Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pakistan says no to military action against Taliban

Well our "friends and allies" the Pakistani's have again stabbed us in the back.  But that's to be expected as the Taliban is a Pakistani creation and surrogate force used to spread some of the most radical islamist theology.  It's long past time for the US and Western nations to withdraw from our involvement in the never ending warfare between various Muslims sects and contain them in a similar fashion to the way the old USSR was contained.


Pakistan says no to military action against Taliban

Added At:  2013-12-17 10:32 PM

Last Updated At: 2013-12-17 10:32 PM

Soldiers drive through a road near Wana, the main town in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan November 27, 2012.


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ruled out military action against the Taliban on Tuesday and promised to pursue peace only through talks, but the insurgents immediately rejected its call for negotiations.

Mullah Fazlullah, the Pakistani Taliban's new hardline leader, says peace talks are meaningless and has pledged to step up attacks as part of his campaign to topple the central government and establish Islamist rule in Pakistan.

The emergence of Fazlullah has prompted speculation that Pakistan might have to ditch hopes for a negotiated ceasefire and resort to military action against militants holed up in lawless ethnic Pashtun areas on the Afghan border.

But on Tuesday, the government said the Taliban's tough rhetoric did not mean negotiations had failed.

"Their public posturing is different from what's going on in the background," said Tariq Azeem, a senior official in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's team. "They want to appear tough but back channels show that they are also interested in talks."


The Taliban immediately dismissed the concept of peace talks.

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