MANY BERATED "THE WAZIRISTAN ACCORD" (SIGNED LAST OCTOBER) BETWEEN MUSHARRAF AND THE TRIBES. THEY SAID HE WAS CAPITULATING.
I DISAGREED; I ALONE SAID THAT IT REALLY JUST HERALDED A NEW TRIBAL STRATEGY - ONE WHICH WOULD CO-OPT THE TRIBES INTO FIGHTING AND ELIMINATING THE FOREIGN FIGHTERS.
MUSHARRAF JUST SIGNED ANOTHER SIMILAR ACCORD WITH OTHER TRIBAL LEADERS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE TRIBAL REGIONS ON THE BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN.
AND THE SAME NAYSAYERS ARE REPEATEING THEIR DEFEATIST ATTACKS. THEY WERE WRONG IN OCTOBER AND THEY ARE WRONG NOW.
THIS BBC NEWS ITEM IS FURTHER PROOF:
50 people have been killed after rising tension between local tribesmen and foreign militants in north-west Pakistan erupted into fierce fighting. Heavy shelling has raged since Monday near Wana in the South Waziristan tribal area close to Afghanistan.THIS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN IRAQ'S ANBAR PROVINCE: THE SUNNI TRIBES ARE ATTACKING AL QAEDA, AND KILLING THEM AND EXPELLING THEM - SEE HERE AND HERE AND HERE.
Most of those killed were militants from Uzbekistan suspected of links with al-Qaeda, officials said.
THIS PROVES THAT I WAS RIGHT. AND I FEEL THAT THIS TRIBAL STRATEGY - ALONG WITH THE TWO SURGES, (THE BAGHDAD SURGE AND THE AFGHAN SPRING SURGE), WILL DEFEAT THE ENEMY IN BOTH OF THESE TRIBAL REGIONS.