here is a video i just saw courtesy of my friend polly miller. i agree with the first part of the analysis – pakistani intelligence agencies and other ragtag radical groups that use the brand name of the taliban or al-qaeda are now operating as independent agents and are no longer under the control of the pakistani government. how else can we explain the high level of terrorist activity within pakistan itself – for example a similar attack on the islamabad marriott hotel that killed close to 60 people and injured hundreds more. the extremists have taken over swat and parts of peshawar, removing the pakistani flag from government buildings and replacing it with their own.
the second part of the video is a conversation with arundhati roy. i am a big fan.
here it is: