Pakistan moves troops in preperation for attack
Pakistan's military called back troops on leave and placed all personnel on active duty Friday, military sources said.I think the recent discovery of another ISI plot in the Kashmir region triggered this latest move. Some of those caught in the new terror plot were supposedly Pakistan soldiers. If this was an ISI plot it appears to have achieved its strategic objective of pulling Pakistan army forces from the fight against the Taliban on the Afghan border.
The country's armed forces have been on high alert in anticipation of a possible conflict with India following the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
"Pakistan has taken the minimum defensive measures," said a source in the military. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
When asked to explain what those defensive measures are, he declined to comment.
One military analyst said Pakistani troops have been deployed to border areas with India where ground incursions are likely.
In New Delhi on Friday, three military chiefs briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the security situation.
The US response to this should be to increase pressure on the Taliban in the Pakistan sanctuaries and on those threatening our supply lines. I think the supply line attacks and the attacks on India are intended to relieve the pressure on the Taliban sanctuaries. They are all interrelated. The ISI double gamers are very active right now and it would be a good time to figure out who they are and deal with them.
AFP reports India has advised it citizens against travel to Pakistan. This may be tied to an report of an attack on a Lahore hotel that Pakistan sources blame on India.
Bill Roggio now reports that a Taliban commander has taken credit for the attack in Lahore that the government has blamed on India.