Officials: Clinton to label Pakistan-based group terrorists
Weapons seized from a Haqqani network camp in Afghanistan
September 7th, 2012
11:42 AM ET

Officials: Clinton to label Pakistan-based group terrorists

By Elise Labott, Chelsea J. Carter and Jamie Crawford

An al-Qaeda linked network that for decades has been responsible for kidnappings and suicide bombings against the United States and its allies will be formally designated a terrorist organization by the Obama administration.

The group, the Haqqani network, also has extensive real estate and commercial interests. Its broad ties to the Taliban and its base in Pakistan had held out the possibility that the Haqqani network could be the key to a peace deal in Afghanistan.

The designations of the network as a foreign terrorist organization and a specially designated global terrorist entity shows that the Obama administration has decided the fight against militants outweighs the possibility of political reconciliation.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton notified Congress on Friday of her intent to make the designations, the State Department said.

The move will make it easier to pursue those who support the al Qaeda- and Taliban-linked movement. But it could further deteriorate relations with Pakistan.

"The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against knowingly providing material support or resources to, or engaging in other transactions with, the Haqqani Network, and the freezing of all property and interests in property of the organization that are in the United States, or come within the United States, or the control of U.S. persons," Clinton said in a statement.

Clinton signed the report to Congress in Brunei during her trip to Asia, a senior State Department official said.

Both houses of Congress have taken up the issue, calling for the Obama administration to add the Haqqani network to the State Department's terror organization list.

The group has been tied to the deaths of American and NATO troops, as well as multiple attacks on embassies and other government infrastructure in Afghanistan.

From its base in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, the Haqqani network has drawn the ire of the U.S. government with members of its top leadership already being designated as terrorists - which freezes any of their personal assets held in U.S. banks.

But the Obama administration had resisted designating the entire group, and that was a debated stance.

There had been concern that a foreign terrorist organization label would drive the Haqqanis away from a possible peace deal in Afghanistan and undermine ties with the Pakistani government. The group, with its links to other Taliban entities, was considered integral to the political reconciliation the United States was seeking, senior U.S. officials have told CNN.

But other officials say the label would be an important step in the fight against militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In commending Clinton's move, U.S. Rep. Peter T. King, the New York Republican who is chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, called the decision "belated."

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, also hailed the designation. The California Democrat urged Clinton to make the move in May and introduced legislation in July instructing the secretary of state to designate the network as a foreign terrorist organization.

As for Pakistan, Nadeem Hotiana, a media attache at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, said the decision was "not (Pakistan's) business."

"This is an internal matter for the United States," Hotiana said. "The Haqqanis are not Pakistani nationals. We will continue to work with all international partners including the U.S. in combating extremism and terrorism."

The Haqqanis are Zadran tribesman from Afghanistan's Paktia and Khost provinces but have been in and out of Pakistan for the past 30 years, said Jeffrey Dressler, an analyst with the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War.

Dressler said designating the group as a terror entity "could meaningfully impair the international fund-raising and business efforts that allow the Haqqanis to fund their terrorist attacks, foreign fighter training, and radicalization programs."

The Haqqanis maintain legitimate and "illicit business interests stretching from Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Persian Gulf, and possibly beyond," he said in a report this week.

They own car dealerships, money exchanges and construction companies. The group has commercial and residential real-estate holdings and import-export operations, Dressler said. But he cites a report that the group also profits from "kidnapping, extortion and protection rackets" on the Afghan-Pakistani border.

"The Haqqanis also maintain lucrative smuggling networks to strip timber, minerals and other precious goods from Afghanistan and smuggle them out of the country for sale," he said.

The Haqqani network receives funding from the Taliban, though a significant portion of its money is said to come from deep-pocketed donors in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, according to a recent report by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, New York.

The designation as a foreign terrorist organization "could reduce a critical capability of the Haqqani Network by increasing the cost of doing business, reducing access to capital, and constraining the network's financial resources, thereby limiting their freedom to operate in a local, regional, and international context," Dressler said.

Founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani after the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the group initially worked with the United States and its allies to expel the Soviets. Since suffering a stroke in 2005, Jalaluddin Haqqani has essentially retired and his son, Sirajuddin, has taken command.

Since 2001, global security experts have said the Haqqani network's calling card has been bold and complex suicide bombing attacks.

A drone strike last month killed Badruddin Haqqani, a son of Jalaluddin and a leader in the network, said Shafiquallh Tahriri, a spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security.

U.S. officials also have said the group has ties to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, the country's main intelligence agency. The former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, described the Haqqani network as a "veritable arm" of the Pakistani intelligence agency.

"Pakistan's military relies on Pashtun proxies, such as the Haqqanis, to strike Indian targets in Afghanistan; to pressure the Kabul government to align their regional interests with the Pakistanis; and ultimately to expel foreign military forces," Dressler said.

Pakistan has vehemently denied ties to the group, though the Pentagon has repeatedly said it has not done enough to combat the militant network.

The designation by the State Department comes at a critical time for the United States, as combat operations in Afghanistan come to a close in 2014 and it looks to withdraw, in some cases through Pakistan.

The move also raises questions about the fate of suspected Haqqani captives, including U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was believed to have been captured in June 2009 by Haqqani loyalists in eastern Afghanistan.

soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. Fawad

    10 questions for USA...

    Q 1: Why are you so obsessed with the Taliban? Why are you so obsessed with Afghanistan?
    Why are you so obsessed with Pakistan? Why are you so obsessed with controlling the whole
    wide world?

    Q 2: You are 315 million, a mere 4.5 percent of the world population, but why are you bent
    upon controlling the lives of the other seven billion?

    Q 3: Remember, Iraq’s ‘weapons of mass destruction’? As a consequence, for the period
    2003-2011, there have been”2.7 million post-invasion war-related deaths.” Why do you
    create excuses to go to war?

    Q 4: Remember, Mohamed Atta, Waleed al-Shehri, Wail al-Sehri, Abdulaziz al-Omari, Satam
    al-Sugami, Marwan al-Shehhi, Fayez Banihammad, Mohand al-Shehri, Hamza al-Ghamdi, Ahmed
    al-Ghamdi, Hani Hanjour, Khalid al-Mihdhar, Majed Moged, Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi,
    Ziad Jarrah, Ahmed al-Haznawi, Ahmed al-Nami and Saeed al-Ghamdi? A total of 19 hijackers,
    of which 15 were Saudi nationals, others from Egypt and the UAE – none from Afghanistan.
    But, “as of October 2011, 5.6 million war-related deaths” in Afghanistan.

    Q 5: DEAR USA Uncle : why is it that wherever you go death and destruction follows?
    Before Iraq and before Afghanistan there was the Persian Gulf War, the Vietnam War and the
    Korean War.Over the past 20 years, the US armed forces have been deployed in Bosnia, Liberia,
    Albania, Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Lebanon, Somalia and Libya. Imagine 10 countries
    over a period of 20 years. Why do you have to begin a new deployment in foreign lands every
    two years?

    Q 6: President Bush (Sr), in his four-year tenure, invaded Panama and ordered Operation
    Desert Storm. President Clinton bombed at least four countries in his eight-year
    tenure – Serbia, cruise missiles into Afghanistan, a bombing campaign over Iraq and
    another one over Bosnia. President Bush (Jr), in his eight-year tenure, started both
    Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Bush’s drones attacked both
    Pakistan and Yemen. In 2007, Bush’s AC-130 gunship also attacked Somalia. Why do you
    have to start a new war every two years?

    Q 7: President Obama doubled and then re-doubled drone attacks into Pakistan and sent
    the same drones into at least five other countries, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen
    and Libya. President Obama, in his four years, bombed Libya in America’s Operation Odyssey
    Dawn and ordered Navy SEALs into Abbottabad. O’ America, why do you have to start a new
    war every other year?

