Clinton to Pakistan: safe havens for terrorists won't be tolerated
US Secy of State Hillary Clinton and Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna at New Delhi press conference Photo by: AFP/Getty Images
July 19th, 2011
12:26 PM ET

Clinton to Pakistan: safe havens for terrorists won't be tolerated

At a joint news conference with India’s Foreign Minister, S. M. Krishna, in New Delhi, India Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned India’s neighbor, Pakistan, that safe havens for terrorists “cannot be tolerated anywhere.”

Asked by a U.S. reporter whether she thinks Pakistan is doing enough to combat terrorism, Clinton said “We do not believe there are any terrorists who should be given safe haven or a free pass by any government because, left unchecked, the consequences of that kind of terrorist activity and intimidation can become very difficult to manage and control.”

“When we know of the location of terrorists whose intentions are clear,” the Secretary of State said, “we need to work together in order to prevent those terrorists from taking innocent lives and threatening institutions of the state.”

On May first U.S. special forces killed alQaeda head Osama Bin Laden who was hiding out at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The fallout from that operation damaged relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, with some on the U.S. questioning whether Pakistan’s security service, the ISI, knew the top terrorist was in their country.

Secretary Clinton tempered her remarks by noting that the U.S. sees Pakistan “as a key ally in the fight against terrorism” but said the U.S. “has made the point repeatedly” to Pakistan that “terrorists threaten both of us.”

Pakistan’s leadership often cites the threat it perceives from India as one reason that it must devote significant portions of its defense forces to protecting the border between the two nations, diminishing the resources it devotes to fighting terrorists in the lawless mountain regions of Pakistan.

Clinton said she was “encouraged” by the dialogue between India and Pakistan and said she discussed the issue with India’s National Security adviser and that the Foreign Minister briefed her on it.

“We think this is the most promising approach to encourage both sides to build more confidence between them and work to implement the kinds of steps that will demonstrate the improved atmosphere that is so necessary for us to deal with the underlying problem of terrorism.”

To emphasis the importance of the counter terrorism agenda, James Clapper, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, joined Clinton in the discussions with Indian officials.

soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Katie Nelson

    Safe havens for terrorist? You have got to be kidding me! Our government are the real terrorist! Hillary,what about you and Bill? I'm from Arkansas myself, so I would like to know. Did he sit in his chair knowing the nsa was torturing American citizens with satellite and do nothing? Did he sit back while they caused microwave burns on people,talked inside their heads,brainwashed them,caused severe pains in their feet,hands,head and crotch? The things the national security agency is doing omg! All the people who believed they were abducted and implanted by alliens! That was the nsa and they were rfid chip test! I have one myself from my mother being in the military! There is no ufo! It's like the chinese stealth, a boomerang shaped aircraft that is thrown into a stall causing it to spin in circles! Those allien photos are actually starved ethiopian children whose faces have been distorted! They brainwash you and use your tv's speakers as a microphone to listen in to every home in America! I challenge you to plug a pair of headphones into the mic jack on your pc! One of the speakers doubles as a mic. It's the same principle. As for SETI they use that satellite not to send grettings into deep space, but to talk inside people's minds! Our hard earned tax dollars used against unarmed citizens!

    August 8, 2011 at 6:44 am | Reply
    • Sean

      Well well Katie
      I bet the Bush administration was secretly fighting the NSA to stop all this. But 8 years weren't enough!

      August 8, 2011 at 7:24 am | Reply
  2. james stirk

    Oh my, she still work for the U.S.? Haven't heard anything from her in a while, worthless bag.

    August 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Reply
    • steve

      Yep – still here AND still LYING!!! Let's see, Iraq is a 'safe-haven' for terrorists – just ask Muqtada al-Sadr and his Shit-e 'militia' BUT you don't see Hairball Hillary say anything about that!!

      August 8, 2011 at 11:16 am | Reply
  3. sbast18

    Clinton...the last time I read anything about her doings she was busy sending coolant to the Japanese... THAT was amusing! But I broke down and read another article featuring her and now I may vomit – again. She has no integrity. Her concerns should regard US soil and our borders. See ya next election Hillary.

