Thursday, October 22, 2009

Who's the enemy?

The Taliban blows up schools for girls in Afghanistan and routinely terrorizes as much of the population as they can reach. Their comrades in Pakistan are increasingly using suicide bombers and car bombs against the people and government of Pakistan, but the Pakistani people are beginning to realize who their real enemies are, and they don't include the US and India:

Until a few months ago, Pakistani officials often used the term "miscreants" when they described the Taliban fighters operating from the western tribal areas. This moniker conveyed the sense that the Taliban was a nuisance---a ragtag band of fanatics and gangsters who could be placated with peace deals---rather than a mortal threat to the nation. That state of denial appears to be over. This week's offensive against Taliban sanctuaries in South Waziristan is the latest sign that Pakistan has awakened to the seriousness of its domestic terrorism problem.
But city progressives over at Fog City Journal, under the tutelage of Noam Chomsky, apparently think the United States is the enemy: "According to Chomsky, the US has had plans for its domination of world politics and resources for many decades, that the current oil wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are merely the forceful extension of these policies."

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