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US declares Haqqani network a terrorist body
AP via New York Daily News ^ | Friday, September 7th 2012, 12:58 PM | Bradley Klapper

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abouttime; haqqani; haqqaninetwork; northwaziristan; pakistan; sirajuddinhaqqani; waziristan

1 posted on 09/07/2012 11:18:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I just think that a bunch of comas are missing from this article.

2 posted on 09/07/2012 11:21:22 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

Bradley Klapper must have REALLY big eye lungs. LOL

3 posted on 09/07/2012 11:23:15 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Olog-hai

apparently a very tough decision for this admin

4 posted on 09/07/2012 11:37:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Olog-hai; Hunton Peck

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 Pakistan’s 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 Pakistan’s North Waziristan province, is...

5 posted on 09/07/2012 11:41:38 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

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?

6 posted on 09/08/2012 3:49:24 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Olog-hai

Murderous muslim Brotherhood + terrorist Haqqani network of militants = more US Allies/Israel = bad, in ME (according to Clintoon & 0bummer).

7 posted on 09/08/2012 3:54:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - the leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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