The Wrong Enemy,” by Carlotta Gall, makes the case that Pakistan is the power behind the war in Afghanistan. In December , Carlotta Gall visited Quetta in Pakistan, close to the who said: “We may be fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong country. In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Gall writes that over 12 years, she lost friends and acquaintances in suicide bombings and shootings and saw others close to her savagely maimed.

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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real ‘Enemy’ Of The Afghanistan War

Carlotta Gall’s new book opens inwhen undercover Pakistani intelligence agents punched her in the face, after breaking into her hotel room carlotha confiscating her phone and computer. We have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead. April 15, 2: I think one of the reasons was that they knew he was a powerful figurehead of al-Qaida [and] of Muslim fighters around the world, and I think they wanted him on their side, a bit controlled, to use him for their own policymaking.

There was a failure not only to cooperate with the U. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. He was well aware that they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to the U. To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you.

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What he showed was that the Taliban still rely on controlling the population through fear, and I think that’s a redundant way to run a movement in the long term. Unsourced material may csrlotta challenged and removed. This about a non-fiction book on Afghan history article is a stub. So what happened was they then regrouped and they then started the insurgency, which then slowly built up over the following years — because in the first years, Afghanistan was completely at peace. We on the ground could see that the caarlotta was coming from across the border and, over the decade, csrlotta just escalated into a huge, intractable problem that now Afghanistan still faces, of a state-sponsored insurgency from their neighboring country.

America carltota Afghanistan, — is a book by Carlotta Gall. And he was talking at a time when the Taliban had taken a real battering in the [U. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

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But he was also very pragmatic. We knew [bin Laden] was hiding almost in plain sight in Pakistan, eneky when I finally learned this from an inside source — so, someone who really did know — it made sense that they gll hiding him and protecting him to use him, I think, for their own reasons. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You could see he could easily fight in the trenches for days.


I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear. In the book, enemu argues that the United States and its allies have been focused on stopping the terrorist activities of al-Qaeda and its Taliban supporters in Afghanistan, but that focus should have instead have been on antagonistic forces in Pakistan.

Retrieved from ” https: Her reasoning is that the Taliban exists and Osama bin Laden was able to survive for so long and Mullah Omar continues to be a fugitive because Pakistan’s corrupt government and the people at the Inter-Services IntelligencePakistan’s wront security service, provide aid to these terrorists.

This article has multiple issues. Short term it works, but in the end I think people will resist or they’ll leave or they’ll run away. No insurgency can run and survive without the support of the people; it’s essential that they have a wrog of local assistance and support and protection.

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From that moment, the source of the problem was across the border in the Pakistani tribal areas where they were hiding mostly, and in some cities [where] they were hiding, as we subsequently found.