Catch Kashmiri, Omar by July: US warns Pak

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  1. Oracle

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    The United States has given Pakistan a deadline till July to launch a military offensive in the restive North Waziristan tribal region for capturing five most wanted al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, including Ayman al-Zawahiri, Mullah Omar and Ilyas Kashmiri.

    Pakistani security forces have been asked to capture al-Zawahiri, Omar, Kashmiri, Sirajuddin Haqqani and Atia Abdur Rehman either in a unilateral or joint military action within the deadline till July -- the month when North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and allied forces will begin withdrawing from neighbouring Afghanistan.

    The US demand has set alarm bells ringing in Pakistani civil and military circles, The News daily reported on Wednesday, quoting unnamed sources. Pakistan's security forces had so far shown reluctance in launching a military offensive in North Waziristan despite sustained pressure from the US to do so.

    The Haqqani militant network, based in North Waziristan, "had not been any threat to Pakistan" and has served as "a vital contact between the Pakistani intelligence agencies and the Afghan Taliban," the report said.

    Another factor for the Pakistani military's reluctance to move into North Waziristan is the presence of "some very important pro-government" militant factions, including those led by Mullah Nazir and Hafiz Gul Bahadar.

    These groups have "helped the Pakistani security forces keep the anti-government tribal fighters, including the Wazirs, at bay", the report said.

    In the past few years, slain Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud and his successor Hakimullah Mehsud launched a "war against the Pakistani security forces with the help of the Mehsud tribe, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and some other sectarian groups".

    The killing of Osama bin Laden in a US raid in Abbottabad on May 2 strengthened American decision to pull out its troops from Afghanistan, and political advisers such as US Vice President Joe Biden have advised President Barack Obama "not to go against the withdrawal roadmap" announced in 2009 if he wants to save the US economy from disastrous effects, the report said.

    The deadline and increased pressure on Pakistan for a military operation in North Waziristan before starting the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan will serve several purposes, the report claimed.

    The killing or arrest of some of the most wanted terrorists by Pakistani and US security forces will "boost the morale of the American people". Such a move will also shut up critics who "might say the withdrawal decision was taken by an exhausted nation and a defeated military".

    "On the other hand, the Haqqani network and the Al Qaeda and Taliban commanders, allegedly based in Pakistan, and guiding the Afghan Taliban to fight the foreign forces, would not claim the US withdrawal their success," the report said.

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  3. chex3009

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    ^^^ After this warning by the US, i can assure that either Haqqani, Mullah Omar or the Al-Zawahiri is going to be caught or killed by ISI/Pakistani forces within this month to save some face at International stage and re-assure its public after PNS Mehran Debacle.

    This is the reason why the recent offensive in Waziristan has taken place. This could be considered as last warning by the US to its major non-NATO ally.
     
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    as per najam sethi the list doesnt include mulla omar's name, which means the list is not of 5 but 4 people, which seems to have been a compromise reached between the US and pakistan where in mulla omar could very well enter into a dialog with the US on the sidelines away from media glare on how not to interfere with the US interests post the withdrawal which is to start by next month onwards, as such the karzai govt is already in talks with the omar group so US is now more interested in keeping its long term interests intact, rather than be too worried about the immediate future.

    further the senior haqqani's (jalaluddin haqqani) head is not being sought after but his son's, who is seen as the main force acting against the US in a'stan, which is an indicator that pakistan will be allowed to have a significant role in post US a'stan through the haqqani network and other taliban, and the NW operation will be limited in nature restricted to maximum 2-3 areas, so pakistan has pretty much been let off the hook yet again.

    US it seems is pretty clear to not mess around with the top chaps of taliban anymore since the exit is being started and they do not want the long term interests (economic/strategic) in the region (CAR/a'stan/iran/russia/china/india) to be effected and pakistan is being used to make sure that nothing goes wrong further up and a lot of compromises have been reached, of which, one is of not putting any suspicious finger on the top chaps of PA/ISI in knowing about the where abouts of OBL or another one that the aid for now continues the way it was in the past, along with no harm to be done to senior haqqani and mulla omar conditional that US's interests remain intact.
     
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    Looks like Omar has lives like Ekta kapoors characters. Dead today, alive tomorrow, dead again, alive tomorrow.

    I really don't know if the US will make any deals with him. It would be a big blunder.
     
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    lo bhai gayi pak land ki bhaans pani me.Now we will see more bomb blast in land of thakedars. May be more bomb lost or captured or destroyed or shipped to USA...:confused::confused::becky::becky::becky::becky:
     
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    wait for tomorrows headlines.....every one will deny this report about yanks ordering pak to capture the bad guys!

    the same things happened with the pak army ops in NW. the pakistanis denied it!
     
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    How many years did the mighty USA take to capture Osama?
     
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    perhaps that's why they are now putting a time limit to it - probably someone with a harvard mba in the team thought of that !!
     
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    Another act in the circus waiting to unfold. clowns, beasts, gymnasts and trapeze artists, fire jugglers, knife throwers. Pakistan seems to have them all on the stage at the same time.
     
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    US warns Pak, capture 5 terrorist in the list by July or US will do it in Pak

    Washington: The United States has given Pakistan time till July to capture Al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri and Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar. It has also warned of a military offensive in North Waziristan if they are not captured. The July deadline coincides with NATO and allied forces withdrawing from Afghanistan.

    Last week, the US had handed over to Pakistan a list of five terrorists, seeking immediate intelligence information on them. It reportedly also wanted Pakistan to possibly target these terrorists in joint operations.

    Besides Ilyas Kashmiri and Mullah Omar, the list included Al Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al Zawahiri, the operating chief of Haqqani network Sirajuddin Haqqani and the Libyan operations chief of Al Qaeda Atiya Abdel Rahman. Abdel Rahman had emerged as a key intermediary between Osama bin Laden and Qaeda's affiliate networks across the world.

    The list was discussed during two meetings between Pakistani and US officials in the past two weeks, and also during US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's talks with Pakistani leaders in Islamabad on Friday, ABC News quoted a US official as saying.
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    The US views the list as a test of whether Pakistan is "serious about fighting terrorists who have long enjoyed safe havens within its borders", the ABC report said.

    An American source also confirmed the existence of the list to Dawn newspaper and said the US softening its position on unilateral action against terrorists found in Pakistan was conditional.

    "The message given to Pakistani leaders was loud and clear: you either cooperate with us on these terrorists or we'll take care of them by ourselves," the source was quoted as saying by the newspaper.



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    May be GoI should grow some balls and demand D.I and other a$$es caught. When was the last we 'demanded'.
     
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    US gives Pakistan deadline to capture Omar and others.

    US gives Pakistan deadline to capture Omar and others.

    Continued:
    http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/ca...akistan-109631
    http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-n...re-Mullah-Omar
    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default...9-5-2011_pg1_3
     
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    I saw a report today somewhere which said the Haqqanis are moving out of N Waziristan and also the Pak Army has ruled out any offensive. Putting the two in perspective, I think PA is giving time to the Haqqanis to move out before they finally start an operation there. Americans have given a lot of time. It should have been a week and during that time they should have had their entire drone fleet in the Pak Airspace to hunt him down if he was on the move.
     
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    I read a report about Haqqani moving out of N Waziristan and also another which said PA has refused to launch an op there. Putting the two in perspective, I think the PA is giving the Haqqanis time to move out before thy launch in a fake op.

    I think the Americans have given too much time. They should have given just a week or so and then had it's entire fleet of drones in Pak Airspace looking for him on the move.
     
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    Ammerica knew all these are guest of ISI. So we can see more fireworks soon or new stealth chopper
     

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