    Q 8: Uncle, you assist, comfort and protect corrupt, repressive and dictatorial regimes,
    especially in the Muslim world. And then you ask, “Why do they hate us?”

    Q 9: Imagine, nearly 50 million Americans live in poverty. Why then has Uncle USA
    spent $3,000,000,000,000 on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan?

    Q 10: Uncle USA, why can’t you live in peace with the rest of the world?

    P S: Imagine, ‘inheritance taxes in America are so high that the happiest mourner at a
    rich man’s funeral is Uncle Sam’.

    November 13, 2012 at 7:32 am | Reply
  2. Kiran Kumar

    We now need to focus on Indian Hindu Terrorist Groups most of whom have Neo Nazi bent. India with a population of little over 1.2 billion hindu skunk smelling terrorists, there is no value that this nation could bring to the table, except terrorizing Kashmiris and minorities. Their soldiers (terrorists in army uniform) continued to protect al Qaida and terrorists around the world. Indian youth are directionless and committing crimes or turning into terrorists out of frustration. Not a day goes by without hearing some bad news out of India, be it Taliban attacking Mumbai or politicians going after decent individuals like seth dawood, or dishonest like manmohan singh leaking taking bribes from enemies of Israel. With current economic turmoil in the US and Europe, we cannot support this liability country forever on our tax dollars. It's time to break up India into smaller manageable states.

    I am Indian-American and giving my honest opinion. And I am jobless

    September 11, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
    • TAMMARQKK

      So now what? Maoists Panthers and Sikh are kicking some dirt in "disputed areas" in India. I hear ISI, BIS, CIA are active in the border towns, how long would it be before we see peaceful nations called "Aazad Khalistan" and Biharistan and Kashmiristan? Just curious.

      September 11, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
    • Reprinted With Pride

      Wow!! It raises a million dollar question: will India ever become a normal Nation? In the interest of peace loving world communities, India needs to break up in smaller states like commie Russia.

      September 11, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
    • Alice C

      Being a Hindu Indian from gandolore, I'm so embarrassed, I try to make me feel better by posting racist comments on people who are not Indian Hindus. Why did my father not use condoms??

      September 11, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
    • Ashok Bhosreewala_India

      Kiran jee can you send me some food today,. we are starving in chandigarh. I am helping my family build a new house out of cow dung. No money left. i am jobless. What ever food aid Pakistan sent is finished. we are starving.

      September 11, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
  3. Surbeet Gandwala _ Chennai _ India

    LIPSTICK ON A COW: Making India (Hindustan) look pretty

    There is so much one can do to make an ugly country look good.
    But whatever you do in case of India is analogous to spattering some cheap lipstick on a cow.
    Now one may not want to kiss this cow but sure would love some steaks!!
    LMAO!!!

    September 11, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply
  4. krm1007 ©™

    We now need to focus on Pakistani Terrorist Groups (PTGs). This week, Mrs. Clinton labeled Pakistan-based terrorist group Haqqani a threat to American interest in the South Asia. She also came close on numerous occasions to label Pakistan a terror sponsoring state, and who was the US policy maker who called Pakistan a "ROGUE STATE". Pakistan with a population of little over 180 million Sunni dominated Muslims, there is no value that this nation could bring to the table, except terrorist threats. Their soldiers (terrorists in army uniform) continued to protect al Qaida and terrorists around the world. Pakistani youths are directionless and committing crimes or turning into terrorists out of frustration. Not a day goes by without hearing some bad news out of Pakistan, be it Taliban attacking Pakistani military bases or politicians going after decent individuals like Ambassador Haqqani, or dishonest like HQ Khan leaking Nuclear secretes to enemies of Israel. With current economic turmoil in the US and Europe, we cannot support this liability country forever on our tax dollars. It's time to break up Pakistan into smaller manageable states.

