18 February 2010

As the worm turns

Looks like the Pakistani intelligence apparatus has finally decided to take its cranium out of a certain bodily orifice...

-- KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two senior Taliban leaders have been arrested in recent days inside Pakistan, officials said Thursday, as American and Pakistani intelligence agents continued to press their offensive against the group’s leadership after the capture of the insurgency’s military commander last month.

The arrests come on the heels of the capture of Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s military commander and the deputy to Mullah Mohammed Omar, the movement’s founder.
This could get pretty interesting.

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Afghan commander Gen Mohiudin Ghori said his soldiers had seen Taliban fighters placing women and children on the roofs of buildings and firing from behind them.

"They are trying to get us to fire on them and kill the civilians."
Despicable.


2 comments:

JA Goneaux said...

Ironically, this could be the "Obama factor"...i.e., the "mad cowboy" Bush is gone, but Obama doesn't appear to be slowing down on the Taliban front, either. The devil you know, you know?

I think the Pakistanis finally realize that if they don't do something about this cancer now, it will "blow back" on them.

Neo Conservative said...

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"jag says... it will 'blow back' on them."

even "the one" has to realise what's at stake here.

people sometimes forget that pakistan has a significant inventory of nuclear weapons... this is one instance where jihadi intervention could conceivably 'blow back' on all of us.

i wonder what president mcdreamy had to offer the pakistanis... to get off their asses and bag these guys.

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