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US says evidence ties militant group to Pakistan (NewsFlash- Haqqani-Govt link exists)
Yahoo ^ | 9/17/11 | Chris Brummitt - AP

Posted on 09/17/2011 1:01:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Islamabad said in remarks broadcast Saturday that there is evidence linking the Haqqani insurgent network to the Pakistani government, a charge that could raise tensions in an already strained anti-terror alliance between Washington and Islamabad.

The U.S. and NATO blame the Haqqani network for many of the attacks in Afghanistan, including this week's strike on the U.S. Embassy. The group — affiliated with both the Taliban and al-Qaida — and its army of several thousand fighters is widely assumed to be based just over the Afghan border in Pakistan.

U.S. officials have long suspected links between the Pakistan military and the Haqqani network.

But needing Pakistani cooperation to beat al-Qaida and stabilize Afghanistan, they rarely say so publicly and as directly as Ambassador Cameron Munter did in an interview with Radio Pakistan that was broadcast Saturday.

"The attack that took place in Kabul a few days ago that was the work of the Haqqani Network," Munter said during the interview. "And the facts, that we have said in the past, (is) that there are problems, there is evidence linking the Haqqani network to the Pakistan government. This is something that must stop."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaida; alqeada; evidence; haqqani; haqqaniclan; haqqaninetwork; militantgroup; pakistan; taliban; usembassyplot
I'm stuned, shocked..

Geesh.. You'd think everybody knew that. :-}

Pakistan is a bubbling cauldron for terrorism support and training.

1 posted on 09/17/2011 1:02:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The biggest question of all is “How do we neutralize Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile?”

If Pakistan ‘fesses up and admits that it really, really does love Islamic jihad, then the nukes become the centerpiece of all further discussions.

We can probably take out their main weapons depot easily enough, but the “deployed” weapons will be much harder to find and neuter.

2 posted on 09/17/2011 1:10:05 PM PDT by DNME (We need new Sons of Liberty and their knack for civil disobedience.)
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"We can probably take out their main weapons depot easily enough, but the “deployed” weapons will be much harder to find and neuter."

We won't do it, but the way to deal this is to coordinate an attack with India.

3 posted on 09/17/2011 1:38:45 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29; DNME

US has long been psychologically neutered by the left. US is incapable of taking ANY action against Pakistan...... even if India was ready to help.

4 posted on 09/17/2011 2:14:14 PM PDT by ravager
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