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"Stop the Taliban now - or we will," cried a recent headline in London's Sunday Times. The "we" was the US military, and the discussion took place right after the Pakistani Taliban moved into the Swat Valley, according to a Pakistani official. "The implicit threat - if you don't do it, we may have to - was always there," he said.
Was the threat only bluster to put pressure on the Pakistani military to fight the Taliban? Or do President Obama's national security experts think that American troops can win a war in Pakistan? Either way, the emphasis on "we" can only spell di
Originally posted by iamjesusphish
This is by far the last thing our country needs, war on three fronts
Originally posted by Wildbob77
I don't think that the Taliban will be successful in Pakistan. I don't think that they will have the popular support that they will need in the major cities. I think that the US will continue to kill the leadership in the Taliban until the Taliban is ready to settle for just living in the SWAT valley and leaving the rest of Pakistan and/or Afghanistan alone.
Obama would never be allowed to send troops to Pakistan...UNLESS nuclear weapons are in danger...other than that I see no reason why. Pakistan was just lazy to deal with the Taliban problem becasue they thought that they were only going to stay in the remote areas.