Author: Wilson John
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129115348
Coming Blowback is an attempt to test the conventional wisdom about Pakistan and its War on Terror.
Reaching beyond the headlines and banners, the book documents, and investigates, what the War on Terror has missed so far. It nudges the surface of news and events that crowd the public space to reveal the maggots of destruction which are running through the veins of today’s Pakistan. The book details the growth of terrorist groups like LeT and their concerted attempts, supported by the State, to penetrate the innards of the civil society, transforming Jinnah’s Pakistan into AI Qaida’s launching pad for global jihad.
Today’s War on Terror is merely shadow boxing. The real war against terror will have to be fought on the streets of Lahore and Karachi; and it cannot be fought by the Army but by the people of Pakistan.
‘In its entire history, Pakistan founding father Jinnah’s vision of a modern, democratic state has never had a chance before the onrush of this hydra-headed juggernaut, the army–ISI combine, fuelled as it is by fanaticism, corporate greed, and lust for power. The single most important task before Pakistan’s citizen’s and its civilian leaders is to break up this cabal.’
1. Battleground of Ideas
2. Ghost Schools
3. Shadow Warriors
4. New ‘Mujahids’
5. Radical Force
6. Musharraf’s Legacy
7. Impact on Pakistan and India
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