactly would it benefit us to label Pakistan?
they have to blame someone for all the mess. America clearly failed so lets blame the biggest ally you had in the region because Pakistani's are Muslims... and Muslims are terrorists.
that sounds fair doesn't it ... case closed.
If it looks and acts like a Duck, Call it a Duck.
Pakistan is where Osama Bin Laden hung out in safety for over a decade. It was not just him, but many of the terrorists used Pakistan as a safe port.
I think that it would be better to hold Pakistan accountable for their aiding terrorists. What is the point of treating Pakistan as an Allie when they don't act like an Allie?
And america acts like an ally when they started bombing Pakistani's with their drones? ... you may not know but people protested in Pakistan for years before america stopped bombing Pakistani's. Now they kill even Pakistani's if we go in the region.
Attached is the image of the Global Terrorism Index in 2014. (link: http://cdn.thejournal.ie/media/2014/11/terror-map-2.jpg). It shows the countries affected by terrorism in the past from 2002-2014. I'll give you a quick and simple summary then you can decide.
If you can pick out Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan you will note that those countries have taken the biggest hits in the fight against terrorism where thousands of people have lost their lives.
The Pakistan/Afghan borders were open before with minimal border control similar to some European countries you may see. Some of the tribal people did not even acknowledge that there exists a border because half their family lived on the Pakistani side and the other half on the Afghani side.
The afghans were, and are still angry at Pakistan for giving USA the airspace to bomb Afghanistan and in retaliation the families on the pakistani side bombed pakistani cities a number of times.
The war on terror created more terrorists for everyone and it is a big mess. The pakistani army fought against those terrorists and pushed them back, then the terrorists bombed the army children school in Peshawar. There is a constant battle between the tribal people and the Pakistani army where thousands have died in the process.
Calling Pakistan a terrorist state would not be fair because the majority of pakistani people are not terrorists. Yes, there are terrorists in Pakistan and the military has done a good job in stopping them but their numbers are still growing because the bombings in Afghanistan have not stopped in 15 years.
Having USA as an ally has cost Pakistan a lot and sometimes i think it may have been better to have refused the ocean and air space to bomb Afghanistan. Now American's think that Pakistan is a dodgy ally, and Afghani's think Pakistan is a dodgy neighbor. In the end america will leave and fight some other country with the ties of Afghanistan and Pakistan in broken pieces. As you know Pakistan is not on good terms with India either Pakistan will be left alone with enemies on both sides of the border. I think Pakistan has done enough, don't you?
The fact that Bin Laden lived in a compound down the street from their military's equivalent to West Point makes that likely. Their military's alliances with the Taliban make it more likely.
Why haven't we done more? Because Pakistan is a nuclear power that almost had a war with India in the 1990s, and because the Saudis have nukes on order with them to be delivered the moment Iran goes nuclear. End result, we're afraid to offend them in case their military stops pretending to be civilized and goes Jihad with nukes.
Call it America's hypocrisy or personal interests in the region. Its military aid and weapons have helped Pakistan strengthen, nurture and dispatch terrorism to other parts of the world especially India and Afghanistan.
Its a safe heaven for terrorist groups - Taliban, haqqani, JeM, JuD, LeT are a few of them. In all likelihood as ISIS looses grip in Syria it would turn to Pakistan.
When Congressmen Ted Poe moved in a resolution to declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism last month, a petition on similar line was started, which was rejected by whitehouse with an absurd reasoning. The petition recieved 633,000 signatures against required 100,000 withing just a fortnight.
Its easy to get a billion votes from india alone. India has a lot going on within its own boundaries and with RAW in Pakistan. maybe declare them too while we are at it... what do you say?
Your obsession with RAW and Kashmir does not have any limit. May be you conviniently ignored the haqqani and taliban that you raised in your backyards in cahoots with America and let them be so that come and wreck havoc on your own people.
Let the Kashmiri people decide what they want for their land. I don't want more fighting and deaths of innocent people. Are you willing to let go of Kashmir? It's not an obsession with raw, it is a fact that they operate in Pakistan.
CIA, KGB, MOSSAD, MI5 and your ISI, what do you think their role is? They have under cover agents in many countries. But unlike Pakistan these nations dont blame them for their internal issues. Terrorism is Kashmir is sponsored and world knows it!!
You missed my question. Are you ready to let the Kashmiri people decide their fate? Most of the people do not want that, which is why there is unrest in the region.
POK, Gilgit baltistan, Baluchistan are rebelling against military dictatorship and atrocities, will Pakistan set them free? Kashmir is and always will be integral part of India. Just that Indian govt needs a better strategy to deal with the crisis.
thanks for answering my question... and that is exactly why Kashmiri people are fighting and joining freedom fighters or terrorists. the majority do not want to be a part of India or Pakistan.
My condolences for the Quetta terrorist attack.Its High time and I dont undertand what's wrong with Pakistani people even the educated ones..deal with your problems instead of living in fallacy,trying to claim what is, was and will never be yours!
Personally i only want what the kashmiri people want. if that is an independent state then so be it. after all it is their home land, who are we to decide for them. 60 dead in Quetta is another example of what we have to deal with every other day.
Isn't 'terrorist' subjective to who the US points its finger at even though the US is accountable for some terrorist like attacks and sponsorship for e.g. their lack of outspokenness with the entire Israeli-Gaza crisis? The U.S is currently facing its own domestic terror problem with white on black crime, blue on black crime and the wave of hate facing immigrants and non-white citizens.
Pakistan is by no means innocent and has its fair share in terror-related activities. But many innocent Pakistani citizens have been 'collateral damage' in U.S nato attacks - does this redeem the U.S? Many of these people lose children, parents etc. senselessly to U.S. based violence, which then renders them vulnerable to radicalisation - so who's accountable in this perpetuating cycle of violence?
You are absolutely right in pointing US hypocrisy and its alleged role when it comes to state sponsorship of Terrorism. Pakistan and US have been in bed raising terrorism. Taliban an ideal exmple, was Good Taliban whn it fought the Soviet occupation.
by The stallion 2 years ago
People all over the world think that we Pakistanis are all terrorists. I beg to differ! I know that recently there have been quite a few terrorist activities around the world which were supposedly associated with Pakistan. Even if a few Pakistanis were associated with these activities, why is the...
by shinujohn2008 10 years ago
India is on the verge of starting a war with Pakistan. The Indian Air forces are now moving towards the borders and waiting to get commands from Officials to attack Pakistan occupied kashmir and smash Terrorist camps. CNN, Times Now and Headlines have reported such moves by Indian Army.
by Sohail Anwar Almani 3 years ago
Should Israel and India be indicated as terrorist countries on the basis of their activitiesshould Israel and India be indicated as terrorist countries on the basis of their activities as they are doing worse things into their occupied countries as Palestine and Kashmir respectively.They are...
by Chris Mills 3 years ago
Could the war on terror ever be called World War III?The Wikipedia definition of World War is "a war involving many or most of the world's most powerful and populous countries. World wars span multiple countries on multiple continents, with battles fought in multiple theatres." ...
by VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA 10 years ago
On 2nd March, 2009, the Srilankan cricket players were proceeding to Gadafi Stadium, Lahore to play cricket with Pakistan. On the way, their vehicle was attacked by unknown terrorists, presumably 12 terrorists. They had a smooth passage in and out of the scene of crime and it seemed no...
by Deforest 6 years ago
The US officially removed the MKO (people's Mujahedin of Iran) from its blacklist of terrorist organizations. The same ones who recently killed Iranian scientists. The same organization that was trained, that is funded by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The US administration just gave them the...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|