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Taliban Revolution in the Pakistani Mountains Spreading

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posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 05:21 PM
Islamists now dominate Pakistan's parliament, which in turn has isolated US-backed secularists in Kabul. The Taliban is said to be reorganizing in Pakistan and is preparing for a widespread insurgency. The current revolution is no longer confined to the Waziristan region and has put its sites on Kabul and Islamabad.
KARACHI - The Taliban have established a foothold in the Pakistani tribal areas of North and South Waziristan along the Afghanistan border, but it is not simply a question of their having marched in and established their writ.

Their ability to impose themselves, which is the result of a virtual revolution in the region, has far-reaching consequences for both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

And the US-backed ruling and nominally secular officers of the Pakistani army are more on their own than ever before. A silent alliance of religious elements and religious parties is keeping a sharp eye on developments in the mountains, waiting for its chance to join in the revolution as it rolls off the mountaintops.

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This is considered a major setback in the war on terror. The Taliban has come back with a vengeance, and it's now a question on if or how long will Musharraf's government hold?

Remember, Gen. Michael Maples, recently testified before Congress that the Taliban insurgency is growing and now represent a greater threat to Afghanistan than at any point since late 2001.

The US's worst nightmare could be a nuclear armed al-Qaeda Taliban.

Related News Links:
New Taliban taking over northern areas - Taipei Times
Pakistani Taliban take control of unruly tribal belt - Guardian UK
Taliban vows 'unimaginable' violence - The Age Australia
Pakistan supplied American missiles to Taliban - India Defence
Taliban, al-Qaeda establish ‘Islamic state’ in NW Pak - Press Trust of India

[edit on 22-3-2006 by Regenmacher]

[edit on 24-3-2006 by asala]

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