The chickens come home to roost
Two poor Chinese engineers have been kidnapped and are being held captive by the tribesmen of Waziristan. The kidnappers want the Pakistani security forces to release their comrades who are in the government’s custody.
Unlike Americans, French and other westerners, the Chinese are considered ‘all-weather’ friends in Pakistan, making the nationality of the captives all the more uncomfortable for Gen Musharraf.
Updates: The commander of the hostage-takers was a former inmate of Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay.