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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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You could see he could easily fight in the trenches for days. No insurgency can run and survive without the support of the people; it’s essential that they have a reservoir of local assistance and support and protection.

What he showed was that the Taliban still rely on enemyy the population through fear, and I think that’s a redundant way to run a movement in the long term. But slowly the Taliban started coming back and foreign fighters also started crossing the border and attacking American troops. He said, “We just have to kill two people in a village and then the village is in our hand.

Children play at the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. To tell you the truth, that’s what drives you. They were always telling the West that the trail had gone cold. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. We knew [bin Laden] was hiding almost in plain sight in Pakistan, but when I finally learned this from an inside source — so, someone who really did know — it made sense that they were hiding him and protecting him to use him, I think, for their own reasons.


And so they used him to control and influence their own militant proxy forces that Pakistan has been fostering and sponsoring for several decades now This about a non-fiction book on Afghan history carlottta is a stub.

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

This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat He also said something which was revealing. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers.

We were sitting in a freezing, half-built house and he didn’t flinch, he didn’t notice the cold. Heard on Fresh Air. Please help improve this carlohta by adding citations to reliable sources. From that moment, the source of the problem was across the border in the Pakistani tribal areas where they were hiding mostly, and in some cities [where] they were hiding, as we subsequently found.

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 Carlootta supporters in Afghanistan, but that focus should have instead have been on antagonistic forces in Pakistan.

And he was eneky at a time when the Taliban had taken a real battering in the [U. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

This article is wrlng orphanas no other articles link to it. He was well aware that they’d exhausted the patience of the people and lost their support.


From Caglotta, the free encyclopedia. America in Afghanistan, Read an excerpt of The Wrong Enemy. He was thin and wiry. Carlotta Gall’s new book opens inwhen undercover Pakistani intelligence agents punched her in the face, after breaking into her hotel room and confiscating her phone and computer.

Her book is called The Wrong Enemy: But he was also very pragmatic.

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

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. He was confident that they’d get that back. Views Read Edit View history. There was a failure not only to cooperate with the U. April 15, 2: Her reasoning is that the Taliban exists and Osama bin Laden was able to survive for so long and 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.

Carlotta Gall began reporting on Afghanistan in Novemberjust after the U.

We on the ground could see that the 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.