Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Civil War: Pakistan: Extremist attacks + nuke-armed Pakistan = "the most dangerous country in the world"

Agence France Presse (AFP) reports Peter MacKay, Defense Minister of the Canadian Government (May11,2k9) spoke officially on the status among Canada's international priorities of Afghanistan and Pakistan, both now immediately terrorist civil wars against the government.

Extremist attacks across nuclear-armed Pakistan in recent years have made it "the most dangerous country in the world," Canada's Defense Minister Peter MacKay said Monday. ...

Around 12,000 to 15,000 Pakistan security forces are battling Islamist fighters in three northwest districts in what Islamabad says is a fight to eliminate militants -- branded by Washington as the greatest terror threat to the West. ...

Extremist attacks have killed at least 1,800 people across Pakistan in less than two years and around Pakistani 2,000 soldiers have died in battles with Islamist militants since 2002.
I don't see the term used much, but I'd call what's going on in Pakistan r+t now, a Civil War, of Taliban terrorists against the Civil Government, its Prime Minister, its cabinet and social services--with a possible prize alluring the terrorists who may be seeking to gain control of the country's nuke warheads and missiles.

Meanwhile the temporarily re-noticed Civil War in Sri Lanka has especially a portion of the Tamil ethnic minority population undergoing severe displacement and deeper misery.

Killing of civilians in Sri Lanka, 'a blood bath'

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