Originally posted by Scriabin
I believe I predicted that most Pakistanis would come to reject the Taliban and support the country's military establishment against them.
This has been part of a pattern of rural tribesmen vs. more cosmopolitan urban folks for many years.
its really interesting Scriabin, for as far as i am aware, the Taliban itself, was a product of Pakistani ideology and a government sponsored militia, of which both the U.S and Pakistani governments were instrumental in supporting during the soviet occupation, which rather ironically provided not only the impetus for 'Jihad', but the manpower as well as thousands flocked over the border to escape the carnage. I myself have witnessed the recruitment drives in Azad Kashmir, with the Mujahadeen which is a separate issue, but lets be frank, the Kashmiris themselves loath both the Pakistanis and the Indians for they simply want self autonomy. It seems in the case of the Taliban that the baby was born, and when the soviets withdrew, the Pakistanis were left holding the baby and were looking for child maintenance payments from the U.S. but by that time the baby had grown up and now in a kind of Oedipus scenario, is destined to try to kill its father!
what i would like to learn from you my friend, is how you knew this? is there a precedent elsewhere that enabled you to draw comparisons, a pattern or some other indication?