Originally Posted by Fusion
Imran: I will pick a gun and fight the US with Taliban
"I love Pakistan, but now where do I go for justice? Is there a court of law that will compensate me? No. I would pick up a gun now and fight. And who will I pick up a gun for? The Taliban. I don't like the Taliban. But I will join them, because that is how I will seek justice"
Imran: No threat to Pakistan from Taliban idealogy
The militants themselves, who behead supposed spies and drive out development workers or teachers, are increasingly unpopular. Yet Khan calls the violence a "fight for Pashtun solidarity against a foreign invader". He insists "there is not a threat to Pakistan from Taliban ideology".
PEWS, still assume the same thing?
You are taking quotes out of context.
It seems that people will do anything but acknowledge the fact that occupying someone else's country and dropping bombs on them is going to result in this. What's so hard to understand about this? Now whether you believe the occupation is justified or not is a different matter..but if you are going to occupy someone's land, be prepared to face aggression from them because one thing we can gather from reading History is..people generally don't welcome invaders with flowers and red carpet.
Now before anyone calls me a Taliban as well.. I am not supporting anyone here..all I am saying is based on my observation and understanding of world history..foreign invasion and occupation has always faced resistance..whether it was the great Romans conquerors facing resistance from the Gauls or current US military facing resistance from the Taliban.. Hence I totally understand what Khan is saying..The world has always functioned in this way because imperialist powers invading other lands and people have always existed..war is not a recent phenomena..what is hard for some people today to grasp is that our so called civilized world is not all that different from what we call the uncivilized and barbaric world of the past.