On the face of it, the blasts in Peshawar and Timergara on Monday cannot be related to the Americans' War on Terror. One is another attack against a US Consulate, the other against the ANP. However, because the ANP has chosen to align itself with the USA, it must be assumed that both acts were episodes in the War. The Timergara blast in Lower Dir, which killed 52 and injured 100, took place when a suicide bomber blasted himself at an ANP rally which was being held to celebrate the renaming of the province from the North-West Frontier Province to Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa. It has again shown that the renaming, which is taking place by an amendment to the Constitution, should only have taken place after a proper consultative process, which included the people of the old Hazara Division, who do not speak Pushto. In fact, such a process would also have to include the capital of the province, howsoever named, because it is essentially a Hindko-speaking city. However, that is not why it is in the news, but because an attempt was made on the US Consulate there. Though the Consulate escaped, eight people were killed and 28 injured in the consecutive blasts. The USA should realise that it has undertaken certain actions, which have meant a reaction in the form of this particular blowback. Its mission in Peshawar has escaped so far, but it may not go on forever, and attempts will go on being made so long as the USA continues its occupation of Afghanistan, right next-door to Peshawar. Also, as the Tehrik-Taliban Pakistan spokesman said, the attack must be viewed as a response to the drone attacks on the tribal areas, which have taken such a heavy toll of lives of Pakistani citizens. The USA must view the attacks on its allies as attacks on itself, not that those are ceasing. However, the government should not await a change in the American policies towards the Muslims, the Muslim lands it occupies, and Pakistan, but it should change its policies at once, and prevent the further spilling of the blood of Pakistanis.