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Hypothetical - 2014/04 - War against Terrorism at Pakistan Watch

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    (Original post by Sena5)
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    While Pakistan continues to be a frontline state in the global war on terror, it is simultaneously fighting domestic terrorism in a war that will seemingly continue well beyond 2014. In recent months, terror attacks targeting the Shia Hazara minority in Baluchistan indicate a transformation of the terror problem in Pakistan. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi present two different sides of Pakistan’s terrorism problem, however, the two organizations have increasingly converged operationally to the extent that Pakistan cannot eliminate one without simultaneously confronting the other.

    The September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. in which thou*sands of innocent lives were lost led Pakistan to join the U.S.-led global war against international terrorism in which Pakistan has over the years made an invaluable contribution. However, with the passage of time, Washington increasingly came to view Islamabad as part of the problem rather than the solution. Most U.S. and European policy makers believe that Pakistan is providing a safe haven for the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Western media is full of stories about a presence of the Taliban leadership in Pakistan, including of Mullah Omar’s alleged base in Quetta. Since the summer of 2008, U.S. military and intelligence agencies are sharing minimal intelligence with its Pakistani counterparts, instead focusing on drone attacks against suspected terrorist movements and hideouts.

    Pakistan is a signatory to the UN’s Palermo Convention. At the regional level, Pakistan has signed and ratified SAARC Regional Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism and the SAARC Convention on Narcotic Drugs Substances and the ECO Protocol against drugs. It has extradition treaties with 29 countries and bilateral agreements or MOUs on terrorism with 50 countries. Pakistan has played a major role in eliminating a number of terror networks such as the Al-Qaeda Anthrax network, the Alghuraba network, the UK-based Anglo-Pakistani group and Jundullah. Prominent targets captured include Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Abu Alfaraj Alibi, Al Shib, Abu Zubaida, Abu Talha, Khalid bin Attash or Walid bin Attish, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan, Abu Laith al-Libi, Hasan Bana, Hamza Rabbi, Sharif Al Masri, Abu Mushab Masri, Jaffar Uttayyar Alkashmiri Yassir Al-Jaziri, and Abdul Rehman Al-Masri. Umar Patek was arrested in Abbottabad by Pakistani forces and may have provided important leads to Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts.

    Since 9/11, Pakistan has also become a victim of terrorism. The direct and indirect cost suffered by Islamabad in the war on terror has been around US$ 35 billion. There has been a constant increase in the number of terror attacks in Pakistan since 9/11 and a number of prominent Pakistanis have lost their lives in such attacks. These include the two-time Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto and the former head of the Pakistan Army’s Special Service Group, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Ameer Faisal Alvi.

    Most of the jihadists in Pakistan, especially the splinter groups of various organizations, are now operating under the umbrella of TTP, a Deobandi Sunni organization established in December 2007. TTP’s objectives include cleansing Pakistan of foreign, meaning the U.S. and overall Western, presence, implementing Sharia and establishing a Caliphate. Over the years, TTP has been involved in a number of suicide bombings, rocket attacks, remote controlled bombs, abductions, and beheadings. It has widened its area of operations beyond Pakistan’s tribal areas and targeted a number of government installations and organizations in the mainland, including the Federal Investigation Agency’s Lahore office, the Naval War College in Lahore, the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, the Wah ordinance Factory, the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, a police training school, the GHQ Rawalpindi and the Navy’s Mehran base in Karachi. It is also involved in kidnapping for ransom, bank robberies, forced taxes and drug trade.
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    NEWS FLASHWhile Pakistan continues to be a frontline state in the global war on terror, it is simultaneously fighting domestic terrorism in a war that will seemingly continue well beyond 2014. In recent months, terror attacks targeting the Shia Hazara minority in Baluchistan indicate a transformation of the terror problem in Pakistan. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi present two different sides of Pakistan’s terrorism problem, however, the two organizations have increasingly converged operationally to the extent that Pakistan cannot eliminate one without simultaneously confronting the other.

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    OOC: How do we respond to hype?

    EDIT:it wasn't the the video, it was the hype itself...
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    (Original post by McRite)
    OOC: How do we respond to hype?
    I edited the Hype. Please delete that youtube.
    Now you may respond.
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    Botswana would like to continue show our support on the war on terror in Pakistan and hope the Pakistani government can suppress the extremist groups.
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    (Original post by McRite)
    OOC: How do we respond to hype?

