October 30, 2006

HOW'S THAT TRUCE WORKING OUT FOR YA?:

Pakistanis kill 80 in raid on school (AP, 10/29/06)

Pakistani troops backed by missile-firing helicopters on Monday launched their deadliest-ever attack against suspected militants, killing 80 people and destroying a purported al-Qaeda-linked training facility, the military said.

If correct, the death toll in the remote northern tribal-dominated Bajur district, close to the Afghan border, would be the highest ever for any single military operation targeting purported Islamic terrorists in Pakistan. [...]

The attack came two days after 5,000 pro-Taliban tribesmen held an anti-American rally near Damadola.

It also coincided with the Monday's planned signing of a peace deal between Bajur tribal leaders and the military along the lines of an accord signed earlier this year in nearby North Waziristan, which aims at stopping militants operating in the area and crossing into Afghanistan. U.S. and Afghan officials believe the deal could make North Waziristan a terrorist haven.


Only their whackos and ours actually think its a bad thing to turn these regions int free-fire zones under the guise of safe areas.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 30, 2006 8:47 AM
Comments

All of this works out fine if we eventually go in and kill them. It turns out to be a nightmare if we lack the political will to do so.

Posted by: Bruno at October 30, 2006 10:09 AM

Why would we go do it when it's the Paks' problem?

Posted by: oj at October 30, 2006 11:14 AM

oj. I believe this will be Bush's legacy. It's not necessary for us to get involved in every situation. Let the neighbors police their own problem areas.

Posted by: erp at October 30, 2006 4:48 PM

We're always involved, we just needn't do the killing.

Posted by: oj at October 30, 2006 5:25 PM
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