The real James Bond is Pashtun
The holy spies working against the al Qaeda cult
and the Taliban are the Pahstoons, the real 007's.
They risk their and their families lives daily to
kill the al Qaeda cult members and the Taliban.
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Hundreds of tribesmen from Pakistan'ssemiautonomous regions near the Afghan border ended a rare tribal council meeting Saturday with a declaration calling for the army to crush the Taliban.
The meeting, held in the northwestern city of Peshawar, was called by an umbrella group of aid organizations and political parties in an effort to bring together people from the violence-battered region.
Participants called for the army to escalate its attack against the network of Islamist militants across the tribal regions, dismissing Pakistan'searlier offensives as "military dramas."
Syed Alam Mehsud, said the meeting was a way to bring together people from the area that is suffering most in Islamabad'swar against the militants.
"We have just tried to unite people for the sake of peace," he said.
Participants said they had little faith in the U.S.-Pakistan alliance, and that Washington and Islamabad were more worried about internal political issues than dealing with the deepset social issues at the root of much of the violence.
"If we do not address the mindset of the terrorists, we will not be able to eliminate terrorists," said Mehsud.
The tribal leaders urged the government in Pakistan to reach out to the militants—but also to crush those unwilling to negotiate.
"We tribesmen are more patriotic than anybody else," said one participant, Din Mohammad Khan, who had come South Waziristan,where a government offensive that began last fall is thought to have killed hundreds of people—militants and civilians.
"Pakistan is ours. We are for Pakistan," he said.
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