Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by whitecity, Nov 10, 2008.
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At least someone is taking the war to AQ.....
This is news?
If they are taking the war to Pakistan then they are obviously not taking enough of it there. A nice fat juicy one on one of these indoctrination centres on the border would be a help.
Bears, woods and toilet habits spring to mind over this
Have journos missed the news lately about the raid into Syria and missile attacks on Pakistani madrassas?
If it emerged Russia had been doing the same thing with reguard to its militant problem, I've no doubt W.C. would be churping on about Russia's 'right to self defence'.
This incident springs to mind:
It may come as a surprise to some, but my thoughts on reading the piece were simply that somebody (probably military or CIA) has decided to directly implicate the political leadership (Rumsfeld and Bush) in this now - rather than take the rap once Obama arrives with a different set of spectacles.
As regards to comparison to Russian actions, well, when Russia raids Ukraine or Czech Rep for arming Georgia, or Iraq or Turkey for facilitating Islamic extremists in the Caucuses, I guess we could discuss equivalences.
So you a really comparing peacetime arms sale to the harboring and support of terrorists?
Obama's already stated he will bomb AQ centres in Pakistan if the Pakis don't take any action themselves.
Does that mean we will soon be seeing Apache gunships flying over East London and Bradford then?
Do the Luftwaffe have a more pressing engagement?
Er No - East London is mostly Bangladeshi's now Manchester.........
And therin lies the potential problem; the Septics don't have a large Pakistani community(IIRC). We do. Any large-scale attack on Pakistan will leave thousands of p1ssed off Pakis in the UK. While the vast majority will restrict themselves to protest marches etc, there could a significant minority determined to take the Magic Carpet Ride to Paradise...
I'm not saying hitting AQ inside Pakistan is a bad idea. Just pointing out that the Septics will have less of a problem to deal with at home than we do.
All conjecture at this point anyway; Obama, like all politician's, talks a good game. For example, he also promised a new "Civilian Security Force as powerful as the Military." And I don't see that happening any time soon.
In this case CIA won and Russian secret services lost. It appeared that American agents monitored the operation from begin to the end. Well done.
However, Russian agents who got life terms in the jail were released soon. Relation between Russia and Qatar are very good and we are creating (along with Iran) something like 'gas OPEC'. Chechen separatist Yandarbiyev got his 72 virgins...
Edited to add. Another Chechen separatist (mr.Zakayev) is living in London. If our American friends think that they have right for special operations in foreign countries then it is not forbidden for other contries as well.
#2 on the FSB Assassination list apparently.
He should perhaps take up a formal post in the Chechen Embassy in Kabul, then perhaps the FSB can have a fair old crack at him?
Of course, we can neither deny nor confirm that SF Ops take place inside Russia.
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