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Monday, September 25, 2006
Pakistan Surrenders...Terrorists ...err...Democrats Claim Victory

A story that has been swept under the rug by the media (no doubt strong evidence against the liberal media bias) points to a significant strategic victory for Democrats and all peace loving people around the world.

Intelligence analysts woke up on September 5 to unsettling news. The government of Pakistan, they learned, had entered into a peace agreement with the Taliban insurgency that essentially cedes authority in North Waziristan, the mountainous tribal region bordering Afghanistan, to the Taliban and al Qaeda. Just ten days later, the blow was compounded when the government of Pakistan released a large number of jihadists from prison. Together, these events may constitute the most significant development in the global war on terror in the past year--yet the media have taken little notice.

For four years, the Pakistani military engaged in a campaign to assert governmental control over Wazir istan. The cost to Pakistan has been considerable; some intelligence sources believe this fighting has exacted a higher death toll on the Pakistani military than U.S. forces have sustained in Iraq. It is in this context that Pakistan gave up on South Waziristan last spring, abandoning its effort to control that area. Thereafter, sharia law was declared in South Waziristan, and the Taliban began to rule openly.

Yet even in the wake of Pakistan's earlier surrender of South Waziristan, this new agreement, known as the Waziristan Accord, is surprising. It entails a virtually unconditional surrender of Waziristan.

I saw this story a couple weeks ago on Drudge. The next day, Drudge ran a story with the president of Pakistan saying that it was not a surrender and before I knew it, I had completely forgotten about it.

I would venture to say that most American’s would consider this a failure. Regardless of whom they blame – whether it be President Bush or Pakistan – Americans can not like the idea of our strongest ally in the War on Terrorism giving up. Yet, this is what many Democrats want us to do in Iraq.

This brings back the question: whom are we fighting in Iraq? Are we fighting poor Iraqi farmers who would be harvesting potatoes were it not for US occupation? Are farmers capable of the insurgency that has taken place in Iraq? I think the answer to these questions is obvious. We are not fighting normal people in Iraq. We are fighting military trained and state sponsored terrorists in Iraq. Therefore, if the US were to withdrawal from Iraq at this point, it would be a terrorist victory. There would be no difference between the US pulling out of Iraq, and what Pakistan did two weeks ago.

We need to get our act together. Democrats need to shut the hell up about wiretapping, conspiracy theories, and uncomfortable air conditioning in Gitmo and start coming up with some better ideas on how to fight the War on Terrorism. Bush needs to stop talking about "hard work" and "there’s been real progress" and double the amount of troops we have in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Say what you like about Joe Biden, but the guy is at least trying to come up with some alternative plans for Iraq.)

Back to my original point…Democrats should love this surrender. It represents a step towards peace. After all, Bush has fabricated most of the "terrorist threat". So not only is this not a loss (you can’t lose a war that doesn’t exist), but it is a victory (peace is the ultimate goal after all).

One last point…there was a rumor that Osama had recently died. However, that idea has already been shot down.

French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy said on Sunday that Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was still alive, despite a newspaper report citing French intelligence that he might have died.

"To my knowledge, Osama bin Laden is not dead. It is quite simple," he told French television's Grand Jury RTL-Le Figaro-CLI programme. "It's the truth," he said.

He was reacting to a French media report on Saturday that bin Laden might have died of typhoid in a hideout in Pakistan -- a claim that was greeted with scepticism around the world.

One could only dream…

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Blogger Democrat said...
If the Taliban lives up to this peace agreement, then I don't see a problem with it --- I embrace it.

You are under the false assumption that terrorists kill people for the fun of it; quite the contrary. They do it for a reason --- no matter how ridiculous, they believe that is what they are supposed to do. They are fanatics. The main reason they target us is because of Israel. They believe, as well as many others, that Israel is oppressing the Palestinians, and we support Israel. I support Israel on some things, but on other things I believe they are commiting crimes against humanity. I don't agree with the terrorists or Israel.

Israel attacks a country and it is labled "self-defense," but when an Arab group does it, it is labled "terrorism." I don't agree with any of it. I agree with Israel defending itself, but their last escapade was a crime against humanity. When we invaded Afganistan I agreed wholeheartedly with it, but when we invaded Iraq that was a crime against humanity, in my opinion --- and many others.


Blogger Media Tycoon said...
well said and well thoughtout. i beleive that we need to do a serious study to end all studies regarding israel. if it can be determined that our support for Israel is truely the source of terrorist attacks against us, then i am all for abandoning israel. however, it may be too late for that. it is too complicated for me to really talk about here, but we need to do what is best for us. therefore, we should not rule out abandoning them if it will keep us more safe.

Blogger Democrat said...
I'm glad you agree; but I don't think abadoning them completely is the answer. I think we need to get the Palestinians a state, and have Israel treat them as equals. We give Israel something like 3 billion a year --- that's ridiculous. Last year, I believe, we gave them 10 billion (seven more than usual).

Something needs to be done, that's for sure. Also, it isn't just republicans either. Clinton --- love the guy --- gave Israel a huge amount of money, too. I don't agree with that either.


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