It’s happening. Pakistan is on the brink of failure. It’s losing control over more territory again. But this time, the Taliban are less than 100 miles away from the capital, Islamabad.
That’s doesn’t necessarily make it possible for the Taliban to roll right into the capital and take over, but it positions them for continued insurgent and suicide attacks. That’s enough to eventually cause the already flailing government to disintegrate.
A totally destabilized Pakistan is not in anyone’s best interest. The balance of power in the region will not only have been completely shifted, but it would leave the region and the world in a precarious position.
The next 30 days determine the future of South Asia. Intervention by the US will be likely. Expect India to step in where necessary.
And it couldn’t come at a worse time for America considering the other war we’re fighting in Afghanistan and the war in Pakistan being fought from Florida by remote control. Oh, and then there’s Iraq — that other little thing we’re still trying to extricate ourselves from a little further West.