Skip to comments.Pakistan 'supported Kabul embassy attack' - Mike Mullen
Posted on 09/22/2011 7:53:52 AM PDT by jhpigott
The most senior US military officer has accused Pakistan's spy agency of supporting the Haqqani group in planning and conducting last week's attack on the US embassy in Kabul.
"The Haqqani network... acts as a veritable arm of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency," Adm Mike Mullen told a Senate panel. In July he said Pakistan sanctioned the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad.
Pakistan's government called that statement "irresponsible".
Pakistani officials have consistently denied links with militant groups.
At least 25 people died during the 20-hour attack on the US embassy, Nato headquarters and police buildings in Kabul on 22 September. The dead included 11 civilians, among them children, along with at least four police and 10 insurgents.
"With ISI support, Haqqani operatives planned and conducted a truck bomb attack, as well as the assault on our embassy," said Adm Mullen, who steps down this month as chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"We also have credible intelligence that they were behind the 28 June attack against the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul and a host of other smaller but effective operations."
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Mullen has clearly gotten off of the Obama script. I wonder what the back storey is?
Watch for US/Pakistani relationships to blow up. It was only a matter of time anyhow.
It is getting to the point where the Joint Chiefs are going to have to have a very serious discussion amongst themselves.
The Obama Administration is completely corrupt and out of control. With a feckless Congress afraid of its own shadow, there are very few options left to save the country.
And I don’t say these things lightly.
Some seriously courageous statesmen need to step up NOW.
The present situation is light years worse than Watergate.
I think Obama is off his script. He’s pissed that Pakistan turned on us after the OBL raid.
While I appreciate the new candor, I think we lack a plan. Obama wants to believe he can talk these countries back into line.
In fact, Pakistan is on the verge of becoming an enemy backed by China. We have made the mistake of thinking we can make nice with countries that really are our enemies.
Extremely serious accusation. And what's the Obama regime going to do about it? Increase Pakistani muslim immigration to the United States? If "The Regime" isn't going to punish Pakistan for their treachery Mullen should just keep quiet about it. This just makes the US look silly and weak.
The Joint Chiefs are not going to do dick about Obama, nor should they. That remains our job as voters. Period.
He’s retiring and doesn’t have anything to lose now.
That’s why they killed her.
Yup, after the OBL operation, repercussions were bound to happen.
I’m Popeye the sailor man! (toot,toot)
I’m Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot)
I’ll flap my gums now
Cause I’m going away anyhow
I’m Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot)
US chose to look the other way when India accused Pakistan of bombing the Indian embassy in Kabul. Blame it on karma.
Regardless of whether or not this was Mike’s place to open his mouth, he is high enough up the food chain where what he said is going to leave a mark
New Ball game....... he is calling the Messiah out
Sorry but you are wrong yet again. Benazir Bhutto wasnt the Prime Minister when Pakistan went nuclear. She was in exile. It was Nawaz Sharif who was in power. And after him Musharraf took over. Although, A.Q Khan's nuclear gunrunning supply chain was very much in full swing during Benazir Bhutto. Benazir Bhutto and her husband (current Prime Minister) Asif Ali Zardari are just as unreliable as anyone else in Pakistan. Besides they are not really the ones in control. Its the Army and ISI who are the main power in Pakistan.
And the WH and the State Dept. have nothing to say about it.
Somebody needs to tell Barky to turn off ESPN and start listening to his briefings.
There is only one way of solving this problem. The US needs to identify those members of the ISI who are promulgating these attacks, and assassinate them.
Our intelligence agencies should be more than able to monitor their communications enough to flesh out a “hierarchy of agents” involved in anti-US and anti-Afghan operations, then somebody like SOCOM could start taking them out.
“Plausible deniability” should be used as needed, that is, to make many of the hits look like accidents, and the actions should have a “top down” orientation, to take out the directors and managers first.
But anywhere from dozens to hundreds of such missions should convince the remainder to cut it out.
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