19 August 2008

A new day dawns in Pakistan

Now the fun really begins...

The portents are not encouraging. The coalition between the Pakistan People’s party (PPP) of the assassinated former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, and the Pakistan Muslim League faction (PML-N) headed by another former premier, Nawaz Sharif, is more a shotgun marriage than a strategic partnership.

Now they have ended Mr Musharraf’s thinly disguised military rule, Pakistan’s two traditional parties, populist in rhetoric and feudal in structure, may revert to their normal condition of visceral hostility.

Ms Bhutto and Mr Sharif each had two turns in government and messed up spectacularly, making Mr Musharraf’s 1999 coup welcome to many Pakistanis. To avoid the same fate, the PPP, now under Ms Bhutto’s husband, Asif Ali Zardari, and the PML-N must act decisively.

UPDATE: Whaddaya mean... we just fixed all that
At least 25 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a hospital in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, police say.

"We have carried out the attack in retaliation for the government's actions in Bajaur," he said.

"Musharraf may be gone but his policies remain."

LAST WORD: They're like busy little beavers...

...of death.
A bomb at a police college east of the Algerian capital, Algiers, has killed 43 people and injured a further 38, the interior ministry says.

An attacker drove a car full of explosives into the school's entrance, witnesses told the AFP news agency.


Anonymous said...


300,000 flee as jihadis attackedFont August 18, 2008

ISLAMABAD: A human tide of more than 300,000 civilians has fled the al-Qa'ida badlands, amid indications that the fighting there has reached unprecedented levels, with the Pakistani army using massive firepower to attack jihadi militant strongholds.


Neo Conservative said...

coming soon... to a neighbourhood near you.


Rose said...

The religion of pieces is at it again, it's going to be a blood bath over there. I wish we could get the Christians out, they'll be the first to be slaughtered in the name of Allah of course.