    I am Pakistani-American and giving my honest opinion.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
    • Alice C

      Kareem Bhaiya, Sallam

      Being a Pakistani, I'm going through sever depression. I'm so embarrassed, I try to make me feel better by posting racist comments on people who are not Pakistani Muslims, but nothing works. Why didn't my father practice safe s_x??? Help me Kareem bhaiya help me.

      September 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Reply
    • Reprinted With Permission ©

      Wow!! It raises a million dollar question: will Pakistan ever become a normal Nation? In the interest of peace loving world communities, Pakistan needs to break up in smaller states like Bangladesh.

      September 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Reply
    • TAMMARQKK

      So now what? Baloch Panthers are kicking some dirt in "disputed areas" between Afghan-Pak border. I hear CIA, RAW, Israeli Mossad are all active in the border areas, how long would it be before we see a peaceful nation called "Aazad Balochistan"? Just curious.

      September 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Reply
  5. Haji Krishnalal Gopal Khan Afridi

    All hands on deck, Pakistan.
    The world is lovely, bright and deep,
    But we have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before we sleep
    And miles to go before we sleep.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
  6. NO INDIANS IN MY BACKYARD PLEASE////REPUBLISH JV

    India has become too big to govern or create any value for western countries or even for its own population. We have invested a lot of resources in India over the past two decades and given a lot of aid to prop it up. There has been no investment on this return. Instead India has squandered all the resources in building nuclear weapons while poverty remains rampant in the country. We need to revisit our relationship with India. American taxpayers will not tolerate this anymore. We need to take care of our own populace going forward. We cannot be exporting jobs to India or giving it financial or technical handouts.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • Gomez

      HINDUISM: A FARCE

      “Hindus worship genitals (rub your eyes!) of their gods! Linga is a representation of Shiva's phallus.

      September 10, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
  7. William C

    It appears that @krm1007 ©™ is the hero of some commentators on this forum. He seems to inspire tremendous ID theft and cloning of his ideas !! Everybody wants to be him. He sure is a lucky dude. Few have garnered so much following as @krm1007 ©™.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:41 am | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      Thank you Thank you William Shaheeb for kind word! Saale Pakistani Suar ke bache are stilling my ID and posting me as pro-Pakistani. Haraamee ke Butche.

      Kareem from Lahore, Pakistan

      September 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  8. NO INDIANS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD PLEASE

    Why do Indian hindus smell like sh!t?

    September 10, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
    • Mark Ditman

      I once sat to an Indian dude from Bangalore, India on a flight and puked all the way to New Delhi. No kiddin. Not trying to be racits. just the way it is. Honestly. I pose this question to other people also with similar experiences to post their comments.

      September 10, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
      • Abby

        I was on flight to Dubai (Emirates) from JFK. Refused to sit next to an Indian from Bareilly, India. He stunk so bad it was like stepping into a sewer. Finally, the pilot came and told the Indian to get off the plane and attend to his personal hygiene. I had the flight attendant spray some air freshner after he left. This is the honest truth, It really happened. These Indian hindus stink as if no tomorrow.

        September 10, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • Oosthuizen_South Africa

      In Durban my bboss used to hand out free lifebuoy soaps to Indian workers so they could wash themselves. Otherwise they smelled so bad the workers refused to work next to them. Loss in productivity resulted. Nothing personal but there is something in hindu genes that makes them stink like skunks.

      September 10, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • Jessie

      Simple....my dear Dr. Watson....because they are hindus !!!!!

      September 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  9. :)

    Awwwww.......did I hurt your widdle feelings?

    September 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
    • To :)

      Hahahahahahahaha. I hope you didn't take it seriously too!!

      September 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Reply
      • :)

        Actually, I found it quite amusing.

