Love-hate relationship of Pakistan and America has shown its colors yet again, but this time, bitterness has exceeded limits.
Instead of blaming their war strategy, Americans have been blaming Pakistan, for their loss to Taliban.
Pakistan has not taken its decision merely as per America’s directions, it has just protected its boundaries from rogue elements, it has just avoided making “unnecessary enemies”.
It’s in the gene of a superpower to think that its allies would do as it orders, but the thing which is supreme for any country is its national interest.
America has done the same in Afghanistan, while the Americans were fighting “terrorism” in Afghanistan, cities of Pakistan were constantly attacked. Each and everyday Pakistanis were giving their lives in the fight against terrorism. Americans were not able to stop those terrorists from launching attacks in Pakistan, they could have been blamed for the same failure, for which, Pakistan has been blamed today.
Those terrorists were getting support from “sanctuaries” inside Afghanistan, US troops were taking out the enemies of USA, and were selfishly leaving behind the foes of Pakistan.
Still, Pakistan supported them in their war, we supported our allies beyond our limits.
America used our soil to launch attacks inside Afghanistan, we gave them supply routes to Afghanistan, we provided them our roads, our infrastructure, we fully supported their cause, but to an extent which didn’t hurt our national interest.
Our security forces extended them logistical support, they possessed our air bases, when they needed them the most, we did what we could do, Pakistan did more than necessary.
Mr. Trump was talking his lungs out on those 33 billion dollars.
I have some questions for the American policymakers, can these 33 billion dollars compensate the price of those 142 innocent children of APS Peshawar and thousands of their likes.
Can these billions bring back our soldiers, police officers, young cadets, and university students who lost their lives fighting the war against terrorism which was initiated by the US.
We have lost more than 70,000 humans in this war. What else the Americans want out of us. We have given our lives in this war, and a life is surely more expensive than money.
Most important nations in the world acknowledge the sacrifices given by Pakistan, then why not America? Can’t they see, don’t they possess a common sense which would tell them, that why would Pakistan provide safe havens to terrorists who kill their own people?
Why don’t their war strategists think that how can four to five thousand Haqqanis resist a superpower?
They conceive and know everything, but the problem lies somewhere else, it lies in their resolve against terrorism.
It has become clear now that the Americans don’t want to win this war, they neither want a peace process, they just want to prolong their presence in Afghanistan.
They just want to fulfill their regional motives, they don’t care how many people die in the Afghanistan or Pakistan, they just want their regional games to be played well, and for that, they need regional players.
They can see that the interests of Pakistan are enormously colliding with this, so they want a new regional ally.
All this fuss they have created is just to make their new darling “India” happy.
A war was imposed on us from across the border after 9/11, we fought an imported war, now we have cleared our home and we have done our part.