May 1, 2009

The Taliban in Pakistan

This is what the Taliban is doing to Pakistan!

© Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press
Collecting furniture from the rubble of a police station in Buner, 60 miles from Islamabad, that Pakistani officials said the Taliban destroyed Thursday.

Beautiful picture this! Reminds me of Steve McCurry's famous NG award-winning picture!

© Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
A relief camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, where thousands have fled fighting between troops and Taliban in the North-West Frontier Province.

Both of the above pictures from NYT article this morning which tells us that finally... Now, U.S. sees Pakistan as a cause distinct from Afghanistan 

Also, through a tweet by Prem Panicker, I learn that the National Magazine Awards were announced last night. (Above link contains links to many award winning articles. More need-to-read-later articles to bookmark!).. but note that the REPORTING award went to The New York Times Magazine for an article about the Taliban in Pakistan. 

“Whose side is Pakistan really on?” asks Dexter Filkins in his thorough, evocative piece on the Taliban’s presence in Pakistan, a key U.S. ally.

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