Amon wrote:> Why. WHY is discussion on this board still so dead?
Amon wrote:> Mehsud declared war on Pakistan, making him enemy #1 for
> http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... 7944.story
> Ugh... I'm stuck here. Pakistan has reportedly offed its number
> one enemy in the Taliban. What is this supposed to mean? Will
> someone else simply assume his role? I doubt this will have any
> other outcome, but I guess I'd be disappointed if this is the
John wrote:Amon wrote::Why. WHY is discussion on this board still so dead?
John wrote:Mehsud is like bin Laden for the US. There are people who believe that if we killed bin Laden, the terrorists would simply disappear. That's silly because, as you say, someone else would just step to take his place.
On balance, the killing of Mehsud is probably bad news for Pakistan.
humphreyhawksley wrote:> Pakistan is going through the transition that should have begun
> during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and really taken hold
> after 1989. This time it might work. It might not. But at least
> the enemy is identified and the long-term goal is established. I
> suspect if it does work less blood will be shed than in the
> American Civil War and the First and Second World Wars. If that is
> the case, then they will have done a lot better than us in
> building institutions and good governance.
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