Yesterday the Taliban in Pakistan conducted a VBIED attack in Peshwar Pakistan killing 48 wounding 140+ the Pakistani Interior Minister has stated this leave them no other choice but to attack into South Waziristan. Then today the military headquaters in Rawalpindi was attacked(thanks Long war journal). Again like the advances in the SWAT valley this summer the Taliban may be over playing their hand. There is hope that the Pakistanis will act as the hammer and coalition forces the anvil and we can be rid of a bunch of these jokers in the near future.
If Aghanistan the Taliban are claiming victory after the US abandons the out post that attacked last weekend that resulted in the deaths of eight soldiers. The Taliban are claim to be in control of the entire province of Nuristan. My thoughts on this is if NATO and the US pull out of Afghanistan it this will be claimed as a huge victory and the destruction of another empire by the forces of Islam. I hate to say this but it is a strategic need to fight in Afghanistan and perhaps Pakistan for a long time to come.