    EDIT:it wasn't the the video, it was the hype itself...
    As you have done, state what the country you represent thinks on the matter, suggest possible solutions to the situation and keep an eye on it... responding to news flashes and future developments.

    (Original post by Sena5)
    QFA
    How about posting an update? Hopefully this will get more people interested... it could be a newsflash or statement?
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    Norway would also like to provide support on the war on terror in Pakistan. We call on the extremist groups to cease-fire immediately and to return to the negotiating table once more.
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    Greece can comprehend the frustrating position in which Pakistan finds herself, particularly on her western fringes. The USA need to understand that whilst Pakistan is a country next to one they're fighting terrorism in; this is Pakistan's front line, and we genuinely believe Pakistan needs our assistance to end this problem. They want to be a part of the solution, but they cannot act on a global level until their own borders are secure, and that's completely understandable. Greece calls upon Pakistan's powerful neighbours in Iran, India and China to assist Pakistan. We appreciate that India and Pakistan are not the best of pals, but we believe that it is mutually in India's interest to remove the threat from the region.
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    To add on to our position, we feel the West especially the United States of America, escalated the situation with how they approached the war on terror. Mainly with their drone attacks which have produced 'collateral' damage time after time.

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    The philippines condems any act of terror and threats of terror
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    (Original post by flou_fboco2)
    The philippines condems any act of terror and threats of terror
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    The Republic of Korea would like to offer our support to the United States of America in its ongoing War On Terror and we condemn the actions of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. We also hope that the United States will hold further talks with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to establish better relations with Pakistan and therefore have a more effective platform from which to combat terrorism.
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    Argentina strongly condemns any terrorism or use of force against innocent civilians. However we once again question the intentions of the United States for increasing its influence in such a vulnerable region. We call upon the Pakistani government and its regional allies to cooperate in order to rid the area of terrorism in a humane manner, and with intervention from the US only where it is deemed necessary by the sovereign states in question.
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    (Original post by Procrastin8R)
    The Republic of Korea would like to offer our support to the United States of America in its ongoing War On Terror and we condemn the actions of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. We also hope that the United States will hold further talks with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to establish better relations with Pakistan and therefore have a more effective platform from which to combat terrorism.

    (Original post by Rick M)
    Argentina strongly condemns any terrorism or use of force against innocent civilians. However we once again question the intentions of the United States for increasing its influence in such a vulnerable region. We call upon the Pakistani government and its regional allies to cooperate in order to rid the area of terrorism in a humane manner, and with intervention from the US only where it is deemed necessary by the sovereign states in question.
    Great to see you new members taking part in the Hype! Keep it up
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    (Original post by RoryS)
    Great to see you new members taking part in the Hype! Keep it up
    Did you accept Rick M to the MUN.?
    I didn't accept him and his post count is low.:no:
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    Japan utterly condemns the situation in Japan at present and is working relentlessly alongside our foreign partners to reach a more peaceful outcome.
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    Madagascar, whilst unable to offer any practical assistance, also wishes to condemn terrorism. We urge Pakistan to take a stand against terrorism but feel that as much as possible, outside interference form the West should be kept to a minimum and only when specifically requested.
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    Australia thinks that Terrorism of any kind is wrong no matter what particular country it is aimed at.It will also offer any kind of support that is necessary to help
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    Why do innocent people have to die in war? It makes me furious.
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    Why do innocent people have to die in war? It makes me furious.
    I feel the same too.:sadnod:
    They have no need to suffer..:no:

    But terrorists do anything to achieve their goal. Those heartless beings don't think of innocent lives!:frown:
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    Spain acknowledges the huge economic, political but primarily social cost Pakistan has had to pay over many years as terrorism, which Spain abhors and condemns, tears the very fabric of society upon which Pakistan exists. Spain stands as much a firm and supportive ally of Pakistan as it does with the United States and reminds Pakistan that while the War on Terror has placed seemingly intolerable burdens on Pakistani society, it can only be won by co-operating hand in glove with regional allies and with the United States. Pakistan and Western allies must cultivate a relationship of mutual trust that can withstand the pressures of war and the occasional drone attack. This relationship should not be transactional but lasting and rooted to the values we stand together to protect such as democracy and the rule of law. Fighting terrorism is a common interest, a common goal and one that should be approached with collective focus.
 
 
 
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