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Pakistan: 100 die in 'Taliban' suicide bombings

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by wistahpatsfan, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. wistahpatsfan

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    And the carnage begins as the established military dictatorship struggles with the populist Taliban fundamentalists for control of the nuclear warheads. Looks like we'll be shipping more advanced weaponry to the junta to support "democracy in the Middle East".

    "The Taliban claimed responsibility for dual suicide bombings at a Pakistani military arms factory on Thursday that police say killed 100 people and wounded 80 others...

    It was the second deadly suicide attack in the country since President Pervez Musharraf resigned Monday. It was the second deadly suicide attack in the country since President Pervez Musharraf resigned Monday. Pakistani analyst Muhammad Amir Rana said Thursday's strikes was the deadliest suicide attack in the Islamabad-Rawalpindi area..."


    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/21/pakistan.blast/index.html
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    Which military dictatorship, Mushy is gone and the civilian gov is running the show????
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    So does this mean that you want Mushareff back, or similar, since he was more hard lined in these matters?

    Clearly the Taliban is going to test the new governments toughness & strength, now that Mush is gone. Unfortunately there is a leadership bubble right now, since there are a couple of party's fighting to be top dog. Luckily the military is somewhat autonomic in that it's loyalties lie more with it's generals, than to any single politician. The populace is where the problems are. Will such bombings serve to turn them against the Taliban, or the government that is fighting to establish itself.


    With all that is going on in the world, you really start to wonder about Nostradameus and his prophecy. Hmmm....
  4. wistahpatsfan

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    You're making my point!
    I'm for a freely elected government that in turn, controls the military. There can be no "democracy" when the military can do whatever it wants. Where do you think the Taliban derive their popular support from?

    And no...I never give a thought to the vague prophesies of a medieval scizophrenic.
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    Well, we're all for a freely elected government that controls the military. Just so long as that freely elected government is stable enough to manage it's nukes.
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    Especially when we stocked them up with the tech to build those nukes. Hindsight is 20/20 I guess.:(

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