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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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Interview: Carlotta Gall, Author Of ‘The Wrong Enemy’ : NPR

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. But slowly the Taliban started coming back and foreign fighters also started crossing the border and attacking American troops.

We knew [bin Laden] was hiding almost in plain sight in Pakistan, but when I finally learned this from an inside source — so, someone who really did know — it made sense that they were hiding him and protecting him to use him, I think, for their own reasons.

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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.

Short term it works, but in the end I think people will resist or they’ll leave or they’ll run away. Heard on Fresh Air. We have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead.

No insurgency can run and survive without the support of the people; it’s essential that they have a reservoir of local assistance and support and protection. Children play at the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. And so they used him to control and influence their own militant proxy forces that Pakistan has been fostering and sponsoring for several decades now On how the Taliban regained a foothold in Afghanistan after the American intervention pushed them out.


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Her reasoning is that the Taliban exists and Osama bin Laden was able to survive for wgong long and Mullah Omar continues to be a fugitive because Pakistan’s corrupt government and the gall at the Inter-Services IntelligencePakistan’s clandestine security service, provide aid to these terrorists.

They have heads of stone; they are very resilient. But he was also very pragmatic. We were sitting in a freezing, half-built house and he didn’t flinch, he didn’t notice the cold.

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

Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U. Highly critical of Pakistan, it offers new information about how Islamabad has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how Pakistan’s intelligence agency may have helped Osama bin Laden hide out in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In the book, she 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.

He was well aware that they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. April gaall, 2: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use enem Privacy Policy. Gall argues, using quotations from the area’s leaders, that the US should have fought al-Qaeda and the Taliban inside Pakistan instead of going to war in Iraq in Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. 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.


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He was confident that they’d get that back.

We on the ground could see that the problem was weong from across the border and, over the decade, it just escalated into a huge, intractable problem that now Afghanistan still faces, of a state-sponsored insurgency from their neighboring country.

To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you.

He said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand. They were always telling the West that the trail had wrongg cold. I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to the U.

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America in Afghanistan, Her book is called The Wrong Enemy: 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.

This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat July Learn how and when to remove this template message. I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear.