Skip to comments.As Taliban Overwhelm Police, Pakistanis Hit Back
Posted on 11/02/2008 4:49:27 AM PST by Soliton
On a rainy Friday evening in early August, six Taliban fighters attacked a police post in a village in Buner, a quiet farming valley just outside Pakistans lawless tribal region.
The militants tied up eight policemen and lay them on the floor, and according to local accounts, the youngest member of the gang, a 14-year-old, shot the captives on orders from his boss. The fighters stole uniforms and weapons and fled into the mountains.
Almost instantly, the people of Buner, armed with rifles, daggers and pistols, formed a posse, and after five days they cornered and killed their quarry. A video made on a cellphone showed the six militants lying in the dirt, blood oozing from their wounds.
The stand at Buner has entered the lore of Pakistans war against the militants as a dramatic example of ordinary citizens determination to draw a line against the militants.
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Just wondering....Where is Mushariff?
Gone, out of power and the government. Where have you been? SHEESH!
Awakening in Pakistan...maybe...ping.
Musharraf is no longer the President. He’s a private citizen.
I know, but is he still in Pakistan or did he leave the country?
Maybe one of the networks could send Chris Matthews or Anderson Cooper on foreign mission to get some quotes from Mushariff.
Probably in Malibu with a bundle of stolen American aid.
Looks like the people of Buner are trying to secure their borders. Wish them well.
Well, they have their 72 virgins now. /sarc
After resignation, Musharraf is planning for an expected pilgrimage to Mecca. He may also continue his travelling on a lucrative speaking tour through Middle East, Europe and United States. Chicago-based Embark LLC is one of the international public-relations firms trying to land Musharraf as a highly paid keynote speaker. Public-relations executives say the articulate and brash 44-year army veteran’s earning power could approach that of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who famously snubbed him during a lightning visit to Islamabad in his 2000 Pak-tour. According to Embark President David B. Wheeler, the speaking fee for Musharraf would be in the $150,000-200,000 range for a day plus jet and other V.I.P. arrangements on the ground. Embark President has also booked speeches for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Recently in an interview, he disclosed that he has planned to jump back into full time politics but not until he moves into his newly constructed house in Chak Shahzad in Rawalpindi/Islamabad as he does not want to misuse the Army House for political purposes.. On being asked about the political platform on which he would fall back to which the former president posed a counter question: “Will the PML-Q not be available to him for the purpose?” To this, the interviewer pointed out to him that it would all depend on the ‘Chaudhrys of Gujrat’, who were in charge of the PML-Q, to allow him the use of their partys platform for his politics. In the last few weeks of his rule his relations with the Chaudhrys had been seriously dented because Musharraf had wanted to dump Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as the PML-Q president.
“It takes an Apache to catch an Apache.”
a police force that is grossly underpaid and frequently overmatched by better armed militants. Currently, the police officers in Buner earn about one-quarter the monthly salary that the Taliban are offering
Just who is funding the Taliban? The Saudis? Elements of the ISI in Pakistan?
In Swat, the army has been unable to stop the burning of more than 100 girls schools or the murders of politicians and their families.
Ah.. the fruits of Islam and "Allah, the merciful."
Get the Taliban Pakis......they are evil sons of the devil
>>Just who is funding the Taliban? The Saudis? Elements of the ISI in Pakistan?
You gotta ask? How much of the money 10Bill+ sent to Pakistan do you think has ended up in jihadi hands.
Now they see what bad people do. It is no longer in some distant evil land with big buildings sitting on the rock off the Hudson river. Yes. The people of this land are slowly coming out of their little shells. They will come to understand the ramifications instilled by those wild tribes in Saudi Arabia so long ago that eventually infiltrated their lands and took them slave to a evil cult.