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Pakistan Still Supports Militant Groups in Afghanistan
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani military continues to nurture a broad range of militant groups as part of a three-decade strategy of using proxies against its neighbors and American forces in Afghanistan, but now some of the fighters it trained are questioning that strategy, a prominent former militant commander says.

The former commander said that he was supported by the Pakistani military for 15 years as a fighter, leader and trainer of insurgents until he quit a few years ago. Well known in militant circles but accustomed to a covert existence, he gave an interview to The New York Times on the condition that his name, location and other personal details not be revealed.

Militant groups, like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen and Hizbul Mujahedeen, are run by religious leaders, with the Pakistani military providing training, strategic planning and protection. That syst

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Added: Jul-3-2011 Occurred On: Jul-3-2011
By: HajiSayibReturns
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Tags: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Army, Taliban, Double, Game, Liar
Location: Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (load item map)
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  • Pakistan sucks! Why is it even a country?

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    • @RustyNailer

      Pakistan is right now calling the shots. Its time you pack your bags and leave because we don't trust you and this was already told in 2002 that America would leave this region very soon leaving Pakistan at the mercy of Taliban.

      Its time we start thinking about our selves our way. We dont need you money nor your dictation. LEAVE NOW !

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    • @hummer101 they don't trust you and your government either. Your point is a long shot, but could be quicker if your country gets rid of corrupt officials. On the money matters, your political and religious leaders and Uncle SAM agreed on a point were both parties benefit from it...maybe not all but most of them did.

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    • @disturbed_reveren

      Agreed ... you your self admitted just now that you ARe benefiting from this region. One way or the other, those who are not even concerned with your interests( on both sides )are basically paying a heavy price.

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    • @hummer101

      Then fix your terrorist inbreed country so others don't have to do it for you. If you did that, we would not be there...

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    • @RustyNailer

      We are if you would just let us do that. We try to negotiate with the tribal laskars but then suddenly a drone strikes kills scores of children/women in their region and then that region swears revenge. Your drones are making things worst not only for you but for us as well.

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  • No big surprises there! The Wahhabi's and Taliban keep blowing up mosques, killing Muslims, and the Salafi populace are just loving it.

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  • ...and what else is new?

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  • of course the locals are going to side with the home team. Since when was war about 'winning hearts and minds'? That against the very core of war. War must always be avoided, because to be faught, it must be devatasting lest it become something enjoyable and common - much like it is today. After all of our conflicts, we know very little about the minds of those we attack. Bring the troops home, our objectives have been met for the most part... let's defend our own borders for once.

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    • @Texas78

      Once again playing fast and loose with the first person plural.

      What part of Texas you from again, shitkicker?

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    • @pisscookie

      what are you rambing on about you incoherent moron? Shit-kicker, eh? Considering my city is one of the leading technology centers of the world, your statement looks less than intelligent.

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    • @Texas78

      What city would that be, my sorely misguided friend?

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    • @pisscookie

      why it's Snyder, Texas of course... we have the most sophisticated cattle guards in the world. Truly superior technology.

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  • i wonder if now that osama is dead and we left would the islamofacists question why they sacrificed so many for 1 man which is ridiculous. but their imams will say it was for islam. But was it? how many americans have been killed im not sure but yo can take that number and multiply it by a hundred(probably more) and you will get the number of pakis and afganis that have died for osama bin laden. many high ranking commanders many good people that have been dooped into fighting for osama. now the More..

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  • violators of every human aspect always supports their kind.

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  • Stop their bennefits.

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  • Was in NYC for the fourth weekend and read the hard copy of this NYTIMES art. and thought about uploading it myself. Duplicitous porki fucks...

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