Friday, March 14, 2014

Did the Pakistani Taliban Just Break the Truce?

Hmmm...it does appear that the Taliban in Pakistan have decided they have rested and regrouped enough after the latest peace agreement with the Pakistani government as a suicide bomber struck in Peshawar - the target of the bombing was the local police but innocent women and children were killed in the attack as well.

Oh well, that didn't last long....

The story comes from DAWN.



Blast targeting police kills nine in Peshawar


PESHAWAR: An explosion took place on Friday in Sarband, an area in the suburbs of Peshawar killing nine persons and wounding 47 others, DawnNews quoted police sources as saying.

Those among the victims of the blast included women, children and policemen.

Speaking to DawnNews, DSP (city) Banaras Khan said the blast appeared to have targeted a police mobile van and was carried out by a suicide bomber.

SP Cantt Faisal Kamran said that due to the sensitivity of the area, as it was situated on the border of the tribal areas, police personnel were using armoured personnel carriers (APC) to conduct routine patrolling when they were targeted by the suicide bomber who was on foot.

The victims were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where an emergency was imposed. Casualties were also shifted to the Hayatabad medical complex.

According to the latest figures from rescue sources, six bodies were received at the LRH whereas three more were received at the Hayatababad Medical Complex.

Security personnel cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.

According to Shafqat Malik, AIG of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), at least eight kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.

Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, lies on the edge of Pakistan's tribal areas which have been labelled by Washington as the main sanctuary for Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the country.

The city has seen frequent attacks by militants in the past few years, with targets ranging from civilians to policemen and other law enforcement personnel.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

So any chance getting a straightforward answer on my easy question?

I certainly can't be accused of dodging. I did my part.

Now how about you do yours? And simply answer an easy question. The one we spoke about yesterday.

Lt. Colonel(retired) Reza Pejman

Findalis said...

There is a truce?

Anonymous said...

Still dodging the Op Ajax question huh?

How hard can it be?

Lt. Colonel(retired) Reza Pejman

Holger Awakens said...

Operation Ajax...ahhh.

Do you know WHY it was called Operation "Ajax" ? Because a filthy Communist Prime Minister needed to be scrubbed from Iran - the Brits did it with a little help from the U.S.

It was a good thing. I hate Communists.

:Holger Danske

The Duhnmharu said...

Operation Ajax as far as I can remember it was before my time. was a putsch by the UK and US to remove a duly elected government ostensibly because this government wanted to nationalize their oil to increase profits for teh country itself. Brits tried to get one president to say hell ya lets topple teh government. Didn't work. Brits tried when Eisenhower got in and he said hell yeah lets do it. From there teh rest is history as it were. The stooge put in place was teh Shah , and in 1950 something the shahs son got in. A coup to take out teh Shaw saw Khomeini come in which was total antithesis of teh Shaw. We all know what happened to teh hostages under Carter. These in and of itself are historical record and can not truthfully be argued. But what give Iran teh right to arm terror groups, set them loose. I can not view Iran from 50 years ago in teh same light it is today. Iran of teh 1920 was far different and not rules by religious zealots. The brits I am afraid put teh kibosh on that one. Typical tossers.

Today though Iran is viewed by teh world as a violent country dishing out weapons and terror to whoever it pleases. What is poorly understood is why she does this. History is not a valid answer. Why try to be the bully when in fact you are a very tiny bully but a bully who is comfortable unleashing death wherever she wants. As in any case of teh Bully, they get their heads served to them at some point or another when teh victims or recipients of their violence say enough is enough. Now a sharia state attempting to impose its own hegemony on others in teh area. I do not see a good ending for Iran, it has ticked off too many players so far , and needs to change course before it becomes to late to do so. Gaddafi has a turn around and until he fucked up he was well on his way to having his country rehabilitated .

The real question is this. How badly does Iran want to rule teh Middle east. IS she prepared to face a nuclear onslaught if she goes too far?

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, I can't believe I actually got you to admit it.

So Holger, in your mindset you think it is perfectly alright to depose democratically elected governments because you don't agree with whom the people of said nation freely choose through their conscience?

The will of a sovereign nation and people be damned, right?

And yet you would probably proclaim in the same sentence of how America is a Shining beacon of democracy.

You see, I'm not sure if you know, but that is called "Hypocrisy" one of the many reasons your military adventures tend to fail around the globe.

But thank you for participating in answering my question, it only solidifies the fact of what kind of an individual you and your ilk are.

I'm curious though to know where you base the authority of such blatant violations of national sovereignty.

Iran is some 7,000 miles away from your country. Do you really believe who the Iranian people elected in the 1950's really made a difference in everyday American life? If so how? And if not? Why the coup?

Is it because you want everyone to sing and dance to your tune? No questions no exceptions?

I had no real doubts as to what your answer to my question was going to be, pertaining to Ajax.

But the more important question, the one I really don't know the answer to for sure is....why? Why do it? And How is it moral? Better yet how was Mossadegh or the people that elected him ever a threat? Regardless of their political orientations, of which it was their full right to be, whatever they subscribed to.

If you or any of your subscribers can answer those questions then you will at least be an honest debater.

If not, then I'll just think you are not that comfortable with justifying the overthrow of a legitimate government and imposing on the people a puppet dictatorship.

Lt. Colonel(retired) Reza Pejman

Anonymous said...

1920's wasn't 50 years ago. And neither was 1953.

That's right Marine, you country is directly responsible for putting the Mullahs in power. Had there been no coup in 1953, Mossadegh's nationalization program would have kept everyone in Iran happy. Khomeini would not have been able to challenge a popular leader and party. He would have remained on the fringes of the political spectrum.

