Two reports during the weekend in the New York Times are of major concern:
Next-Gen Taliban Pakistan’s younger Islamic militants are bringing the jihad waged in Afghanistan back home: breaking with senior mullahs, renouncing elections and killing police officers, soldiers and, perhaps, Benazir Bhutto.
U.S. Considers New Covert Push Within Pakistan A plan that could authorize more aggressive operations follows concern that Al Qaeda and the Taliban hope to destabilize the Pakistani government, officials said.
I have already written on the second in early November: Is this the best they can do to make peace? In the light of the first report, and the murder of Benazir Bhutto I am horified that this is still a serious proposal. But there could be a problem here, according a report on Christian Today website: Pakistan says won't let foreign troops on its soil So will they go ahead, despite what one might imagine to be the embarassment of illegal missions on their ally's territory, and the potential destabilising impact of such action.
The message of the first article is chilling. And the sad thing is that the more the US pushes the more likely it is. I weep for Pakistan, and for my Pakistani friends here in Luton.