Skip to comments.Clinton: "severe consequences" in case of attack (.. next time .. if "successful" .. heaven-forbid)
Posted on 05/09/2010 1:02:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (Reuters) The United States has warned of "severe consequences" if a successful extremist attack in America were traced back to Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes."
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a failed bid to bomb New York's Times Square last Saturday. If proven, it would be the group's first act in the United States.
Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad has been charged with driving the crude homemade bomb into Midtown Manhattan and said he acted alone, according to authorities. But investigators have uncovered possible links to the Pakistani Taliban and a Kashmiri Islamist group.
"We've gotten more cooperation. It's been a real sea change in the commitment we have seen from the Pakistani government. We want more, we expect more," Clinton said in the interview to be aired on Sunday. Excerpts were released on Friday.
"We've made it very clear that if -- heaven-forbid -- an attack like this that we can trace back to Pakistan were to have been successful, there would be very severe consequences," she said, without elaborating.
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Pakistan exports terrorism and 0 does nothing.
Supporters of Pakistan Islamist party Pasban hold a placard and chant anti-American slogans during a protest in Karachi May 6, 2010, against the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American held in New York on suspicion of driving a bomb-laden car into Times Square. REUTERS/Athar Hussain
A New York Police Department bomb squad officer goes to check a suspicious package May 7 in Times Square. Pakistan faces "very severe consequences" if a terror plot like the failed Times Square bombing was traced to that country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in remarks made public on Saturday. (AFP/Stan Honda)
Why not just prevent it, Hillary?
Ya never know,, maybe an October Surprise..
Nuke Waziristan , Syria and Iran would save a few dems their seats this November. Maybe Obama could get another Peace Prize for it too.
Crazy world we live in.
So what’cha gonna do about it, thunder-thighs?
Talk is cheap, so just STFU!
If the US sends troops into Pakistan the Pak government will fall and we will see the Taliban and ALQeada running the place.
Oh they also have nukes.
So Obama is saying to the terrorists, “If you want to take over a country and have nukes to use, go ahead and attack us again”
Obama is inviting more attacks on America. In return we offer to gove them a nation and nukes.
Please observe some charity on Sunday.
Clinton’s unusual public warning signals that Pakistan’s anti-terror efforts fall far short of what the Obama administration is willing to accept. This does not bode well for either our anti-terror defenses or for our Afghan war.
Nice threat; it’s totally credible. Obama’ll probably give another speech - this time with a severely furrowed brow. Scare me scare me.
.. and we’d be getting rid of a few nukes too, , it’s a win win as Obama takes the arsenal apart.
How dastardly an action would it take to provoke such a response?
This little science experiment Shahzad threw together shows how far they will go with off the shelf components.. God help us they ever get another chance or get “lucky” next time..
like the last 10 attacks??? More weakness from the whimp.
Pray for America
What are you going to do, Hillary!
“Bring them to justice” like your scumbag husband claimed he’d do but never did?
Or maybe you’ll get really mad and turn down having Osama delivered to you.
Why don’t you commies just go the hell to Cuba or Ven. or the USSR.
The Obama administration are the ones that took this creep off the terror watch list.
IF they do it again, she gonna have her husband speak to them! sic
Rope-a-dope strategy by these dopes....Heaven help us
Oh, Really? So he could go tooling around Time Square for no good reason.
How nice of them.
A surveillance photo captured in Times Square shows a Nissan Pathfinder sports utility vehicle (R) containing a bomb in this New York Police Department image released to Reuters on May 2, 2010. REUTERS/New York Police Department/Handout