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2007-04-05 India-Pakistan
50 more killed in clashes in South Waziristan
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Posted by Fred 2007-04-05 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6550 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Buy Orville Reddenbacher stock.
Posted by Glenmore">Glenmore  2007-04-05 08:40||   2007-04-05 08:40|| Front Page Top

#2 I thought that the Uzbeks were like a main contingent of the Northern Alliance with Tajiks like Masoud. Now they are the bad guys in Wazoo? Color me confused.
Posted by garbagecowboy 2007-04-05 10:27||]">[]  2007-04-05 10:27|| Front Page Top

#3 Most Uzbeks live in Uzbekistan (obviously) but there is an Uzbek minority in Afghanistan. THere are no native Uzbeks in Pakistan.

When you hear about Uzbeks in Pakistan these are islamists of Uzbekistan who helped the Taliban and when these fell, withdrew to Pakistan since their own governemnt was hostile to them.

For Uzbeks of Afghanistan it is bit more complicated: their leader, Generla Dostom at one point supported the pro-Soviet government, then switched sides and this caused the fall of it, then was memember of the Northern Alliance, I think at one point he was more or less allied with the Taliban (not sure) but their "friendship" was short-lived: Dostom's attitude towards sex and alcohol is say liberal and he is at best agnostic, so he returned to Northen Alliance. Another point is that Taliban are Pashtoon supremacists and the people they most despise are the ethnias emparented with the Mongols like Hazara and Uzbeks . Uzbeks of Uzbekistan did not suffer from Taliban racism, Aghan Uzbeks did.
Posted by JFM">JFM  2007-04-05 11:14||   2007-04-05 11:14|| Front Page Top

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