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The Telegraph via LFG:

Mr Riedel, who served on the NSC under three previous presidents, believes that unless serious action is taken, Pakistan will become a "terrorist university", posing a far greater threat to the security of the US and Europe than Afghanistan before the September 11 atrocities.

Recent "apocalyptic" intelligence on the situation in Pakistan has sent shockwaves through the upper echelons of the Obama administration and convinced Mr Riedel's review team that radicals trained in Pakistan are the greatest threat to Western security.

One White House aide emerged from an intelligence briefing on Pakistan three days after Mr Obama's inauguration to exclaim: "Holy s--t!"

Pakistanis trained the Taliban and then exported them to Afghanistan. That's why these Islamists have such a high level of support in the border regions of Pakistan.



I've been wondering about this for a while - do you happen to have any inside info as to exactly how much support the Taliban enjoys inside Pakistan? I know that the regime probably just wishes they'd all drop off the face of the earth, but how much support do they have in the border region from the average Pakistani?

I'm curious because I know that their support in Afghanistan is hovering around 10 to 20 percent. Turns out that, despite what we've been hearing from the "anti-war" crowd, Afghans don't actually want to be the slaves and victims of an oppressive theocracy. I'd imagine that the situation in the Pakistan border provinces would be roughly analogous. I'd appreciate any info you could provide.

Snake Oil Baron

I second that aide's exclamation.

Snake Oil Baron

Wait, weren't they just saying a few days ago that climate change had surpassed AQ as America's greatest security threat? Or was it conservative radio shows?

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