Pakistanis rise against Taliban after mosque blast

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    The Taliban forgets its place in the big scheme of things. Arab/Persian feudal tribalism LONG predates Islamic fanaticism.
     
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    And the beat goes on...


    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Hundreds of Pakistani residents have taken up arms and are battling local Taliban militants in the wake of a deadly mosque attack last week.

    It is the first major battle between the residents of northwest Pakistan and Taliban militants near the Afghanistan border.

    The residents are outraged over a suicide attack on a local mosque during Friday prayers that killed at least 40 people and wounded some 80 others.

    Starting on Saturday morning, some 400 villagers in the Upper Dir district formed a "lashkar" -- or militia -- to fight the Taliban, killing 14 of the militants as of Sunday evening, according to local administrator Atiq Ur Rehman. Four of the villagers have been injured in the battle, Rehman said.

    The militia have burned a number of houses thought to be sheltering the militants, according to Upper Dir police chief Ijaz Kahn.

    Pakistan: Villagers take on Taliban, 14 militants killed - CNN.com
     
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    didn't you already post how obama merely thought the taliban out of existence
     
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    I know it hurts you that we are now winning, and that a smart president is much more effective than a dumb one.
     
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    Why does a President who says he does not want to impose his morality on anyone wage war on the Taliban?
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt understood the concept.

    "Speak softy, but carry a big stick."
     
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    I must have missed it on the news.

    When was the Taliban defeated???
     
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    That's not an answer.

    Why not Iran? Why not North Korea? Why not Darfur?

    What's his beef with the Taliban in Pakistan? What's the point of this war? What's the exit strategy?
     
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    He doesn't know :lol:
     
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    Still out prove you're the #1 troll and moron, huh? The US doesn't have a damned thing to do with tribal leaders in Pakistan getting pissed at the Taliban.

    We're in Afghanistan.

    Lying hack.
     

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