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lxlxlxl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-18-09 02:11 PM
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14. a really amazing development honestly
did i think i would ever read this headline? no.

for all of our kvetching on here, and in other places about long-term strategy in this region, maybe this is the end of a long-term plan.

it does make sense for pakistan to take the lead in their own country, but we probably had to use ridiculous amounts of pressure and money to help make this happen. how many casualties are they going to face? is this the beginning of a long-term civil war in pakistan that will eventually lead to NATO involvement? what does this mean for american / chinese / indian relations?

im glad the pakistanis are taking the lead. i want to see bin laden dead, and hope we get to that point as soon as possible so the rest of the world can move forward.
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  -Ummm.. Pakistan is attacking South Waziristan (stronghold of bin Laden). . annabanana  Oct-18-09 11:21 AM   #0 
  - K & R  Mrs. Overall   Oct-18-09 11:26 AM   #1 
  - Going after AL Qaeda where they ARE instead of where they aren't. Get it NOW, Cheney?  blm   Oct-18-09 11:29 AM   #2 
  - Is this what is actually between us and a Taliban armed with nukes?. . . .n/t  annabanana   Oct-18-09 11:31 AM   #3 
  - pretty much...break this group and its leaders and Pakistan's leaders will breathe easier.  blm   Oct-18-09 11:36 AM   #7 
  - Cheney never wanted to defeat Al Qaeda  AllentownJake   Oct-18-09 11:31 AM   # 
     - Exactly, Look at Shock Doctrine By Naomi Klein  TomCADem   Oct-18-09 11:35 AM   #6 
     - yep....Al Qaeda in Iraq, my ass. They probably helicoptered them in with full escort service.  blm   Oct-18-09 12:31 PM   #11 
  - Our guys are hopefully on the Afhan side of the border...  nradisic   Oct-18-09 11:31 AM   #4 
  - Good. I hope they give them a serious ass-whooping.  kestrel91316   Oct-18-09 11:33 AM   #5 
  - I wonder how any of out troops are on the ground with the Pakistanis?  Paper Roses   Oct-18-09 11:51 AM   #8 
  - Very Few  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-18-09 01:18 PM   #13 
  - Perhaps they are getting close to the main people. Let's hope.  EndElectoral   Oct-18-09 11:54 AM   #9 
  - K&R  alsame   Oct-18-09 12:02 PM   #10 
  - Waziristan is 1000 sq miles smaller than the state of Connecticut  eleny   Oct-18-09 01:01 PM   #12 
  - need a better word than 'mountainous' but yeah fighting on mountains is...  lxlxlxl   Oct-18-09 02:13 PM   #15 
     - I'll leave finding the right word to you  eleny   Oct-18-09 02:24 PM   #16 
  - a really amazing development honestly  lxlxlxl   Oct-18-09 02:11 PM   #14 
  - Thanks for posting. I've found NPR has kept up  Kind of Blue   Oct-18-09 02:31 PM   #17 

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