Pakistan — A suicide car bomber tore through a police building in Pakistan on Friday, killing 11 people and exacerbating public anger over security breaches behind a wave of recent attacks.
Cash-strapped Pakistan, a nuclear power with a weak government presiding over 167 million people on the faultline of the US-led war on terror, has been battered by assaults that have left more than 170 people dead in 11 days.
I worry that the UK public opinion falls somewhere between “oh, if it seems too difficult and confusing, we should just leave it alone” and “we caused it you know, the best thing we can do is leave it alone and it’ll sort itself out”.
It isn’t. We didn’t. And it won’t. We are witnessing the precursor to desperate times.