With the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) publicly denying any role in the deadly bombing of a key Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore the mystery of exactly who is responsible continues to grow. Who is taking the brunt of the backlash from the attack, however, is not, as eyes turn squarely to the US.
“America is killing Muslims in Afghanistan and our tribal areas, and the militants are attacking Pakistan to express anger against the government for supporting America,” one Lahore resident told the Associated Press. Several others expressed similar sentiments.
One has to wonder as to whether the complete destabilization of Pakistan is the US goal here.
The US activities in Pakistan, including the killing and wounding of many civilians in the drone attacks, might well lead one to that conclusion.