Pakistan: We don’t need no stinking democracy!
ISLAMABAD: The Taliban has vowed a nationwide campaign of terrorism targeting candidates and voters in Saturday’s general election in Pakistan.
Suicide bombers have been dispatched to all four of the country’s provinces, with the aim of killing as many people as possible and derailing the country’s fragile democracy.
Correspondence between the leader of the Pakistani Taliban Hakimullah Mehsud, and the group’s spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, has been deliberately leaked to deter people from the polls.
“We don’t accept the system of infidels which is called democracy,” Mr Mehsud wrote in the letter dated May 1.
Nothing I can possibly say could make this any more vile and offensive than it already is.