December 17, 2014 7:38 am -


The Pakistani Taliban carried out its bloodiest attack yet on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday, killing at least 130 people, most of them children. The shocking carnage has drawn worldwide condemnation and has uncharacteristically united Pakistan’s political and military classes in opposition to the Taliban. The militant organization has a history of attacking schools and…


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7 responses to Why The Taliban Attacks Schools

  1. jasperjava December 17th, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Religious conservatives are always opposed to education. Whether it’s Taliban targeting schools, or the Texas Board of Education gutting science and facts out of its textbooks.

    • edmeyer_able December 17th, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Ignorant people are easier to control and are quicker to part with their money, look at the success palin has had in raising funds.

      • Jaz December 17th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

        What little money they do have.

  2. Maxx44 December 17th, 2014 at 9:22 am

    The Taliban delight in attacking those who can’t defend themselves.

  3. Budda December 17th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    These are people that live hard lives, death is common to them. The West has become, perhaps, too sensitive to the horrors of war. ( Chickenhawks clutch their pearls and head towards their fainting couch.)

    Snarky, I know.

  4. edmeyer_able December 17th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    As despicable as the act was I don’t think it will change many minds in Pakistan as far as the fighting goes. They will continue to fight among themselves just as we do here. Our only salvation is the extreme right has been too cowardly to start shooting (so far anyway).

  5. tracey marie December 17th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Ignorance in the populance with a hard line view of theocratic edicts is what this is all about, control. No diffrent then what the right is attempting here, what do you think the moral majority was funded and created for, control and power, it is that simple.