Is this because our friends and allies the Pakistanis are complicit, or because they are powerless? “Al Qaeda establish ‘Islamic state’ in Pak province,” from the Times of India, :
NEW DELHI: After taking “virtual control” of the entire North Waziristan province of Pakistan, Taliban and Al Qaeda have recently “declared” the establishment of an ‘Islamic State’ in the area and gained a major base for their operations against the US-led forces in Afghanistan, media reports said.
“The Taliban recently declared the establishment of an ‘Islamic State’ in North Waziristan, and they now, through the brutal elimination of criminal elements who previously held sway, in effect rule in the rugged territory,” a latest report in ‘Asia Times’ magazine said.
It said that by “taking control of virtually all of Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area on the border with Afghanistan, the Taliban have gained a significant base from which to wage their resistance against US-led forces in Afghanistan.