30 Dec '12, 6pm

Daily Times op-ed hits the mark on Pakistani Taliban

It isn't often that I read an op-ed and say to myself "I wish I wrote that," especially when the op-ed addresses the complicated issues of the Long War in general, and the Pakistani Taliban. The op-ed below, from Pakistan's Daily Times , is remarkable for its clarity and the astuteness of its observations, particularly on the Taliban's gaming of the Pakistani political class, and the relations between the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda. I feel as if the writers picked my brain for this one. Kudos to Daily Times ; I can honestly say I agree with 100% of what is written below. Emphasis is mine: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) seems to be on a political-strategic offensive these days. Through well timed approaches to the media, first through a letter written by a senior Punjabi Taliban leader Asmatullah Muawiya some days ago, and now a video showing TTP chief ...

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