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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The crazy world of Afghan-Pak

I knew this was going on. I knew the intent was to create a pressure among the Pakistani people against the US drone attacks.

I just didn't know it had been expressed this explicitly.
Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud claimed credit for a deadly attack on a police academy in Punjab's capital, Lahore, last week that left 12 people dead, including seven police. He vowed to carry out more attacks unless the U.S. stopped drone missile strikes against militants near the Afghan border.

What a weird logic he's asking us to undertake, not to stop him from killing people, but to blame the US for his bombings.

It could very well work, driving a wedge between Pakistanis tired of the bombings and US/government policy, but still..... "It's not my fault. They're making me kill hundreds," is a rather weird logical position.

22 killed in today's attack.


  • Isn't the the same excuse used by abortion clinic assassins and that cop killer in Pittsburgh? "They made me do it."

    By Blogger -epm, at 7:50 AM  

  • Well Hamas forced Israel to bomb Gaza.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:33 AM  

  • Yup. It has the odd effect of making ones actions like a force of nature removing any culpability.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:33 AM  

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