Pakistan has become a global jihad factory, says B. Raman, a former Indian intelligence official. “Recently I read in the media a memo had been recorded by Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, in which he reportedly expressed exasperation over the fact that the more the number of jihadi terrorists the US forces put out of action in Afghanistan and Iraq, the more the number of jihadi terrorists who come out of the madrassas [Islamic schools] to replace them. He did not mention the country in which these madrassas are located. From the context of the memo, it was apparent these madrassas are the madrassas in Pakistan.”
Pakistan. Like Saudi Arabia, another friend and ally of the United States. Ultimately these are two alliance that are going to have to be reevaluated if we really want to defeat terrorism.