Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Monday, October 30, 2006

Madrassa Roulette

Update 11 November : Postman Patel clarifies that the madrassa in question, located in the Bajaur Agency, was specifically targeted. And there has been a reprisal:
...Earlier this week a suicide bomber killed 42 army recruits on an army parade ground at Dargai...

Is it just me, or do you have the impression that Pakistani President Musharef just drew a name out of a hat then bombed a random madrassa to please Mr. Bush?

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Blogger Dr Victorino de la Vega said...

In ancient Arabic "Taleban Al 'Ulmi" litterally means "those who seek knowledge" i.e. "students"...

Parvez probably thought that after killing kindergarden kids in Karachi he too could say "mission accomplished"!

Dr V

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a CIA predator remote airplane involved, so the Americans chose the target. The Paks joined in.

Best Wishes


9:13 AM  
Blogger Shutter said...


Your utter cynicism appals. That a man of Musharaff's stature (?) (the shortly to be Ex President of Pakistan) would stoop so low just to keep up membership of the World Dictator Club?

He must realise however if he doesn't get a job teaching World Politics at Columbia soon his fuse has been lit.

3:53 AM  
Blogger montag said...

I think it is a mistake to assume Mr. Musharraf wants to toady up to George Bush. By all accounts, Mr. Musharraf is a man of action who probably regards the American President as a bit of a pansy.

I think Mr. Musharraf was trying to provide a lesson on how to deal with one's annoying fellow countrymen for Mr. Busharraf - I mean Mr. Bush.

3:41 AM  

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