- Arthur McQueen
- United Kingdom
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War on Terror: helpful or disastrous?
Living in a country named Pakistan which is badly hit by terrorism and has been a center stage in the infamous War against terror, I know that this country has suffered a lot. Since we've entered the Afghan war against USSR and the War against Terror, virtually no Pakistani is safe from the militants who are ready to blow this land up.
Being a part of this War against terror, Pakistan has been suffered heavy casualities. We have not only suffered huge financial losses but also 30K plus men and women who lost their lives and a large number of them were innocent. These militants which drone attacks target are most probably the Pakhtun people of the KP province. Because of this hatred and anger against Americans and Pakistani government, these Pakhtuns(who are very brave) vow to take revenge against the Americans and Pakistanis and of course, its the Pakistanis which suffer the most thanks to the suicide bombings which have literally blown the hell out. I don't think there is any way of success against them other than holding talks because no military power can change their thinking and mindset of hatred.
I am not taking sides with the militants in this case because they're not the friends of Pakistan but people of both sides have been taking foolish steps. America should stop all this because this war cannot be won. This war has greatly tarnished Pakistan's image in the western world. Pakistan has suffered huge losses of around $50 billion while the aid it has got was only around $20 billion.
These drone strikes & operations against the militants and suicide bombings will never end unless talks are held by both sides and I think in this case, America should take the step towards peace first. If they consider themselves to be a friend of Pakistan and the world, then they'll have to take this step. They must wrap up this War on Terror as quickly as possible.
DO YOU AGREE?
(Please watch the TED Talk of Malcolm Gladwell 'The strange tale of the Norden bombsight' too)