Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came into office seeking an accord with the Taliban. But the Taliban won’t abandon its key objective: a total Islamist state. After the attacks, most observers think Sharif will have little choice but to unleash the army on the insurgents.
Think about this sentence for a moment. Western reluctance to kill whom it needed to kill in order to achieve its own victory (and security) has acted to restrain the very people who know who needs killing the most.
We are faced with religiously fanatic barbarian savages. They know who needs killing in order to achieve their own victory, and they don’t hesitate even one second in doing so. We, on the other hand, think that by placing ourselves above such savagery is somehow a plus. In other words, holding what some perceive as being the moral high ground is more important than killing the people who desperately want to kill us.
If you think that’s a recipe for victory and security, I hope you will immediately relocate to one of the Taliban or ISIS enclaves, so you can explain to them the error of their ways.