Watch This Space
Looks like "The Fierce One" has called for a ceasefire. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP139721.htm
Judging from all other ceasefires and peacetalks, look for violations, attacks and extortion to occur almost immediately.
So, WATCH THIS SPACE. We will document as many Maoist ceasefire violations as we can here in the days to come.
Will we ever learn?
Update, September 6: A new record! In the most public display of public disdain, the Maoists make India, Kofi Anonymous, and the rest of the peace Polyannas look like fools once again. Barely 3 days after calling the ceasefire, our blood-soaked boys violate the truce.http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=50966 Listen, blogdai told you so. Wake up! All of you who got teary-eyed at the thought of peace were just too lazy to pay any real attention to what's happening in Nepal. At the very BEST, Prachanda may have wanted this ceasefire; but as has been proven time and time again, "The fierce one" has little or no control over his cadres. -=blogdai
Update, September 10: Get ready. Poor Prachanda is now appealing to the world to monitor his little ceasefire claiming that the government's lack of response is "compelling us towards retaliatory attacks." http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=51414 Wait a minute there, Farce One, wasn't your ceasefire unilateral? Wasn't it designed to show everyone that maoists can play by the rules? Unilateral means you shouldn't care if the government plays along or not, right? Your dissapointment is palpable. You can't gain a military or tactical advantage with a ceasefire anymore because the King isn't buying your little deception. -=blogdai
Sept. 23 Update: Business as usual. Maoists abduct over 1000 teachers in Baitadi. http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=52650. I guess Prachanda's "unilateral" ceasefire does not apply to his unilateral war against innocent civilians. "The impact of the ceasefire in the villages is zero," states one Darchula resident http://kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=52623. And yet, lazy pundits will still refuse to believe that the Maoists are bluffing. -=blogdai