From Yahoo (similar, if not more apocalyptic things all over the news today):
"ISLAMABAD – have extended their grip in northwestern Pakistan, pushing out from a valley where the government has agreed to impose Islamic law and patrolling villages as close as 60 miles from the capital. Police and officials appear to have fled as armed militants also broadcast radio sermons and spread fear in Buner district, just 60 miles from Islamabad, officials and witnesses said Wednesday."
The NYT reports today, as anyone following this story has long known, that the Pakistani army, which the Bush administration financed with billions in aid, is totally uninterested in engaging these people, focusing instead on the nonexistent threat of an invasion by India.
This is, as I have been saying for weeks, the greatest threat in the world today, bought and paid for by your Republican party, through eight years of inaction and out and out collaboration with a vicious military dictator.
Meanwhile, we need to spend our time on Obama's handshake, and the horror of the (Bush ordered) right wing terror report, and socialism and all manner of other nonsensical Republican misinformation.
Keep your eyes on this one. This is a ride that's just beginning.