US targeting Haqqani network in Pakistan
Weapons seized from a Haqqani network camp in Afghanistan (ISAF photo)
September 21st, 2011
03:58 PM ET

US targeting Haqqani network in Pakistan

By Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr

The Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. military have stepped up unilateral strikes against the Haqqani network over the past year, a senior U.S. official has confirmed to CNN.

The news follows public comments by top U.S. officials this week voicing frustration with Pakistan's lack of action against the terror network.

The senior official said the CIA and the U.S. military agreed last year to increase targeting of the Haqqani terrorist network inside Pakistan after Haqqani-backed insurgents stepped up their attacks across the border inside Afghanistan against U.S. troops and Afghan targets.

The Pentagon asked the CIA to step in last year and as a result, at one point in 2010, 20% of armed CIA drone attacks in Pakistan were aimed at Haqqani targets, the official said.

"A deliberate decision was made to start ramping up targeting the Haqqanis in 2010," he said. CIA drone attacks are specifically aimed at al Qaeda and their "militant allies," which has long allowed for groups like the Haqqanis and the Pakistani Taliban to be targeted.

The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information. He pointed out that the drone operations amount to unilateral U.S. action against the Haqqanis inside Pakistan, even as U.S. military forces have increasingly targeted Haqqanis inside Afghanistan.

But how successful either operations have been remains a question in light of the Haqqanis' continuing ability to stage high-profile attacks.

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stepped up the effort to get the Pakistani government to crack down on Haqqani network, saying, "Our biggest concern right now is to put as much pressure as possible on the Pakistanis to exercise control from their side of the border. We've continued to state that this cannot happen. We cannot have the Haqqanis coming across the border attacking our forces, attacking (Afghans), and then disappearing back into a safe haven. That is not tolerable and we have urged them to take steps."

Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also stepped up the pressure in recent days. In a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart this past weekend, he told Gen. Ashfaq Kayani that the Islamabad government should stop sheltering the Haqqanis. Mullen and others have said the United States believes elements of the Pakistani intelligence service are supporting Haqqani attacks.

Mullen was equally blunt on Tuesday when he publicly called on Pakistan to do more to rein in the Haqqani network.

"The Haqqani piece of this has got to be reversed, period," he said in a speech in Washington. He added that the ISI, the Pakistan intelligence service, has to stop what he called its long practice of funding extremist groups.

"The ISI has been doing this, supporting proxies, for an extended period of time. It is a strategy in the country and I think that strategic approach has to shift in the future," Mullen said.

The official said Panetta is not signaling that U.S. troops will move against the Haqqanis inside Pakistan. "No decision has been made on that, but all options are on the table always," he said.

CIA Director David Petraeus met with his Pakistani counterpart, Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, on Tuesday in Washington and, among other things, discussed the Haqqani network.

The United States has been trying to mend the relationship with Pakistan that fell apart after the U.S. conducted a raid inside the country that killed Osama bin Laden without informing the Pakistani government. A few months earlier an American intelligence contractor was jailed for shooting two Pakistanis. That incident led to the United States removing military trainers and intelligence officials, at the request of the Pakistanis.

The senior U.S. official said the United States and Pakistan have reached an agreement allowing a small number of U.S. troops back into Pakistan.

After the raid killing bin Laden, much of that effort had been halted. But now up to 150 U.S. forces will be allowed into Pakistan at any one time to work on various military support and training operations.

That is about half the contingent allowed under previous agreements. But only 10 special forces troops at a time will be allowed into Pakistan to conduct what the United States sees as high-priority training with the Pakistan Frontier Corps units.

The official said the Pakistan's clearly see any U.S. military troops in the border region as highly "sensitive"

Pam Benson and Charley Keyes contributed to this report.

soundoff (639 Responses)
  1. Ahmed

    Great ISI, PAk Army Zindabad

    September 26, 2011 at 1:47 am | Reply
  2. Ahmed

    Real terrorist America

    September 26, 2011 at 1:46 am | Reply
  3. Ahmed

    Great Pakistan Army, Pakistan forces ready

    September 26, 2011 at 1:40 am | Reply
  4. Frangible

    It's really kind of depressing to think we've been spending the last 10+ years mostly fighting a proxy war against another nuclear-armed nation.

    September 26, 2011 at 12:50 am | Reply
  5. 2011cnn2011

    keep looking over your shoulder bin ladens

    September 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  6. Hasai

    I'm beginning to suspect all this will continue, until ISI officials are added to the 'hit' list.

    September 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  7. iqbal

    To all my brothers sisters and friends,please do not offend any body by using the dirty words.By doing this we are not serving the noble cause for peace but rather adding fuel to the fire.You can only extinguish fire with the water not with the fire.we living in a free world does not mean that we are free to break any bodies heart .we may have the differences of opinions with any body but please be nice respectful and reasonable in selection of words.May Allah the Almighty bless us all with wisdom and far sightedness and May peace prevail on earth Amin.

    September 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Reply
    • rickirs

      Very inspirational...but you don't have to belong to any religion to be courteous and polite to get a point across. Praise be to whomever you want God to be.

      September 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Reply
      • Hassan

        rickirs at least he has courage to be a polite speaker but you mouth is tellin he is very right and u r right people like u r rotten eggs in any religion

        September 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
      • @Hasan

        Does your cave have an address..? What are you talking you fool?

        September 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
      • Hassan

        @rickirs u cnt understand where there is a logic you are just an emotional delusional person

        September 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
      • mullah dadullah

        the tone of this american's answer shows you his and his fellow americans' attitude-he talks as if he was born superior,as if he cannot be accountable for whatever he says or for whatever his country does.this shows that fighting him and him alikes is the only way.all muslim countries have to cut all ties with america(and israel,which is the same) and do whatever is necessary to liberate all muslim lands and close doors to christians forever.

        September 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
      • bada_lund

        All these mullahs are hypocrats. They talk about oneness of islam and these pakistanis who have been indoctrinated to believe in this oneness would be the first line of defects if they are asked to marry a black muslim girl. They will, no matter what how strong and poous they feel about their religion, not mix with darker and black skinned muslims because obviously their religion cannot change their basic standards of attraction within them. This is the same reason why arabs don't want them. You guys know this fact you mullahs that you are the highest consumers of fairness creams.

        September 26, 2011 at 1:53 am |
    • Dave

      Allah was thug from syria used to loot the Jews in the night. Gangleader.

      September 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  8. Gulsher

    Dear Americans,
    Please don't bring your frustration into Pakistan.You are about to loose everything in Afghanistan !! US citizens should realise their politicians regarding their poor results as far as war in Afghanistan and in Iraq is concerned. US citizens should remind their politicians regarding their employment rate!!
    US will never gonna win Afghan war and that's for sure....Let Afghan and people of Afghanistan live their lives..
    USA, kindly stop interference into other matters or remember what had happened to Soviet Union !!

    September 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Reply
    • Recrimination?

      Is that what you are warning the USA with? So EFfing bloated egos, you are probably also dreaming you are in heaven already, with 72 biatches by ya side wagging their tails.

      September 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Reply
      • Hassan

        Just 1 ans is US has guts to support one more war in their such financial crises in which they was about to be become defaulter their credit rating has lowered and mind it china has already made his position clear that they cannot tolerate such kind of stupidity from america if china wants then within 1 day US dollar can lose its all valve i think you dnt have the idea they possess mre US currency then US itself they can flood market wid US dollar and then that money become useless just get a life dude you prey on middle east oil. If u dnt have oil how can u even think tu fly a plane. just get to the basic facts todays america is not what it used to be.

        September 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
      • Hassan

        US has just faced fganistan and Iraq who has no armed and obviously no nukes. Till date US dnt have guts to deal with IIran Aor Korea how can they even fight with Pakistan

        September 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
    • rickirs

      Soviet Union fell before the US so think of what Pakistan's future might be as an enemy of the US.

      September 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Reply
      • Hassan

        The Fact is only american money was used for soviet wat soviet was not defeated by american bt by pakistani ISI and Talibans which was created by american money. This time we can money from china and again fight a wat and do the same what we did wid soviets lolzz ans is simple dnt mess me Pakistan

        September 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
      • easynan

        On Yahoo news there is an article about Linsey Graham and another Senator that are calling for war with Pakistan. And just what program are the Republicans going to take the money from to pay for another war or because it's what the GOP want , they don't need to worry about paying for it. I think the whole Republican Party has gone insane, they are so beside themselves that the American people elected a black President that they have come completely unglued. Attack a country that has nuclear weapons? Even Bush only attacked who he knew were unprepared to fight back and Pakistan is certainly not in that catagory!!!!
        GOP mixed with the tea baggies have become so unAmerican that they are refusing to help our own suffering from disasters or Americans out of work. Greed is all they live for.

