Oopsie. Pakistan’s Deal With the Taliban Backfiring? (A New Front on the War on Terror)

Wednesday, April 23, 2009: The Pakistan government made an agreement with the Taliban to allow them to implement Sharia law (Islamic law) in the Swat region of Pakistan.

Instead of laying down their arms, the Taliban, just a day later, moved to within 60 miles of the capital of Pakistan.

    “President Asif Ali Zardari has blamed the Taliban for a wave of assassinations in Swat in recent months, and he condemned a recent video that showed militants flogging a young woman they accused of having an improper relationship.”



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