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Pakistan Army Created Demons Haunt It
|by Dr. Subhash Kapila|
Pakistan Army’s citadel of power, the General Headquarters complex in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, was subjected last weekend to an audacious suicidal attack by Pakistani militant organizations within days of bloody attacks in Islamabad and Peshawar. The sheer audacity of the Taliban attacks on the Pakistan Army command and control complex guarded twenty four hours by elite commando troops and heavily fortified area, and succeeding in killing senior officers and holding hostages for twenty four hours, speaks volumes of the fragility of the Pakistan nation-state and the internal vulnerabilities of the Pakistan Army. The Pakistan Army in its bid to destabilize India and Afghanistan had created multiple Islamic Jihad terrorist groups for its proxy wars against its neighbors, including the Taliban. That the Taliban and other such groups earlier aligned to the Pakistan Army should now turn against their mentors, financiers and trainers is an ironic testimony to the suicidal policies that the Pakistan Army has indulged against its neighbors.
The Pakistan Army had it coming to them for the reckless and wanton encouragement and subsidizing of such groups. The Pakistan Army has been aware that its core today consists of a highly Islamized group of officers and rank and file. Many of them especially from the elite Special Services Group who trained such terrorist outfits became attracted to the Islamist ideology of such groups and their cause and switched sides. They were angry that the Pakistan Army Generals had sold their souls to external patrons and were now in their perceptions fighting and destroying their own people.
In a militarily ironic turnaround the very demons that the Pakistan Army created to devour its neighbors are now set to devour the Pakistan Army itself. The Pakistan Army has had it coming to them.
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