        September 25, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
      • 2011cnn2011

        china and india with there 2 billion people will take care of your kind

        September 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
    • 2011cnn2011

      time for the US to drop the hydrogen bomb

      September 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Reply
  9. Xavier

    Yes .. The root of all terrorist activities is in only one country on earth and that is PAKISTAN.. America is like a blind man with a gun shooting everything that moves .. Iraq, Afganistan, Libya, Palestine, Iran , N. Korea are all baby stuff.. the real enemy Pakistan is the parasite sitting on the American shoulder and poisoning, killing it and eating into american tax payers valuable dollars too ... Pest control at a high level needed to nuke Pakistan and put an end to all terrorism..Till now what fools Americans are turning out to be ...

    September 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Reply
    • rickirs

      Every enemy of America has made one common mistake – Americans are fools and think only of their comforts. Most of those enemies are now either dead or part of a more democratic society. Try either one...it's your future.

      September 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • indian gandu

      hello mr xavier , i think americian are fucking your mother and sister , because americian are also fucking each-other,now afghan peoples are fucking americian .

      September 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Reply
      • 2011cnn2011

        taliban wear dresses, I thjink they are fucked

        September 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  10. PAK IS SATAN

    JINNAH HATED PAKISTAN .. HE DIDNT WANTED TO RAISE HIS FAMILY IN PAKISTAN ... HIS DAUGHTERS AND GRANDKIDS LIVED IN INDIA ALL THEIR LIFE ..

    JINNAH WANTED A TERRORIST STATE

    September 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Reply
    • THE SATAN INDIA

      The only terrorist in the world is dirty and filthy Indian State. It should be vanished away from globe.

      September 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Reply
      • LoveAmerica

        Pakistan has a history of 64 years, It has no culture and tradition that it can call its own. It is currently at the point of breaking down to pieces with internal problems of its own. Pakistanis are ashamed of their own "nationality". Pakistanis in USA try to hide their nationalism by declaring themselves as Indians. People the world over consider Pakistan as the epicenter of terrorism. All 9/11 terrorists and their planners have roots in Pakistan.

        Sorry my friend I beg to differ with you that India is a terrorist country. India has a history and tradition of over 5000 years and has influenced the world over by its tradition and culture. Indian economy is in rapid progression and is the third largest in the world (beating Japan). India will continue to last but Pakistan will be a short blip in the history of human kind!

        September 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
    • chin chin

      Jinnah didn't use to drink cows urine like nehru and gandhi (fact)!

      September 29, 2011 at 7:48 am | Reply
  11. Zak

    Yet another false information by CIA...playing with the innocent people as they have no value for their life's..how many times have CIA provided the correct intelligence Iraq, Afganistan,,libya,Iran,now this haqqani network, comeon stop this blame game..

    U.S putting their failure of Afghanistan on Pakistan n it is not hidden from the people of pakistan and it sholdn't be hidden form the people of United states!!!

    September 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Reply
  12. Nomi

    These things are happening because time is near for another sad ending of a superpower.

    September 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  13. haq

    y is this 'pakistanis-are-terrorists' so common in america n rest of the world, come on ppl neither of us want to be terrorists or be called terrorist, neither r we supporting terrorism.
    why is it so easy to believe the one man saying pakistanis are terrorists and reject the many ppl saying we are not. come on have sympathy for the thousands of ppl killed in pakistan everyday. somebody will definitely be supporting them.
    its important to know that more pakistani forces personel have died than the americans in afghanistan .

    September 25, 2011 at 11:47 am | Reply
    • Felix

      Those who live by the sword..

      September 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Reply
      • rickirs

        Those who love by the sword WIN and those who live by the pen write the obituaries !

        September 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
    • Fawad

      Propaganda is everything.

      September 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Reply
    • Surender sharma

      If US and European intelligence agencies try looking things differently, they will found out that it is china which is creating problem in all part of the world. Chinese made Russians busy in Chechanya, US in Afghanistan and korea together. China will never want US to leave Afghanistan and it is using pakistan to keep US in Afghanistan so that Americans chokes up economically. They are using the same tactics with North Korea where they are keeping Japan, south korea and US engaged and keep on spending money indefinitely. In India, Chinese are real force behind pakistan's proxy was against us. It is known fact that how badly chinese wants Sikkim. It is chinese interest with naxals and all of neighbour countries which is causing problem for us. Wake up, west to chinese plans. Chinese will suck your money by engaging you here and there in different part of the world. Can't you see that when you busy in fighting an invisible enemy, chinese are stepping purchase of valuable resources like coal, copper, oil etc. around the world. What use of such advance intelligence network when you cannot crack Chinese game plan. Non-sense....

      September 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Reply
    • LoveAmerica

      Pakistan has a history of sixty four years, It has no culture and tradition that it can call its own. It is currently at the point of breaking down to pieces with internal problems of its own. Pakistanis are ashamed of their own "nationality". Pakistanis in USA try to hide their nationalism by declaring themselves as Indians. People the world over consider Pakistan as the epicenter of terrorism. All 9/11 terrorists and their planners have roots in Pakistan.

      September 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  14. Krish

    Pakistan has a history of supporting terrorism for their own self-interests. Take a look at the Taliban (created by Pakistan to fight soviets and further supported by Pakistan after the USSR invasions to have a check on India). Look at Kashmir and the various groups that Pakistan started and are responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, parliament attacks, etc. Now we have proof they're supporting terrorists against Americans. Perhaps they're sad about losing their brother, Bin Laden. Either way, Pakistan should know that the world will not tolerate this. As us Indians have done 4 times in the past, we're perfectly capable of destroying you and so is America. My message is simple, stop the support of terrorism and stop the support of your idiotic and corrupt government/ISI.

    September 25, 2011 at 11:15 am | Reply
    • Amir

      Indian can not fight with pakistan because they are cowards.Indians are begging for job in our muslim countries.Get out from middleast and sleep on roads like your poor poulation.

      September 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Reply
      • PAK IS SATAN

        TERE TATTE TERI SALWAAR MAIN FASS GAYE LAGTE HAIN ..

        SALLO GAREEB KI AULAD.. UR CURRENCY IS LOWER THEN SOMALIA AND AFGANISTAN LOL

        EVEN MIDDLEEASTERNS DONT LIKE PAKIES ... THEY SPIT ON UR FACES LOL

        September 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
      • LoveAmerica

        I HAVE BEEN AROUND MIDDLE EAST. PAKISTANIS ARE LOOKED DOWN UPON EVEN BY THE ARABS. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR DEPRIVED SOCIETY AND STATE!

        September 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
      • Dave

        All pakis are product of rape!!!!!!!!11

        September 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • Hassan

      ohh crish realty see u talked abt kashmir have u ever run a pablicite as u promised wid UN. you are signatory of UN and you didnt do what you promised to do so your 700000 army is terrorist mind it and second these talibans was created by america himself not by pakistan instead of just talking rubbish get to the fact.

      September 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Reply
    • Hassan

      n i also think you forgot the biggest terrorist group makti bahini in 1971 and i think you also forget abt the attack on train in which ur bloody colonel was involved and i think u also forget some days ago ther was bomb attack in jewelery market n ur own ministry accepted hindu xtremist was behind them.

      September 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Reply
      • Hassan

        n abt corrupt government du i have tu pull out the documents abt ur leaders how much they du corruption and put their money in swiss banks just wake up from ur fantacy world.

        September 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
    • Interesting comment...

      ...or downright stupid.

      American created Paki terrorists in Pakistan and Pakis citizens form the foot soldiers. How come that's possible without the complicity of Pakistan?

      Fact remains that pak nurtured terrorism to with malicious ideas. Saudi Arabia and other countries poured money which your generals gleefully pocketed and sent their kids to the US to study. Now that you are exposed, you want to cry hoarse and play the victim card.

      Pakis kill innocent citizens of the world and Pakis kill other Pakis. Hatred is imprinted in your genetic structure and you want to seize Europe once again.

      September 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Reply
    • americano

      @krish......where did you get this new info that pakistan created taliban and al-qaida.....both of them created by CIA to combat russian invasion.Bin Laden was supported by us just like saddam hussein was ,in the wars against russia and iran.After we used them we did what we do best.......go figure .

      September 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Reply
  15. KRM1007

    The recent Japanese Earthquake and the devastation of its Nuclear Installations have opened the eyes of the Americans with respect to the safety of the population and the alarming inability of the Japanese scientists to foresee and contain the damage. Our prayers are with them.

    The recent decision of US Government to export Nuclear Technology to third world countries needs to be revisited and reconsidered particularly India and UAE. The Japanese, as technically sophisticated as their scientists and technicians are, were unable to contain the damage. The effects on the population were tremendous not to mention the economic, social, political implications to follow for years to come. If such related accidents were to happen in India (as an example) ,where the workforce is light years behind Japanese sophistication, the negative implications would be thousand fold as more than 3 Billion people reside in the neighborhood!! It would be a disaster to say the least. Besides being in earthquake, tsunami, flood zones, these regions are in the epicenter of terrorism and war zones.

    Notwithstanding that the US government has recently decided to align itself with countries such as UAE and India to repay them for doing our dirty and cleanup work in that region, economic and political reasons……..the Americans strongly oppose the transfer of Nuclear Technology to all such nations for preceding reasons. The Japanese experience has been an eye opener and the take away is that US Congress and government needs to reopen all nuclear export discussions and agreements and rescind assistance on all such programs that threaten humanity at large. We cannot and must not in good conscience support such moribund policies and we expect our politicians to stay ahead of the moral curve in such matters.

    September 25, 2011 at 10:18 am | Reply
    • PAK IS SATAN

      yawn..ok

      September 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
      • Khutee a puttar

        lagtaa hai, kay tatte tayree maa kee bund mein hai...dalee kay bachoo, apnee maa ko dundoo kaun hai, saath walee tau nehien???LOLZ

        September 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
    • Whatcha smokin?

      Our = Pakistan? or America?

      The article is about Pakistan's army killing US soldiers and bombing US embassies. What has an earth quake got to do with it?
      Imagining facts where they don't exist and making connections where there is no relevance point to delusion.

      September 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Reply
    • brown

      Too late! The U.S.A. is one of the largest nuke technology proliferators on the planet.

      On day, these poor decisions will come back to haunt all of us.

      September 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Reply
  16. Jay1970

    1. We need to hit this Hiqqanis hard without regard t BS from Pakistan. Just like we did with B Ladan. These type of extrimist can only be delt with brute force, they would never negotiate in good face. Hope our decision makers use the term "peaceful Islam" only as polit correct term for media to calm down naive public.

    2. US has to stop accepting ANY immigration from Pakistan. Unless we want to solve the unemployment problem by major hiring probem at FBI and police. Any humble Paki taxi driver at some day can turn into a suicide bomber after reading too much exrtimist web sites. Examples are too numerous. Time square bomber, subway terrorist, etc. Why look for trouble, dont we have enough already?

    September 25, 2011 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • MarineDad05

      @ Jay1970

      In the UK, young 2nd generation British citizens of Pakistani origin attacked London buses, and in the US a Pakistan living and working in the US nearly succeeded in attacking Time Square.

      Talk about some gratitude from these Pakistanis. The English case says it all. Those Pakistani origin kids were born and brought up in England. Their parents were there, they were given the the best of what Britain offers to all it's citizens. Yet, these ungrateful Pakistanis thought it best to attack and kill in the country that feeds them.

      September 25, 2011 at 11:41 am | Reply
      • u r stupid??

        What are you saying? who were the rioters this year in england? White trash all of them!!! It was young laids of pakistani origin who lost there lives trying to stop rioters and instead of getting angry one of the guys dad came out and claimed things down!!! keep up with your news reading mate before you BS!
        also pak has lost more people in this fighting for US than US or any other country!! respect them for that! every day poeple lose their lives in pakistan because they are supporting the war against terror!!! which is basically for the well being of US and its citizens..the only reason they kill pakistani ppl is the support of US ...and they still support it – i am 100% sure if this was any other country they would have stopped supporting and think of there ppl before citizens of US!!! .wake up mate!

        September 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
      • Hassan

        Have u ever imagine the innocent people your arm forces are killing in afganistan and iraq havent you saw your army how unethical means they use on prisoners. have you forgot the invasion you made on iraq was falsified you are thinking about the attacks on your self but you people are not seeing the attacks on innocent people people who have a family to run who is father of some one who is a husbend of some one. you talk about injustice have you people ever think everyday israil kill innocent childrens by the backing of america when america prevails this kind of injustice then it is bound to be pay for that mind it and rem abt ur taxes u r breading on the oil that muslim countries generate mind it america has sees it rise and now downfall has started

        September 25, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
      • Pakis are the culprits

        @Stupid, @Hasan

        Oh yeah? Pakis are the victims again, in the UK riots too. Why don't you just pack and go back to your country? Just remember, you are victims in Pakistan too.

        You bas7@^01s self-segregate ghettoize in western country, suck out welfare money and then cleverly play the victim.

        Bloody Ingrates. You are the culprits. You are the cancer of the world

        September 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
    • Fawad

      US is doing drone strikes in Pakistan and using Pakistan as a passage (secrectly) since 2001. Why can't they take out the Haqani network out by themselves. US has lost the war and wants to blame it on someone. Pakistan, your it!

      September 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Reply
      • MarineDad05

        If its so darn secret, how do you know?

        Also, the US if have been doing all this, must have been the the express agreement of you Pakistani government, from Musharah to this new guy. Of course, they wanted huge payments from the US.

        The Pakistani government, and the ISI have always been playing a shell game, and now the US has proof. It has caught the Haquani gang and will get rid of it. And Pakistan need not worry, the US does not need Pakistan's 'help' for this or anything else.

        September 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
    • americano

      We took care of that after 9/11...we shipped over 100000 of them back to pakistan.Job problem start with indians willing to work for dime a day without break.

      September 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Reply
  17. PAK IS SATAN

    country pakistan cant even cure fever like dangue .. or take care of floods and wants to fvk america lol

    September 25, 2011 at 9:12 am | Reply
    • n

      The Haqqani gang and LeT, both are un-official Divisions in the Pakistan Army, each about 15000 soldiers dressed in civilian clothes. They get their salaries from ISI and their families get pension from ISI, if they get killed in operations. Thus they are direct employees of the Pakistan Army. Both the Army Divisions are under tight control of ISI, and they can not carry out any operation unless ISI orders them to do so.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
      • Hassan

        llolz @n you are so sure what is happening on the ground i think america should contact you. by any chance do you even knw the full name of the person who is running haqqani group and from where he belongs lolz just get goin child. people talk llike they are actualy in battle field and know what everyone is doing

        September 25, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
      • rickirs

        Sirajuddin uncle (?) is ISI funded so Haqqni's existence is Pakistan-sanctioned – Pakistan needs to consider where its future lies, with anti democratic death squads or a democractic peace for its citizens.

        September 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
    • Fawad

      Indians are trolling the forum 🙂

      September 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Reply
      • Umesh

        All those who are taking you from behind are not indians 🙂

        September 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
    • India is LUN

      dengue a machar taree maa key bund mein.

      September 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  18. PAK IS SATAN

    PAKISTAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

    AMMI KE MOMME HAI MOTTE
    HUMMARE LUND HAI CHOTTE

    ARMY PEHANTI HAI SALWAAR
    INDIA KO SURRENDER KIA 4 BAR

    BEHN SE KERTE HAI SHADDI
    ABBU HAI GANDU

    AMMI HAI RAND
    DIL DIL PAKISTAN

    September 25, 2011 at 9:08 am | Reply
    • Fawad

      U r sick my friend :))

      September 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
    • Dallay a bacha ... Pak is satan

      tayree maa kaa mamaay, aur us key bund me mera lun. jab jab awaaz niklay, tab tab mera lun taree maa mein ghusay,,,hahahaha....seriously ask her???

      September 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Reply
    • americano

      @ PAK IS SATAN....Dude chill........take a pill bro....attacking anybody national anthem is not polite.Good civilized people respect everybody national anthems.

      September 25, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Reply
    • trader

      thats different coming from an Indian...you mother must be so proud of you!

      September 29, 2011 at 7:45 am | Reply
  19. Ali dong fong

    America just can't survive in Afghanistan for even a few days without Pakistan. Pakistan will stop US supplies through land route to choke Americans. America is in fact unhappy over the new block growing fast, Iran-Pakistan and China. Look at these American supporters calling America a super power, they have been defeated by Taliban and they can't start a new war with Pakistan. Iran as an attack base is out of question, India knowing what price it may pay will also not allow. No route to Kabul, so Americans are stranded, they will get out of S Asia for ever. Look at the state of these American shootias who cant fight with Haqqani instead the are insisting Pakistan to fight their war. Not only Hina but all officials have warned America, except their planted figures. I don't think America is in a position to start a nuclear war in the region, particularly after its humiliation in Kabul. American case is exactly like the USSR of 1989. Feel sorry for them and their supporters. We pakies Chinese will knock the hell out of Americans.

    September 25, 2011 at 7:08 am | Reply
    • PAK IS SATAN

      ABBU GANDU AMMI RAND
      DIL DIL PAKISTAN

      COUNTRY CANT EVEN CURE REGULAR FEVER LIKE DANGUE LOL

      September 25, 2011 at 9:10 am | Reply
      • Fawad

        Nice display of your upbringing 🙂

        September 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
      • kala jutt

        hey i just fucked an indian girl she cried like whore and she was saying that pakistani boys are more stronger then the indian boys hahahhahaaa

        September 26, 2011 at 1:30 am |
    • Bobby Patton

      Americans already have access to Afganistan from the Northern side. They do not need Pakistan to bring in supplies.
      You have been blowing up NATO trucks for past 4 years so don't you get it they have figured out your double games.

