BBC America/World News Tonight: As the Shariah encroaches on private citizens’ rights in Pakistan (negotiated and agreed to by the government) conservative radical islam moves closer to the Capital, Islamabad. Secretary of State Clinton calls this a crisis as the current government shows itself too weak to contain this movement and because of Pakistan’s Ballistic Missile ability. Taliban/al-Qaida power grows as they now move within 60 miles of Islamabad and as radicals move near to greater control fear for access to atomic weapons suggest that danger to India (also and atomic power), Israel and the U.S. also grows. Might suicide missions of the future include atomic explosives?
“Islamic insurgents advance closer to Pakistani capital
“BY SAEED SHAH AND JONATHAN S. LANDAY
“ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Islamic extremists killed a paramilitary officer, set up checkpoints and ransacked homes Thursday as they enforced their control over a district 60 miles from Pakistan’s capital, while other reports said they were infiltrating districts even closer to Islamabad.
“The White House called the growing crisis in the nuclear-armed South Asian nation “deeply disturbing,” and several key U.S. lawmakers told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the Obama administration’s new $7.5 billion plan to help stabilize Pakistan could be doomed by the failure of its government and military to battle the insurgents.
“Failure in Pakistan also would doom the U.S.-led effort to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaida in Pakistan, and could lead to new tensions between Pakistan and India.
“Defense Secretary Robert Gates, speaking at a news conference, urged Pakistan’s leaders to “not only recognize” the threat facing their country “but take the appropriate actions to deal with it.”
“Many U.S. officials and some Pakistani experts think that the country is heading for all-out conflict, with militant groups determined to impose harsh Taliban-style Islamic rule on the country and setting up fiefdoms where al-Qaida and allied extremist groups would find sanctuary.”