        September 10, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  10. krm1007 ©™

    We now need to focus on Pakistani Terrorist Groups (PTG). This week, Mrs. Clinton labeled Pakistan-based group Haqqani terrorists and came close to label Pakistan a terror sponsoring state. She deserves the credit for standing up for millions of victims of PTG. Pakistan with a population of little over 180 million people, mostly Saudi royals supporting Suni, there is no value that this nation could bring to the table, except terrors. Their soldiers (terrorists in uniform) continued working with al Qaida and terrorists around the Globe. Pakistani teenagers are directionless and committing more and more crimes everyday or turning terrorists to survive. Day goes by and we get nothing but bad news out of Pakistan, be it Taliban attacking Pakistani military bases or politicians going after decent people like Ambassador Haqqani. Many Western countries are agreeing with solution of breaking up of Pakistan into smaller manageable states, like India supported formation of Bangladesh in 70s. With current economic turmoil in the US, Americans cannot carry this liability country forever. It's time to break up Pakistan into smaller states.

    September 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • Louis Drummond

      Attaboy KRM for speaking out. You are soooo right !!!

      September 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • TAMMARQKK

      So now what? Baloch Pathans are defending their "disputed areas" from Pakistani Sunni invaders. Should we support them fighting Pakistani army, morally and financially?

      September 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • T-Bone Thakur

      Good post Bro!!! Pakistan poses a clear and present danger to the regional security of the world. ...to USA...NATO...China...Australia......UK. Haqqani, al Qaeda, Taliban are trained and armed by Pakistani forces. Wahhabi extremism is on the rise and fanning all terrorism worldwide. Saudis are the bankers to and financing terrorism and supporting, Haqqani, Taliban and Al Qaeda and harboring them in Pakistan. These terrorists are being entertained in the Pakistani army bases near Abbottabad (O B Laden rings a bell!!) where they are residing and then smuggled over to Afghanistan and Indian borders. Shame on these Pakistanis. Like the NAZI's they need to be stopped forcefully, immediately, and permanently. If it takes bombing Pakistani military bases, lets bomb them, Drones are effective...so lets keep droning Pakistani towns.....,

      September 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Reply
    • El “the boss” Jefe ♠

      I hate repeating myself, with "Medieval Age" Islamic culture still in existence in Pakistan how can the world be healthy and the neighbors prosperous? I mean it fellas.

      September 9, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Reply
  11. El “the boss” Jefe ♠

    With "Medeival Age" culture still in existence in India how can the world be healthy and the neighbors prosperous. India poses a grave danger to the world and its deities and leaders set a bad example. Mahatma Gandhi, a pedophile, needs to be exposed and tried posthumously for his child molestation crimes just like the Penn State crowd Sandusky et al. Gandhi's statutes need to be knocked down everywhere they have been put in USA. The hindu deities need to be shattered and trashed. Disgusting figurines of ugly and scary looking characters with demonic personalities. How can hindu children grow up mentally stable looking at such atrocious representations of evil in its most heinous form.

    September 8, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply
    • Louis Drummond

      Attaboy El Jefe for speaking out. You are soooo right !!!

      September 8, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
  12. Mohammad A Dar

    Word Pak is based on Latin word Puki, Pe or Pa, Te, or Ta, meaning from stomach and throat base word for Sick in English, Upchuck, blowing chunks or spewing, meaning, worshiping at the porcelain thrown or a sweaty, infection of puke absolute, such as flu, or Food poisoning, in disregard diarrhea or Montezuma’s revenge,

    Word Stan is based on Latin word Satan, Se or Sa, Tan, or Ten, meaning land of devils.

    Mohammad Ali Jinnah, a chain smoker, tuberculosis patient, atheist muslim lawyer, who jokingly called then Sindhu land occupied by trible people "Pakistan" literelly means "land of Puking Devils", poor soul never imagined his personal racist joke on some group would become a reality one day country Pakistan he founded. Pakistan is a land of Puking Terrorists.

    September 7, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Reply
    • :)

      Of all the batsh!t's who routinely post on these blogs, you rank right up there with the "best" of them.

      September 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Reply
      • Mohammad A Dar

        shut up you ratshoot.

