Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Taliban is untrustworthy?

"Pakistan on Monday began investigating the detained cleric who brokered a failed peace deal that put three million people under sharia law but was shattered by renewed Taliban fighting. . . . Sharia law was the key demand of Fazlullah's uprising. An initial ceasefire accompanied the February 16 deal -- widely criticised in the West and at home -- but his group refused to disarm as demanded by the government. When armed Taliban fighters advanced from Swat into the district of Buner, 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Islamabad, Pakistan launched a massive offensive under US pressure to crush Islamists considered a major threat."


Are our "allies" in Pakistan really surprised to learn that the Taliban terrorists can't be trusted to keep their word? And, did three million people have to be subjected to Taliban tyrants in order to learn that lesson?

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