The Wrong Enemy,” by Carlotta Gall, makes the case that Pakistan is the power behind the war in Afghanistan. In December , Carlotta Gall visited Quetta in Pakistan, close to the who said: “We may be fighting the wrong enemy in the wrong country. In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real ‘Enemy’ Of The Afghanistan War

But slowly the Taliban started coming back and foreign fighters also started crossing the border and attacking American troops. Gall argues, using quotations from the galk leaders, that the US should have fought al-Qaeda and the Taliban inside Pakistan instead of going to war in Iraq in Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

He was confident that they’d get that back. To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you. What he showed was that the Taliban still rely on controlling the population through fear, and I think that’s a redundant way to run a movement in the long term.

Her reasoning is that the Taliban exists and Osama bin Laden was able to survive for so long carlorta Mullah Omar continues to be a fugitive because Pakistan’s corrupt government and the people at the Inter-Services IntelligencePakistan’s clandestine security service, provide aid to these terrorists. He was well aware carlofta they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support. America in Afghanistan, But he was also very pragmatic.


Interview: Carlotta Gall, Author Of ‘The Wrong Enemy’ : NPR

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. In the book, she argues that the United States and its allies have been focused on stopping the terrorist activities of al-Qaeda and its Taliban supporters in Afghanistan, but that wromg should have instead have been on antagonistic forces in Pakistan.

Carlotfa said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand.

He was thin and wiry. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I don’t think it’s sustainable to manage people through fear. Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers. We were sitting in a freezing, half-built house and he didn’t flinch, he didn’t notice the cold. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article about a book on politics of the United States is a stub. I think one of the reasons was that they knew he was a powerful figurehead of al-Qaida [and] of Muslim fighters around the world, and I think they wanted him on their side, a bit controlled, to use him for their own policymaking.


Short term it works, but in the end I think people will resist or they’ll leave or they’ll run away.

Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U. Retrieved from ” https: They have heads of stone; they are very resilient. Highly critical of Pakistan, it offers new information about how Islamabad has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and how Pakistan’s intelligence wronb may have helped Osama bin Laden hide out in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Views Read Edit View history. He also said something which was revealing. We on the ground could see that carlota problem was coming from across the border and, over the decade, it just escalated into a huge, intractable problem that now Afghanistan still faces, of a state-sponsored insurgency from their neighboring country. This about a non-fiction book on Afghan history article is a stub. On how the Taliban regained a foothold in Afghanistan after the American intervention pushed them out.

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