Thought this story deserved a thread of its own. On FP From bad to worse By Anand Gopal My bold, so basically the Afghan talibans are losing control of Pakistani beards. There'd been some resigned talk of a drawdown in 2014 leading to a return to the civil war as we found it, this may be optimistic, it could be worse than that. These guys have been using the same techniques to stir up the Punjab with some success. Also negotiating with Afghan taliban trying to burnish nationalist was hard enough, further fragmentation and these Pakistani bam pots could make that impossible.