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?