Here’s a message from irrepressible Noam Chomsky to an indecisive Pakistan army chief General Kayani: ‘If you want to stop terrorism, then stop initiating it and participating in it.’
We condemn brutal murder of 21 paramilitary soldiers abducted during a militant attack on check-posts (on Thursday 27 December) in Peshawar by Takfiri Deobandi militants of Sipah Sahaba Taliban (SST). According to media reports, the Levies personnel have been shot dead and their bodies have been dumped in Hasan Khel area of FR Peshawar. All the bodies have been identified and families of the victims have been informed about the killings.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Mullah Omar’s subsidiary in Pakistan, has claimed responsibility for the killings of security officials.
It may be noted that Mullah Omar has two main subsidiaries in Pakistan: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which operates in Pakistan’s tribal areas (FATA), and Sipah Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) which operates in settled areas of Pakistan (e.g., Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore etc). Both SSP and TTP are comprised of Deobandi militants and both organizations have blurry boundaries. Therefore, some analysts in Pakistan describe them as Sipah Sahaba Taliban (SST) to refute the wrong impression that SSP and TTP are two separate entities.
The shooting of the 21 paramilitary soldiers came a day after Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud said in a video message the militants were unwilling to disarm and also rejected the democratic system of government. In the same message, Mehsud also said that that TTP and Afghan Taliban were two integral parts of the same body. Taliban leader also shamed Pakistan government and army on their denials and obfuscations. See this post: https://lubpak.net/archives/235703
The soldiers were abducted from two government paramilitary camps outside Peshawar on Thursday and the bodies were discovered about four kilometres away. “One was found alive but wounded and admitted to hospital while another managed to escape unhurt.” “The hands of soldiers were tied with rope before they were shot,” An official told AFP.
Apparently, the tribale Jirga earlier said the families of the abducted soldiers were poor but were ready to even pay ransom for release of their loved ones. Financed by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, Deobandi militants are not short of cash, thus offer of ransom money was turned down.
Previous video: Deobandi militants of Taliban killing abducted Pakistan army soldiers – Reuters TV
Clearly, Taliban in FATA and Sipah Sahaba in urban areas of Pakistan very well deserve a powerful surgical strike. They must be uprooted from the core of Pakistani cities and tribal areas like a cancer is removed from the body.
For statistical data and activities of Takfiri Deobandi militants in Pakistan, review this post which reveals that 9 out of 10 terrorists in Pakistan are Deobandi militants of Sipah Sahaba Taliban. https://lubpak.net/archives/231552
Ever since General Kayani has assumed responsibility as Pakistan army chief in 2007, Pakistani State, Pakistan army in particular, has shown consistent indecision and weakness in taking tough action against Sipah Sahaba Taliban (SST). In contrast, there is sufficient evidence that Pakistan army tried to provide legitimacy to the Deobandi militants by sponsoring their participation in the ISI-sponsored Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC), an alliance of Pakistan army-sponsored Jihadist parties including Sipah Sahaba (currently operating as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ASWJ) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). Pakistan Army chief also played a key role in the release of arrested Deobandi militants of Sipah Sahaba and Taliban from Pakistani jails. However, the price of such indecision and lack of action against Takfiri Deobandi militants has been excessively high for Pakistani civilians (particularly Shias, Sunni Barelvis, Ahmadis, Pashtuns etc) as well as police and lower ranks of army soldiers.
The following articles demonstrate General Kayani’s shameless leniency and indecision in dealing with Deobandi militants of Sipah Sahaba Taliban.
General Kayani’s Afghan game and the collateral damage in Pakistan – by Cyril Almeida & Saleem Safi
General Kayani’s ostrich policy about Deobandi militants of Sipah Sahaba Taliban -by Saleem Safi
General Kayani’s role in #ShiaGenocide in Pakistan
Attack on Malala: Give up extremism, gentlemen, and let this country breathe – by Kamran Shafi
Beheading of 12 Pakistani soldiers in Bajaur: We demand swift military action against Taliban-LeJ terrorists
Once again, here’s a message from Noam Chomsky to Pakistan army chief General Kayani: ‘If you want to stop terrorism, then stop participating in it.’
It is hard to think of any other country which continues to allow its own civilians, policemen and jawans to be killed and then manipulates narrative to obfuscate in pursuit of unrealistic strategic goals in neighbouring countries.