Remember Vietnam! At some point of time in the frustration of war in Vietnam, Americans started blaming Cambodia for providing logistic support to Viet-Cong(North Vietnamese) forces. They were not accusing the Cambodian government, not the people but just the land where viet-cong soldiers can walk through. So, American’s have to bomb Cambodia to teach a lesson to the land. Nixon called it ‘a mad man theory of war’. When bombing stopped, a communist army, led by Pol Pot, came out of the jungle. And the year zero begun.
I fear if the history is repeating itself in Af-Pak. Is the next pol pot coming? I have heard Pakistani Taliban are much worse than Taliban.