U.S. Hopes to Use Pakistani Tribes Against Al Qaeda
A new and classified American military proposal outlines an intensified effort to enlist tribal leaders in the frontier areas of Pakistan in the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban, as part of a broader effort to bolster Pakistani forces against an expanding militancy, American military officials said.Now I seem to recall that we supported the Mujahedeen next door in Afghanistan to fight our enemies, the Russians. Of course the result of that was al-Qaeda. Now we are going to support Pakistani tribesman to fight our enemy, al-Qaeda. The tribesman will be happy to accept our help but are probably more sympathetic to the Taliban and al-Qaeda.