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July 02, 2007

Claim: Musharraf Gives US OK To Hunt Taliban In Pakistan

Musharraf just received a report from the Interior Ministry that Pakistan's policy of "appeasement" towards the Taiban could permit the movement to engulf the country were "swift and decisive action" not taken.

Now Asia Times says he's given the US permission to go Taliban hunting, and Taliban bombing, in the tribal areas formerly designated sanctuaries for the terrorists.

Where Osama bin Ladin is, if he's still alive, and where Al-Zawahiri probably is too.

He's expected, it's claimed, to make a major speech about the threat of extremism justifying this new policy.

Good news? Not really. It's confirmation that Pakistan is teetering on the edge of becoming the world's first Islamist terrorist nuclear power.

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posted by Ace at 03:26 PM

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