A History of Pali Literature by Bimala Churn Law

By Bimala Churn Law

This publication is in 2 volumes and has turn into a vintage in Pali reports. It presents an enormous volume of data approximately early Buddhism and approximately early Indian old background. it's a helpful reference publication for the student in addition to the final reader attracted to Buddhism.

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Last, there is a total asymmetry of priorities between the three main actors of the Pakistani side of the equation. The political actors want a normalization of relations with Afghanistan, are willing to bring peace to the area and, reflecting the views of the electorate, do not necessarily see the fight against Al Qaeda as a priority. For the US on the other hand, eliminating Al Qaeda prevails over every other consideration. Despite the official rhetoric, even stability in Afghanistan is secondary to this primary focus, or more precisely, stability in Afghanistan is important only to the extent that it is a precondition to prevent it becoming again a sanctuary for Al Qaeda.

As in Swat, in south Waziristan too almost the entire Taliban leadership and cadre has escaped. What is more, by its very nature the operation in south Waziristan was limited to targeting what the Pakistan army calls “Baitullah Mehsud’s network” of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This was the faction of the Taliban that was directing its attacks not against the US-led NATO troops in Afghanistan but against the Pakistan army and government. The more ideologically driven Taliban – based in north Waziristan and parts of Balochistan – have in fact entered into deals with the Pakistan army to not interfere in the operations in south Waziristan.

In partnering with Maulvi Nazir, the Pakistani military only opted for the lesser evil. This move also has to be related to the larger policy of a regime which is constantly using expedients to weaken or eliminate its opponents – the MQM against the Jamaat-e-Islami or/and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), one sectarian group against another sectarian organization, etc. and which, by doing so inevitably but constantly undermines its own legitimacy. The creation and use of a militant organization to counter another militant organization inevitably alter over time the state claim of monopoly on the use of legitimate violence.

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