    August 7, 2011 at 10:23 am | Reply
  4. M R Khawaja

    Dear Mrs Clinton when you talk about Terriorism Hope who created this monster now affecting life of millions in the world people know who was sponsor of OBL not to mention of Israil leaders and Indian leaders so please do not talk about terriorism as it is you people who created it and now they do not need your free pass as they seem self sustained only solution is all these three countries get out of places people do not want you and do not interfere where people do not want you after all you believe in peoples will so follow the peoples will and world will live in peace but you can not do ot as you say not in your national interest.

    August 6, 2011 at 8:28 am | Reply
  5. whatislife

    WILL THAT THING CALLED A WOMAN EVER SHUT HER CAKE HOLE

    August 6, 2011 at 2:15 am | Reply
    • sbast18

      Don't count on it but I sure wish she would dry up and blow away

      August 7, 2011 at 10:24 am | Reply
  6. Louann Travos

    HILLARY CLINTON IS THE HARDEST WORKING PERSON IN POLITICS!!!! A FORMER 2 TIME FIRST LADY, ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED STATE SENATOR AND EXTREMLEY SUCESSFUL SECRETARY OF STATE, SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WE SHOULD HAVE ELECTED HER INSTEAD OF THE NEWS WORTHY OBAMA, ATLEAST MAKE HER VICE PRESIDENT NEXT OBAMA TERM, TIME TO RETIRE JOE

    August 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Reply
    • sbast18

      Yes, she has suckered many people. Your point?

      August 7, 2011 at 10:25 am | Reply
  7. PJ

    Wow. Better clue the DOJ in. Wall Street- terrorism central.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:26 am | Reply
  8. CosmicOps

    Hey !!! Listen LAWCOP you goddam......... Want a reply from a Canadian Citizen ???? You seem to be a radical yourself probably seeing Canada as your LAST Frontier ??? I know your kind. Probably an ORANGIST too, am I wrong ??? Save your breath for your last one. Personally I'd consider it as a Humanitarian Gesture.
    Get Lost Jerk

    August 1, 2011 at 2:57 am | Reply
  9. C.Cantu

    This war is ideological and Islam is the root of the problem. Muslim clerics (ayatollahs, mullahs, sheiks, muftis, ullemas, imans, etc) are the puppets to brainwash people's minds and transform them into irrational beasts, intolerant, full of hatred, violence, vengeance, discrimination without common sense and basic universal ethical and moral standards.
    Strategies to combat this trend is to force and impose a complete religious freedom among Muslim societies without the social and culture stigmas. Counteract Islam with traditional Middle Eastern Christian Faiths who had survived the continuous struggle to abolish them from Muslim countries.

    July 28, 2011 at 9:04 am | Reply
  10. gorgon bilyas

    Pakistan is heaven on earth. Let this ugly wrinkled crone face clinton talk trash.

    You dirty ugly filthy dogs called hindus keep drinking cow urine and bathe in it too.

    TRASH

    July 26, 2011 at 3:23 am | Reply
    • Danno

      SOUNDS LIKE A FUCKING RAGG HEAD..

      July 27, 2011 at 12:06 am | Reply
  11. Kerry Bedford, TX

    Why is Pakistan on the defensive? It is Pakistan and their fundamentalists who are causing carnage to Indian, not the reverse. Pakistan needs to take care of its own and not worry so much about their neighbors….the problem is on their own home front.

    July 20, 2011 at 9:05 am | Reply
  12. jack

    TELLING TO PAKISTAN SAFE HAVEN OF TERRORIST NOT TOLERATE. ACTION NEEDED BOTH SIDE WIPE OUT TOTALLY SAFE HAVEN OF TERRORIST PARTS AND TRAINING CAMPS . STOP TOTALLY BILLIONS OF DOLLAR TO PAKISTAN THEY BUYING WEAPONS FOR TERRORIST CAMPS FROM CHINA. LAW MAKER WHO GIVE BILLIONS TO PAKISTAN MUST BRING JUSTICE AND HANG THEM IN PUBLIC. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:22 am | Reply
  13. JS

    No free pass unless you are going through an airport checkpoint in the U.S. Then, because of PC ocnsiderations, we'll let you pass unmolested by the TSA. Who is Clinton trying to kid?

