That sure is a coinkydink, doncha think?
I have no idea why Naeem Khan would be vociferously insisting that there are "no training camps in Pakistan". That's a tall claim, especially since they've been tacitly admitting for quite some time that they can only do so much about this problem.
You know, every stinking time I read some sort of nutshell analysis of how things are in this benighted shithole of a country, it never fails to stress the point that the North-West Frontier Province and Waziristan (where bin Laden is widely assumed to be hiding out) are "fiercely independent". What the fuck does that mean? Are the part of the federal jurisdiction of the national government or aren't they? Are they subject to the same laws and civil code or aren't they? Are the Pakistani Army going to step in and do something about this bullshit, or do we have to wait for another group of the closet-case lunatics to kill another 3,000 Americans?
Of course, it might help if the army and the ISI (Pakistani intel agency) wasn't in cahoots with these fuckers.
Think I'm being a bit harsh, calling Pakistan a "benighted shithole"? Have you read the story of Mukhtar Mai?
Nice, huh? This poor woman gets gang-raped, on orders from the village council, who are presumably accountable to higher civil authorities, and not only were the men all released after being briefly jailed, but now she is having travel restrictions imposed. Because in the eyes of this whackjob cult of a society, she's the criminal. Yeah, that makes sense.
Crazy. But wait, there's more. [emphasis mine]
I guess I'm at odds with all the anthropolgy majors of the world that posit that every culture has something that the rest of us can learn from. Nonsense. There is nothing any of us have to learn from these lunatic tribal ass-raping fiends. These tribal assholes are vile people, with a vile culture, and a vile excuse for a legal system.
It's too bad the rest of Pakistan doesn't demand that something be done with these "fiercely independent" animals, because we're starting to get the idea that maybe they don't have as much of a problem with these terrorist-enabling butt-pirate hillbillies as they should. Either you're with us, or you're with the ass-spelunking child-raping terrorist-enabling hillbillies.
Not that I actually expect anything of note to happen, mind you -- for even though Pakistan has and flaunts its nucular capabilities, and indeed has willfully infested a handful of rogue state with said technology, and can safely be said to be harboring or at least abetting known terrorist networks and cells, the fact is that Pakistan can defend itself. We're not dicking around with "low-hanging fruit" here.
But let's quit pretending that they're our fucking friends.