<![CDATA[[caption id="attachment_2413" align="alignright" width="288" caption="This is not Pakistan. Yet."][/caption] A frightening story in the New York Times (which is already being updated in other papers). Seems the Pakistani Taliban are closing in on the capitol of Islamabad after seizing a strategic district about 70 miles from the city. Despite having only about 400 fighters, the Pakistani Army is too concerned with war with India to actually go after the Taliban holding the town. After taking over the Swat Valley, some in the Taliban movement felt emboldened to flog a young woman and move forward into other areas. But US protests about Pakistani indifference is starting to worry even the Taliban, who fear a military response might be forced by the US and Taliban opponents within the Pakistani government. For those who forget, Pakistan has nukes. Nukes and the Taliban? Not a good mix. Why do I have a flashback to this image? I wonder if our embassy has a heliport…]]>
Does our embassy in Pakistan have a heliport? We may need it.