Pakistan continues to defy the United States and the Western world in harboring Taliban fighters and lying publicly about the collusion of its intelligence services with the terrorist organization. There is no greater example that a meeting of hundreds of Taliban leaders to select their new leader. That would seem an ideal time for an attack by the United States and Afghanistan, but the meeting is being held in Pakistan and reportedly with the knowledge of the Pakistani government. The “Unity shura” will be brought to the Taliban by the country that we have given billions of dollars to in the war on terror.
For years, Pakistan has been accused of hiding terrorists and leaking information from the United States. Taliban leaders will use Pakistan to help select a new generation of terrorist leaders after the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar.
The gathering will reportedly be held in the Pakistani city of Quetta and will draw 1,000 Taliban extremists. Afghanistan is understandably not happy with Pakistan which also has rebuffed objections from the United States. It appears that having Bin Laden living in Pakistan was not enough for the Pakistani intelligence services, long accused of having sympathizers in its ranks.
The Taliban has a conflict over leadership after a deputy, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, was declared the successor. Mullah Omar’s family objected and the unity shura was called to resolve the matter. What is amazing is that there is widespread accounts of the meeting with religious scholars and commanders traveling to Pakistan for a virtual terrorist convention hosted by our ally, Pakistan, which continues to deny the obvious.
Making this even more troubling are reports that Pakistan will reportedly soon have the third greatest arsenal of nuclear weapons.
Source: Times Union