Taliban Advancing on Islamabad

Pararegtom

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#1
This should get interesting, the goverment of Pakistan is weak and rudderless. and many of them support the Taliban. Pakistan is a Nuclear power, The taliban are 62 miles (100km) from the capital. Any thoughts on what Obama and the other western govts will consider. I dont think India will be too chuffed at the Taliban having control over nuclear weapons. there are some links on different news sites. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090425/twl-taliban-leave-pakistan-district-696b303.

htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/04/24/pakistan.taliban.control.gilani/index.html#cnnSTCText
 
#2
"Say again, all after nuclear. Over"

P-T
 
#3
Perfect storm, no? World ravaged by virulent, deadly plague, radicals take over control of a geostrategically important country...

Yeah, it does sound more and more like 1918, all over again. :p With the Taliban playing the Bolsheviks this time around. ;)
 
#5
Nuke Pakistan before they (the Taliban who are about to take control of Pakistan) nuke us!!!!
 

Pararegtom

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#6
Bossdog said:
Nuke Pakistan before they (the Taliban who are about to take control of Pakistan) nuke us!!!!
sounds easy Bossdog , what about the severel Millon Pakistani,s we have in the UK, Civil War or at least a serious uprising??

This is not an easy fix.
 
#7
This is a lot more worrisome than it seems at first glance. If the Taliban do take control of the Pakistan government all kinds of scenarios come in to effect. Obviously India will not sit idly by while Terry starts pointing Nuclear weapons in their direction. The US is not going to let a bunch of loonies take control of Nukes either. A full scale invasion may not be that far away. I wager that plans are underfoot as we speak.
 
#8
Pararegtom said:
Bossdog said:
Nuke Pakistan before they (the Taliban who are about to take control of Pakistan) nuke us!!!!
sounds easy Bossdog , what about the severel Millon Pakistani,s we have in the UK, Civil War or at least a serious uprising??

This is not an easy fix.
The easy fix would be to burn the poppy feilds :D
 
#10
Spank-it said:
This is a lot more worrisome than it seems at first glance. If the Taliban do take control of the Pakistan government all kinds of scenarios come in to effect. Obviously India will not sit idly by while Terry starts pointing Nuclear weapons in their direction. The US is not going to let a bunch of loonies take control of Nukes either. A full scale invasion may not be that far away. I wager that plans are underfoot as we speak.
To be honest, I thought it was pretty fcuking scarey right away... 8O
 
#13
Domovoy said:
Before his election Obama was pointing at Pakistan as his priority. How did he know back then that Taliban will be advancing on Islamabad now? :roll:
Not hard to work out, but we are stupid so they believe. :roll:
 
#14
An alternative view here on Crooks and Liars (lefty US Blog)

A day after many pundits followed Bill Roggio freaking out about Pakistan's status as a "failed state" because the Taliban were - gasp - only 60 miles from Islamabad, comes this from Reuters.

"Our leader has ordered that Taliban should immediately be called back from Buner," Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan told Reuters. He said there were only around 100 fighters in Buner.

Government and Taliban representatives went to Buner, along with Maulana Sufi Mohammad, a radical Muslim cleric who brokered the Swat deal, to tell the fighters to vacate the district.

Fazlullah's aide Mehmood Khan said the militants were returning to Swat, and witnesses saw them leaving Buner in the early evening.

It was unclear whether the Taliban's withdrawal was in response to a carrot or a stick, and worries abound over whether Pakistan lacks the capacity and intent to fight militancy.

Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani issued a statement aimed at dispelling those doubts and calming a mounting sense of crisis.

The army "will not allow the militants to dictate terms to the government or impose their way of life on the civil society of Pakistan," the statement quoted Kayani as saying.

Kayani's comments, issued after meeting with his commanders, reinforced expectations of an imminent offensive in Swat, analysts said.
 
#15
Domovoy said:
Before his election Obama was pointing at Pakistan as his priority. How did he know back then that Taliban will be advancing on Islamabad now? :roll:
He is...the Chosen One... 8O :twisted:
 
#17
Pararegtom said:
Bossdog said:
Nuke Pakistan before they (the Taliban who are about to take control of Pakistan) nuke us!!!!
sounds easy Bossdog , what about the severel Millon Pakistani,s we have in the UK, Civil War or at least a serious uprising??

This is not an easy fix.
bring it on

Rivers of blood
 
#20
Pararegtom said:
Bossdog said:
Nuke Pakistan before they (the Taliban who are about to take control of Pakistan) nuke us!!!!
sounds easy Bossdog , what about the severel Millon Pakistani,s we have in the UK, Civil War or at least a serious uprising??

This is not an easy fix.
Offer the several million would be revolutionaries the opportunity to return to their own miserable country. Either put up or shut up.
 
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