Pakistani Forces Moving From Afghan Border to Indian Border
Via Matthew Yglesias, the post-Mumbai climate of increased Indo-Pakistani tensions is causing the Pakistani military to redeploy forces from the northwest frontier province, where the task is allegedly combatting Pakistani militants and preventing exfiltration to Afghanistan, to the Indian border. Whether or not the Mumbai attacks were planned in the Pakistani tribal areas by Pakistani militants and not some Indian Islamic extremist organization that no one’s ever heard of, clearly the predictable effect of the attacks has come to pass — removing military pressure from the tribal areas. This is why Pakistani Taliban leader Beitullah Massoud murdered Benazir Bhutto last year as well. The pattern is fairly clear.