    July 20, 2011 at 7:28 am | Reply
  14. eville_11

    RW press.... PLAY.... repeat... RW Press play repeat.... rewind press play repeat..... not so hard anymore is it...

    July 20, 2011 at 2:07 am | Reply
    • Bruce Cutlass

      "RW press.... PLAY.... repeat... RW Press play repeat.... rewind press play repeat..... not so hard anymore is it..."

      What the hell are you babbling about??

      July 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  15. pramodev

    its the stragedy of us to take action to china through india..................

    July 20, 2011 at 12:45 am | Reply
  16. Lawcop

    No free pass for "terrorists" – give me a break. Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Morrocco, Egypt and Yemen including UAE and Saudi Arabia are haven for these demented animals. Even Canada allows scum from other nations including war criminals, nazi, street gangs, illegal crooked lowlife Sri Lankan and Asian migrants and others.......and Immigration Canada is as crooked as the RCMP and Border Services. More crime in Canada because we are a welcome wagon for human trash and we wonder why our streets are increasingly dangerous, violent, unsafe as we have become "Americanized".......

    July 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Reply
    • Tea & Sodomy

      Yeah – how dare they give ignorant white-trash the likes of yourself a run for your money. You're either from Edmonton, Hamilton or Oshawa.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:14 am | Reply
    • Nellore Venkataraman

      Most Asians are wiser and make a greater contribution to Canada, than white trash like you.

      July 21, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Reply
    • Maire

      I concur.

      July 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Reply
    • ExaltedMan

      You misspelled "India", it is "Lowcop", @$$HOLE !!!

      July 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  17. SoundOfForest

    Men or conservative women should handle the terrorists, not the liberal women.

    July 19, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      You're just sore Obama got Bin Laden.

      Liberals are not pacifists and fight for ideals and rights. Conservatives fight for oil and money.

      August 5, 2011 at 8:42 am | Reply
      • sbast18

        You're funny, Brian. Really, you are. Liberals are like unions: they demand everything from everyone else for doing little or nothing in return. Conservatives aren't for oil or anything else you claim them to be. Conservatism created and ran this nation well for 200 years before liberal ideology caused it to begin to falter. Now that you and people like you are comfortable, you and people like you seem to feel that nothing can challenge our way of life or our viability as a nation. You may want to rethink your thinking. We're not protected by 200 miles of ocean anymore simply because the world is a lot smaller than it used to be.

        August 7, 2011 at 10:31 am |
      • sbast18

        And by the way? The plan to eradicate Bin boy was in motion long before Obama came along. The SEALS took him out, not Obama. And for the record, Obama didn't approve the op. It was approved elsewhere while Obama was golfing – and he was quite ticked when the op went down. His involvement was all very typical Washington-speak spin.

        August 7, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  18. TowelHeadsAreMorons

    Islame is the problem.

    July 19, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  19. ralk

    Then she should be in prison also.

    July 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  20. jack

    the clintons are no strangers to terror or murder. how many 100"s of so called associates of the clinton's were found murdered or commited suicide from self inflicted gunshot wounds? the clinton's are evil incarnate. don't believe anything either one of them says.

    July 19, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Reply
    • Palermo

      One of their close friends committed suicide, yes. Hundreds? Murder? You are entitled to your own opinion about the Clinton's, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

      July 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Reply
  21. james

    Yea so its not ok for people in pakistan to plot to destroy america, but its ok to launch UAVs over pakistan soil and kill people who have not been charged, tried or convicted of any crime.

    I think its pretty obvious who the real terrorists are.

    July 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  22. chris

    no safe havens for terrorists. will the Obama administration go after them like they go after illegals? with only a lot of hot air?

