Who says America has nothing to offer the world?  Expanding on the President’s and Congress’s game plan, the Taliban shows that class warfare works. From the NYT, Taliban Exploit Class Rifts in Pakistan

The Taliban have advanced deeper into Pakistan by engineering a class revolt that exploits profound fissures between a small group of wealthy landlords and their landless tenants, according to government officials and analysts here.

The strategy cleared a path to power for the Taliban in the Swat Valley, where the government allowed Islamic law to be imposed this week, and it carries broad dangers for the rest of Pakistan, particularly the militants’ main goal, the populous heartland of Punjab Province.

In Swat, accounts from those who have fled now make clear that the Taliban seized control by pushing out about four dozen landlords who held the most power.

To do so, the militants organized peasants into armed gangs that became their shock troops, the residents, government officials and analysts said.

A dangerous situation.  Don’t forget Pakistan’s nukes.

America tends to do its internal fighting through the media and the ballot box.  I don’t expect to see roving gangs here imposing their will.  Those mighty oaks that grow from tiny ACORNS is another matter.

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