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Taliban Holding Pakistan Town Hostage

From an elated Associated Press:

Pakistan army: Taliban holding town hostage

By Munir Ahmad, Associated Press Writer

ISLAMABAD – Troops sent to repel a Taliban advance toward the Pakistani capital killed 14 suspected militants, the army said Thursday, and accused insurgents of holding an entire town hostage.

In another development that sent a shudder through Pakistan, officials said gun attacks in the mega-city of Karachi killed at least 34 people and threatened to ignite ethnic tension

On Thursday, troops ousted militants from the Ambela Pass leading over the mountains into Buner and were inching toward the north, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said…

Abbas also said militants, who have kidnapped dozens of lightly armed police and paramilitary troops, had burned a police station farther north and sealed off the town of Sultanwas.

"The people of Sultanwas are in great distress," Abbas said at a news conference. "Nobody is being allowed to move out of Sultanwas,"

A Taliban spokesman could not be reached immediately for comment

The Obama administration, determined to stop militants from using Pakistan as a base for attacks in Afghanistan, is asking Congress for more money to aid the Pakistani army.

In a news conference Wednesday marking his first 100 days in office, Obama said Pakistan was potentially unable to deliver basic services to its population such as health care and education.

Obama expressed confidence that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal will be secured because he said he believes Pakistan’s army will do the job. But he left the door open for U.S. action if necessary…

Of course the Taliban is holding a lot more hostage than one town.

At the very least they control all of northwest Pakistan.

And soon they will be holding the world hostage, with their nuclear arms.

But Mr. Obama is facing the problem head on. He is going to rush more billions to Pakistan – for health care and education:

In a news conference Wednesday marking his first 100 days in office, Obama said Pakistan was potentially unable to deliver basic services to its population such as health care and education.

One wonders at times if Mr. Obama is not obsessive compulsive.

Or is there a program built into the teleprompter that gives a lack of health care and education as the cause of every problem?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Taliban Holding Pakistan Town Hostage”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Any chance the teleprompter gets a virus?
    So we get a break for the posed looks and canned meet?
    Last nights canned meet sucked and had “NO” substance…..so if you media types are peeking in on S&L for the real low down……Please, Please, Please give us a break from the Plastic Man! Three months and three canned news conferences is four too many!!
    It is your turn to “ENCHANT” us!!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Sorry….off subject but really!!

      Taliban badboys won’t get their paws on the nukes because our Special Forces Teams are there with other Teams to repel and maim the transgressors.

    • Barbie says:

      I don’t think India would be too keen on the idea of them (the taliban)getting the nukes, either…

    • proreason says:

      The only question is whether TMCC wants them to get nukes now or later.

      If the judgement is that The Moron needs to lay low for a while until the commie program is up and running in the States, then no nukes for the Taliban until the boot is deep enough into the US shoulderblades.

      But there is a wild card. India isn’t on board the HopeyChangey express, and people in that country have a bit more at stake than The Moron, who would incinerate Israel, as just one example, in a second to get more power.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Damn….you putting it that way, I hope they give our troops a Heads Up before they TOAST the Taliban.

    • proreason says:

      “Damn….you putting it that way”

      Wasn’t trying to annoy you. I just can’t think of a thing TMCC (The Moron’s Criminal Cabal) has done that makes me think the Taliban or Iran won’t have nukes in 2 years.

      The Slimes article posted here a few days ago makes me think the TMCC won’t let the Taliban have the nukes in the short term…..but after the 2010 election…..look out. Which means that 2011 or 2012 could be a REALLY bad year.

      And look at the youtube video I posted lower down.

      The western world is committing vountary suicide……in this country, because deadbeats want what deadbeats can never build themselves. In Europe, because the last two generations forgot that the real purpose of life is to reproduce.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      No aggression here pro…..I didn’t consider the thought of the India government weighing in on the Nukes issue.
      As for Euro reproduction …….. Homos can’t reproduce and neither can wimps!!
      Saw the video and was awe struck and need a tall RBtini!

  2. MinnesotaRush says:

    “A Taliban spokesman could not be reached immediately for comment…”

    What?!?! Out of the office? At a late lunch? At a board meeting?

    These dumbasses.

    Apparently he can’t hear his cell phone over all the explosions. Leave him a message on his voice mail, AP.

    • Barbie says:

      Your comment is very funny and I’m still laughing – but you underscore a serious point – this AP writer is a dumbsh*t. Who taught these yahoos to think? I’m sure they make lots of money and have lots of prestige but they’re dumb as rocks.

      I feel very sorry for those being held hostages. These taliban are bast*rds from hell, in league with Satan himself. They’ll do anything to anyone. They’ve no heart or humanity in them.

  3. catie says:

    Healthcare and Education, this man is truly clueless. I also believe there are covert operatives and special forces folks in the area but it’s still a bit worrisome. Maybe he can come up with another Churchillian quote for this situation.

  4. proreason says:

    If you haven’t had the bejezzus scared out of you by Marc Steyn’s books, this will:


    • Odie44 says:

      Pro –

      I don’t scare easy – but holy chit man. One minor thing I want to point out – in the video, when he talks about the UK – all of Ireland is circled, instead of just Northern Ireland. I know for a fact that Ireland began rejecting Muslim immigrants around 2000/2001 due to immense pressure on the goverment to flourish, ala the Celtic Tiger, without artificial PC “strains”.


      As the statistics point out – 1.85 fertility rate (lower than needed), with only .8% Muslim (as of 2006)

      I think it’s important to note this example because Ireland is trending in reverse to the scary scenario in the video – and many lessons can be learned. Namely – Catholic nations (87.4%), with predominately caucasian populations (94.8%) can make a political stand, if they have the might and will to do so.

      Oh – and their economy has far outpaced the rest of Europe in the past 10 years while maintaing their demographic course.

    • proreason says:

      “holy chit man”

      Yep. As I said somewhere else, the west is committing voluntary suicide….in a lot of ways.

      The U.S. was hanging in there pretty well, but with The Moron, it looks to me like a communal death wish.

      Not us of course, but we could easily list dozens of things just since The Moron took over that will put the U.S. out of business within a few years.

      But Obamy looks good with his shirt off, or so I’m told.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Call to action?
      They asking us to boogie more or are they talking about a “solution?” Those Muslims are busy little cockroaches.

  5. canary says:

    Steve, not sure on the O.C. The way he gropes those dirty comies, without washing or wiping gestures with his hands.
    Obama’s is O.C. for health care, for control of humans.
    Plant those little rice sized “micro-chips” in every one, so a quick scan will give all the info Obomies need to know. The “mark of the beast” 666.
    Won’t take surgery. The gov already have these powerful gun type shots for massave immunizing, with enormous air-pressure, that in a mega of second, it goes right through the skin. Line em up. Zap zap zap. I am not joking about this technology.

    Obama expressed confidence that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal will be secured because he said he believes Pakistan’s army will do the job.

    Yep, after years and years, they are doing an excellent job all right.

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