March 7, 2008

PAKISTAN IS BASICALLY LIKE THE UNION ARMY:

Pakistan's generals come down hard (Syed Saleem Shahzad , 3/08/08, Asia Times)

Cell numbers two and three in Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail and a special cell in Faisalabad Jail are earmarked for those "war on terror" inmates who have been sentenced to death. Cell number two holds prisoners from the Pakistan Air Force convicted for their involvement in an attack on Musharraf in 2004 in Rawalpindi.

Asia Times Online contacts say that soon after Baig's killing, these inmates were subjected to a new round of interrogation. The main persons interrogated were a chief technician identified only as Khalid, a senior technician named Karam Din, and a corporal technician Nasrullah. Their relatives were presented in front of them in jail and the prisoners were threatened that if they did not cooperate in helping to break terror networks, their relatives, including women, would be "roughed up" in front of them.

Subsequently, raids were carried out across the country, including at leading Islamic seminaries, and scores of suspects were rounded up, particularly from Rawalpindi, where the military conducted a massive crackdown.

The raids reinforce the conviction that there is no longer any chance for reconciliation, at least for this year, and that the Pakistan armed forces and the militants will be battling it out with full force, whether in the main cities or in the tribal areas along with North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces.


We just need to keep cycling through commanders until we find one who will fight.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 7, 2008 7:49 AM
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Let's just hope they don't have to go through a battle like Shiloh to find him.

Posted by: Bartman at March 7, 2008 9:10 AM
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