        September 9, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  13. T-Bone Thakur

    India poses a clear and present danger to the regional security of the world. ...to USA...NATO...Pakistan and Afghanistan people and armed forces. Hindu cult extremism is on the rise and fanning all terrorism worldwide. Indians are the bankers to and financing terrorism and supporting Talibans and Al Qaeda and harboring them in India. These terrorists are being entertained in the Indian parliament building in New Delhi where they are residing and then smuggled over to Pakistan in Indian Army helicopters. Shame on these Indians. Like the NAZI's they need to be stopped forcefully and immediately. If it takes bombing lets bomb India, if it takes Drones...lets drone New Delhi.....,

    September 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
  14. TAMMARQKK

    So now what? Afghans defending their nation from US invaders are terrorists and those invading and killing Afghans are what?

    Nothing will change, this is just a ploy to pressure Pakistan to save the US from a certain defeat, but Pakistan still wont fight Americas war. We gave Pakistan money and weapons hoping they would fight for us, but they did not go for the bait, now we found a new way to press them, has anyone seen the Haqqani network? Any pictures? Where are these thousands of fighters hiding? do they enter into Afghanistan on a Star Trek beammeupscotty machine? I mean how can they be hurting the US if they are in Pakistan?

    So they must be in Afghanistan, if they are, then how are they supposed to be in Pakistan at the same time?

    Two places at the same time? Wow! These Taliban have some alien technology.

    September 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  15. Mohammad A Dar

    To learn causes of mayhem among humanity please visit http://www.limitisthetruth.com/

    September 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Reply
    • Mohammad A Dar

      sorry for the non-functioning link, please try this link to learn causes of mayhem among humanity please visit http://www.you tube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go

      September 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Reply
      • Mike

        Hahahahaha hilarious video. Made me laugh hard every time Achmed screamed SILENCE I KILL YOU. thanks for the link Mohammad!

        September 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  16. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Due to a lack of political correctness here, CNN has blocked my first message here. I guess that what Hilary Clinton did along with murdering people we don't like is the thing to do nowadays!

    September 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  17. Kenny P

    No wonder we Americans are not respected pretty much everywhere in the world.......because we dump our allies and friends. Didn't Haqqanis won the Vietnam war for us in Afghanistan by defeating the commies Soviets and their buddies India? Yes,I thought so.

    September 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Reply
    • Abby

      Right on. That is why we go country to country every ten years thinking they will short memories.

      September 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Reply
  18. Kareen Chamar

    Gooood morning Sir! Hello Sir! I just woke up Sir! You know what Sir! madam Clinton is doing the right thing. We have too may terrorists living in Pakistan, they don't pay Taxes like our swine politicians (wink, wink). Please America bomb these people everyday, we Pakistanis are with you Sir!! Can someone kindly send me few recommendation letters? I want to come to America on student visa. I was born in Chamar cast is there any reserved seats for people like us in America?

    love
    Kareen Chamar

    September 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
    • TAMMARQKK

      take your meds silly Indian apoo

      September 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
      • Kareem Chamar

        TAMMARQKK uncle!!

        I want to come to Amrika Sir. Can you send me sponsor letter Sir? I gave 70 lakh rupees to Pakistani agent Sir to come to Amrika Sir and I got caught at the border Sir, and these Mexicans send me back to Pakistan Sir! Help poor Pakistani like me Sir! I polish boots outside court Sir. I will polish your boots free for the rest of my life Sir! For the shake of Allah Taalah please send me a letter please Sir!

        September 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
  19. Ain't No Boy Young Enough for Mahatma Gandhi

    Sadly Gandhi

    Among the various charges disclosed in the book: Gandhi not only slept in beds with young girls and boys under the age of 18, but also banged his Goat named Krishna for whom India's peace icon at one point left his wife in 1908. As the Wall Street Journal reports:

    September 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • Zachariah

      Gandhi was a pedophile per american law. Exhume his body and try him for his crimes of banging underage boys

      September 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
      • Zachariah

        sorry my bad, I goofed up. hey I am Pakistani muuuuzlim and forgot Hindus don't bury their dead. Damn I am so embarrassed right now, I feel like hanging myself from Mohammad's beard.

