Dawn reports that the peace demands of the local tribal leaders have been turned down by the Uzbeks, and this means the fighting will continue after 130 AQAM have already been killed. It’s either that or they better move fast out of the region. ISAF should be watching across the border in Afghanistan, they are likely headed that way if they retreat. Continue reading “Waziristan Peace Jirga Breakdown”
LGF appears to be down back up this am, probably from crushes of people trying to get news about the Kidnapping of the British Sailors. I’ve taken the Headline widget out of the sidebar until Charles recovers.
UPdate: Nothing ever keeps the Idefatigable Charles down for long, and I’ve stuck LGF headlines back in the sidebar since he’s recovered nicely.
The death toll in Waziristan has risen to 132 after the locals rose against the Uzbeks and Chechen foreigners, who have long outstayed their welcome and have crossed the lineÂ by bringing the violence into Pakistan. By attempting assassinations and turning suicide bombers loose in Waziristan, they are creating a rising tide of resentment among the local Pashtun tribes. Continue reading “Waziristan — Truce or Just Lull in the Fighting?”