Bomb The Right Guys, Bomb The Wrong Guys

The madness that is Afghanistan and Pakistan consists of ongoing bombings and shootings in which identifying the right or wrong guys who are the object of the attack present difficulties for anyone involved in combat. The Pakistan Chief of Staff, General Kayani, apologized to local residents of the Kokikhel tribe for the accidental bombing which resulted in the deaths of over 60 people. Ironically, this tribe was actively engaged in fighting the Taliban so assaulting them is hardly the best way to defeat the enemy. Even more ironic is that many members of this tribe are currently serving in the Pakistan military.

This area of Pakistan is barely under the control of government forces and there is dependence on tribes to maintain law and order. Perhaps, the first order of the day is don’t shoot the good guys!