But your insatiable greed blinded you to the brewing storm.

Calling us a bully is like the pot calling the kettle black. Sorry for the cliche remark but it's true.

You have bullied and bombed your way through many nations. Don't take the preachy road with me. You have no moral high ground.

Cut the nuclear onslaught Mumbo jumbo. Iran is going to achieve nuclear status and that's it. AIPAC will whine and complain for two weeks then stop it's wailing.

Israel won't have the capability to hit all the targets. And there is no appetite in your country for another war.

So that's that. Eventually we'll go nuclear and Israel's superiority will be diminished somewhat.

Life will go on. Stop the mass hysteria. It doesn't suit you.

Lt. Colonel(retired) Reza Pejman

Nikolai Bukharin said...

Dobryy Vecher,

You say you hate communists Mister Holgerawakens? Don't you think there is enough hate in the world already?

Hating a concept that will become inevitable is futile and circular, you go nowhere with it.

Communism, despite its previous failures due to the treasonous perversion by Stalin the murderous tyrant, is in fact the final step in the evolutionary process, politically that is.

It's the highest concept of governance. And it is slowly but surely coming to fruition.

Monarchies, Theocracies, Liberal Democracies will succumb to the will of the people wanting to live in unity and peace.

All the three aforementioned systems divide people, wether by loyalty to a monarch(monarchy) to a god(theocracy) or to pure greed(liberal democracy)

Communism will be the loyalty to humanism, to your fellow man.

I hope that clarifies a few points.

Of course most likely we will not see the establishment of Communism in our life time, but eventually people will come to accept peace and unity in their fellow man, as opposed to the conflict and division enacted by the artificial barriers of nationalism, religion, money and political parties.

Although we won't be able to see this future, chances are slim, you can still already begin to see a shift towards that direction.

Dobryy den'



The Duhnmharu said...

Well My Dear Col, I am no more responsible for what happened in 1923 or 1964 than you are. Unfortunately we are left with teh mess that is here today . Thos are teh cards we are dealt. Funny how the smaller countries despise teh USA call it names from big satan and little satan, and when a tsunami wipes out a few hundred thousand people, whose ships are offshore sending in food and relief. Uncle Sam is doesnt matter if its an enemy or not, US always checks to see if there is help That includes teh massive earthquakes your country has had . Heck even Israel who could have saved many more Iranian lives asked to assist. Foolishly Iran said no, and this caused teh death of many more good Iranian people. At times like that Politics dont matter. Nut I digress. I will just have to agree to disagree with you Col. Irans current means to an ends is not going to end good. Iran has teh ability to become an economic powerhouse once it rehabilitates itself and makes fundamental changes in how it views its role vis a vis the world. Imagine a world where Iran has no sanctions!

In any event It has been interesting.

Holger Awakens said...

Nikolai,

So, I'm not allowed to hate an ideology? How about an illegal alien who steals into my country in the dead of night and rapes and murders my 14 year old daughter? Am I allowed to hate him?

In Europe, there were people that hated Hitler even though the eventuality was there that he would occupy their country - they didn't accept him or his rule, they fought and died in defiance to him. I admire those people and vow to be one of them.

So no, a peaceful day working 18 hours in a potato field at the order of another is not of my choosing.

:Holger Danske

Holger Awakens said...

Col.,

I'm confused. You beg me for days to give you my opinion then you make fun of it and do an imaginary spike in the end zone.

Perhaps that's just the evidence needed that you really do not want a conversation here but a one way diatribe and hopes of a pussy "gotcha" moment.

I understand better now and will adjust accordingly.

:Holger Danske

Anonymous said...

Well you barely answered the question. And you ignored the follow up ones.

It's not about some gotcha moment. It's a debate. And I will re post my follow ups to show you that it is a debate, a legitimate one.

Here are the follow ups from my previous post. Sorry for the copy and paste, I'm a bit short on time.

I'm curious though to know where you base the authority of such blatant violations of national sovereignty.

Iran is some 7,000 miles away from your country. Do you really believe who the Iranian people elected in the 1950's really made a difference in everyday American life? If so how? And if not? Why the coup?

Is it because you want everyone to sing and dance to your tune? No questions no exceptions?

I had no real doubts as to what your answer to my question was going to be, pertaining to Ajax.

But the more important question, the one I really don't know the answer to for sure is....why? Why do it? And How is it moral? Better yet how was Mossadegh or the people that elected him ever a threat? Regardless of their political orientations, of which it was their full right to be, whatever they subscribed to.

I await an answer to these questions. Thank You.

Lt. Colonel(retired) Reza Pejman

P.S. Take it easy on the communists. They're too dense to know what they speak of.

The Duhnmharu said...

I will insert my two cents worth. I Was alive when teh Shaw was overthrown, remember it vividly. He went to america for cancer treatment and I think he never walked out. By accident or by design. Ayatollah cames in and everything turned to crap. The Shaw from what I remember was teh CIOA boy and he was a hard nose on teh people who claimed to hate him, but they prospered more or less under teh Shaw. Compared to today where there is more oppression, i do not believe the Iranian People are any better off. How do you square teh circle when the leader controls 92 billion worth of assets and teh people are almost starving. What is keeping Iran back is her belligerence from these religious zealots and nothing more. regardless if cancer got teh shaw or teh CIA took him out doesn't matter. The people were better off under teh shaw. It is really which tyrant do you want to lead you both are equally evil, one more than teh other.