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Pakistan strikes at the Taliban

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by PLC1, May 11, 2009.

  1. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 20, 2007
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    The Golden State
    Pakistan Pounds Taliban, Swelling Tide of Refugees

    This is a turn of events that does, at least, raise some hopes.

    What do you think? Will the Pakistanis be successful at routing the Taliban?

    What do you think the US response should be?
  2. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
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    I would imagine that containment would be a better goal? These NWF tribes are deeply religious whilst the rest of Pakistan does not hold with the Taliban interpretation - a clash of culture within a culture.

    .....this is the result of the US response. Obama wanted the Pakistan government to re-assert itself over these frontier provinces where government writ is weak and law is that of the holder of the gun. The US wanted the advance of the Taliban within Pakistan halted, contained and dealt with....this is whats happening now.

    The losers of course are the poor civilians, as usual...........SNAFU

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