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‘Stop the Taliban now – or we will’
Times Online ^ | 4/26/09 | Christina Lamb and Daud Khattak

Posted on 04/26/2009 12:09:08 AM PDT by LibWhacker

The US got tough with Pakistan as terrorists moved to within 60 miles of the capital

AMERICA made clear last week that it would attack Taliban forces in their Swat valley stronghold unless the Pakistan government stopped the militants’ advance towards Islamabad.

A senior Pakistani official said the Obama administration intervened after Taliban forces expanded from Swat into the adjacent district of Buner, 60 miles from the capital.

The Pakistani Taliban’s inroads raised international concern, particularly in Washington, where officials feared that the nuclear-armed country, which is pivotal to the US war against the Taliban in Afghanistan and against Al-Qaeda, was rapidly succumbing to Islamist extremists.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globaljihad; jihad; pakistan; stop; taleban; taliban

1 posted on 04/26/2009 12:09:08 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Dont they know we are not GW Bush?


2 posted on 04/26/2009 12:10:22 AM PDT by woofie
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "PAKISTANI MILITARY, TALIBAN MANEUVER FOR POSITION IN NORTHWEST" by Bill Roggio (April 25, 2009, 10:52 am)

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - blog: "RANGERS DEPLOYED TO SECURE ISLAMABAD OUTSKIRTS" by Bill Roggio (April 24, 2009, 12:15 am)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "MULLEN, GATES SHARE DEEP CONCERN OVER PAKISTAN" by Donna Miles (April 24, 2009)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Qalat, Afghanistan - "TALIBAN'S STRENGTH IN PAKISTAN FRUSTRATES U.S., CHAIRMAN SAYS" by Jim Garamone (April 24, 2009)

DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "EXTREMISTS' DEFEAT REQUIRES COMMITMENT, CENTCOM COMMANDER SAYS" by Samantha L. Quigley (April 24, 2009)

WorldNetDaily.com: "TALIBAN EXECUTES 2 CHRISTIANS Believers were protesting demand they accept Islam" (April 25, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (ASIA NEWS.it, April 23, 2009): Karachi - "PAKISTAN: KARACHI CHURCHES VANDALIZED WITH 'LONG LIVE THE TALIBAN,' 'LONG LIVE ISLAM,' AND 'CHRISTIANS, CONVERT OT ISLAM'" (April 24, 2009)

SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS.org - Paper no. 3161: "PAK TALIBAN: FROM A BUNCH OF SUICIDE BOMBERS TO A CONVENTIONAL ARMY - International Terrorism Monitor - Paper No. 520" by B. Raman (April 24, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (DAILY TIMES.com.pk): "TALIBAN TURN CHILDREN INTO LIVE BOMBS" (April 23, 2009)

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3 posted on 04/26/2009 12:14:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: LibWhacker

Be comforted. Remember, the militants are a very small percentage of the good Muslims. Even “W” said so.


4 posted on 04/26/2009 12:18:01 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: LibWhacker

Can you say emboldened?


5 posted on 04/26/2009 12:18:45 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: LibWhacker

Barry is paraphrasing Bibi.


6 posted on 04/26/2009 12:22:56 AM PDT by devere
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To: devere

“Stop Iran now – or we will’

Wait, thats not a good comparison, because Pakistan is our ally, and also they have nukesthey could use on our other ally, India...

oh wait, Israel is our ally, and Iran is gettting nukes...

oh wait.... I mean,... get me my teleprompter!


7 posted on 04/26/2009 12:29:56 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: LibWhacker

Looks like all the ‘apologies’ are ‘paying off’ already. Thtop the taliban! I thaid Now!


8 posted on 04/26/2009 12:45:01 AM PDT by Kent C
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To: LibWhacker

Send 0be to the Swat valley to talk to them. Muslim to Muslim.


9 posted on 04/26/2009 12:47:11 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: LibWhacker

But... but isn’t that going to make the ‘moderate’ Taliban dislike us?


