Taliban Truce: Sharia Law To Be Imposed

#1
Taliban fighters have agreed to a "permanent ceasefire" in exchange for strict Islamic law in a northwestern area of Pakistan.

The decision followed talks on peace in the Swat Valley between the government of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and a Taliban-linked group.

"They have made a commitment that they will observe a permanent ceasefire and we'll do the same," said Syed Mohammad Javed, the commissioner of Malakand, a region of NWFP which includes Swat.

Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah, also known as Mullah Radio because he uses illegal FM radio to spread his message, is expected to confirm the ceasefire later.

"I can't say what he would say but there would be good news for people of Swat," Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan said.

The announcement came a day after Fazlullah met his father-in-law, Maulana Sufi Mohammad, who was jailed in 2002 for leading thousands of men into Afghanistan to support the Taliban.

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This is as good as auctioning off Pakistani province' to the Taliban. Giving them what they want will only spread. This is the easy option of giving in to them.

The repercussions of this on the Afghan/Pakistan border are going to side for the Taliban in favour, locals see them getting what they want- they've won.

We'll lose support from the local population because as usual they're going to side with the people that are winning, and in this case, to them it's going to look like the Taliban are winning.



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#2
If its correct, the repurcussions, could be very serious in the 3 areas, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
 
#3
Does'nt this just give the Taliban a secure area for training etc? Sounds like a bad idea to me.
 
#4
If Pakistan are willing to give up such vital areas of land it means they don't give a flying fcuk about their sovreignty, so in my humble opinion that's as good as a green light to step-up airstrikes & cross-border raids. But only when terrorist camps are clearly identified

When that tool Zardari complains & bitches about soveignty, Obama & Brown should give him a 2 fingerered salute
 
#5
Does this mean more shite coming in our direction now that the Taliban can concentrate on other areas?
 
#6
But if the taliban continue to feck about after achieving thier supposed goal of implementation of Sharia, it will be proved theyre not fighting for anything but dominance and power over people. Which might just show them up as ********* enough for everyone to get sick of them and get rid. Are the pakis giving them rope to hang themselves with?
 
#7
Perhaps. just perhaps it's to get all those looney terror types ALL in ONE area so the spread is not as wide when you wipe them off the face of this earth . . . . . .

Just a thought . . . . :wink:
 
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As for Sharia Law being made lawful in Northern Pakistan. the phrase"Give an inch, take a mile" springs to mind. How long before its the whole of Pakistan.
Worried! Me! Just a little.

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#9
Taliban fighters have agreed to a "permanent ceasefire" in exchange for strict Islamic law in a northwestern area of Pakistan.
[Translate] local fundamentalists impose their own brand of medieval feudalism after driving out impotent goverment that finaly admits it cannot impose national control in banditland. [/Translate]
 
#10
Two possibilities here:

1: The Pakistani Government have chosen a less militant area to try out an approach to see if they can reduce recuitment. If it works fine.

2: They have chosen a particularly hard-line region, allowed themselves to take a 'hands-free' attitude to subsequent coalition attacks. They can pull their troops out to create an effective free-fire region for the Us to attack training establishments.
 
#11
MikeMcc said:
They have chosen a particularly hard-line region, allowed themselves to take a 'hands-free' attitude to subsequent coalition attacks. They can pull their troops out to create an effective free-fire region for the Us to attack training establishments.
Sadly once one area has sharia, dont you think a variety of mullahs will be hot footing it, into more Pakistan regions, spreading their 'victory' call. A few airstrikes into Pakistan will just hand more fuel to the taliban.
 
#12
scarletto said:
MikeMcc said:
They have chosen a particularly hard-line region, allowed themselves to take a 'hands-free' attitude to subsequent coalition attacks. They can pull their troops out to create an effective free-fire region for the Us to attack training establishments.
Sadly once one area has sharia, dont you think a variety of mullahs will be hot footing it, into more Pakistan regions, spreading their 'victory' call. A few airstrikes into Pakistan will just hand more fuel to the taliban.
Probably, but it's an inconsequential region. If they do allow AQ / Taliban in to set up madrassas, they will be malleted. That will act as a 'pour encourager les autres' symbol to surrounding states.
 
#14
Looks like Pakistan just can't make up it's mind who's side it's on. Best chuck a few billion more dollars at them - even though this story shows they react far more favourably to a damn good slapping. It's all a bit of a **** up, isn't it?
 
#16
Aunty Stella said:
I'm sure this will do nothing but attract those pesky Predators further into Paki airspace. Wonder how much it will take before Islamabad is pressured into responding to said Hellfire carrying insects?
As long as it by appeasing them....
 
#18
The decision followed talks on peace in the Swat Valley between the government of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and a Taliban-linked group.
NWFP has always been pretty much a law unto itself. If this ceasefire has been negotiated locally, it doesn't necessarily say all that much about Pakistani government policy.
 
#19
If that is what they want then give them a place of their own. At least that way they are all centrally available when we vapourise them.
As regards appeasement well it worked for the IRA so why not the taleban.
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