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Mobilizion of People - Military Operation in Swat Vs 1965 War

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Although all political parties and wide cross section of society have supported the ongoing military operation in Swat region, life goes on as usual all over the country except for a few efforts by the media and one odd organization to mobilize the masses. The gravity of the current military operation is no less than the 1965 War. Area under control of Taliban is more than we lost to India, in fact, we captured more Indian territory than the area captured by them. The displacement of people during 1965 War was certainly far less than one million expected during the current operation. Duration of the 1965 War was seventeen days. Current military operation is going to last many weeks, if not months. Casualties toll expected in the current operation combined with what Army has suffered in years of its fighting with Taliban is more than what it suffered in 1965 War. Why then, the motivation of the people to support the current operation is less than what it was during 1965 War? The leadership needs to ponder over this short coming and do something to back up the forces. And, we must not forget that the operation in Swat region is just the beginning, many such operations will be required all over the country to root out terrorism and Taliban.

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At May 10, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Blogger Shirazi said...

What an insightul (but sad) comparison!

At May 11, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Blogger Mobashir Ahmed said...

The nation is not even as highly motivated as it was during the biggest earthquake (Oct'2005) since independence.

At May 11, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Blogger Shirazi said...

Even more sad...

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