      September 25, 2011 at 9:51 am | Reply
      • Fawad

        Just a small clarification. These trucks belong to Pakistani transporters and driven by Pakistani drivers who are working as contractors and AQ (Not Pakistanis) is blowing them up. Stop the false propaganda. Its like I say, Americans abducted Joyce Dugard.

        September 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
      • Hassan

        oo really just ask any informative person who must it cost america to trade from northern region and from pakistan in the time when they was almost on default you expect that they can take this new economic pressure and for your information 70% of their supply is from Pakistan and 30% is from other routes. Get a life dude.

        September 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
    • Dennis

      Idiot,America has not lost in Afghanistan and is not being humiliated.We are only dealing with religious nutcases who only know how to treat people with extreme cruelty.Pakistan's army is a bunch of ragtag illiterate cowards who cannot even defend their own sovereignty much less control a small terrorist network.No,we have not been defeated.We are still there and fighting a good fight.Stick your nose back into your evil book the Koran and wrap yourself in it's evil ways.In the mean time,go about your evil life,learn the ways of the entire world and go back to your cave to live in further obscurity.You are a worthless person with a worthless opinion.

      September 25, 2011 at 10:20 am | Reply
      • gratular

        So when do you think America "won" at any point in this war? This is a cut copy of the war with Russia in Afghanistan. You cannot defeat the Taliban, period, end of story.. Its impossible. Americans can stay there for 30 years, nothing will change... You cant even bomb the country off the map, its all rock!! Wake up you small minded people thinking that the US has any business in the middle east.. The taliban has handed America its rear end in a basket while laughing....

        September 25, 2011 at 11:03 am |
      • Fawad

        If someone is willing to die to get me killed, I wouldn't even fight that guy cause he may be crazy but I am not. America is fighting that crazy guy. Good luck.

        September 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
      • False Bravado?

        @gratular, @Fawad

        Fellas, you gotta come back to reality. Whatever got you high ain't enough in military action. With america, you're probably going to pass off as a respectable nation. With China, you're gonna end up a prostitute with no where else to go.

        Your government fc uKd up. Crying hoarse on CNN won't help. None of you Pakis cared to talk about what your contribution to reform in your country is. Why?

        Your occupation seems to be playing the victim card and blaming the US.

        September 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
      • Hassan

        @False Bravado hahahah em just laughing at ur argument that wid china and prostitute thing lolzzzzz dude just go back and see your dying Europian union was begging china to help them for their financial crisis and america was begging them to help them in the financial crises not to overdose market wid dollars so that their currency can sustain who in practical who is the prostitute i think ans is clear now

        September 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
      • False Bravado?

        @Hasan
        Too bad, you and your ilk live the good life and enjoy the fruits of the western civilization but see pleasure in the downfall of the west. Your little bubble is about to burst, Western civilization dominated the world and is here to stay.

        If you don't like it, you can p!mp your stinkin ass to ch!n@, your 'all weather madam'.

        September 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
      • Hassan

        @False Bravado? dude time has come to tell who will dominate before EU muslims rule over you its just the evolution rise has fall now you are falling and abt fruits just goback and learn some history of spain. During muslim rule over there you people get knowledge of science. You are not founder of any culture.

        September 25, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
    • Krish

      "Us Pakis will knock the hell out of America." You're forgetting that us Indians are on America's side. You're forgetting that the whole world is on America's side. Now you claim the Chinese will help you, but they can't risk losing America. Most of their big corporations are FROM America. If they lose the appeal of the Americans, they'll suffer heavily. Also, Pakistan is in no position to wage more war. Take a look in the mirror, you're unstable, your men are dying, and you're losing. The world is becoming aware of the terrorism your government has supported in Kashmir, India, and Afghanistan. There's a reason why the Afghans really dislike Pakistan. So please, save us the propaganda and heroic tales, we all know Pakistan and its soldiers are worthless. Another thing, try and win something for once, us Indians beat you in 4 wars buddy.

      September 25, 2011 at 11:08 am | Reply
      • Hassan

        Some1 named krish is sleeping phewww

        September 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
    • LoveAmerica

      Mr. Fong: Sorry, your country has a name that is only some sixty four years old. Its borders can and will change and we will find access to Afghanistan not via your god forsaken country but through a free state of Baluchistan. Just wait and see!

      September 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Reply
    • LoveAmerica

      Mr. Fong: – Sorry, your country has a name that is only some sixty four years old. Its borders can and will change and we will find access to Afghanistan not via your god forsaken country but through a free state of Baluchistan. Just wait and see!

      September 25, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  20. alan

    Pakistan has been the worlds terrorism swamp. The madrasas there just churn out demented, Islamists ready to blow themselves up anywhere in the world. You wont get anywhere by talking to these Islamic madmen. Iran, Syria fall next.. and they're about taking Israel off the map.
    Nothing short of a full scale Islama-beating will quell this. But we've got to firm up the allied base first..

    September 25, 2011 at 3:00 am | Reply
  21. danish khan

    pakistan will fuck US army

    September 25, 2011 at 2:25 am | Reply
    • Hawaii

      Daydreaming is a bad habbit my friend.

      September 25, 2011 at 5:17 am | Reply
    • ret

      with what, their dirty sandals?

      September 25, 2011 at 8:42 am | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      Oh they F'd us several times already.

      But we learned our lesson and killed Bin Laden without telling them of the operation.

      September 25, 2011 at 8:43 am | Reply
    • Dennis

      Filthy mouth,filthy mind,corrupt religion.You are a brainwashed zombie.Pakistan cannot even defeat the Haqqani network.Oh,yeah and Osama is now dead because of a small special forces group of our military.Your perverted beliefs are not shared by most of the world,just the sick portion of it!

      September 25, 2011 at 10:35 am | Reply
      • gratular

        All religion is filthy. Islam, Judaism & Christianity all pray to the same "god": God of Abraham... Allah, Yahweh & God are all the same human invention to promote fear before there was law...Religion should be what it is: A cute passtime/hobby.

        September 25, 2011 at 11:07 am |
    • gratular

      Pakistan has already handed America its ass....America would never mess with Pakistan, they have nukes.. America does not have the power to mess with Pakisitan.. They just stick to their little remote control airplane attacks for now, LOL

      September 25, 2011 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • Krish

      Ironic man, Pakistan has never won a single war. Us Indians won 4 wars. I don't think you're in any shape to take on the Americans. Even if you do, rest assured we'd destroy you first.

      September 25, 2011 at 11:30 am | Reply
      • Khan

        For the record, India lost the 1948 and 1965 war running to the UN and USSR to cease the Pakistani assault. India won the 1971 war. The 1999 Siachen battle was won by India but is not considered a war, just a local skirmish.

        September 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
      • americano

        @krish.........you are such a brown nosser...let me explain( a@@ kisser ).....

        September 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  22. A Proud Pakhtun

    The problem in my country Pakistan is that the racist Punjabis treat every other community as inferiors. Balochi, Pakhtu, Sindhi – everyone is inferior to the racist Punjabis. The punjabi cheaters dominate the army, the ISI, the cricket team, everything.
    I am sure we will have a better life in Afghanistan.
    – A proud Pakhtun

    September 25, 2011 at 2:02 am | Reply
    • Proud Pakistani

      You can not be Pakistani Pakhun. They are proud to be Pakistani and are patriots. We love them. You are a Farsiwan Afhani, who knows nothing about histroy. 35 % pakhtuns are serving in Pakistan Army which is greater a proportion than their entire population!

      September 25, 2011 at 6:29 am | Reply
      • Ahmed

        I completely agree with Proud Pakistan and Shame on you proud Pakhtoon. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!

        September 25, 2011 at 8:45 am |
      • A Proud Pakhtun

        Typical supremacist mindset

        September 25, 2011 at 11:21 am |
      • Khan

        I am a proud Pakistani and Pukhtun and believe we are all brothers, as a nation. Please be soft on our Proud Pukhtun as he may have felt disgruntled due to the policies of our government and buearocracy which may leave many minorities feel discriminated against. I have faced this kind of discrimination too in Pakistan but this does not mean I should hate Pakistan. I have also had some wonderful experiences while in Pakistan and can tell that I most Pakistanis are nice and willing to help anyone in distress.

        September 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
      • Khan

        I am a proud Pakistani and Pukhtun and believe we are all brothers, as a nation. Please be soft on our Proud Pukhtun as he may have felt disgruntled due to the policies of our government and buearocracy which may leave many minorities feel discriminated against. I have faced this kind of discrimination too in Pakistan but this does not mean I should hate Pakistan. I have also had some wonderful experiences while in Pakistan and can tell that most Pakistanis are nice and willing to help anyone in distress.

        September 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
    • Krish

      There's nothing to be proud of in being Pakistani. Unless you're proud of the idiotic terrorists your government/ISI supported and the 4 wars you lost to us Indians. Go back home and hide Pakistani, war isn't for little boys like you.

