More Violence in Peshawar Complicates Imran Khan’s Prospects
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  • USNK2

    Not that this is any excuse for the recent bombings, but, it appears that Peshawar may hold the record for ‘most invaded/conquered city’ in history.
    The Taliban is not a monolithic organization on either side of the Afghan-Pakistan border.
    I assume that most of the three+ million Afghan refugees still living on the Pakistan side of the border are in the Peshawar Valley, so who knows how many factions there are…
    What I fail to understand is why ViaMeadia thinks, relative to this tragic spate of bombings in Peshawar, that the main issue is Imran Khan’s political future. Because he thinks the Mehsud Taliban of Waziristan have legitimacy???
    All I do is read Pashtun history, and even I know the Mehsud Pashtuns of Waziristan have enormous legitimacy, as do the Ghilzai Pashtuns, e.g., Mullah Omar, of Afghanistan.
    They know their history even if the New York Times does not.

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