Taliban: fight them now or later
It is a choice: 1) accept them and live with it, or 2) irradiate them by whatever means with mass civilian casualties. Sometimes, there are no good choices in war. There is another choice: 1) fight now up close, or 2) fight later from way up high like Iran is about to experience.
“Bomber kills 7 near minister's home in NW Pakistan
By RIAZ KHAN
The Associated Press
Monday, July 26, 2010; 6:51 AM
PABBI, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber struck Monday near the home of a Pakistani provincial minister whose only son was recently killed by suspected Islamist militants, officials said. Seven people were killed and 25 wounded.
Mian Iftikhar Hussain, information minister of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa province and an outspoken critic of the Taliban, was the apparent target. He was receiving condolences from visitors elsewhere in Pabbi town at the time of the blast and was safe. Some of his relatives were also receiving mourners at a mosque near the house, but none were hurt, police said.
The attack showed the dangers facing those in Pakistan who take high-profile positions against the militants who have wreaked havoc in the country over the last several years. Hussain is frequently the official who shows up at the scenes of bombings in the northwestern province to condemn the Taliban and allied insurgent groups.”