Monday, November 05, 2007

Wait, Two Hundred Forty Pakistani Troops Were Captured?

This was kind of big news.

The soldiers, who were taken captive on Aug. 30 as their convoy traveled through South Waziristan near the Afghan border, were freed after talks between militants and tribal elders, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad said.

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The militants killed three of the soldiers they abducted, and freed 26 others on Sept. 21.

The remaining 211 troops were released Sunday after the government freed 28 militants, some of whom were allegedly involved in suicide attacks, an intelligence official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make media comments.
Wait a second here. Which one is the regular army and which is the guerrillas?

I say again and again, there is no major dispute between Muslims and the West that does not boil down to the dispute over Israel.

Just a warning as the West contemplates forcibly containing the Islamist political organizations of Pakistan that the Pakistani people will suffer the most, but the West will suffer unnecessarily because of this also.

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