    July 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  23. RM

    An empire on the decline is what it sounds like when Hillary makes these senseless comments in a nation (India) that is financing terror in Pakistan. Also what about the terrorists that have sought refuge in Afghanistan under US/NATO auspices and are attacking Pakistan. So, Hillary please don't be a hypocrite, go home and check what your husband is upto!!!!! The mouse will play when the cat is away!!! Kapiche, Hillary....Hurry!!!

    July 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  24. svann

    Ask her what she thinks about Luis Posada Carriles – the terrorist against Cuba that we have been harboring in Florida. Google it.

    July 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Reply
  25. Willie

    I didn't know Clinton was India's Secretary of State

    July 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Reply
    • chris

      if only....

      July 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  26. Amrullah Yousafzai in Mingora,Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP)

    Of course the bhaRATis are the greatest friends of Yanks

    Pakistan has never done anything for US which India has....such how.....
    -Indians provided US with an airbase to launch U-2 spy planes against the Soviet Union.

    -India was part of the US backed alliance of CENTO and SEATO

    -India help US establish diplomatic relations with China and some middle eastern countries.

    -India remained the a major ally of Americans after the fall of Shah of Iran.

    -India helped US against the Soviet Union.

    -India supported the US-led coalition in Operation Desert Storm

    -India supported NATO in the Balkans during the Yugoslav wars.

    -Indian soldiers rescued US troops who had been trapped in Somalia in 1993.

    -India is through where 80% of ISAF supplies travel.

    -India is designated as a major non-NATO ally of the US.

    Of course we all remember when Indians did those things of America don't we.

    and we evil Pakis have never done those, have we.

    July 19, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • SunnyUS

      I can see your frustration.... hehehehhehehe...

      July 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Reply
    • kimjongill

      so you need a cookie or just kissing ass?

      July 20, 2011 at 1:31 am | Reply
    • Dr.BakroChod

      Bakro chod are always right. Now get busy.Take good care of hygiene.

      July 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • ExaltedMan

      And this is reported by an INFAMOUS PORKY TERRORIST !!!

      July 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • Danno

      DONT FORGET, INDIA ALSO DOES ALL YOUR TAX RETURN & TAKES CARE OF ALL THE TELEPHONE ANSWERING SERVICES FOR THE USA..

      July 27, 2011 at 12:14 am | Reply
      • sbast18

        um ya. Please don't remind us

        August 7, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  27. Amrullah Yousafzai in Mingora,Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP)

    Hopefully Madam Clinton get to enjoy the best part of visiting bhaRAT.....the Gau Jal....which is the national drink of the black dravidian hanuman-faced HIV infected bhaRATi ramrams.

    Watch this video to see the state of the art gau jal collection facilities of the hanuman-faced bhaRATis.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1_HMQJS5bY&feature=player_embedded

    JAI RAMRAM P!$$ HIND!

    July 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Reply
    • rang

      duck, drones overhead hehe

      July 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Reply
    • Nellore Venkataraman

      There is a mosque in Kashmir which contains a sacred pubic hair of Mohamed the pedophile. The Muslims worship them. Why don't y you go there with your burqua wife.

      July 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Reply
    • sss11

      hey you douche for your info the majority of indians are indo- aryans who are better off than you pakis and not all indians are hindus so stop blabbering about your cow piss cause thats all you have against india nothing else

      July 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Reply
    • sss11

      and we are betterr off than your terrorist infested swat valley as your economy crumbles we are aldready the 4th largest economy in the world we will continue by ignoring you guys across the border in the terrorist bin

      July 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Reply
      • Kerry Parker

        Yeah, and of course, there is no reply from the paki troll.

        July 24, 2011 at 5:46 am |
  28. Arsio

    Wont be Tolerated? What are you going to do hillary? Nothing so shut up

    July 19, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  29. mer

    'WON'T BE TOLERATED"? who the f*ck are you?

    July 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Arsio

      lol

      July 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Reply
    • ND

      Seems like you are upset about the implied threat than the terrorists-Army-ISI combine that is tearing your country apart. "You really need to sort out your priorities"

      July 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  30. mer

    hilary is a liar a cheat and a murdered of children. SHE is the TERRORIST. GET OUT!!!

    July 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Reply

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