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2007-11-18 India-Pakistan
Fighting intensifies in Swat, Shangla (names in passing for Thugburg)
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Posted by 3dc 2007-11-18 01:14|| || Front Page|| [20 views ]  Top
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#1 The district by district takeovers in Pakistan seem to indicate that the Pakistani Taliban is pushing for a countrywide takeover a la their Afghan counterparts in Taliban-era Afghanistan. If so, I can understand why Musharraf is finally sending regular army units in place of the failed paramilitary forces that preceded them. I think the Pakistani Taliban are forgetting that the Afghan Taliban won only because Pakistani logistics and advisers were backing them up. Now that they're going up against the Pakistani government, Pakistani logistics and military men will be acting against them instead of in their favor.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2007-11-18 14:51|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2007-11-18 14:51|| Front Page Top

#2 I hope there's a strong back-up force along the Afghan-Pak border, shooting any armed men trying to cross it. I think we should also help Perv out by deploying a half-dozen armed Predators. I'd certainly love to hear tha Zawahiri and "mullah" Omar received a Hellfire, special delivery.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2007-11-18 15:21|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2007-11-18 15:21|| Front Page Top

#3 Bill Roggio is blogging from there. With maps!
Posted by trailing wife 2007-11-18 18:22||   2007-11-18 18:22|| Front Page Top

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