Karzai urges the world to wage war on Islamic militants inside Pakistan
KALAT, Balochistan – President Hamid Karzai voiced his concern on Thursday over growing attacks by Islamist insurgents in Afghanistan and urged the world to extend the war against the militants beyond his country’s borders into Pakistan.
Afghanistan is going through its bloodiest period of violence since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 and ahead of the NATO takeover from U.S. forces in the volatile south. Pakistan’s notorious spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has intensified its activities in Afghanistan to destabilize Karzai’s government.
“We are concerned about the situation and about the increase of attacks against our country,” Karzai told a news conference at his heavily fortified presidential palace.
More than 1,000 people, including more than 40 American and Coalition soldiers, have been killed in the violence this year alone. Among the latest casualties were four U.S. soldiers, killed in a clash on Wednesday.
“We know the causes. There are shortcomings and inabilities in our system, that weakness is present all over the country,” Karzai said.
“But there is no doubt it is largely because of foreign factors, terrorism and planned and coordinated attacks.”
Karzai did not elaborate on “foreign factors” but Afghan officials have repeatedly accused neighboring Pakistan of offering full military support to Taliban and al Qaeda militants who they say launch attacks from the Pakistani side of the border.
Karzai also complained about what he called, a lack of full cooperation from the international community to root out insurgency outside Afghanistan, especially Pakistan. The fact is that Pakistan’s ISI is not only providing support to terrorists who wreck havoc inside Afghanistan, but they are also involved in terrorist activities in northern India, primarily in the Kashmir region. The world’s four most wanted terrorists, bin Laden, al-Zawahri, Mullah Omar and AQ Khan are hiding under state protection in Pakistan.
He spoke of stopping terrorism in a strategic way.
“That means the world should go where terrorism is nourished, where it is provided money and ideology (Pakistan)…this war of terrorism should not be limited to Afghanistan.”
Asked whether U.S.-led forces had adopted a wrong approach in Afghanistan, Karzai said he had argued for a “thorough look” at how to proceed with the war against terrorism.
He said he had urged the international community to provide more help in training and equipping the Afghan army and police.
Karzai has been leading Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban but his writ does not go much beyond major cities.
He said he discussed growing insecurity in Afghanistan with the leaders of neighbouring countries, including the Pakistani military dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, at a regional summit in the Chinese city of Shanghai this week.
Islamist guerrillas are mostly active in eastern and southern regions, bordering Pakistan, where they enjoy considerable support from the Pakistani military regime.
Pakistan, which conducts mock-battles with so-called Islamist insurgents to appease the west, has denied helping the militants and urged Afghans to do more to stem violence on their side of the border.
Both the Iranian Islamic regime and the Pakistani military regime are now facing serious threats from the liberal and secular Baloch freedom fighters that have waged the “Baloch War of Independence” to liberate Iranian and Pakistani occupied Balochistan. The world community is now taking notice of this new development, and are seriously considering supporting the Baloch resistance movement.
Pakistan is the reason that Iran will soon become a nuclear-armed state threatening global peace with their WMD (weapons of mass destruction). Unless these two rogue states are disarmed, the world will be held hostage to their whims. The Baloch and other ethnic minorities in these countries can be mobilized to create unrest to lead to an implosion similar to the one in the former Soviet Union.
The Government of Balochistan in Exile agrees with Karazi’s suggestion to take the war on terrorism to the next level and attack Pakistan. The Baloch forces are already fighting the Pakistani forces and would be ideally suited to join the Coalition forces.
Baloch News Bureau Report
Mir Azaad Khan Baloch
The Government of Balochistan in Exile