Pakistans tribes on brink of civil war with government

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http://www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/middle_east_full_story.asp?service_ID=7539
In western Pakistan more than 3,000 people fled a desert town as a rumbling conflict between tribesmen and President Pervez Musharraf's government stands on the brink of exploding into all-out civil war.

Last week a battle in the town of Dera Bugti, 400 miles south-west of Islamabad, resulted in the death of some 45 people, including eight soldiers from the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force charged with maintaining order in the tribal areas.
 
#2
Really seems like the tribes are getting mighty pissed off about Musharif's war on bin laden et al.

You been swatting up on islamic/middle east news PTP? You going somewhere soon? :twisted:
 
#3
The tribal territories never considered any outside government as legitimate. The British never tried to achive dominance over them and came to an understanding. By tradition they fought any invader and I don't suppose that they recogize the presant Packistani government more then any other "Invader".
john
 

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