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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pakistanis Aided Attack in Kabul, U.S. Officials Say - NYTimes.com

Oh, gosh, golly gee -- Pakistan?! But they're our ALLY! When Obama suggested that they might not be doing much to reign in terrorists inside Pakistan, we rightfully lambasted him! NEXT you're going to tell me most of those carrying out suicide attacks in Iraq (not to mention 9/11) are from Saudi Arabia, likewise a close ally! Absurd!

American officials say they believe that the embassy attack was probably carried out by members of a network led by Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose alliance with Al Qaeda and its affiliates has allowed the terrorist network to rebuild in the tribal areas.


Pakistan’s new civilian government is wrestling with these very issues, and there is concern in Washington that the civilian leaders will be unable to end a longstanding relationship between members of the ISI and militants associated with Al Qaeda.


Jalaluddin Haqqani, the militia commander, battled Soviet troops during the 1980s and has had a long and complicated relationship with the C.I.A. He was among a group of fighters who received arms and millions of dollars from the C.I.A. during that period, but his allegiance with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda during the following decade led the United States to sever the relationship.

Mr. Haqqani and his sons now run a network that Western intelligence services say they believe is responsible for a campaign of violence throughout Afghanistan, including the Indian Embassy bombing and an attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul earlier this year.

Pakistanis Aided Attack in Kabul, U.S. Officials Say - NYTimes.com

You mean when all those lunatic fringe crazy leftist conspiracy theorists [who obviously hate America] pointed out the long-standing relationship between the ISI and Al Qaeda coincidant with a similar long-standing relationship between the ISI and the CIA (not to mention direct and often OVERT funding and training to the Mujihideen in Afghanistan in the 80s) they weren't just pulling this out of their arses?

Hmmm... why does the word "blowback" come to mind?........

But, I forgot: this is from the wacky left-wing loons at the New York Times, who ALSO hate America [naturally], so I assume they made it up.

(But, then, I should really just shut my bloody trap. Shouldn't I.)

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