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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pakistan finally tries

I know the terrain, population, and political environment are very different in the tribal regions and the Swat Valley, but after watching the Pakistani military sweep through the Swat Valley with so little trouble, you've really got to wonder about their actions in the tribal regions for the last eight years.

Yes, I know. Much more complicated in the FATA. Politics, Taleban sympathies in the upper ranks, etc, but the difference between the efforts of the Frontier force and this by the Pakistan mainline military is so notable.

Just noticing that when the Pakistanis want it to happen, it happens.


  • Apparently this has been more of a blitzkrieg than a door-to-door operation. The test will be in the follow up...restoring normal life in Swat and catching the Taliban leaders.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:20 AM  

  • Good point.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 11:37 AM  

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