posted on Jan, 28 2004 @ 10:58 AM
US plans offensive in Pakistan
The entry of US forces into the tribal areas of Pakistan seems to open up a new chapter in the hunt for Osama, will this lead to his capture just
before the presidential elections here in the US. A victory such as this could assure Bush's re-election.
The Bush administration is preparing an offensive that would reach inside Pakistan with the goal of destroying Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network.
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Referred to in internal Pentagon messages as the "spring offensive," the operation would be driven by certain undisclosed events in Pakistan and
across the region, sources said. A source familiar with details of the plan said this is "not like a contingency plan for North Korea, something that
sits on a shelf. This planning is like planning for Iraq. They want this plan to be executable, now."
An operation into Pakistan would present extraordinary risks geopoliticaly if not carried out in a short, sharp and limited campaign.
[Edited on 30-1-2004 by Nerdling]