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CLOCK TICKING ON ADMINistration TO DESIGNATE HAQQANIS TERRORISTS
AFPC South Asia Security Monitor ^ | 8/27/2012 | Jeff M. Smith and Amanda Sawit, eds.

Posted on 08/31/2012 1:05:35 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

A recent article published by the Heritage Foundation calls on the Obama administration to officially designate the Haqqani network, the deadliest militant group in Af-Pak and a close ally of the Taliban, as a terrorist organization. The Congress recently passed a bill requiring the administration to either designate the group a terrorist organization within 30 days, or provide a detailed explanation if it chooses not to. The administration has been divided over the issue, with some arguing against the designation as the group would be crucial to any future negotiated settlement. The article, authored by Lisa Curtis, asserts that ruling the Haqqani as a terrorist group would bring much-needed clarity to US policy on Afghanistan. She argues this would be particularly effective if the U.S. followed up the designation by applying greater military pressure to compel participation in peace talks. (The Heritage Foundation, August 21 2012)


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KEYWORDS: haqqani; terrorists

1 posted on 08/31/2012 1:05:41 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman
Never mind the Haqqani network, when are they going to designate the Mooselimb Bros a terrorist organization?

Oh that's right, considering Dear Reader, Big Fat-Assed Sis, the REMF traitors in the Pentagon and most corrupt AG in our history, has embraced them and even welcomed many within his regime--and have given these Jihadists access to highly classified material--probably not gonna happen.

2 posted on 08/31/2012 4:01:33 AM PDT by neveralib
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