As I predicted after the new Pakistani Prime Minister’s speech about removing the Frontier Crime Regulations (FCR’s) and the Black Laws, the Taliban is demanding their style of Sharia as the only suitable replacement.
The tribal elders from Baitullah Mehsud’s region as well as his spokes-puppet, Mullah Umar, are both putting forth the proposition that you can petition the parliament with threats (veiled.) [Note: the papers call him “Maulvi Omar” – which is the more respectful term, probably to differentiate from the other; I’ll call him “Mullah” with a U instead of an O in Omar just to differentiate from the real Mullah Omar.]
Of course the tribal elders probably had some incentive to join with the call for TTP Sharia.
This editorial is good at examining the nuances of the Taliban demands, but essentially they are demanding something the Pakistani Government can’t deliver as a precondition to laying down arms. (The US out of Afghanistan.)
Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs has inspired me with all of his code tweakage and improvements to his site, so I’m attempting some modest changes myself. The first you might note is larger font size, this one’s purely selfish so that I don’t have to wear my glasses when I proofread. (If you’ve noticed the editing quality here has gone markedly downhill lately, I hate wearing my glasses.)
I’ve cloned my main theme while I tweak, please don’t use the theme named “noble” as it’s the sandbox and really messy at the moment.
Update: I fixed the Calendar so it doesn’t display all wonky like it has since the upgrade to wp 2.x series with widgets embedded in the core. This is a major accomplishment since I am a css newby.
In recent appearances Obama is trying to win back some moderate voters and the Republicans voting in Rush Limbaugh’s operation Chaos by stating that he would hearken back to the successful foreign policies of Ronald Reagan and Bush 41.
That’s the most politically opportunistic bald-faced lie that Obama’s made so far in a campaign that’s become full of controversy after the Reverend Wright “revelations.”
Somehow I can’t picture Obama putting nuclear missiles forward into Afghanistan and staring steely-eyed at the Communist Party in China until Tibet, North Korea, and Myanmar were freed from vassallage to China’s imperialist drive in the Asian Continent as President Reagan did with the Soviets in Europe.
Here’s a short segment of a Karl Rove speech at George Washington University, and the moonbats who interupted him. As they are hauled away the other students applaud and chant “Tase ’em ! Tase ’em! Good, humorous viewing to enjoy with breakfast.
The final barriers to full coalition in Pakistan have fallen with agreement on ministers, and a historic mark was set with unanimous support from the National Assembly. Today the new Prime Minister address the joint houses of Government in Pakistan to outline the new government’s policies and direction.
He put forth a sweeping agenda that will win a great deal of support from the populace if it is carried through with.He did state that Terrorism was the major concern of the nation, but at the same time has said that the government is willing to negotiate with the terrorists to achieve peace. (I’ll have more on that after I cover the rest of his speech)
On Fox News last night Hillary Clinton laid out some of her strategy, and it looks like a scorched-earth march through North Carolina to Denver is in the offing. She looks forward to a credentials fight at the convention, and is challenging the party over the Florida and Michigan votes.
The video is now down at Fox, and it’s causing the page to hang…. that’ll be the last time I embed video directly from Fox. ….
..and Part II where the real strategy is laid out:
So wooing of superdelegates, plans to “recreate ’68“, and great political theater will continue through to the convention, better load up at the concession stand while you can.