        September 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • Santiago

      This guy was a sicko. Yeah, his body should be dug out of grave and hung up on a bridge and tied with a knot called the Columbian Straddle .

      September 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Reply
    • Don

      I live in nyc and will take my dog out for a walk in the morning to pee on gandhi's statue.

      September 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Reply
      • Mohammad A Dar

        To learn causes of mayhem among humanity please visit http://www.you tube.com/watch?v=1uwOL4rB-go

        September 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  20. hinduism source of hindufilthyracism.

    Word Pak is based on Latin word Puki, Pe or Pa, Te, or Ta, meaning from stomach and throat base word for Sick in English, Upchuck, blowing chunks or spewing, meaning, worshiping at the porcelain thrown or a sweaty, infection of puke absolute, such as flu, or Food poisoning, in disregard diarrhea or Montezuma’s revenge,

    Word Stan is based on Latin word Satan, Se or Sa, Tan, or Ten, meaning land of devils.

    Mohammad Ali Jinnah, a chain smoker, tuberculosis patient, atheist muslim lawyer, who jokingly called then Sindhu land occupied by trible people "Pakistan" literelly means "land of Puking Devils", poor soul never imagined his personal racist joke on some group would become a reality one day country Pakistan he founded. Pakistan is a land of Puking Terrorists.

    September 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Reply
    • Zachariah

      Wow I didn't know Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a chain smoking tuberculosis patient, and and "atheist" lawyer!!!!! What the fvk!! And he called Pakistan a land of Puking Terrorists?? What a two-faced bas.tard!!!!

      September 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Reply
  21. Cabot L

    Today is an historic day ! It is a gesture of utmost magnanimity and generosity by Pakistan to continue to enable our American and NATO friends and allies to achieve common goals by offering their national resources and standing with them shoulder to shoulder. They are our partners and we share a unified vision in addressing the challenges facing the world.

    Let us move forward together in tackling the problems facing the world today, in particular terrorism and poverty, that are close to the hearts of both peoples.

    Together we shall prevail, as we have done in the past while overcoming insurmountable odds. After all, the Americans and Pakistanis share common values and history in the struggle for their Independence and their fight for survival.
    God Speed. "In God We Trust".

    September 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply
    • Zane

      Bravo, partner...well said!! Yes, together we shall prevail. In God We Trust And Believe. Amen.

      September 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • Zane

      and Brother Mohammad are you coming to my appartment tonight? I have Seelm's wife coming for dinner tonight. Saleem is in Pakistan and not returning home until next Tuesday. Before he left for the Pakistan, he told me to take care of his wife. And I am going to take care of her tonight really nice (wink, wink). You are more than welcome to join me (wink, wink)

      September 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Reply
    • Kenny P

      Let's march forward together......our friendly relations with Pakistan go back over 65 years. We share common values and belief in unity of god.

      September 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Reply
      • Zane

        Let's march forward together!!! I like it bro I love the idea of sandwiching Saleem's wife bro!! Let's do it together bro!!

        September 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
  22. Patrick

    Besides emerging as a regional power, the time has come for Pakistan to take the leadership role in the Islamic World and lead them to the path of progress, prosperity and glory. The only nuclear nation in the Islamic World, Pakistan has shown the world that it can stand up to the nuances of world politics on principles and partake in global affairs. Also, that it can equally contribute to the progress of this planet called Earth. The sacrifices of the Pakistani nation in making this world safe are unmatched and deserves a seat at the table of the permanent members of The UN Security Council.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Reply
  23. Agha Gul

    GOD BLESS PAKISTAN,
    Land that we love.
    Stand beside her, and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above.
    From Kashmir to Karachi and onto New Delhi,
    And to the oceans, white with foam
    GOD BLESS PAKISTAN, Our home sweet home.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  24. Reprinted With Permission ©

    Is that you@ krm1007 ©™? Seems like someone has stolen your ID ! I say this and repost your comment of sometime ago that was really brilliant. And I quote.....

