Pakistan Wants its Go To Salafi proxy army to do peace talks?
Basically the most odd story ever about the Taliban, to me. Frankly I have read this story about Pakistan prepping them for peace talks. Many may say the Pakistani government is trying to get on the Liberty side of the War On Salafism. However, Pakistan’s state sponsorship of Jihad is well known. But before we can get into assessing Pakistan and whether they are a friend or a foe, what is Salafism?
Basically, Salafism is the ideology not just of taking the Islamic religion to religious fanatic extremes, but mainly of working to build a planetary empire based on these extremes.
Time to assess the Pakistani regime
What does Pakistan do to sponsor the Salafis? Frankly, what they did in the middle 1990s was actively sponsor the Taliban usurp of Afghanistan. Without the support of Pakistan, their usurp of Afghanistan would perhaps have not happened. However, India is also a victim of Pakistan-sponsored terror. That’s Pakistan sponsoring revolts in a part of India called Kashmir. It was unknown whether Pakistan severed all ties to the Taliban over 9/11, until now. Recently we have found they have no such interest, but why would they sever all ties?
In essence, I can tell you why they would not. Pakistan would never abandon the Taliban because they share the same brand of Salafism. This brand is called Deobandi, which itself has two styles. The nationally imperial style in Afghanistan, and the globally imperial style in Pakistan.
Lastly, there is the status of individual liberty in Pakistan: there is none. Culturally, this PDF finds them to have “Very Low Moral Freedom”. But as for economics, Cato and Fraser Institutes find Pakistan among the world’s “Least Free” economies.
How should America deal with Pakistan?
Personally, and knowing what I know now, I think America should have launched a heavily principled War On Salafism; with Saudi Arabia and Pakistan as primary targets, more so the former than the latter. Why? Because We The People have been attacked first and thus have the moral right to fight Salafi Empire philosophy. But what do I mean by “principled”?
As opposed to the severely unprincipled foreign policy we have now, we need a colorfully principled policy of Defensive Posture and Free Trade. Basically free trade, in this foreign policy I say we need, is unilaterally lowering foreign economies’ tariffs and regulations to zero. Okay so let’s get back on topic. Frankly, in this context, defensive posture abstains from nation building and makes the military avoid nannying people overseas. The job of a libertarian regime’s military is to defend people from terrorism and genocide, including both imminent and latent threats of these. Nothing else. For example, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are imminent terrorism threats to the human species while Iran is, put rather simply, a latent threat of genocide to humanity.