Claude Salhani MIDDLE EAST TIMES
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Pakistani troops patrol in Mingora, the main town of Pakistan troubled Swat valley, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008. Pakistani helicopter gunships involved in a bitter offensive against militants in a northwestern tribal region struck targets in a neighboring area Sunday. Associated Press.
The key to the solution of the Afghan problem lies in Pakistan; however, as long as Pakistan is dependent on the three A’s – the army, Allah and America – the conflict against the Taliban is unlikely to go away.