      September 25, 2011 at 11:10 am | Reply
  23. SY JANJUA

    Jews is getting the most powerful lobby in USA and world, with very fragile base, so they will play the most dirtiest trick for their survival,They even do not miss any chance to cheat many times repeatedly to their creator as per their long history. The rest of Americans should know the simple history lesson of JEWS character in GERMANY before WWII

    September 25, 2011 at 1:03 am | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      Hey, when in doubt.. just blame the Jews.

      We're blowing up people all over the world, including Muslims in Spain, UK, Austrailia, US – because of the Jews.. Yeah that's it.

      September 25, 2011 at 8:47 am | Reply
    • False Bravado?

      And you got this from your radicalized semi-literate mulla in the neighborhood, eh? get outta that cave you moron.

      September 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  24. SY JANJUA

    Jews is getting the most powerful lobby in USA and world, with very fragile base, so they will play the most dirtiest trick their survival, but in the last their state will be vanished and all the JEWS will scattered in world because they will not find any place to live due to their dirty filthy character. They do not miss any chance to cheat many times repeatedly to their creator.The rest of Americans should know the simple history lesson of JEWS character in GERMANY before WWII

    September 25, 2011 at 12:54 am | Reply
  25. SPQR

    You can't win the war on terror by only fighting the terrorists in the mountains. You also haev to fight the ones who are feeding, arming, training, giving them intel etc... Other wise your are just sweeping the sand in the desert.

    September 25, 2011 at 12:08 am | Reply
  26. Bobby Patton

    The bigger issue of the World is the more than 100 Nuclear Weapons in Pakistan and the 20 Million strong Jihadi Next Generation. Since 1947 Pakistan has allowed millions of kids to be doctrined in Madrassas. These are brain washed folks who are willing to do anything. These brainwashed kids are now adults and have infitrated the Army & Intelligence.

    September 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  27. Never accept shortcomings

    ...relentlessly poke holes in the arguments of the opposite side.
    That is the mantra of the pakistanis on this forum. In the USA, you would see people argue for both sides of the coin. Not so with the Pakis.

    Is the whole population brainwashed with the same point of view? Or, worse yet, are the Pakis on this forum touts of the ISI or Govt point of view? Surely 180 million can't always be agreeing on a point.

    September 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Reply
  28. A Snake...

    ....never learns Gratitude.

    September 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • Proud Pakistani

      Yes, Snake always shows ingratitide. America is a Snake and Pakistan is the victim. Pakistan fought war against russia and caused it balkanisation but as soon as was was over American turned their back on Pakistan. Not only this, it imposed sanctions on Pakistan. Today's terrorism has more to do with American running with its tail in its rear legs after russian pull out than pakistan reisisting any temptation to violate its territory. Read histroy numbskull!

      September 25, 2011 at 6:22 am | Reply
      • tom

        if billions in annual aid to Pakistan is turning our backs on you, wait until we stop sending money!

        September 25, 2011 at 7:45 am |
      • hotsupercars

        @tom, in the last 10 years the US has provided $20 billion, not in aid but against the services of pakistan army for the US ..and according to neutral sources pakistan has suffered upto $70 billion in its economy since 9/11 and has lost 35000 lives, majority of them civilians....

        September 25, 2011 at 10:42 am |
      • Dennis

        Proud Pakistani:Go back to your cave and eat the rats that reside there with you.Then go marry a 12 yr.old girl and behead your sister.Afterwards,change out of your pajamas and shower the filth from your body and mind.Piss on you and your Koran!

        September 25, 2011 at 10:46 am |
      • False Bravado?

        @hotsupercars

        What economy are you talking about? How does the economy function with an in-fighting society and a corrupt ruling elite?
        Pak needs to reform from within. They're rotten to the core. What you see is only the symptoms of the disease that caused the core to rot. The world unfortunately, is having to pay the price.

        September 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  29. dani

    Bravo Mullen , and all of our decision makers. First we totally screw up Iraq and then oops , Sadam had nothing to do with it , Iraq had nothing to do with it. Then Bomb the hell out of Afghanistan and then oops OBL was not even there the enemy is in PK. Pakistan has already been screwed up by the Russian Afghan proxy war by CIA. It has already been droned to hell. Now what ever else is left of them let us beat the crap out of Pak using boots. Now is our intelligence and decision making in this 10 year old war faulty or what ? Is it worth Billions into Trillions when it can cost us so much to figure out we were aiming at wrong targets for TEN YEARS ???? What is the guarantee that the future recommendations will bear the fruit ??? ....in the process driving the USA into financial mess. Just look at the economy...... Seems to me some one has got this Gentle Giant USA blindfolded and fighting the proxy war......riding its shoulders.... Just read through this board and you will see all kind of USA sympathizers giving history lessons ...The ones who have stolen thousands upon hundreds of thousands of jobs . If your IT job has been off shored you know what I mean..... If I may ask the followers of JC , An eye for an eye and tooth for tooth may be fair revenge. for the loss of 3000 plus round it off to 4,000 on that fate full day 10 years ago we have already sacrificed more then 4000 off our own soldiers in this ten year war. Multiply by the factor of your choice to calculate the enemy combatants and the collateral damage of civilians by direct military action and the chaos due to war,,,, Where is the sanity check.. ?where is the civility ? where is the humanity in all this? God bless and save my country, my USA.

    September 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Reply
    • SY JANJUA

      Jews is getting the most powerful lobby in USA and world, with very fragile base, so they will play the most dirtiest trick their survival,They do not miss any chance to cheat many times repeatedly to their creator.The rest of Americans should know the simple history lesson of JEWS character in GERMANY before WWII

      September 25, 2011 at 12:58 am | Reply
    • americano

      well said.....i could not agree more

      September 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Reply
  30. Badly-Bent

    Isn't it rich?
    Are we a pair?
    Me here at last on the ground,
    And in mid-air.

    Send in the drones.

    Isn't it bliss?
    Don't you approve?
    One who keeps tearing around,
    One who can't move.

    Where are the drones?
    Send in the drones.

    Just when I'd stopped opening doors,
    Finally knowing the friend that I wanted was yours,

    Making an entrance again with his usual flair,
    Sure of his lines, But, no one stayed there.
    Don't you love farce?
    My fault I fear.
    I thought that you'd want what I want.
    Sorry, my dear.

    But where are the drones?
    Quick, send in the drones.

    Don't bother, they're here

    September 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Reply
    • tom

      Fail

      September 25, 2011 at 7:46 am | Reply
  31. CharlieSeattle

    Lol...but Pakistan is our friend and ally

    September 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  32. Ayesha

    The people US is fighting are Pakthuns by ethnicity. Pakthuns never wished to be part of Pakistan. People should read history. In 1947 referdum (India vs Pakistan) inspite of The boycott of the Ghaffar Khan's party & Indian Congress the referdum went in Pakistan favor only marginally 50.1% that despite 100% of Pakthuns being Muslim. At that time Ghaffar Khan commented to the Indians "U SOLD the Pakthuns TO THE WOLVES(Pakis)". In hindsight how true that statement was, Pakistan accepted american aid and brainwashed these uneducated Pakthun refugess to be terrorists all in the name of Islam. It will take a long time for the Pakthuns to recover from this. This problem would have never happened had the leader of the Pakthuns Ghaffar Khan not boycotted the referdum. Pakthunistan would have been part of a secular India and been very stable and part of a economically growing India. Tragically it will end up as a failed state

    September 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Reply
    • Krish

      India actually supported the northern alliance and the people of Afghanistan. Pakistan supported the Taliban. As a matter of fact, the Taliban was CREATED by Pakistan. It's ironic how they demand more aid now and when they don't get it, they plan to strain relations with America.

      September 24, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Reply
      • Qadeer Zafar

        Mr. Krish Mullah Omer is from Afghanistan not from pakistan and taliban majority is in afghanistan not in pakistan sooner or later these taliban will strike the doors of india as their ancestors did and will again occupy your mother india just wait for some time

        September 25, 2011 at 12:48 am |
      • Krish

        Qadeer- How was the Taliban formed? Pakistan. a third of the Taliban are Pakis and your idiotic Paki government fight side-by-side with them. Also, they cannot take control of India. Too many people and we're too strong. We'll do what we did with Pakistan, slaughter them (in 4 wars).

        September 25, 2011 at 11:11 am |
      • Qadeer Zafar

        hey krish just read the history your rajpoot tribes were very also very strong but they got defeated by the invaders coming from afghanistan and india have almost 300 million muslims now and at that time there were no muslims in india so meray bachay be ready they will bring the hell out of you the way they have brought hell out of the world strongest army usa and ISAF so be ready its just a matter of time and where your oil is coming from Middle east all of them are muslim countries you are trapped its just a matter of some years. also to remind you when taj mehal hotel in mumbai got attacked it was Saudi Arabia which told indian leadership if they made any attack on pakistan then india will get no oil u people are at muslims mercy keep in your mind ok

        September 26, 2011 at 1:44 am |
    • Ayesha

      This is much before Taliban. I am going back to 1947 when majority of Pakthuns did not want to be a part of Pakistan and would have joined India had , Ghaffar Khan and Indian Congress not boycotted the referdum. This is was Ghaffar Khans loss and he died an unhappy man. And his people are suffering bcoz of the crazy Pakis.

