Posts Tagged 'Mohmand'

Kiyani’s Army: An Update

Remember:

Kiyani’s Army: Operation Lightening or Operation Déjà Vu?

Well, looks like the TERRORISTS still have the upper hand:

Pakistan halts supplies after Nato kills 28 troops

Speaking of déjà vu, of course there are the usual “strong protests” and the usual “halted NATO supplies” reaction (For how long? 24 hours? 48? I am sure a “please don’t mind us — we have to do this for the bloody locals” message has been conveyed through back channels — that’s a LOADED ‘back’, mind you — and I am sure Chaman border is still open <wink><wink>) 🙂

ONE THING I don’t understand is WHY is this BIG DEAL? Scores of Pakistanis get every day by drones (thanks to logistics and ‘intelligence’ support by the Pakistani troops) . Is it because the dead this time happen to be “soldiers” and not bloody civilians? Rhetorical question of course. I forget they are the ‘Chosen Ones‘ and the civis the Palestinians…so of course this is a big deal 😛

BTW: Here are two interesting bits from the accompany story:

Two military officials said that up to 28 troops had been killed and 11 wounded in the attack on the Salala checkpoint, about 2.5 kilometres from the Afghan border….

About 40 Pakistani army troops were stationed at the outpost, military sources said.

Meaning EVERYONE at the post was either killed or maimed, and the post being more that a mile inside the border, this was no mistake.

Sorry but this bit made me laugh:

Nato helicopters attacked a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing up to 28 troops and prompting Pakistan to shut the vital supply route for Nato troops fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said….

No, this is not the funny bit. The funny bit comes latter which exposes this lie (that they are pissed/protesting):

Another official said the supplies had been stopped for security reasons.

“There is possibility of attacks on Nato supplies passing through the volatile Khyber tribal region, therefore we sent them back towards Peshawar to remain safe,” he said.

So the bastards are still more worried about NATO supplies — the very supplies that made it possible for NATO to kill their brethren — and making sure they come to no harm.

Aik Sala General….Aik General Sala….

 Wish someone would update the vid featuring the bastard above

Kiyani’s Army: Operation Lightening or Operation Déjà Vu?

Mohmand Agency

Mohmand Agency

“It’s déjà vu all over again!” — Yogi Berra

A couple of days ago I saw this headline and had a sense of déjà vu and I laughed out loud:
Sept 01, 2011: Army claims 80 per cent of Mohmand cleared

Then today, early in the morning, I saw this headline staring at me:
Sept 03, 2011: 85pc of Mohmand Agency cleared: corps commander

PESHAWAR: Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Asif Yasin Malik has said that most of Mohmand Agency had been cleared of militants and terrorists after the successful military operation restored the writ of the government there.

Talking to journalists at Mamadgat in Mohmand Agency, he said, the army had reclaimed 80 to 85 percent area of Mohmand Agency after the successful military operation Brekhna (lightning) in which 72 soldiers, including three officers, embraced martyrdom and around 150 other soldiers were injured.

The corps commander said that the major action in Mohmand Agency had been completed and now only search and cordon operation was being carried out in a few pockets….

And I went “Wow! Kiyani’s ‘men’ have managed to clear 5% of Mohmand in only TWO DAYS so we should be 100% clear in another six! Man these ‘guys’ are good!!!

Of course I was being cynical.

Let me not say another thing and let the headlines/timeline do the talking:

You know what is even funnier? Here are two pics released by ISPR on the Mohmand Agency operations:

Kiyani and his girls in Mohmand Agency April 21, 2010

Kiyani and his girls in Mohmand Agency on July 13, 2011

Yes, it’s déjà vu all over again!, eh Yogi! 🙂

Mohmand Agency IDPs

Mohmand Agency IDPs

(P.S. Looking at this last picture, ask yourself “Are these ladies wearing ‘burqas’ because the bad old Taliban forced them to?”)