- Nov 20, 2009
ok i leave aside wanabe Bonapartes, so who you think we will let you have our backyard, so easily, Pakistan is no Afghanistan & neither is India = China, though there is a natural alliance but who says that you have altruistic motives in Afghanistan, you target will remain Pakistan as you have pointed out yourself 'we are natural allies'And so says who? Pakistan's words don't match its capabilities.
Leave aside these imperialist ambitions of your wanabe Bonapartes. Afghnaistan and India will decide the level of our relationship. You are nowhere in the picture except that both countries have a territorial dispute with you. We are natural allies as you are in an anti India alliance with China in India's backyard (Pakistan)!
You may have the right to act and we have the right to react as well as proact. The conclusion is foregone. Pakistan's fate has been sealed by the course it has chosen for itself.
who says we are not in picture, why would US even give a damn about talks with Pak if we are not in picture the thing right now is you cannot have a 'sealed fate for Afgh' without Pak & what you think about Karzai, we are yet so see something substantial from this India, Iranian & Russian Nexus & you think Americans will tolerate Iranians
as for 'Pakistan's words don't match its capabilities', we don't need Indian NOC, actions speak louder than words (thats another case that you make theories out of no where even on 'actions' )Iranians train Taliban to use roadside bombs
March 21, 2010
TALIBAN commanders have revealed that hundreds of insurgents have been trained in Iran to kill Nato forces in Afghanistan.
The commanders said they had learnt to mount complex ambushes and lay improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have been responsible for most of the deaths of British troops in Helmand province.
The accounts of two commanders, in interviews with The Sunday Times, are the first descriptions of training of the Taliban in Iran.
According to the commanders, Iranian officials paid them to attend three-month courses during the winter.
They were smuggled across the border to the city of Zahidan, in southeast Iran, an hour’s drive from training camps in the desert.
Instructors in plain clothes provided daily exercises in live firing. The first month was devoted largely to teaching the Taliban how to attack convoys and how to escape before Nato forces could respond.
During their second month they were shown how to plant IEDs in sequence so that the rescuers of soldiers wounded in one blast would be caught in further explosions.
The third month was spent on storming bases and checkpoints. A hilltop fort was among the locations used for practice by a Taliban platoon.
Local mediators persuaded the commanders to travel to Kabul to tell their stories. They were interviewed on separate occasions on the edge of the city.
Western officials troubled by growing Iranian support for the Taliban describe the accounts as credible. A military crackdown in Pakistan is thought to have encouraged Taliban leaders to look to Iran for more help.
One of the commanders said: “The military is pressuring the Taliban in Pakistan. It is certainly harder to reach places that were once easy to get into. I think more of my fighters will travel to Iran for training this year.”
Karl Eikenberry, the American ambassador to Afghanistan, recently described signs of co-operation between Iran and the Taliban as disturbing.
“Iran or elements within Iran have provided training assistance and some weapons to the Taliban,” he said.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has publicly backed his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai. But American and British officials have accused Iran of playing a double game by giving covert backing to the Taliban.
Shi’ite Iran had long opposed the Sunni-dominated Taliban. The reason for the change was summarised by one Taliban commander who said of the Iranians: “Our religions and our histories are different but our target is the same. We both want to kill Americans.”