Monday, April 4, 2011

Pastor Jones and a dreaded ghost

Special United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura quickly blamed the Taliban for the killing in Mazar-i-Sharif of five Nepalese guards and three UN employees following American pastor Terry Jones overseeing the burning of a holy Koran in the US. De Mistura has missed the plot. The incident is a wake-up call that if pushed too far, non-Pashtuns will take up arms to counter the return of the Taliban to Afghan political structures, and especially in the case of the notorious Mullah Khairullah Khairkhwa, likely to be freed from Guantanamo Bay. Read my article in today's Asia Times....

3 comments:

Napoleon Reborn said...

I completely agree with your point-of-view. The United States always plays for the moment, thinking they'll never face the repercussions.
But would like to know, what steps India can take openly or covertly to divert the effect of this situation.

Craig said...

A work of art!

myra said...

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