Real Wealth #227 04/01/2009
Danger Growing in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan
I’ve warned repeatedly that the dangers in
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the leader of the Pakistani Taliban threatened Tuesday to carry out a terrorist attack on
“Baitullah Mehsud said fighters loyal to him raided the police academy on the outskirts of
“Mr. Mehsud, the 35-year-old supreme commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban, known as the Pakistan Taliban, also threatened to expand his targets beyond
"Soon we will launch an attack in
“Pakistani and Western intelligence officials say it is unlikely that Mr. Mehsud, whose forces are concentrated largely on fighting
Meanwhile, the New York Times is reporting Iraqi and American soldiers have completely disarmed a rebellious Sunni power group called the Awakening Council (which is essentially a radical militia) that had staged a brief uprising after its leader was arrested in a
“Gen. Ray Odierno, the commanding
“The Sunni neighborhood, a hotbed of insurgent activity before the Awakening movement started, remained under a total curfew and military blockade on Monday, three days after American and Iraqi forces arrested Adil al-Mashhadani, the neighborhood’s powerful Awakening leader, on criminal and terrorism charges.
“It is the first time an Awakening Council — many made up of former Sunni insurgents who switched sides for pay — has been forcibly disbanded in the capital.”
As we draw down our forces we’re going to see increasing trouble in Iraq; and not only there, but in Afghanistan and Pakistan also.
It’s easy to lose track of the rapidly changing events and the growing danger in the
A terrorist attack on
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