September 17, 2021

Five Short Videos On Pakistan

Photo source: The Quint.

"Afghans have been raising the alarm about Pakistan’s interference in their country for decades.

They’ve been mostly ignored.

The international community has yet to take meaningful action." - Chris Alexander, former Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan.

"I think the U.S. policy towards Pakistan, especially in the last sixteen years, it has yielded to nothing. They couldn't stop Pakistan from a nuclear test. Failure one. Despite having assisted the Pakistani military since the early 50s they have not been able to stop that military crushing democracy every decade. Failure two. They were not able to convince them to stop supporting the Taliban. Failure three. 

As we are heading towards 2014, despite the piles and piles of information, mountains of information, with the intelligence community of the West, that Pakistan is a bad country supporting the Taliban, they are not still adopting a very clear policy of what to do with this country. 

I don't see where, especially after the collapse of the Soviet Union, if Pakistan has ever cooperated with the West. Pakistanis will say 'oh, we gave a few hundred al-Qaeda to Americans.' Let's put a price tag on those guys, how much each has cost the United States? Not only in terms of dollars, but in terms of other types of commitment." - Amrullah Saleh, acting President of Afghanistan, in an interview given in August 2012 (video below).

Amrullah Saleh on Pakistan. Source: Zack Baddorf. Date Posted: January 29, 2013. Description: 

Interview conducted by Zack Baddorf in Kabul, Afghanistan, in August 2012.

An Interview with Christine Fair on Pakistan and its Army. Source: Department of Public Policy at CEU. Date Posted: April 7, 2015. Description: 

C. Christine Fair (Assistant Professor at Georgetown University) talks to the School of Public Policy at CEU about the Pakistani Army's way of war. She argues that Pakistan is an "army with a country."

Bruce Riedel: The Battle for the Soul of Pakistan. Source: Brookings Institution. Date Posted: March 25, 2013. Description:

Bruce Riedel: Pakistan is a country under siege. It is the number one patron-state sponsor of terrorism and probably the number one victim of terrorism. If you patronize terrorism, it will ultimately consume you.

Pakistan Will Collapse - Tarek Fatah. Source: Dera Bugti. Date Posted: April 13, 2013. Description:

Tarek Fatah explains how Pakistan was never ruled by Pakistanis. It was always an Anglo-American enterprise. Pakistan is a dysfunctional state and can't differentiate between a friend and a foe. They love those who spit on their faces and hate those who welcome them. Clip taken from 'Bilatakalluf with Tahir Gora' - Episode 86 - Will Pakistan Survive with Tarek Fatah on Rawal TV. With English subtitles.

Lets End Pakistan's 115 Year Lie | 2 minutes with Rishabh Gulati. Source: NewsX. Date Posted: September 17, 2019.