Skip to comments.US declares Haqqani network a terrorist body
Posted on 09/07/2012 11:18:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Obama administration declared Friday that the Pakistan-based Haqqani network of militants is a terrorist body despite misgivings about how the largely symbolic act could further stall planned Afghan peace talks or put yet another chill on the United States' already fragile counterterrorism alliance with Islamabad.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision, signed Friday ahead of a Sunday deadline set by Congress, bans Americans from doing business with members of the group and blocks any assets it holds in the United States. The order, which will go into effect within 10 days, completes an odyssey of sorts for the Haqqanis from the days they partnered with the CIA during the Cold War and were hailed as freedom fighters.
A subsidiary of the Taliban and based in the remote North Waziristan region of Pakistan, the Haqqani network is responsible for several attacks in Kabul, including last September's rocket-propelled grenade assault on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. American officials estimate its force at 2,000 to 4,000 fighters and say it maintains close relationships with al-Qaida.
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I just think that a bunch of comas are missing from this article.
Bradley Klapper must have REALLY big eye lungs. LOL
apparently a very tough decision for this admin
Wow, Old Hillary sure takes a while to get around to doing things. The Afghans suggested this dealing with the haqanni’s was crazy almost a year ago.
Afghans: Obama wasting time talking to terrorists
Saturday, November 05, 2011 3:22:52 PM · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies
The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 5, 2011 | Ashish Kumar Sen
A group of senior Afghan lawmakers says the Obama administration is wasting its time in trying to make peace with the Haqqani Network, a Pakistan-based terrorist group U.S. officials have accused of killing Americans and attacking the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan.
Washington should instead increase pressure on Pakistans Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency to cut its ties to the Haqqanis, withhold millions of dollars of aid to Islamabad and attack the militants in their safe havens, the lawmakers told The Washington Times this week.
The Haqqani Network, which is led by Sirajuddin Haqqani and operates from Pakistans North Waziristan province, is...
Soro’s undercover proxy. She doesnt work for the American people! While zero destroys at home she destroys internationally. He needs to be jailed and his holdings need to be redistributed, his fair share. Tough to live by your own rules isnt it?
Murderous muslim Brotherhood + terrorist Haqqani network of militants = more US Allies/Israel = bad, in ME (according to Clintoon & 0bummer).