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A Rare Glimpse Inside Pakistan's Ground Zero for Terrorists

World  (tags: world, politics, terrorism, society, Waziristan, news, interesting, asia )

- 1908 days ago -
A rugged swath of tribal territory nestled between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Waziristan is ground zero for some of the region's most notorious militant groups and warlords, including the Pakistani Taliban and Haqqani network.

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Süheyla C (234)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:46 pm
Thank you Cal

pam w (139)
Monday March 4, 2013, 7:28 pm
Islam...the religion of peace.


lee e (114)
Monday March 4, 2013, 8:39 pm
thanks Cal

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:12 am
Noted, thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:13 am

Many Feathers (139)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 6:49 am
Cal thanks

Gene Jacobson (290)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:50 am
"The strategy that the Pakistan army has adopted is a people-centric strategy," Hayat said. "So the more areas you've able to clear, the more infrastructure you're able to build, the more people you are able to bring back and sustain. Provide them economic opportunities. That is the measure of success."

I've heard this story before. Many times. I just hope THIS time the Pakistani government and military are truly committed to this course and that they stay the course. The Taliban will always lurk like a virus ready to explode through the region again, less than half of 1% of the people, huh? Yeah, well they sure caused an awful lot of trouble for so tiny a number. What does it say about the people of that region that the 99.5% didn't rise up and throw off the yoke of the Taliban but rather docilely accepted it as well the treatment of their girls and women? Single digits able to read and write? This is a MUCH bigger job than this story portrays and what is needed is the actual continuing resolve of the government and the military to control their own country. I do not know that I can yet believe they have the will to do so or that the are in it for the long run and it is only in the long run that this region may become free.

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:09 am
"Looking at it in a larger security context, you can't really separate development from security," said Bajwa.

Duh. Let's think about that as the U.S. infratructure is gutted by austerity.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:48 pm
For the real terrorists in Pakistan, just look at their ISI and their big brother, our CIA!

Beth S (330)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:02 pm
Sometimes I wish we could just take countries and send them off to their own planets.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:16 pm

SusanAWAY A (219)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:23 pm
noted and shared

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 12:50 am
Noted thanks
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