Skip to comments.Pakistani tribes reach for guns after U.S. attack
Posted on 06/13/2008 6:34:44 AM PDT by milestogo
Pakistani tribes reach for guns after U.S. attack GHALANAI, Pakistan, June 13 (Reuters) - Fiercely independent tribesmen, angered by a U.S. air strike that killed 11 Pakistani soldiers earlier in the week, vowed to raise a militia to help Pakistan's army defend the border with Afghanistan. Elders from ethnic Pashtun tribes in Mohmand, one of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions, issued a statement late on Thursday condemning the attack as naked aggression and said they were ready to raise a lashkar, or tribal army. It's the duty of the government to protect and defend the frontiers and we are ready to raise a lashkar to help our army in their cause, the elders said. We are ready to fight for our homeland as we fought in Kashmir in 1948, it said, referring to the first war between Pakistan and India, a year after their independence. Chanting slogans of Down with America and Down with Bush, about 250 activists of a hardline Islamic group paraded on the roads of Ghalanai, Mohmand's main town, to protest the attack. We should wage jihad to teach a lesson to America for this aggression, prayer leader of the main mosque of Ghalanai, Abdul Khaliq, told the crowd. (Posted @ 16:48 PST)
“Martyr up, b!tches!”
The tribal lifestyle has to go.
Scotland had a tribal lifestyle (gangs, really, just on a large scale) which had to be crushed after 1745 in order for Scotland to become a nation, to stop the internal quarreling, and permit the Scots to make a great contribution to the world.
The tribes of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia will need to go through the same process—with the people developing a sense of national identity which overrides the tribal loyalty.
Unless that happens, these tribes are always going to prevent the people there from entering the modern world.
We should wage jihad to teach a lesson to America for this aggression.
Welcome to the Major League. Batter up.
....and there is more, sports fans..
..after yesterday, there is a "law" which will insure that the hostile "tribesmen" who have a dispute with American soldiers will not be taken prisoner. They will most likely be killed on the spot.
They really live in a dreamworld, don’t they?
If they want to fight Predators and Reapers, let them.
Just don’t take any prisoners.
“They are a little people. A silly people. Greedy, barbarous, and cruel.” - T.E. Lawrence
“They are a little people. A silly people. Greedy, barbarous, and cruel. - T.E. Lawrence”
That quote was from the movie but is not in T.E. Lawrence’s book “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom”. However, Churchill DID call the the Middle East ‘countries’ as “Tribes with Flags”, which pretty much still describes them.
I was wondering if maybe those Paki soldiers wern’t moonlighting, which is why they got waxed.