Stop being a kn0b.This was the bit I seemed to remember, the Pakistani army going into the swat valley and some of the other tribally administered areas a few years ago. the taliban weren’t too keen on it apparently
Months after declaring victory in South Waziristan and the Swat Valley, the army has been forced to reopen campaigns after militants seeped back in.www.nytimes.com
You can’t just switch that kind of thing off you know, im not a machine.Stop being a kn0b.
DD... not suggesting it will actually happen... I posed it more as a question. But then again - I remember CENTO... alliances change, dynamics change.You can’t just switch that kind of thing off you know, im not a machine.
I was just saying that it’s not clear cut. I don’t agree with @Busterdog either in that they’ll become America’s ally. What I reckon they will do is use any advantage they can (in this case Trumps separate goals to end the war and defeat isis) to get power, concessions or money out of the US in order to further their aims.
If Pakistan don’t like this the fact that they were based there, funded from there or even grew up there won’t matter and they’ve demonstrated that in the past.
Could that explain why the Taliban claim that Daesh have been 'rescued' by the Kabul government?“The enemy of my enemy“ etc. ......
So the lazy c0nts won't fight in the hot or cold?Interestingly, following the US operation to take out a certain Iranian General in Iraq, there has not been much of a reaction in Kabul by any of the usual suspects or organisations. In fact it has been rather quiet. Mind you the current temperatures of + 6 during the day and down to -8 at night and a bit of snow might be helping to keep the rascals at home.
It was reported widely, not just in the UK that the plane was a civilian commercial one. This was the Afghan Government that had put this out. Now the BBC's fault.When they say the Revolution will not be televised, is that dependant on which channel you're watching?
Maybe there have been 2-planes brought down in Afghanistan today, or maybe the British media really does deserve its title as the least trusted in Europe
Either way, Rest-in-Peace to those killed and sleepless nights to the silly $%^&ers who still have US / NATO forces deployed there supporting a bunch of bandits in Kabul (check @SIGARHQ to see where the context of that last comment comes from)
At 10.0am today the BBC reported an Ariana Airlines plane crash in Ghazni, Eastern Afghanistan:
At 10:30am, the daily fail reported a Boeing plane with 83-people on board crashing in Afghanistan
At 3.0pm today the Chinese People's Daily reported a US military plane shot down over Ghazni, Eastern Afghanistan
The BBC's updated report (same link as my post above) says:It was reported widely
So the BBC published a report of a civilian airliner crashing without waiting for confirmation from the airline.Afghan authorities had initially said the crash plane belonged to state-owned airline Ariana, but the company quickly said all its planes were accounted for.
There are at least 41 groups of dissidents in Afghanistan, not all are related to Pakistan.I think the talibans (and there are enough different flavours for me not to understand all the different dynamics) relationship with Pakistan is pretty transactional.
Which seems like something of a trait in the region
And how many other news publications do the same thing. All the time you see "Breaking" and "There are reports of" in the same story. There were reports of a civilian plane that had crashed and this was said by the Afghan government.The BBC's updated report (same link as my post above) says:
So the BBC published a report of a civilian airliner crashing without waiting for confirmation from the airline.
Call me pedantic if you like, but that strikes me as something so basic you'd fail a GCSE journalism exam for doing it
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