Taliban Reap A Peace Dividend
Pakistan and Britain have hailed the peace agreement with pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Muhammad under which Sufi was released after six years in prison in return for his group renouncing violence in Pakistan's troubled tribal areas. For the Taliban it's good news as they will take advantage of any lull to put the finishing touches to their spring offensive in Afghanistan. By which time far more radical al-Qaeda-linked leaders will have rendered Sufi's agreement meaningless. (read the article
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