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U.S. critical of Pakistan Islamic law deal in Swat

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Whats the matter with Pakistan's brave soldiers? They can't hold on to their own territory? There is somthing amiss, how does a country with such a huge army and bigger arsenal allow some rouges to start administering primitive laws? The reason is that Taliban is a unit of the Pak army no less. How can the army shoot at itself? SO they are making up these sob stories of Pakistan collapsing etc so that USA and Japan keep pumping in more aid and money to save Pakistan. I also suspect China to be behind this. Who gians most by bleeding Japan and USA? Watchout folks.

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This is not good. After a few more bombs, the Taliban will ask for Islamic law to be extended to other areas of Pakistan, then Islamabad, Lahore and finally the whole country. Most people won't like it, but fear of being bombed can cower a population into submission. It has happened many times throughout history.

I think this will be the pattern for many other countries. Twenty years from now, I wonder how many Western cities will have Islamic enclaves with their own autonomy.

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U.S. critical of Pakistan Islamic law deal in Swat

Um, exactly which governments aren't critical of the Islamic deal? Is there a single nation on earth that supports it?

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SuperLib:

" Um, exactly which governments aren't critical of the Islamic deal? Is there a single nation on earth that supports it? "

Can you name any islamic country that has criticized the deal? ... I didn´t think so, either.

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I would point out that the US should NEVER have taken Pakistan on as an 'ally' in the first place (and looked foolish since for it), and that they should drop them like a stone, but sadly doing that now is the kind of thing that would only expand this negative situation and involve more concessions to the Taliban. How they're going to get out of what they've done now, I don't know... but it's utterly ridiculous.

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Disagree. The big mistake was pushing out President Pervez Musharraf for this corrupt and hopeless "democratic" leadership for Pakistan. This was stupid and is so dangerous. Not every country should have "democracy", which by the way has different meanings evetywhere it is applied. But now Pakistan is sliding into chaos and it is very plausable that Taliban leadership could gain control of the country and the nuclear weapons. These Taliban people are very different than others, even crazies like North Korea and Israel, because they do not fear retaliation. President Pervez Musharraf had control over a very difficult situation. Now Taliban are in full control of an area just a few kilometers from the capital city.

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Very clever move on the part of the Taliban. They can hide behind Pakistan's burkah.

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The more fingers pointing at Pakistan the more anti-US sentiment in there, The present Zardari govt was seen as a puppet! America gave the world an images and arrogances and that was no good for their war in afghanistan, it was falling apart already!

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And the Pakistanii government takes another step towards true collapse.

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[But critics worry it rewards hard-liners who have beheaded political opponents and burned scores of schools for girls in the name of Islam—and that it will encourage similar demands in other parts of the country.]

So using terrorism to get you political/religious agenda advanced is ok in their books?

[On Wednesday, Sufi Muhammad, the hard-line cleric who brokered the agreement, urged Taliban fighters in the area to lay down their weapons now that the government had met the Islamic law demand.] Translation: "Oh hey guys we don't need to kill anyone else, we've succeeded in frightening them into submission with our terrorism. Threatening with arms and murder really works doesn't it?"

Why do I predict that some on here will tell us this is ok just like the piracy problems and their willingness to 'negotiate' with the armed, get their way by force, threat and intimidation crowd is ok? Because it's JT and some real loons are in country.

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