      September 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Reply
      • Qadeer Zafar

        Miss Ayesha the person u r reffering Ghaffaar khan was a an asshole and he did not enjoy the pakhtoons majority today his(ghaffar) relatives are ruling and looting the poor pakhtoons u must not misread the history to others and you may mourn like a whore for the rest of your life

        September 25, 2011 at 12:44 am |
    • Ahmed

      People like Ayesha are the problem not only for Pakistan but also for the world peace. These kind hypocrites spit on the plate on which they eat food. I feel sorry for you Ayesha. May be you don't know that Pakhtoons are more Pakistani than any other sub-nation in Pakistan. They have given their blood for our safety and security, many Pathans are on the top position in different organizations in Pakistan. We are proud of all the Pakhtoon and they are an important asset for Pakistan.
      May Allah show you the right path. Ameen!!!

      September 25, 2011 at 8:42 am | Reply
    • americano

      and your point is? go get a life.....you are not making any sense

      September 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  33. MUNIR AHMED

    WELL AS YOUAA KNOW OBAMA'S RATINGS ARE ALL TIME LOW AND ELECTIONS ARE NOT TOO FAR AND NOT MUCH TIME LEFT FOR DEM GOVT TO PROVE ANYTHING TO MAKE ANYTHING BETTER , WHETHER BE ECONOMY OR JOBS OR WHATEVER ...SOOOO BEST AND EASY THING IS TO START ANOTHER BATTLE FRONT AND GET THE PEOPLES SYMPTHY AND TRY TO STEAL THE ELECTION ....ALSO TRYING TO PROVE THAT WE (THE GOVT.) IS TRYING TO PROTECT YOU ....BULL CRAP ...AFGHAN WAR HAS NO END AND DEMS NEED AN ESCAPE GOAT...WHAT BETTER TARGET THAN OLD BUDDY(SO CALLED)) PAKISTAN .

    September 24, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Reply
    • @Munir

      Yaawn. Yet another conspiracy theory. Can't expect better from a Paki.

      The confidence with which you mouth those inanities qualifies you to be pathologically delusional.

      September 25, 2011 at 1:49 am | Reply
  34. vinny

    Get some!!! Send in drones and build ones with even bigger missiles. This way we wont have to use troops to dispatch these pedo worshipping barbarians

    September 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Reply
    • Jimmer

      You tell'm Vinny!!!!!! Great way to make friends....lol

      September 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  35. Stop Targeting

    You want to get the haqqanis? Do like you did with bin laden. Stop targeting pashtun dominated area, the terrorists are supported by ISI and pakistani government, not the pashtun minority. Bin laden was believed to be hiding in peshawar or FATA-area. Yet he was found in Abottabad, a urban punjabi dominated area. I know that a lot of you believe that us pashtuns are all jihadis, NOT TRUE. The most popular pashtun party in KPK area is a SECULAR party. target ISI and mullahs, not innocent poor pashtuns. I know a lot of you will comment negativly ..but just remember, bin laden was said to be with the pashtuns, he wasn't! His driver spoke pashto..but was ARAB.

    September 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Reply
    • drstanley

      I think this man is speaking The Truth. I think all the Terrorist leaders are living The High Life in nice homes and they make the poor suffer. We wouldn't find some Wall Street Punk in Fargo,ND but laying low in The Hamptons. Capice?
      Hey nobody and I mean NOBODY screwed The World up more than the Presidents Bush and their New World Order.
      Skunks of the First Order is more like it.

      September 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Reply
    • Ayesha

      Salaam brother. I am from Afghanistan and I understand the pain my Pakthun brothers are going thru bcoz of this leech called Pakistan.

      September 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Reply
      • dharm

        why don t you make your own repulics country & join the usa or with india it will solve all the problem

        September 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
      • Qadeer Zafar

        Ayesha when ussr invaded and stripped clothes of your mothers and sisters who came to your rescue the pakistani with the help of isi and cia you shoud not be unthankful to the country which paid heavy price to protect skin of you people

        September 25, 2011 at 12:54 am |
      • Nathan

        You obviously don't know crap about Pakhtoons nor you know about history. Afghanistan was the only country that stood up against the creation of Pakistan in the U.N. NWFP was created by a majority of Pakthoon vote and trible elders consent...... Stop blaming your problems on others. We all know that Afganistan is based on Pakthtoons , Uzbeks , Tajikis ethnicity and all three has a history of not getting along since years. Afghanistan has exported nothing but terrorism, drugs , arms to Pakistan. The worst mistake Pakistan made was when it allowed millions of Afghans to enter Pakistan as refugees.

        September 25, 2011 at 1:10 am |
      • americano

        when russia invaded afghanistan.....who helped you...where did you took refuge?All 40 millions of you.so get real sister.Pakistan is still paying the price by letting yoy get in pakistan.who do you think these pakistani talibans are.....they are your beloved pakhtun brothers.

        September 25, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  36. Wastrel

    Q: How do you tell the Pakistanis from the Haqqanis?
    A: It doesn't matter.

    September 24, 2011 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • Kyle

      HAHA THATS HILARIOUS!!!!!

      September 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • Anonymous

      Meanwhie, in Pakistan, two men are walking along, and one says to the other, "How do you tell a war-monger Republican from a peace-loving Democrat?" Upon which his friend says, "Who cares, they're still Americans."

      My point of this is: When you try to show how smart and witty you are, all you are proving is your insensetivity, arrogance, and validating the anti-American beliefs that the rest of the world has for Americans.

      September 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Reply
      • David Cummings

        So says someone under the pseudonym "Anonymous".

        September 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • Abby

      You best worry about your economy than anything else. Pretty soon, Al Qaeda will be recruiting unemployed Americans into its "workforce" but greater benefits than what Obama has been able to provide !!

      September 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  37. Andy

    The fact of the matter is that the kind of rule which Pakistan likes is Shariya which is anything except for a peaceful one.This is what makes the rest of the countries uncomfortable.Add to that the nuclear strength of Pakistan,we have things to be worried about.
    Its wrong to say U.S is against our religion and the biggest proof of that is -all the Pakistanis who leave their country hav U.S as their first preference to settle.And why do these Paksitanis leave their country–mostly because of people like Haqqanis.So,in a way Pakistanis support their murderers and expect the rest of the worls to do so.
    But that is not going to happen.All things evil have to end and the time is here.May god provide strength to U.S to be successful.U.S needs to be smarter this time in chosing its friends and watch out the decision it makes.If not for the U.S aid,Pakistan would never have had nuclear bombs.

    September 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • prettygal

      Why is our US government giving BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars each year to Pakistan, a state sponsor of terror?
      I can think of a lot of better uses for that money-that too, borrowed money that we are paying interest on.
      "Fool me once, shame on you.... fool me twice, shame on me"...Pakistan is rotten to its' putrid core.... rotten and evil.

      September 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Reply
      • Andy

        I tell ya,if you are the strongest kid on the block,you would need fighters to extend your strength.Pakistan is the most profesional hired fighter any country can get.Hope it makes sense.

        September 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
    • US

      Can't agree more!!!

      September 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  38. Awabnavi

    Derka Derka " The US is in no way perfect, but we try to right our wrongs" - Well then Charity begins at Home. Give the country back to its Original Inhabitants against whom you had committed the GREATEST GENOCIDE in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD. I for one would certainly applaud your "righting of this wrong".

    September 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      You've got some nerve to critcize the country that's given you conveniences such as electic power, the telephone, the television, the personal computer, and the internet that you use to write your baloney.

      Had we "given the country back" we'd still be living in teepees.

      And you're welcome.

      September 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Reply
      • ajsolis

        Don't get your panty's in a bunch Fred or you will get assigned a teepee.

        September 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
    • austin

      hahaha greatest geonocide of the world what about what the nazis did what about what russia did what about bosnia and rwanda what somalia is still doing yeah look those up I think they were more of a geonocide than killing a couple of terrorist

      September 24, 2011 at 1:01 am | Reply
      • levend

        He is talking about the Native Indian that were wiped out. In theory it was a genocide – read the definition.

        September 24, 2011 at 7:10 am |
    • Truth

      You are either completely ignorant of wanting to learn the truth or a Muslim using Taqiyyah.. I know you people all too well.. Why? I am an arab as welll and an ex Muslim. We blame everything on others. We take no responsibility for radicals that have been breastfed hate from the teachings in the Quran. All of the 270 million murders committed in the name of Islam is because of Mohammeds arrogance, narcissism, and hatred for anyone who wouldnt follow his teachings and believe in his fictitious Allah... All of this madness because of ohe sick man.. Mohammed..

