UK Daily Mail: The capital of Pakistan was under threat last night after Taliban fighters threatened to overrun the volatile country and came within 60 miles of Islamabad.
It is feared the state is on the brink of collapse as Taliban fighters get closer to the nuclear powers of the country.
As violence broke out in the north-west corner of the country, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Pakistan posed a 'mortal threat' to the world. (And which President allowed Pakistan to get nukes in the first place?)
'I think the Pakistani government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and the extremists,' she added.
(Of course they are. The Taliban ARE Islam, Pakistanis are Muslims, and the Infidels have shown weakness by electing an appeaser. This is just the beginning.)
NYT: Taliban Seize Vital Pakistan Area Closer to the Capital
Special forces on standby over nuclear threat December 31, 2007 (That was Bush's plan. What will Obama do? Issue a statement?)
Islam’s War on Pakistan January 2, 2008
In spite of all the blither about democracy in Pakistan, the reality is that in the midst of the on-going carnage the so-called democratic forces are motivated by a desire for a piece of the action. They are unable to chart a more enlightened course under a religion which rejects reason in favor of absolute faith in Allah and in Koranic infallibility. On the other hand chaos, terror, and assassination remain the tool of Islamist efforts to claim power. Individual Muslims are Islam’s most numerous victims hence the seeming contradiction of an Islamic war waged against a country founded for Islam.
Whereas the presence of American military power has allowed Afghanis, and in recent months Iraqis, to live in relative peace, there is no force in Pakistan prepared to consistently and violently defeat the terrorists. Because Pakistani forces are comprised of Muslims, they will always be subject to efforts at religious-ideological subversion by al-Qaeda and other Islamist elements.
Western-friendly Pakistani governments are just a billion-dollar veneer with mostly theoretical control over the Pakistani military and its nukes. With Musharraf out as army chief, his control becomes even more theoretical. Pakistani reality is not so dissimilar to that of pre-9-11 Afghanistan, Iraq before the surge, Somalia, Gaza, Chechnya, Sudan, or other failed Islamist states. The only difference is that the state has not yet failed. Give it time.