The Taliban really should be India's allies. They have killed more Pakistani army men than India since 1999. They mean well for Pakistan. I mean - what is wrong with having the Quran as constitution and sharia as the civil and penal code? I cannot understand why the Pakistani army is ganging up with America and trying to "flatten" the Taliban. Simply because the Taliban want sharia? I doubt if it will happen, but a Taliban government will be good for Pakistan. The country is full of pious Muslims (except for a few English speaking RAPE class elite who can all emigrate to Australia or Canada. Pakistanis are shocked by the depravity of modernity and believe in solid principles of family where the roles of men and women are defined. The Pakistani government, whether run by the army or by civilians has been phenomenally bad since 1947. Pakistani social parameters like birth rate, population growth, literacy, nutrition and the war against polio are all heading in the wrong direction. The Pakistani government does not control 60% of its territory. Hardly 2% pay income tax and Pakistan is dependent upon aid to survive. Even electricity needs to come from India and I heard that Indians are stealing the electricity from the water before the water flows to Pakistan. The rotten kafirs. May a pox be upon them. The Pakistan army has been better than the civilians because the civilians only had to run the country - and they failed. The Pakistan army had to fail to run the country and lose many wars - so they had double the job to fail in. And they failed with more honor and dignity than the civilians. But fail is fail, double or single, military or civilian. And they have failed to establish sharia - the most fundamental requirement of Pakistaniyat. But Pakistan is a big country. The distance from Waziristan to Karachi is 900 km, and running such a big country requires money. At least governments up until now could beg their 3.5 friends, USA, KSA, Japan and Poodlestan for money. But if a Taliban government comes to power, will these 3.5 give them money? Pakistanis are a strong people. Tall, handsome and gay. Quran and sharia are more than enough for a nation to be powerful and I am sure they will figure out new avenues for begging. Whichever way you look at it, we live in interesting times.