binLaden-istan?

I guess I’m going to continue with social-political commentary on the question of modernity, Islam, GWOT (Global War on Terrorism), Iraq, etc.

In that vein, check out this very disturbing article about the radicalization of the Pashtun regions of Western Pakistan in the WashingtonPost by Ahmed Rashid, expert on the Taliban.

The idea that binLaden is on the run is sadly propaganda. As Rashid notes, he’s operating openly in NW Pakistan. He is rebuilding bases, gaining recruits, spreading the message of global jihad. The Taliban also are re-solidying their positions in these areas outside the control of the Pakistani state.

As the article maintains, just as in Iraq, we had enough troops, expertise to knock out the enemy, but not enough to win the peace.

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Published in: on February 26, 2006 at 4:54 am  Leave a Comment  

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