Pakistan could collapse

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The Taliban is growing in Pakistan.

And the world may pay the price. As radicalism grows in Pakistan, there is a significant chance that the Pakistani government will be swept away by radical elements within its own body, as well as by fundamentalist elements within the population. And what does the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan have to say after the attack on the police department?

Baitullah Mehsud: “Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world.”

We ignore this at our own peril.

A significant portion of Pakistani peoples are educated only in Maddrassas.  Maddrassas are not necessarily training areas for terrorists, however some are, and the Maddrassas have a very limited scope when it comes to what is taught there. Other world views and views outside the beliefs of Islam are not taught. This has resulted in a high number of Pakistanis being vulnerable to fundamentalist dogma.

Fundamentalists killed Benazir Bhutto. They are training militants in the Kashmir mountain areas, have attacked India and are attempting to discredit America in Afghanistan.

Should the Taliban continue in its string of successful attacks, it may be able to rally the some-300,000 supporters from the grass roots and stage a coup. Should that happen, it is possible that one of Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Facilities could fall into the hands of homicidal radicals.

And with the rumors surround Pakistan’s Inter-Intelligence Service, who’s to say they haven’t already?

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6 thoughts on “Pakistan could collapse

    majnun said:
    March 31, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Erm well if we read the muslim text we know the whole world is actually going to collapse. Islam will reach every house in this world. This is the Word of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him, and only a fool would cast doubt on his words.

    Bill said:
    April 1, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Ohhh how I miss Mullah Omar… these new “moderate” Taliban. Hopefully Hillary will get it all straightened out with them real soon 😉

    magus71 responded:
    April 1, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Yes, Hillary wants to talk to “moderate elements” of the Taliban. I’m not sure what that means, exactly. Do these moderate elements believe in women’s rights? Will the allow women to receive educations? Do they believe that killing US troops deployed in Afganistan is something Allah wants them to do?

    These are questions that must be asked. I suspect I know the answer. I’m not against trying to talk with them, but I’m reluctant to believe that talking will produce the results we’d like.

    magus71 responded:
    April 1, 2009 at 11:29 am

    majnun,

    Unfortunately the extremist arms of Islam (Al-Qaeda) is focused more on the collapse of the world than making sure that very house in the world knows of Islam.

    Al-Qaeda seeks to fulfill prophecy, and when that prophecy involves them slaying the Infidel, don’t expect the Infidel to lay down and die without a fight.

    Michael LaBossiere said:
    April 1, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    True, Pakistan is teetering quite a bit. In part, their trouble is self-inflicted: they cultivated terrorist groups as tools to use against India. But, they either forgot or did not know the basic law of creating monsters: do not raise up what you cannot put down.

    kernunos said:
    April 4, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I know how to put down a ‘bad’ dog. The cost is cheap unless the need to serialize it or insure it arises. 😉

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