So here it goes again:
First the USA drones kill some Taliban leaders in their hiding places in Pakistan's nether regions
Then the Taliban has to react, so they bomb Pakistani cities;
Then the Pakistan army/airforce pummels the entire nether region in a punishing retaliation.
It has happened before, many times, just like this in various parts of the world.
What I have been wondering is:
"wasn't better when the Taliban were left alone in the nether regions?"
As in, "Did the US drones just stir everything up?"
Maybe you know where I am going - how about a HOMELAND FOR THE TALIBAN?
I have heard the argument against leaving any Taliban alive, in that they will just keep bombing.
I have my doubts if that is necessarily true because we have never given them the chance to just live in an area set aside for them and their Sharia Law. They are real people, there are millions of them who want to live like that - don't they have a right to choose to do that?
The Taliban have been a handy excuse to go to war for the USA. So we never get to hear what the Taliban really want.
I would offer them a chunk of Pakistan, Wajeeristan, and Afghanistan in a move of appeasment, and just see how they behave. Live and let live.