When Insurgency Becomes Civil War
If history has taught us one thing, it is that when defeat is inevitable the rush to join the victors often goes exponential before anybody realizes what is happening. We saw it in Vietnam, Cuba, Iran and when the Nazis marched into Paris in 1940. Entire countries and ways of life collapsed in a few hours as the tide turned.
If you haven’t noticed, such a thing is happening in Pakistan at this moment. The Pakistani government long ago surrendered vast areas of the country and its sovereignty to radical Islam in the form of the Taliban. Now the country and its citizens are paying the price. Taliban fighters are within 60 km of the capital and the great killing has begun in those areas newly under their control. Many police and government officials have fled the country and Sharia law is being brutally enforced.
Afghanistan used to be the problem, then it was Iraq — except that neither Afghanistan nor Iraq as countries were really the problem. So what will President Obama decide to do in relation to Pakistan?
A decision to do nothing is still a decision. The only problem is, unlike Afghanistan and Iraq, Pakistan really does have nuclear weapons. God help us and the world if Pakistan as a nation turns fundamentalist Muslim.
Daily Mail Online: Pakistan on verge of collapse as Taliban surge towards Islamabad