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  •  The Pakistani govt is not the same as Pakistani (1+ / 0-)
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    wilderness voice

    people. In your original comment you implored the Pakistani people to rise up against the Taliban, saying the choice is theirs. Well they have, several times and pressured their government to do the same:

    Meanwhile, as the New York Times reported, her attack has provoked anger across Pakistan and the world. The information minister of her province has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of her attackers, while politicians and military leaders have united in condemnation of the shooting. The Times noted:
    Some commentators wondered whether the shooting would galvanize public opinion against the Taliban in the same way as a video that aired in 2009, showing a Taliban fighter flogging a teenage girl in Swat, had primed public opinion for a large military offensive against the militants that summer.
    So despite what the Pakistani government does, the people are enraged at the Taliban and it was because of their anger that they pressured the government to launch a military attack on the Taliban, last summer. It seems the same may happen again, now that the Pakistani people are enraged once more.

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