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Crucial battle on Pakistan's frontline

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posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 02:08 PM
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Crucial battle on Pakistan's frontline


news.bbc.co.uk

Entering the combat zone, we drive past mile after mile of flattened buildings, crops and trees, razed to prevent ambushes.

Even still, soldiers are on high alert, watchful for possible attacks.

The Pakistan army has wrested control of a 38km (24-mile) region from the Taleban, and it has given us rare access to the frontline.
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posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 02:08 PM
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Something not readily shown is just how much pakistan is actually doing in this war - th country is readily slated for being a safe haven - and yet , the regular army is there in the thick of it fighting al-qaeda and the taliban; just because they were pushed out of afghanistan doesn`t neccessarily mean that pakistan is a country for them as this report shows.

now what is interesting is teh comment made elsewhere about strikes into pakistan - all teh critiscism does look like for home consumption and the strikes are , quite possibly sanctioned.

food for thought.

news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 08:56 AM
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wow - post something GOOD about pakistan and its totaly ignored..... do people want them to be `the enemy`?



posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 09:51 AM
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The ignored war.

This is the battleground in many ways.

Philosophy, intent and action within this region has for some reason become the apex of the coming decade.

Canadians see this and they have given of their blood in the sands of Afghanistan.

Pakistan, with its population being educated via extreme Islamic teachers, understands that she has the power with which to change civilization as we know it.

I hope we have not messed up to badly as some say that we have, that the order of change can be slowed, managed and brought to a head in a civil manner.



posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 11:26 AM
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Good post.

Speaking of the Pakistani frontline, the PBS show FRONTLINE had a great investigation on just a couple nights ago about this. Highly recommended. Watch it for free online (caution: some graphic images), and read the interviews with analysts. They broke it up into a look at Afghanistan/Pakistan/Tribal Areas as three separate entities engaged in the conflict.

Some analysts say there is already full-scale civil war between Pakistan and the tribal regions. These tribal regions (now home to the Taliban) are more populated than the nation of Iraq or Syria; and Pakistan is a nuclear-armed nation.

There are lots of reason for concern here and it's not a good conflict to remain ignorant of or remove ourselves from.



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