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Friday, January 19, 2007
Mullah Omar hiding in Pakistan . . .
. . . under the protection of its elite intelligence corps. Remind me again, on whose side is Pakistan?
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Reminds me of Viet Congs using Laos and Cambodia to attack Americans.
Posted by: Winston | 2007-01-19 3:37:38 PM
Maybe it's time to make good on Dick Armitage's promise to "bomb you [Pakistan] back to the stone age."
Posted by: Joan Tintor | 2007-01-19 6:03:16 PM
Well then, it's time for the Special Forces and SAS to go in and get him.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2007-01-19 6:45:35 PM
Reality is setting in. The ties between the Pakistani government and their ISI and the Taliban AND Al Qaida are still strong.
Posted by: Howard Roark | 2007-01-19 7:19:25 PM
If he's in the Waziristan border area,then he may be beyond the reach of Pakistani government forces.This area is basicly stoneage, tribal, and anarchic all the things dear to an aging taliban's heart.The US did pull off a raid that had limited success,but Pakistan had to weather the furious tribal response. The question is; if Pakistan cannot or will not act to clean up the area,then Nato forces must do it.But some way of supporting Musarafs government has to be found and carried out.
Posted by: nick | 2007-01-19 8:23:31 PM
Musaraf is playing both sides of the fence.
Posted by: Howard Roark | 2007-01-19 9:48:13 PM
No need to bomb them back to where they already exist.
Posted by: Set you free | 2007-01-20 10:37:03 AM
Hey, maybe our new Conservative member, Wajid Khan, can shed some light in the darker corners of Pakistan and suck out some of the terrorist rats cowering there and other sites in the cesspool that is the Middle East.
Posted by: Liz J | 2007-01-20 10:59:19 AM
Since Pakistan had close ties with the Talibans, it makes sense. We must also understand that Pakistan sided with USA only under a bombing threat.
The question is: can Pakistan be made a true ally? If not, a solution to the Talibans living near the border and crossing all the time to Afghanistan has to be found. Maybe a joint Pakistan USA clean up of the area. An advantage has to be found for Pakistan in order to sell such a solution.
Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2007-01-20 4:29:27 PM
Yeah, he's running Omar's Hardware; "suicide bomber vests custom made" - rehearsals once weekly - don't stand too close" Paki Security Police were beating up British Journalists last week, including two woman. I don't think the Paki's are on our side
never have, never will be. They are Allah's guys
and now supporting the Taliban to start up schools again in Afghanistan which will cause Canadian's
to be killed and maimed. MacLeod
Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2007-01-21 12:50:04 PM
Pakistan, file under "cannot be trusted".
Hope we are "blessed" with some good intelligence on that front.
Posted by: Liz J | 2007-01-21 5:17:43 PM
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