“North Waziristan is not al-Qaeda’s endgame”

The Islamic Emirate of Waziristan and Greater Talibanistan

Bill Roggio, back at Fourth Rail, on recent developments in the armpit of the world:

With the Pakistani government ceding authority (but not autonomy) to the Taliban and al-Qaeda, Coalition and Afghan forces will now be placed in a more difficult tactical situation along the Afghan-Pakistani border.

Opinions vary on what, exactly, all this really means. But Murdoc is pretty skeptical of the optimistic interpretations.