posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 11:35 AM
If my memory serves, the Taliban did the same last year.
I think it was due to the winter and subsequent spring thaw which allows them to come out of their mountain hideouts. Travel must be treacherous
during the winter months.
The announced increase of 3000? Marines to Afghanistan just might be for the specific reason to go after this bunch and I wouldn't be surprised if
this includes some Cambodian type incursions over the Pakistan border in an effort to wipe this group out.
Bhutto's assasination caused much concern over the Pak nukes and I am sure that the powers that be do not want those falling into Taliban control.
[edit on 1/10/2008 by JacKatMtn]