Weakness promotes aggression

Here’s a shocker; the Taliban isn’t honoring its end of the bargain with Pakistan:

Pakistan’s military on Sunday accused the Taliban of “gross violation” of a peace accord covering a large segment of its northwest after several acts of violence over the weekend.

The allegations came as the northwest province’s government said it was fulfilling its end of the deal by establishing an Islamic appellate court for the area, though a cleric mediating the pact rejected the panel. . .

Under the peace deal struck in February, the government agreed to impose Islamic law in the Swat Valley and surrounding areas that make up the Malakand Division. The pact appeared to embolden the Taliban in Swat, who soon entered the adjacent Buner district.

This should serve as a lesson to those who think we can make ourselves inoffensive to our enemies.  Even a Muslim country like Pakistan that cedes a swath of its territory to sharia law can’t make itself inoffensive to its enemies.

Should serve as a lesson, but won’t.

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