1 The Long War Journal: Pakistan's Second Coup
Written by Bill Roggio on November 4, 2007 12:54 PM to 1 The Long War Journal
Available online at: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2007/11/pakistans_second_cou.php
Police officers arrest political workers in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. AP Photo.
PAKISTAN'S TENUOUS POLITICAL and security situation just got a whole lot worse. After days of rumors that President Pervez Musharraf would impose a state of emergency in the violence-wracked country, Musharraf followed through on Saturday in a move that is likely to plunge the county into further political turmoil and provide an opening for the Taliban and al Qaeda to consolidate their gains in Pakistan's northwest tribal areas.