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Shocker: Taliban Declare Peace Pact End

From an ever amazed Associated Press:

Pakistan expects 500,000 to flee Taliban fighting

MINGORA, Pakistan – Black-turbaned militants roamed city streets and seized buildings in a northwestern Pakistan valley Tuesday as thousands of people fled fighting between the Taliban and troops that the government said could lead to an exodus of half a million people. The Taliban declared the end of their peace deal with the government.

Buses carrying the residents of Mingora, the region’s main town, were crammed inside and out: Refugees clambered onto the roofs after seats and floors filled up. Children and adults alike carried their belongings on their heads and backs — all of them fleeing fighting they fear is about to consume the region…

Khushal Khan, the top administrator in Swat, said Taliban militants were roaming the area and laying mines.

A witness in Mingora told an Associated Press reporter that black-turbaned militants were deployed on most streets and on high buildings, and security forces were barricaded in their bases. Another reported heavy gunfire for much of the day. Both asked for anonymity out of fear for their life.

Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan said the militants were in control of "90 percent" of the valley and said they were responding to army violations of the peace deal — citing attacking insurgents and boosting troop numbers. He accused the government of caving to U.S. pressure…

Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister for the North West Frontier Province, said up to 500,000 people were expected to flee the valley…

Gosh, we sure didn’t see this coming.

We had no idea that once the Taliban had consolidated its power in Northwest Pakistan that they would renounce their peace treaty and continue their jihad against the Pakistan government.

How could anyone have foreseen that?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Shocker: Taliban Declare Peace Pact End”

  1. proreason says:

    Ralph Peters says we should just get out of Pakistan and let India handle the problem.

    But he doesn’t address the issue of nukes in the hands of the Taliban, and seems open to a nuclear breakout between those two countries.

    He doesn’t think China would interfere.

    I would prefer that we team up with India and destroy Pakistans nukes.

    But that won’t happen with a terror-lover in the WH.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “Man Made Event” lover in the WH.
      Fixed that fer ya, pro!!

      No charge!

  2. bousquem says:

    All the term “peace treaty” or “cease-fire” means to these nuts is a that it is now time to reload, rearm, and move your forces further before attacking. All that area of the world is going to end up as is another Africa or Balkans with refugees running everywhere each time some nut starts deciding to kill another group for some imagined slight or infraction of a nutty legal code.

  3. Right of the People says:

    I wonder what our fearless leader’s reaction will be when the first nuke from Talistan hits the left coast? At least if we’re lucky, it will be San Francisco and San Fran Nan will be in attendance with Harry, I’m all for green Waxman at her side. We need to get our men and women out of Afghanistan as quickly as possible and let the jihadis kill each other.

    • proreason says:

      “I wonder what our fearless leader’s reaction will be when the first nuke from Talistan hits the left coast?”

      He’ll blame it on Bush and 53% of the country (less the poofed cities) will believe him.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “Poofed” …..I like it!!

    • proreason says:

      “poofed”, as in, no big deal.

      you break a little glass, you get a little cut.

      The important thing is the good intentions. If a couple hundred million die because we let the Taliban get nukes to “level the playing field” and “make the world safter”, then so be it.

      No pain, no gain, right?

      And besides, think of the benefit with millions fewer people breathing poison into the atmosphere. Every breath YOU take LD, is one a polar bear or snail darter can’t take. Don’t forget it.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      So it is said……….So let it be written!!

  4. canary says:

    bouquem, Obama was warned of this when he first came into office. Now it’s worse than ever, and for the AP to say the U.S. tried to warn Pakistan this would happen is twisted. This is twisted. More civilians will die for Obama’s lapse in the war. I didn’t know the U.S. quit going after Bin Laden. Now, thanks to Obama more civilians have died, and will die. John Kerry and Clinton over there
    paying billions since Obama came in office, and it’s worse than ever.

    The AP said the Taliban told them their reasoning via cell phone. I wonder if the AP hand out their business cards, or pre-paid cell phones to the Taliban. Al Jeezra and Rueters probably get bedside interviews and break bread with the monsters.

    Bombs away, or bombs away, whatever it takes. ASAP

    Obama should ask volunteers like Rosie, Sean Penn, Micheal J. Fox, to go over and pick up the pieces and get them on ice, and transported, fast.

  5. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    For strategic and political reasons, I’d think they’d take out big cities on the east coast. Muslims do have this thing for destroying things on the east coast…
    Caveat: Since they couldn’t do their West Coast 9/11, maybe they’ll hit the west, but I don’t think this will be the case.

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