Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Monday, December 11, 2006
Wait Your Turn

In that other nasty little war:
Islamic militants are using northern Pakistan to increase their ties with al-Qaeda and train suicide bombers as well as foreign fighters. All of this adds up to training that could easily translate into increased violence in Afghanistan next year. One of the clearest signs of al-Qaeda's influence in the area is the rising number of suicide bombings, a tactic that was not common before before 2001. One tribal leader says there are so many recruits willing to become suicide bombers that volunteers are sent home and told to wait their turn.
More violence in Afghanistan? How about around the world? Afghanistan is yet another victim of Bush's pursuit of pony's in Iraq.