Armed, Starving And Dangerous
September 21, 2009: India and the United States are pressuring Pakistan to prosecute the six main Islamic radicals responsible for last year's Mumbai terror attack. Pakistan is going through the motions, but there is much fear that they will not follow through. Killing Indians and Westerners is very popular with many Pakistanis, sort of a secret pleasure. The Islamic terrorists have lots of supporters throughout all levels of Pakistani society. Officially, this cannot be admitted, but if you look at how Islamic terrorists have been able to operate, without government interference, for decades, you can see the impact of this support.
Operations in Pakistan's Swat valley continue, with the Taliban on the run, but not yet wiped out. Five months of fighting in the valley have left 1,800 Taliban, 330 soldiers and police and several hundred civilians dead.