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Stop political and bureaucratic interference in the functioning of the police; let the force purge dead wood.
If the CTD personnel are repatriated to their parent wings/departments, their expertise will be lost.
The principal contradiction is about conflicting positions on the nature of state and the role of religion in it.
The govt needs to signal to the TTP that while it is serious about negotiating, it will not accept TTP intransigence.
I can chalk a long list of bad decisions by Musharraf. Interestingly, the Lal Masjid operation isn't in it though.
We have to embrace realism. Those who think that hawkish chest-beating is realism need to go back to an IR class.
The need is to look into the causes of conflicts, the resentment that forces peoples to fight despite the suffering.
We are in this for the long haul. There are no easy and final solutions. This fact must be drilled into naive minds.
Jundallah’s act is very clear in its message: we do not want talks. Question is: is that also what other groups want?
This is not an interstate war. While everyone knows that, most do not understand the implications of that fact.