October 29, 2007

IF YOU PACIFY WAZIRISTAN... (via Luciferous):

Pakistan plans all-out war on militants (Syed Saleem Shahzad, 10/19/07, Asia Times)

An all-out battle for control of Pakistan's restive North and South Waziristan is about to commence between the Pakistani military and the Taliban and al-Qaeda adherents who have made these tribal areas their own.

According to a top Pakistani security official who spoke to Asia Times Online on condition of anonymity, the goal this time is to pacify the Waziristans once and for all. All previous military operations - usually spurred by intelligence provided by the Western coalition - have had limited objectives, aimed at specific bases or sanctuaries or blocking the cross-border movement of guerrillas. Now the military is going for broke to break the back of the Taliban and a-Qaeda in Pakistan and reclaim the entire area.


...there is a Pakistan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2007 7:27 PM
Comments

I wonder how long it will be before the New York Times breathlessly announces how much assistance we are giving Pakistan in this?

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 30, 2007 7:07 AM

Mikey:

The NYT is too interested in promoting the dreaded Waziri winter.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 30, 2007 6:56 PM
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