There’s jubilation in Pakistan, after terrorists attacked a Lahore police academy After storming the academy, Pakistani troops (who were backed by helicopters and probably outnumbered the terrorists 50 to 1) waved their guns in the air in celebration.
Hate to break the festive mood in America’s ace ally in the war on terror, but it’s no victory when 850 police cadets lack the training, equipment and motivation to fight off a dozen gunmen. To add insult to injury, the terrorists likely belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Kashmiri separatist group that conducted the Mumbai massacre and was trained by Pakistani intelligence to fight India (just like the CIA trained the Taliban to fight the Soviets).
Maybe it’s a victory because this time the gunmen didn’t escape, unlike the attack earlier this month on the Sri Lankan cricket team that killed six Pakistani policemen. But with the Taliban controlling the tribal areas and Lashkar-e-Taiba striking at will, what does Pakistan’s government control? Other than atomic weapons, of course.