Pakistan responsible for Taliban’s rapid power gain in Afghanistan

Danielle Pletka, who is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, wrote in an article published in The Dispatch that Pakistan was responsible for the Taliban power in 1990’s and it is responsible for the Taliban’s rise in power today as well. It’s high time we blame Pakistan.

Pakistan has long profited by playing both sides, taking arms and dollars from the United States to defeat enemies in turn supported directly by Islamabad. And Pakistan’s American supporters—many in the military who trained with Pakistani officers, others in the intelligence community who have worked with their counterparts for years—have regularly won the day against critics, arguing there is no counterterrorism fight without Pakistan. But the reality is the opposite,” Danielle Pletka further wrote.

“It’s time to cut all aid, designate its government a state sponsor of terrorism, strangle its avenues of financial support, and treat Pakistan like what it is—a danger to us all,” Danielle Pletka said.

On August 15, the Taliban entered Kabul.

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