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Taliban are no longer at the Peshawar’s gates

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They are inside: In fact they have arrived “in broad daylight on the back of pick-up trucks, brandishing automatic weapons, and threatening owners of music stores to close down. “They had long hair and flowing beards, and were carrying Kalashnikovs. They told me to close down the shop or face the consequences,” said Abdul Latif, a clean-shaven 20-year-old, whose video store received a visit from the vigilantes last week. “I asked police for help but they said they are helpless,” he said“.

Noblesse Oblige writes about how Baitullah Mehsud is working to achieve victory:

Baitullah’s marshaling of Pashtun tribal nationalism is a troubling development with potential to create great harm to Pakistan, and to drive a wedge between the current government and Nato. They are continuing to work through student groups, political and religious groups in the moderate urban areas of Pakistan in an effort to Talibanize the nation and replicate the Iranian Revolution. It’s bound to fail as the Sindh and Punjab will not allow rule by tribals over the long run, no matter how fractional the factions within the government become. In their latest move it appears that they are attempting to move on Peshawar, one of Pakistan’s major cities, and a favorite haunt of Osama Bin Laden.

Of course, not all news are bad: for example, Germany has voted overwhelmingly in favor of sending more troops to Afghanistan. Sarkozy has also promised to continue “shoulder to shoulder” with the US-led coalition. Canada has also announced to increase Canadian commitment through to 2011. Australian Labour has also stated they will be sending more troops to Afghanistan. New Zealand has already sent more troops.

But is there any good news coming from inside Pakistan-Afghanistan? Well, there is a Facebook group praising Baitullah Mehsud.😯 Some days ago, Brig Mark Caleton-Smith considered the good news inside Afghanistan, who were, according him in hte brink of defeat as in the past two years an estimated 7,000 Taliban have been killed, the majority in southern and eastern Afghanistan. But it is the “very effective targeted decapitation operations” that have removed “several echelons of commanders”.

Looks like Pakistani Govt has begun to do something finally. But NATO has already warned that nothing will change in Afghanistan if Al-Qaeda continues having a sanctuary in Pakistani frontier.

Related posts:
The Afghan-Pakistani problem.
Pakistani forces attack Taliban stronghold.

Written by Claudia

June 29, 2008 at 6:41 pm

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  1. […] blogfreeworld in Islamism, terrorism. trackback I wrote about the fight the Talibans are giving outside (and inside) Peshawar, but that’s not the only fight we are seeing there. Talibans are also killing up to 30 shia […]

  2. […] are good news, because not very long ago, the Talibans were inside Peshawar, killing innocent Shia Muslims, because they didn’t agree with them. Respect and freedom […]


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