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 , to the Taliban and al Qaeda. Just ten days later, the blow was compounded when the government of Afghanistan 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. Pakistan
For four years, the Pakistani military engaged in a campaign to assert governmental control over Wazir istan. The cost to
Pakistanhas 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 . It is in this context that Iraq Pakistangave up on South Waziristanlast 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
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
This brings back the question: whom are we fighting in
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
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
-- a claim that was greeted with scepticism around the world. Pakistan
One could only dream…Stumble It!