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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:07 PM
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Pro-Taleban militants in tax move
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ro-Taleban militants in Pakistan's troubled North Waziristan tribal region have announced plans to raise their own taxes, reports say.

The plans were announced in pamphlets issued in the district's capital town, Miranshah, on Sunday
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In neighbouring region of South Waziristan, also bordering Afghanistan, there were two agreements between the army and local pro-Taleban militants, in April 2004 and February 2005.


Since then, various local Taleban groups in South Waziristan have taken over the administration of justice, including imposing fines. They also collect taxes and recruiting fighters.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6078380.stm
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:08 PM
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1. With taxation comes representation? n/t
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 01:48 PM
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2. See, they are Democrats!
They are raising taxes, just like the Democrats here in the US will do if they gain control of Congress.

I can already see the RNC ads.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 03:48 PM
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3. Ah, that proves that they're terrorists:
raising taxes! ;-)
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:04 PM
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4. Taxes!
What an idea! And it sounds so much better than "looting and pillaging".
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:24 PM
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5. It *is* a bit scary, in that they're developing even more autonomy ...
... from the central government.
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