10 posted on 04/26/2009 12:49:00 AM PDT by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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What a swaggering cowboy unilateralist Bambi is!


11 posted on 04/26/2009 1:51:41 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: LibWhacker

This has the potential for disaster like nothing else in the world today. Iran and North Korea may have elemental nuclear capability but Pakistan has full capability. If the muzzies have that capability they will use it! North Korea won’t nuke us or South Korea because they know they would be leveled. Iran may be tempted to nuke Israel but Israel probably will prevent that without our help. China won’t nuke us because we are their biggest customer. But the islamo-fascists simply hate the U.S. (and everybody else who isn’t one of them) and would have no problem destroying us.
Go read the book “One second after” it will scare the pants off you! Very realistic scenario, EMP attack with one well made and well placed device reduces us to the dark ages.


12 posted on 04/26/2009 3:31:51 AM PDT by vanilla swirl
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To: LibWhacker

I don’t believe for a second that higher taxes coupled with higher government spending is meant to jumpstart the economy. Liberals are VERY big on control, and the best way to do it is through taxes and redistribution of wealth (socialism). I’ve been laughed at for saying that government uses taxes to control people and/or businesses behavior, but look at the upcoming cap and trade. It’s a very high tax designed to curb the output of CO2 by businesses. Also, Obama has said that he wants to raise taxes on gas to curb our oil consumption. One last example is how Hilary said she wanted to take away $20 billion from the oil companies unless they invested in alternative energy. I don’t know about you, but all of the above are taxes designed to control business.


13 posted on 04/26/2009 3:58:03 AM PDT by kong99
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To: LibWhacker

That was stupid. I’m new to the site and my previous comment was to the video that was on this page. I didn’t even stop to think that the video had nothing to do with the article until after I came back to the page and it had a different video, different topic. Sorry for the confusion....you can stop wondering what I’m smoking now, lol.


14 posted on 04/26/2009 3:58:03 AM PDT by kong99
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To: LibWhacker

How’s that “talking to the ‘moderate Taliban’ thingy” working out for you, you terrorist-appeasing, socialist loving twit?


15 posted on 04/26/2009 5:10:11 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: LibWhacker
We cannot put an American MP on every crossroad in every country in the world and I do not see maintaining the level of world wide Lexus sales a cause worth paying by American lives.

Let them fight, let use their nukes, let the rest of the world burn, this the only way they can learn.

16 posted on 04/26/2009 5:34:50 AM PDT by alex
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
AMERICA made clear last week that it would attack Taliban forces in their Swat valley stronghold unless the Pakistan government stopped the militants' advance towards Islamabad. A senior Pakistani official said the Obama administration intervened after Taliban forces expanded from Swat into the adjacent district of Buner, 60 miles from the capital. The Pakistani Taliban's inroads raised international concern, particularly in Washington, where officials feared that the nuclear-armed country, which is pivotal to the US war against the Taliban in Afghanistan and against Al-Qaeda, was rapidly succumbing to Islamist extremists.
Apropos of nothing...
17 posted on 04/28/2009 4:52:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: D-fendr
What a swaggering cowboy unilateralist Bambi is!

No offense, but associating the word 'cowboy' with that pantywaist muz piece of excrement makes me wanna puke

18 posted on 04/28/2009 5:02:11 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: LibWhacker
The only reason the Taliban is going for the nukes is precisely because the election of their muzzie brother to POTUS has emboldened them.

They will overrun the capital and be in possession of the nukes within the year.

The nuclear blackmail will commence soon after.

And believe me, they will target middle American cities in the remaining non socialist states as well as NYC and DC.

This is only the first of the dominoes that will fall.

The American populace and its politicians have been exposed worldwide to its enemies as idiots and dupes, nothing will prevent them from taking what they want.

19 posted on 04/29/2009 2:44:18 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: woofie

I just wanted to see who the “we” are.


20 posted on 05/01/2009 6:12:39 AM PDT by cameraeye (We are the saviors of the Republic!)
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