The Taliban establishes an Islamic State in Pakistans North Waziristan Province
Syed Saleem Shahzad at the Asia Times Online states that the Taliban have created a stronghold in the Pakistani tribal area of Waziristan and have declared it to be under Shairah Law. It is my belief that opponents to the “War On Terror” who repeatedly cite the failure to capture Osama Bin Laden as an indication of failure for the whole effort are without a clue as to the magnitude of the problem at hand.
These area’s are really without any national governmental influence and are typically primitive to the point of being in the stone ages. Were it not for the presence of relatively modern small arm weapons you couldnt distinguish the scene from the same area a hundred years ago.
“By taking control of virtually all of Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area on the border with Afghanistan, the Taliban have gained a significant base from which to wage their resistance against US-led forces in Afghanistan. At the same time, the development solidifies the anti-US resistance groups in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, which will now fight under a single strategy.
The Taliban recently declared the establishment of an “Islamic state” in North Waziristan, and they now, through the brutal elimination of the criminal elements who previously held sway, in effect rule in the rugged territory. ”
Read the whole article it is a rare glimpse into this area that the main stream media often over look.