Let me see first the Americans went after al-Qaeda in Afghanistan because the Americans said that they carried out 9/11, though the FBI don't think so in relation to OBL the leader of al-Qaeda. Then the Americans went after the al-Qaeda in Pakistan, and soon there after the Taliban of Afghanistan based in Pakistan allegedly.
...... and NOW the Pakistani Taliban..............................whats next? Are we going to see Pakistani military complicity in 9/11 being exposed in America, and then an attack against the Pakistan military?
There is an incrimental quality to all this, which is leading to America directly attacking Pakistan.
Baitullah Mehsud, much too much publicised by the Pakistan media with live interviews and so forth is a creation of the ISI and the Americans. He in short is much more a media personality, which apparantly justifies and over advertises the Talban activity in the region and their rationale, rather than a real military force, which constitutes a serious direct threat to either the American Occupation forces in Afghanistan or the integrity of Pakistan.
The general rule is that if there is a real anti-state organisation working against a particular nation within that nations territory, then it is the duty of that state to marshal its own security to deal with that threat properly, openly and legally (it sets an example, and the machinery of state is reaffirmed in terms of its duties and legitimacy----LEGITIMACY is very important for all states small or big, poor or rich). By allowing the Americans to deal with the Taliban/al-Qaeda in Pakistan using Pakistani military bases, the military and government in Pakistan have surrendered their sovereignty, legitimacy, and duty to a alien power---an alien power which happens to be pro-Israel and anti-Muslim basically.
Then what is the purpose of sustaining 800,000 military in Pakistan with 300,000 paramilitary? For what purpose does the state pay for such expensive voluminous organisations?
To defend the country?
US drones to train guns on Pak TalibanBy NDTV.
After targeting Al-Qaida and Taliban militants in their 'safe havens' on the Pak-Afghan border, the US forces have now also started hitting Pakistani Taliban.
US President Barack Obama has broadened the list of radical groups to be targeted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the group led by Baitullah Mehsud is one of them, 'The New York Times' reported.
The strikes are another sign that Obama is continuing, and in some cases extending, Bush administration policy in using American spy agencies against terrorism suspects in Pakistan, as he had promised to do during his presidential campaign.
The missile strikes on training camps run by Baitullah Mehsud represent a broadening of the American campaign inside Pakistan, which has been largely carried out by drone aircraft.
Last week, American drones attacked a camp run by Hakeem Ullah Mehsud, a top aide to the militant leader. But the Pakistani Taliban chief himself was not killed.
By striking at the Mehsud network, US may be seeking to demonstrate to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari that the new administration is willing to go after the insurgents of greatest concern to Pakistani leaders.