Monday, March 24, 2008

A Strange Way to Win a War

If, as our Left insists, we are losing both in Iraq and in Afghanistan, why do our jihadi enemies seem to be increasing their focus on Pakistan? (Tip to Gateway Pundit via Instapundit)

Pakistan is not only among the countries with the highest incidence of terrorism but it also tops the list of suicide bombings, leaving Afghanistan and Iraq behind during the first three months of 2008. During this period, Pakistan experienced eighteen suicide attacks in which more than 250 people died. Whereas in both war-ridden countries, Afghanistan and Iraq, had a fewer number of suicide attacks. Iraq experienced thirteen suicide bombings which claimed 274 lives while 15 people died in three suicide attacks in Afghanistan during the first three months of 2008.

In the middle of last year, I noticed that our jihadi enemies seemed to be shifting their focus to Pakistan at the expense of both Afghanistan and Iraq. In the fall, I openly called the new front as the main enemy effort.

So our enemies add to our coalition of the willing by denying Pakistanis the option of opting out of the Long War. Perhaps this will be the last jihad, after all.