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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Peshawar - paralyzing a population with fear


i've been following the increasing violence in the northwest frontier province of pakistan and the city of peshawar in particular... in all honesty, the violence in afghanistan and kabul pales in comparison to the horrific atrocities being perpetrated against pakistanis by their own people, not only in number of deaths but also frequency of occurrences and overall destruction... if the intent is to destabilize the government of pakistan and render the population helpless with fear, they're doing a damn good job...

al jazeera on the latest...

Residents of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar are are becoming increasingly fearful as car bomb attacks continue to plague their hometown.

At least 11 people were killed in the latest attack on Saturday, which happened within 24 hours of a similar one.

The attacks appear to be aimed at weakening the government's military operation against Taliban groups.

i know many afghans in kabul who have relatives in peshawar and it pains me greatly to see this happening... when i was first in afghanistan, i knew several individuals who chose to have their immediate families live in peshawar expressly because it was considered safer than kabul... several have since moved those families back to kabul in a remarkable twist of fate...

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