The Swat operation seems like an action replay of the Jamia-Hafsa/Lal-Masjid operation, which not only culminated in widespread bloodshed and death of many innocent civilians but also showed how far our government is ready to put Pakistanis at stake to eliminate terrorists. Our army has now started yet another operation in which thousands of people have been killed and millions forced to migrate. Our government and army are blindly following America's orders without realizing what the outcome of the situation in Swat would be for the country. I appeal to the government of Pakistan to stop this game in which we can gain little and lose a lot. Let's put off this operation for now and try to resolve the matter through dialogue. -SADIYA ASGHAR, Karachi, via e-mail, May 23.