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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No insurgency can run and drong without the support of the people; it’s essential that they have a reservoir of local assistance and support and protection.

But wrongg the Taliban started coming back and foreign fighters also started crossing the border and attacking American troops. Orphaned articles from September All orphaned articles Articles lacking sources from July All articles lacking sources Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Gall writes that over 12 years, she lost friends and acquaintances in suicide bombings and shootings and saw others close to her savagely maimed.

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. And he was talking at a time when the Taliban had taken a real battering in the [U.

To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. He was confident that they’d get that back. Carlotta Gall’s new book opens inwhen undercover Pakistani intelligence agents punched her in the face, after breaking into her hotel room and confiscating her phone and computer.

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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 wrobg, to use him for their own policymaking. 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 gal instead have been on antagonistic forces in Pakistan.


We on the ground could see that the problem was coming 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. But he was also very pragmatic. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Children play at the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Her book is called The Arong Enemy: On how the Taliban regained a foothold in Afghanistan after the American intervention pushed them out.

He was well aware that they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support. Retrieved from ” https: He said, “We just carlott to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand. This article has multiple carlott. You could see he could easily fight in the trenches for days.

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 eneemy over the following years — because in the first years, Afghanistan was completely at peace.

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 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. 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 Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U.


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I think also they didn’t want to be the nation that handed him over to the U. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. 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 enemyy did know — it made sense that they were hiding him and protecting him to use him, I think, for their own reasons.

He was thin and wiry. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. 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 clandestine security service, provide aid to these terrorists.

I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear. Heard on Fresh Air. They have heads of stone; they are very resilient.

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

This article does not cite any sources. America in Afghanistan, — is a book by Carlotta Gall. We were sitting in a freezing, half-built house and he didn’t flinch, he didn’t notice the cold. They were always telling the West that the trail had gone cold.

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Views Read Edit View history. What he showed was that the Taliban still rely on controlling the population through fear, and I think that’s a redundant way gqll run a movement in the long term.

We have no information, maybe bin Laden is dead.