Now that Land of the Pure's audacious skirt flirt in Kabul combat with something something nation/state sovereignty and failure to enforce the wicked woman worshipping West's concept of Writ of State (often whispered to be aided and abottabad abetted by creepy shadowy cats in Pakistan's ISI) has flashed the world, is it time for Great Satan to finally get mean and scary?
Oh, it is so! All the cool kids knew eons ago the AF part of AFPAK is about as good as it can get - until (unless) certain 'no go zones' across the magical Durand line are violently xform'd into combat zones.
As best understood the combat in K'bul was the murderous work of those murderous Paki Haqqies that magically appeared from right next door in Pakistan.
Maybe it's time to return the fave?
Great Satan's DefSec Uncle Leon reminded lottie dottie everybody that Americans are crazy and kinda unpredictable in war time.
"Time and again we've urged the Pakistanis to exercise their influence over these kinds of attacks from the Haqqanis. And we have made very little progress in that area. The message they need to know is: we're going to do everything we can to defend our forces. These kinds of attacks -- sporadic attacks and assassination attempts -- are more a reflection of the fact that they're losing their ability to be able to attack our forces on a broader scale."
"I'll just let you know that we are not going to allow these kinds of attacks to go on. I'm not going to talk about how we're going to respond."
Oooh! Oooh! Pick me! Pick me!
From fun and friendly to down and dirty could run a gamut of game.
Convincing Kashmir lusting India centric ex ISI cat General Kayani to lay off the Cold Start bong for a bit and getting crunk on doing PAK army annihilate Hagqqies wherever found. Yup, it dang sho will up the panty ante on violence in Land of the Pure, so what?
Prob less heartache than Great Satan dominating the air and hooking up FOP's inside Land of the Pure proper, while the world alternately worries and lols.
Ramping up Drones Gone Wild with cruise missiles and using SOF cats and spy guys n girls in what darling Nicky Libya caveats as "Wild Blue Yonder + Opresso Libre = Victory"
Or even a go for the throat General Sherman action ~ stomping their guts out with a Surge of American GI's right next door backed up with overwhelming air power. In a wonderfully way - they would be withdrawing from Afghanistan, nicht wahr?
Ultimately the ultimate action might be all of the above with the tingly climax of seizing all Pakistan's new clear weaponry and dismantling Pakistan as a nation state. Great Satan could recoup cash and bling bling wasted on Land of the Pure by selling all the warheads to Little Satan, Nippon, Taiwan and SoKo - at a slight mark up (after all, we are not bolsheviks) and as ebberdobby knows - new clear democrazies are wonderfully crunk with nation state to nation state stability.
Pic - "Hey! What d'y'all reckon the Campaign Medal will look like?"