Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Turkish Stars

Our friend Murat of American Turk, like to post pictures of the almighty Turkish army. Especially those guys in the air...

Here we see the fastest Turkish jets (...) as shown on the Open day of the Dutch royal air forces in June of this year. They called the Turks: experienced and handsome fight pilots..))
The Dutch government decided this week Monday to get rid off the F-16, since they are out of date. The newest toy is the F-35.
The Chief-in-command of the Dutch army is...Crown Prince Alexander, something different than a General..

How to deal with the Taliban in Pakistan

Pakistani lawyers, human-rights activists and opposition-party members can scarcely ignore the irony of their situation: while thousands of them are being beaten and locked up under President Pervez Musharraf's newly declared state of emergency, his government has just let more than two dozen militant Islamists out of jail. Protesters might be even angrier if Musharraf disclosed the names of some of those freed militants. Taliban sources tell NEWSWEEK that the top man on the list was Mullah Obaidullah Akhund—the highest-ranking Taliban official ever captured by the Pakistanis. As one of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar's closest confidants and his defense minister until the post 9-11 invasion of Afghanistan, Obaidullah was No. 3 in the group's hierarchy and a member of its ruling 10-man shura (council).
For now, the people of Pakistan will have to take any comfort they can from knowing that Musharraf is protecting them from lawyers and human rights activists.

You can read more about the Machiavellian way how Musharrafs stays in power by reading the article below.

Day Opening - November 14

See the similarities.