A bit more on Pakistan

Pakistan has reportedly blocked a major fuel supply route for Western forces in Afghanistan in response to a raid by US forces in northwest Pakistan earlier this week, the defence minister said.

US forces attacked suspected fighter groups inside Pakistani territory on Wednesday, killing 20 people including women and children, Pakistani officials said, drawing a furious response from the Pakistani government.

Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Pakistan’s defence minister, said on Saturday: “We have told them that we will take action and we have already taken action today.

“We have stopped the supply of oil and this will tell how serious we are,” he told Pakistan’s Dawn Television.

Al Jazeera English – CENTRAL/S. ASIA – Pakistan blocks fuel to US forces.

This confirms that things are getting dicey in South Asia. I don’t think I posted about it, but my normal nom-de-net is “wah”.  So I was a bit struck when Wah, Pakistan got smacked a couple weeks back.

At least 63 people have been killed and dozens injured in twin suicide bombings outside Pakistan’s main munitions factory in the town of Wah, police say.

The attack is the deadliest on a military site in Pakistan’s history.

Police say one man is in custody for the attack, which occurred some 30km (18 miles) north-west of Islamabad.

A spokesman for the Pakistani Taleban said they had carried out the attacks, which he said were a response to army violence in the country’s north-west.

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This was significant because Wah is where Pakistan, most likely, keeps their nuclear bombs and stuff.

It’s their techology and military center, and their words, to quote Civilization, are “BACKED WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS!”.

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