Pakistan knows where al-Zawahiri is

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  1. BangersAndMash

    BangersAndMash Regular Member

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    April 6th, 2014

    Fareed speaks with Carlotta Gall, ‘New York Times’ reporter and author of ‘The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014’, about the future of Afghanistan.Watch the full interview this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

    What do you think Pakistan's role will be once we start pulling out? They're going to try to fill that vacuum, probably.

    I think it's already clear that they're determined to see a resurgence of the Taliban. They're supporting them. They're encouraging them. There's been a spate of attacks. Just now, I was just in Kabul two days ago. We had a suicide bombing almost every day that I was there in the last week. And that's all coming from Pakistan. The madrassas have closed, you know, and they're all going in.

    And that's clearly what needs to be looked at very strongly, because the Pakistanis have not finished their war. And what they want is, through a proxy force, to dominate affairs in Afghanistan. And they're still going to continue...

    And that proxy force is the Taliban, for the Pakistanis?

    The Taliban, yes, and actually al Qaeda has shown there they were protecting and hiding bin Laden. And al-Zawahiri, who's taken over from bin Laden, is head of al Qaeda, he's in Pakistan. And I have a passage in the book which shows that they certainly, in 2005, they were hiding him, the Pakistani government.

    Do you think the Pakistani government knows where Zawahiri, the head of al Qaeda, is?

    Yes. Absolutely.

    Analyst: Pakistan knows where al-Zawahiri is – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

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    Is the ANA and Afghan intelligence & security agency up to the task of stopping pakistan's nefarious plans in Afghanistan?
     
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    The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014
    by Carlotta Gall

    Carlotta Gall has reported from Afghanistan and Pakistan for almost the entire duration of the American invasion and occupation, beginning shortly after 9/11. She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people, and how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government and intelligence forces. Now that American troops are withdrawing, it is time to tell the full history of how we have been fighting the wrong enemy, in the wrong country.
    Gall combines searing personal accounts of battles and betrayals with moving portraits of the ordinary Afghanis who endured a terrible war of more than a decade. Her firsthand accounts of Taliban warlords, Pakistani intelligence thugs, American generals, Afghani politicians, and the many innocents who were caught up in this long war are riveting. Her evidence that Pakistan fueled the Taliban and protected Osama bin Laden is revelatory. This is a sweeping account of a war brought by well-intentioned American leaders against an enemy they barely understood, and could not truly engage.
     
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    every now and then some journlist comes out with this kind of statement, ask secreatary of state or any other officla in the statement department and they will tell you that pakistan does not know about anything. so just chill out, nothing is going to happen.
     
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    ISI is known to harbor these gazi mujaheddin of gazwa-a-hind:laugh::laugh:
     
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    Pakistan is in no position to complain they are the biggest victim of terrorism.....it's like a rapist complaining he is a rape victim.
     
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    The Plan

    Pakistan ---> Afghanistan --- > Somalia

    The Fact

    Pakistan ---> Afghanistan ---> Pakistan ---> Somalia ---> Pakistan ---> [x] ---> Pakistan

    Even Terrorists have a taste of comfort and know where the home and source of comfort is. Pakistan is the Terrorist ménage. The Terrorists are treated well and respected by all in Pakistan from the Pakistan Executive to the Pakistan people to the Pakistan Legal Process to the Pakistan Armed Forces. Why move permanently to elsewhere. Anywhere else is temporary on the orders of the Pakis.
     
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    Really that article I posted was not even relevant to the thread.

    Here is Kerry's latest:

    Remarks at the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue

    And this is interesting:

    Cultural Summary: Do's and Don't Activity
     
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    Absolutely, though our political leaders are spineless.
    Just for context, the election day was more peaceful than a normal day in Afghanistan.

    70-100 Taliban are killed daily, but it doesn't make a difference because the terrorist factories keep churning out more....
     
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    Good Luck to Afghanistan. To hell with the terrorists. It's time for Afghanistan to build a peaceful and stable nation, may those trying to disrupt this fall on their face.
     
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    This is because Pakis provide support to Talibunnies in AFG.

    Pakistan needs to be punished with more serious civil war and broken into pieces and AFGAN land should be taken back by Afgans ie. Greater Afganistan.
     

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