      September 24, 2011 at 10:11 am | Reply
      • Let the peace come

        you need to go through quran before you make any statements about this book by the way who tried to crucify jesus i guess your answer may be muhamed ( where as muhammed did not exist in jesus times) quran talks about the jesus (son of merry) in a revered manner. hitler was not muslim u know he led to the death of many people it and he was christin so i shall call christianity a source of bloodshed. muhammad never promoted bloodshed and war was treated as a last resort by muhammed please do not get angry if i hurt your feelings all i am sorry fot that. all u need to do is segregate facts from fallacies

        September 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
    • Wastrel

      Pretty stupid, dude. I suggest you give up Islam and return to the religion of your ancestors, because the US is not going to stand for that kind of nonsense much longer.

      September 24, 2011 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • Krish

      Interesting. Perhaps Pakistan should give Kashmir back to the rightful Hindus (it was our holy land). Ever heard of the Hindu Kush? Over a million Hindus dead during the Muslim conquests of India. Pakistan is our land in all retrospect. So before you go and insult Americans for taking native American land, you should take a look at yourself.

      September 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  39. Awabnavi

    Pakistan should shut out NATO from using its territory and order the Americans home just as Turkey ordered out the Israelis and to keep their nukes primed and ready to us and to hell with the US. It has already suffered much for backingthe US in ITS war on terror and allowedd the use of its territory and this is all the thanks it gets. The US is TRYING TO SAVE FACE by blaming everybody LEFT and RIGHT for the fact that it is definitely NOT WINNING in Afghanistan.

    September 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      Not winning? Why are you idiots so convinced that our goal is to win anything? Our goal is to go there and kick some butt and to make things uncomfortable for the people who were gracious hosts to the 911 terrorists.

      There is nothing to win. It's a barren wasteland. You can keep it.. really.

      You missed the whole point of the exercise. Winning has nothing to do with this. The point was to make you realize you don't want to harbor terrorists or it will mean 10 years of drone missles.

      September 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Reply
      • Andy

        I like what i hear

        September 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
      • BradGa

        I have to agree with Fred on this one. No one wants that place but the stone people who live in it. All America wants is to kill as many bad guys as possible until our Congress wusses out and calls all the soldiers back home. The only problem I have is that the decision makers didn't learn a damn thing about war after WW2. Fact is: if you are going to commit young men and women to die then the only rule in war is there ARE NO rules. To hell with winning the hearts and minds. To hell with flushing the enemy from within their ranks. The only affective strategy is to waste all that stand in the way or your goal. If you are going to send your people in to die and tax the hell out of the citizens to fund it...THEN DO IT RIGHT AND BE DONE WITH IT. Cold hard facts.

        September 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
      • austin

        BradGa if someone signs up for the army what does that mean ummmm that means they are risking there lives to fight for this country not signing up to just sit at home so if u sign up to do something that means that you have no problem being there

        September 24, 2011 at 12:56 am |
      • trader

        aah sorry you are an idiot...al qaeda's plan from the get go was to get the US involved in afghanistan...OBL clearly suggested back in 2000 (yes before 9/11) that they will bankrupt the mighty USA...he may be dead but thanks to idiots like you he has succeeded...most people on wall street know that the economy is doomed and the govt. doesn't own shit...US cannot afford to leave iraq/afghanistan forever and now it cannot afford to stay either...result: start a new war with Pakistan and try to salvage something...

        September 29, 2011 at 7:38 am |
    • Indian

      Dear Mr Navab – the origins of Pakistan itself rest on genocide perterated by the bloodthirsty and butherous Persians, Mongols and Afghans who started bloodshed in the erstwhile peaceful Indian subcontinent. The constant plundering and follow on migration of your forefathers created the basis of what now is Pakistan (and Afghanistan) in the 1100 AD period. Now that all these years of "training" is in the blood of the local population, with no where to go excecpt themselves or US/India – the results are for all to say. Pakistan is the goose that is cooking in its own fat accumulated over the years! Very sad for the common people, but a lesson from history that you get what you sow

      September 24, 2011 at 2:01 am | Reply
      • Let the peace come

        terrorists are everywhere actually they are in india as well for e.g. who demolished churches and burned a christians as well as an australian priest. bal thackery and BJP have extremist designs which will allow them to bleed the blood of innocent people like they did it in gujrat some time back please put these things in order and then talk about others i can quote several other incidents of terrorism in which innocent people were killed
        thanks

        September 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  40. Derka Derka

    That of course was the US. The difference is we never go blaming others for our faults. The US is in no way perfect, but we try to right our wrongs. That is what makes us different.

    September 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Reply
    • Derka Derka

      That was to Awabnavi.

      September 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Reply
  41. Derka Derka

    Why are arabs such a bunch of sniveling babies. Why is everything always blamed on US/Israel? Who's fault was Lebannon? who's fault was Saddam's invasion of Kuwait? Whose fault was the Iraq-Iran war? Whose fault was constant fighting between India-Pakistan? Whose fault was the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan? Whose bright idea was it to attack israel multiple times (and get spanked each time)? Who was responsible for the Mumbai attacks? Who was responsible for the USS Cole, Madrid, London, Indonesia, Kenya and 9-11? I'm sure I have forgotten quite a bit.

    September 23, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • murphy

      Well said...
      You can add at least 100 more such examples

      September 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • EUGENE

      Derka, who ideas it was to blow up the uss liberty? Certainly not the arabs but Isreal, Americas' friend. You are bias in your convictions. The people of Palastine need a home land that Europe and America basically took away from them. How unfair are you as a person to not recognize the basic rights of the people of Palastine. As America crumbles, Isreal will have to face her deeds as a terrorist nation that does not cede to international laws. Why the IAEA cannot have access to Isreal's nuclear weapons. Derka go back under that rock you came from and take your Zionist pals with you.

      September 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Reply
      • Bill Duke

        Aren't you late for your Nazi party meeting?

        September 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
      • Derka Derka

        The Palestinians LEFT their homes. Why do people forget that?? They left so that the Arabs could invade Israel and wipe them off the map. Screw the Palestinians. By the way, what are the Arabs doing for the Palestinians anyway? Zero. The arabs just use the Palestinian cause as a reason to blame Israel.

        September 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
      • cellblock131

        Tell the "Palestinians", who are nothing more than displaced Jordanians and Syrians, to go back to their native lands. Oh wait, their homelands don't want them either? Who would of guessed.

        September 24, 2011 at 5:10 am |
      • CJ

        You are either a arab with a fake english name or a bleeding heart leftist europen who is already selling your country to islamists........ There never was a land called "palestine or a palestinain people". It was a name the romans gave and the british renamed and carved out........Learn your history.... The arabs are very good at distorting history for their bloodthirsty needs but the civilized world know all too well their tactics......

        September 24, 2011 at 5:14 am |
    • Awabnavi

      Who is supplying Israel the arms to kill Palestinians? Who killed millions in Korea? Who killed millions in Vietnam? Who dropped nukes on Japan? Who killed millions in Iraq? Who invaded, Panama, Haiti, Phillipines, etc.?

      September 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Reply
      • Derka Derka

        Just think of the destruction the Arab world would do if they just had the power. Thank god the era of fossil fuels will be ending in the coming generations.

        September 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
      • Roy

        You Cite Military combatants as victims. Anything to twist the facts huh?

        September 24, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • Ragesh

      Just a note.....who's fault was to train Al Qaeda and load them with heavy weapons ASK YOUR CIA FOR THE ANSWER......... who's fault is to SELL WMD WEAPENS to the entire planet earth.....Why you AMERI CANS only want to destroy & build nations for your own damn interests........ Russians went back from afganistan crawling in 10 years and now its Americans turn. that's why they have started blaming LEFT and RIGHT. BY THE WAY ALL AMERICANS SHOULD KNOW WHO WAS BEHIND STAGING THE FAMOUS 9/11 DRAMA (CHECK OUT WHAT MIT ENG. JEFF KING HAS TO SAY ABOUT IT) AND ALSO FAKE KILLING OF OSAMA JUST TO PUT PRESSURE ON PAKISTAN...........

      September 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Reply
      • Tewrobert

        Do you want to buy a 25 Karat golden gate bridge? Cheap?

        September 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
      • Roy

        ha ha wow. A crazy Arab who is throwing all his lunatic theories onto the table at once. Quite the risky movie, pilgrim.

        September 24, 2011 at 11:59 am |
      • Fred Phred

        Ragesh,

        you need to put that tin foil helmet back on before the CIA takes control of your mind with the special mind-altering beam they have. I mean once they know a smart guy like you who has all their schemes figured out, you just might be their #1 target.

        Check your cellphone, it may be tapped. Your house too probably.

        Computer.. definately hacked.

        Only go out at night.

