Recent figures state that the Taliban control up to 54% of the Country and many villages are welcoming them, seeing no improved security from coalition forces. New leadership in Pakistan may not be so co operative with the West, after many Pakistanis were opposed to Musharaffs war on terror, against fellow Muslims. On top of all this, the tragic deaths of ten French Paras will serve to strenghten the resolve of the French people to withdraw it's troops from what they see as another pointless conflict. To make matters worse the incident occurred not too far from the supposedly secure area of Kabul. What will happen if Pakistan fail to pursue Taliban within it's own borders ? If the French withdraw, will this set a precedent for other countries who are disillusioned ? Can we expect to see a Saigon style takeover of Kabul by the Taliban ?