Tag Archive 'Musharraf'

Aug 19 2008

As I Suspected, Musharraf’s Resignation Was Part Of Pak Deal Continue To Hunt Terrorists

Yep, Musharraf stepped down in return for a pledge from Pakistan to hunt al-Qaeda and the Taliban: Diplomatic sources in Washington described President Bush as Mr Musharraf’s “last holdout” in the US capital. Others in the Bush administration — including Vice-President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — had long given up on […]

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Aug 18 2008

Pakistan’s Awakening Is Growing As Local Tribes Ally With Government And Hunt Down Militants – Updated!

It does seem that the Pakistan Tribal Awakening is taking root and spreading in the tribal regions of Pakistan known as the FATA and the NWFP. I noted in one post yesterday how tribes in one area of the NWFP province had set up security details and hunted down Taliban militants in their region.   […]

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Aug 11 2008

When Was Zawahiri Audio Tape Made?

One key question I have regarding the latest Zawahiri audio tape – his first ever in English – is when was it made and is it authentic. It is clear Pakistan is in a fight for its soul, and there are forces inside the Pakistan Government which want to destabilize the democratic government and replace […]

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Jul 02 2008

Curious Coincidence: Bin Laden, Bajaur Agency, US Missiles In The News

Updated! Lots of discussions today on whether we could target Bin Laden with a drone if we discovered his hide out (see here and here). From the second link we read this: Pakistan long ago gave Washington the right to launch an immediate Predator drone strike on Osama bin Laden, without first notifying Islamabad, if […]

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Jul 02 2008

US Special Forces In Pakistan – For Months Now

The International Herald Tribune (IHT) ran a reasonable article (for them) recently on the al-Qaeda and Taliban forces who retreated from Afghanistan into the Pakistan area and efforts over the years to deal with them. I want to take some key information from that article to lay out the case that we are seeing the […]

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Jun 15 2008

Pakistan’s Wake Up Call – No Harboring Terrorists!

If the fools in Pakistan’s new government actually thought the world would be OK with ‘peace’ treaties with militants on their soil which promised Pakistan would not be attacked but other nations like Afghanistan and the US could be attacked they were bigger fools than I thought.  Either as allies of the terrorists or victims […]

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