        Develop secret handshakes so that you'll know who is good and who is not

        September 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  42. HorseCentz

    India published a (yes public) intelligence report in 2000 explaining how Pakistan ISI and Al Queda were plotting against the west and foretelling attacks in the US. If we had listed to India we might have stopped 9-11.
    After 9-11 then President G.W. Bush said "You are either with us or against us." Unfortunately, he either did not understand Pakistan because he had bad intelligence, or he really underestimated their religious bias, their treachery, and their hatred of the USA.

    September 23, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  43. roger99

    I wonder how peaceful world would be if America didn't exist. How many deaths are caused by this terrorist country in this century from Vietnam to Afghanistan. People of USA should be ashamed of themselves for letting their politician do in their name. Pakistan had no terrorism until they get there after staging 911. Sad, you guys can't see that.

    September 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Reply
    • Balance

      Yes since u used it for ur own good against India

      September 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Reply
    • HorseCentz

      What a pant load. More lies from the religion of peace. Pakistan was almost as involved in 9-11 as Afghanistan and both the Taliban and Al Queda are mostly from the same Paki tribe.

      September 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Reply
      • Awabnavi

        Then WHY did you invade AFGHANISTAN instead of PAKISTAN if that was the case. FAULTY LOGIC on your part.

        September 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
    • E=MC2

      What a mindless remark. the U.S. has done more for world peace than any other nation in history. Lets look at the facts: Iraq- it invaded a sovereign nation Kuwait. the U.S and world demanded Iraq get out- they didn't the U.S responded with Allies. Iraq not invaded but asked to make agreement to disarm and retreat. iraq then goes on to continually shoot at U.S and coalition planes. After YEARS of patience, the U.S finally responds. Afghanistan- really do I even need to go there? One statement 9/11. Vietnam- it was a French problem yet the communists were attcking the South Vietnamese. The U.S came to their aid. We didn't invade. If the U.S. wanted to invade and conquer that war would have ended quickly and the U,S, occupy. That wasn't the goal. Because of political constraints at home, we left. No Vietnamese territory taken. Bosnia- we aided the MUSLIMS! Yet, Islamic nut heads hate America. Somalia- went there to try to stabilize and aid them. Bottom line- the only territory the U.S has taken in war is that needed to bury it's dead. If you want to look at territory taken and held/colonization look at European history then you have a lot to complain about. So, until you can actually make a fair assessment please keep your mouth shut and stop spreading unjustified statements that simply play into the hands of frustrated youths and failed countries. I'm sorry the U.S is so successful, yes even today, compared to 90% of the world and people from all over the world chose to come here and not other countries by and large. The is a very clear reason- it's called FREEDOM and WE WILL FIGHT ANYONE TO PRESERVE IT!!!

      September 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Reply
      • Mister Jones

        Well said, sir.

        September 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
      • EUGENE

        E=mc2, stick to math. Kuwait was the annexed by the colonial British empire. Check your facts, if the Saudis did not come to old man Bush, Kuwait would have been left to the Iraqis, after all it is their land.

        September 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
    • Fred Phred

      Oh of course..

      Pakistan kooks were just minding their own business and the big bad USA came along and made them the bad people they are today.

      Look, the majority of the Al Qaeda terrorists were found where? IN PAKISTAN!

      Quit trying to blow smoke, the people on this board aren't that stupid. Pakistan is the center of terror in the world. Some countries contribute to the world with innovation and forward progress. Others.. well they just want to live in the stone ages.

      September 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Reply
      • Let the peace come

        if Afghanistan was usa neighbour then terrorists must have been found in usa because you cannot control the afghanistan border at all. ISAF have miserably failed to control the taliban and if pakistan is sending them to afghanistan then i may say pakistan has defeated the ISAF in afghanistan single handedly hahahaaa

        September 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
    • Cal veteran

      The world doesn't seem to mind the TRILLIONS of dollars the US has given to humanitarian causes over the years. Think before you type.

      September 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  44. Bakro Chod NaPaki Beto

    US drone is tageting one cockroach. Remember if see one, there is a whole colony.

    September 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Reply
    • Cal veteran

      I guess we better build more drones.

      September 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  45. george

    Pakistan continues to fund terrorists inside its borders to keep the US involved because without the US in the vicinity, India might move in to take over Kashmir and Pakistan will have no chance of fighting off the Indians.

    September 23, 2011 at 11:54 am | Reply
    • fj

      george, what the hell are you talking about? india already controls kashmir. maybe you mean india invading pakistan in general? that definitely won't happen. india knows pak has nuclear weapons and will not hesitate to use them. has nothing to do with the US presence.

      September 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • CJ

        The last thing india needs is 170 million more illiterate muslims....India has already given muslims pakistan and bangalodesh to get rid of them.... and it will be a pleasure to send the balance lot in india to anywhere.... so pakistan needs to worry only about afgan tribal hillbillies knocking at their doors asking for their daughters and wives.

        September 24, 2011 at 5:18 am |
  46. Neil

    Why is that in all terrorists attacks globally, whether it is in the US, London, Mumbai or even China, there is a direct Pakistani link? Probably Pakistan is best in exporting terrorism and blackmailing the global community.

    September 23, 2011 at 11:19 am | Reply
  47. Anthony4576

    What we (America) need to do is the following....

    Pull our troops out of Afghanistan/Iraq, and anywhere else in the Middle East and bring them home. All we are doing is inciting hate against us poking our noses around in their business, and creating more terrorists against us that are killing our civilians/troops, etc due to it. WE created them. Not to mention it would save us BILLIONS if not eventually (If not already) trillions that could be better served funding our ragged health care and dismal economy.

    Let's face it. The only reason America (Our politicians anyways) have any interest in the Middle East is their oil, NOT their people...which is just the front they give. Money and greed of money. Most politicians are oil tycoons after all. Coincidental? I think not. We need to worry about OUR problems here at home, like poverty, starvation, health care, security, the economy, illegal immigration, drug trafficking, our overcrowded prison systems, AMERICAN JOBS STAYING HERE IN AMERICA, the homeless , our dismal education system....need I go on why we need to do this all?

    September 23, 2011 at 11:09 am | Reply
    • jim

      They do not value human life, and theirs should not be valued. They should be torchered and watch me bang their wives in front of them while a 9/11 family victim cuts off their fingers. I'd pay to be a part of that.. solve our debt crisis!!

      September 23, 2011 at 11:15 am | Reply
      • Anthony4576

        Well yes, I agree that I'd love to have 10 minutes with just one personally responsible for that cowardly act. But hate against them all due to it is ignorance.

        All I am saying is we did what we went there to do. We seriously damaged the Taliban and Al Quaeda...now it's time to get out. Let THEM decide their system of government and security. The longer we stay, the more they look at it as occupation and having other motives for being there through both speculation and assumptions, as well as through influence fueled by these fanatical extremists and just swelling their numbers to continue attack on our troops and on innocent people here at home.

        September 23, 2011 at 11:23 am |
    • alanseago

      Gad! I get so tired of people who write, as Anthony4576 did, that the US should withdraw from Afghanistan because the only reason the US is in the Middle East is oil. First, Afghanistan has no oil. Second, we are in Afghanistan because in 2001 Islamic forces based there attacked the US and killed 2,500 of our people. Third, ever since the later days of the Bush administration we have been withdrawing from Iraq, and under Mr. Obama we are continuing to do so. Fourth, prior to 9/11/2011 the US was the main influence maintaining an embargo of Iraq, preventing the sale of Iraqi oil. Not a policy one would expect if the primary US interest in the Middle East were oil.

      Of course oil is ONE reason why we are interested in the Middle East. Of course. To that extent Anthony 4576 is correct. But to say it is the only reason is ... naive.

      Perhaps the US should withdraw without delay from Afghanistan. Perhaps not. But it is not a simple question, and especially with regard to Afghanistan (as opposed to Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, etc.), oil is not the primary concern.

      September 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Reply
      • Fred Phred

        Well said Alan.

        September 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
      • Anthony4576

        Maybe you should read what I wrote a bit better and comprehend. Yes, I said pull them out of Afghanistan...but I also mentioned about hurting the Taliban badly...which is why we were there, amongst other terror cells. I mentioned the oil for the Middle East portion of my post.

        September 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
      • Anthony4576

        And no @&*$ it isn't the only reason. I did an East Pac cruise in the U.S. Navy in 2000. Sorry I didn't mention all of it in a much longer post to satisfy you. I am aware we have been pulling out of Iraq...not quick enough IMO, I am aware we were attacked on 9/11...I was called to emergency General quarters on that day because I was in Photography school at Fort Meade during the attacks and they were worried NSA was going to be a target. Therefor, I am aware why we were in Afghanistan and Iraq.

        September 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
    • E=MC2

      Two words first Anthony- SHUT UP!!! Do a little reading before making such immature and knee jerk remarks. Ever wonder why most protests/riots involve youths? Because they believe so many lies put forward and have an unrealistic outlook on the world. H