    "PAKISTAN.....The New Gateway to Central Asia and Europe.

    With a population of over 180 million most of whom are well educated, English speaking, entrepreneurial and a cultural and social fit with Central Asians...Pakistan will now become the new face and gateway to Central Asia and Europe. Pakistan will thus span this region and provide the impetus for growth, prosperity and unity among these countries. These are new and exciting times for Pakistanis who should now look forward to their new leadership role aligned with Central Asia and Europe rather than the Subcontinent. We wish them much success as they have sacrificed the most during the past 30 + years creating a new world order."

    September 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      you fvk ing fake Reprintes $.HIT, stop using my ID.

      Kareem@Lahore.Pakistan

      September 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  25. krm1007 ©™

    We now need to focus on India. The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation. With a population of over 1.2 billion people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) 1.2 million continue hiding in the trenches scared from Talibans. A few teenage Talibans invaded the country and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless India is. It was embarrasing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a regional power.

    We continue to read with interest the thesis presented on CNN that "less is more" in a political context as applied to India. Although Mies Van Der Rohe adopted this in an architectural context, its economic and political connotations are indeed powerful. Empowering subjugated minorities in India by splitting it into smaller states would trigger uber economic demand for western nations who have given so much financial and technology aid to India with no return to show for the investment. I concur with this approach and find the premise to be on solid footing. Central Asian States (CAS) are a case in point on this successful approach. We need to understand that India has an unmanageable large population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to feed it. It is also too big of a geographical unit to govern. Again, we saw how a few teenage talibans were able to invade it with a few BB guns. And that says a lot... in a negative way not only for a large unmanageable country like India but also for USA which is trying to prop it up against China. Besides, Americans cannot afford to look like losers in the midst of a terror war which has lasted for over ten years now.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      you fvk ing fake KRM $.HIT, stop using my ID.

      September 7, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Reply
    • Pakistani PoopShoot

      Hi Guys, I am a Pakistani PoopShoot and obviously I have no nice things to say for our neighbors.

      September 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
    • Zachariah

      My understanding is that is India is America's b!tch in Asia. We ride it as we please. Now breaking it up will give us more of those. Yeah, I am all for it . Great idea !!!

      September 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  26. krm1007 ©™

    TERRORIST GROUPS IN INDIA

    • RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.)
    • VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD
    • HINDU MUNNANI
    • ARYA SAMAJ
    • SHIV SENA
    • BHARATIYA JANATA PARISHAD
    • SANT SAMITI
    • HINDU MAHASABHA
    • BAAJRANG DAL

    LEADERS: L.K. Advani/ Ashok Singhal/ Bala Saheb Devaras/ Bal Thackeray/ A.B. Vajpayee/ Savarkar/ Baikunnth Lal Sharma “Prem”/ Balraj Madhok/ The Shankaracharya of Puri, Niranjan Dev Theerth/ Rama Gopalan/ Variyar – Vishwan Hindu Parishad/ Dharmalinga Nadar/ Cho Ramaswamy

    September 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Reply
    • Zachariah

      Drone these puppies. They are neo nazis in hindu clothing

      September 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
      • Jack O

        wishful thinking of a country whose a.s.s is red hot from American drone strikes. LOL!

        September 7, 2012 at 11:27 pm |
  27. krm1007 ©™

    not fair, it is outrageously discriminating US policy toward Pakistanis. What about our 180 million people? Why they can't be designated as terrorists? Hillary sucks.

    September 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
    • Reprinted With Permission ©

      Thank you for asking the question. Refer to my posting above. It appears you are an Indian Hindu stealing IDs.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • TAMMARQKK

      We realize Pakistani terrorize the heck out of Indians, but there is no cure for that....not even Hillary can help you poor scared Indians.

      September 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Reply
      • Jack O

        tough guy at keyboard Alert! Alert!

        September 7, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
      • :)

        Looks like comprehension isn't Jack's thing.

        September 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
      • To :)

        ╭∩╮

        September 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm |

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