They can build an A-bomb, but …

In Politics on October 9, 2007 at 8:58 pm

… they’re still killing people wholesale inside their own borders. Pakistan is a crazy place.

Pakistan jets pound ‘rebel bases’

The army faces well-armed, well-trained militants in Waziristan
Pakistani warplanes have attacked suspected pro-Taleban positions near the Afghan border for a fourth day.

Even the BBC feeds us that line about how Pakistan’s military dictator/elected president is “a vital ally in the US-led ‘war on terror.'”

Gotta feel squeamish about being allied with a guy who bombs an open market: “In the worst case, they say, a crowded bazaar was rocked by about a dozen explosions. Locals described scenes of carnage. Doctors in a nearby town said they were receiving injured people between the ages of two and 50.”

Take your pick: Taliban-style rebels or a Saddam-style boss. Ugh.

Sci fi author/futurist Bruce Sterling calls it the “New World Disorder.” Coming soon to a theater of war near you.


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