November 15, 2010

WHAT MORE COULD WE ASK?:

Interview with Terrorism Expert Bruce Riedel: Coup in Pakistan 'A Real Possibility' (Der Spiegel, 11/14/10)

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Some people believe a jihadist takeover is already more likely in Pakistan than in Afghanistan.

Riedel: I don't think it is imminent or inevitable. It is probably not even the most likely outcome. But for the first time, it is a real possibility. It could come in one of two ways. The Pakistani Taliban insurgence could grow and grow and grow, or, more likely, you could have a coup from inside the military by jihadist sympathizers. There is a lot of unrest in the Pakistani army because of their ongoing operations against militants. We could wake up one morning and have another Zia ul-Haqq in power in Pakistan, a committed jihadist, only this time without the Soviet Union as his enemy.


...than that the enemy make out target acquisition easy?

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 15, 2010 5:52 AM
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