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The Wrong Enemy review Ø 5 × Carlotta Gall has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for almost the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation beginning shortly after 911 She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people and how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government and intelligence forces Now that AE withdrawing it is time to tell the full history of how we have been fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong countryGall combines searing personal accounts of battles and betrayals with moving portraits of the ordinary Afghans who endured a terrible war of than a decade Her firsthand accounts of Taliban warlords Pakistani intelligence thugs Am. I wish she had bothered to source this book

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Erican generals Afghan politicians and the many innocents who were caught up in this long war are riveting Her evidence that Pakistan fueled the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden is revelatory This is a sweeping account of a war brought by well intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood and could not truly engage. A treatment of the war in Afghanistan from 2001 to the present The war was not given critical attention by the distraction of Ira Through lack of focus and bad policies in handling the Taliban and treating gingerly Pakistan who supported them the situation deteriorated through the 2000s and is probably lost cause Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires and the US is merely the latest addition to this dictum

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The Wrong EnemyCarlotta Gall has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for almost the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation beginning shortly after 911 She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people and how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government and intelligence forces Now that American troops ar. Carlotta Gall is a New York Times reporter who worked extensively in Afghanistan and Pakistan after the US and its NATO allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001She gives us a history of these two very different and difficult countries since then We see the fall of the Taliban but then there subseuent comeback mostly through the help of Pakistan She gives us a portrait of a waffling Hamid Karzai who is unable to lead and make needed practical decisions in a devastated land Her on the ground frame of reference gives us searing insights into the two countriesAfter the fall of the Taliban there was a conundrum with the local warlords and tribal leaders when for the most part they were disarmed and their private armies dismantled Granted that these groups and leaders were often violators of human dignity and human rights – but their power vacuum helped paved the way back for the resurgent Taliban And this comeback was ably assisted by Pakistan The primary theory of Ms Gall is that Pakistan through its’ ISI Pakistan’s secret service is the main creator and force behind the Taliban The ISI and Pakistan’s military are broken into different factions – so much so that one group may only be marginally aware of the plotting and intrigues of other groups For example Osama Bin Laden’s relocation and existence at Abbottabad was known to some in the ISI Ms Gall suggests Pervez Musharraf knew this himselfIt was never in Pakistan’s interest to hand Bin Laden over to the US; otherwise the vast flow of dollars and military hardware would slow up Pakistan sees the US and its NATO allies as temporary players in the “Great Game” of Afghanistan Pakistan is playing for keeps It wants to keep Afghanistan fragmented Pakistan’s nightmare would be to see a strong independent Afghanistan allied with foreign powers They want to perpetuate the various terrorist groups and the flow of militants from Pakistan to Afghanistan via Pakistan’s tribal areas to combat the apostate US and NATO forcesHowever this has started to have repercussions within Pakistan with terrorist militants now striking within – at military bases hotels and any politicians sympathetic to Western powers Pakistan is losing control of the many multi headed monsters it created But this is not the case in the murder of Benazir Bhutto which was orchestrated by the ISI – and Ms Gall suggests this was done with the full knowledge and backing of Pervez MusharrafPage 180 my volume There was “overwhelming circumstantial evidence” that he Musharraf did not provide her with adeuate security because he wanted to ensure her death in an almost inevitable assassination attempt the chief prosecutor in her murder trial Chaudhry Zulfiar Ali told meChaudhry succeeded in having Musharraf arrested and was pushing to speed up the trial when he was gunned down on his way to work in May 2013As the author suggests Pakistan is a country on the brink Only in the last few years have the Western powers realized that Pakistan could not be trustedThis is a very revealing and clear cut book on the history of this tormented region since the events of 911 We get a excellent breakdown of what happened between these two neighboring states – and the hall of mirrors that exists between Pakistan and Afghanistan