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Report: US Weighs Military Option In Pakistan

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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US Weighs Military Option In Pakistan


news.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military is developing plans for a unilateral attack on the Pakistani Taliban in the event of a successful terrorist strike in the United States that can be traced to them, The Washington Post reports.

Planning for a retaliatory attack was spurred by ties between alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and elements of the Pakistani Taliban, the Post said in an article posted on its website Friday night, quoting unidentified senior military officials.
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 29-5-2010 by heyJude]

[edit on 29-5-2010 by heyJude]




posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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There was speculation on whether or not we were going to invade Pakistan or Iran. The former seems to be the next target.

It seems the US is moving into Pakistan.

We all new this was going to happen eventually. I guess that is what all the drone attacks were for, clearing the way for the invasion?

Inb4 WWIII.

news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:55 PM
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Well, crap...more war...more inocents killed and tortured...more grunts dying for no reason, in agony usually...it just goes on and on.

Let the leaders, those who have declared war, lead the troops into this war and let them experience the untold horrors of the front line.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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Wooo Hoo .Finally!!! Real target for tackling terrorists.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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At least Ghengis Khan and those other old warmongerers rode into war in front of their troops.

Our leaders just live in luxury and send others to suffer and die on their sayso.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:01 AM
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Not to play down the magnitude of this if it were to happen, but I think it is extremely important to point of the difference between what IS happening and what MIGHT happen.

From what I can tell, this article is not saying that we are going to invade, but are making plans on how to, IF....

Here is the quote from the article you linked.....


in the event of a successful terrorist strike in the United States that can be traced to them, The Washington Post reports.


I take this to mean that the US is going to be prepared to retaliate IF there is proof of a terrorist attack traced back to them.


Not trying to split hairs here, but I think your thread title is a bit misleading.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:02 AM
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They've been drone bombing and doing military op's there for quite a while. Looks like they are ramping up that front now, hell why not get another war going in lush drug lands?



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:04 AM
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Honestly, now Faisal Shahzad seems even MORE suspicious eh??..

I mean look at todays headlines:


Faisal Shahzad Times Square bomb plot suspect Aftab Khan ordered deported to Pakistan

Read more: www.nydailynews.com... z0pI9YvpjS



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:04 AM
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Great, but what if there is a "home grown" terrorist attack?
Will they attack themselves???



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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The U.S. military is developing plans for a unilateral attack on the Pakistani Taliban in the event of a successful terrorist strike in the United States that can be traced to them, The Washington Post reports.


In the event of a successful terrorist attack. This is not saying that they are in fact going to attack now because of the failed Times Square bombing. They are saying that if an attack occurs and can be traced to Pakistan, they will be going to get the people responsible.

That's if you can believe anything that these people are saying in the first place. It may be that they are seeing how many war mongers are out there in the public and want to see this. Testing the waters so speak. To see how easy it will be for the public to buy into their stupidity.

It could be a diversionary tactic, put out there to take our attention off of their objectives in Iran. So what they'll do is wait till everyone is good and fed up with all the posturing and rumors and then strike wherever they want to with little public resistance. After all, they have been telling us, right?

Don't be so easily fooled.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:12 AM
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beg your pardon
but your title seemed a bit
misleading. Your title made it
sound like we were in an all out
assault on Pakistan, which is not
the case according to the article.

US weighs military option in Pakistan

was what I gathered from the article.
And it was only targeting the Pakistani
Taliban NOT the central Pakistan Gov.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:15 AM
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the taliban that are in Pakistan arent "Pakistan" proper.

I think that were this to happen, Pakistans military regime would fall in line with the US and let us strike their bases in western Pakistan.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:16 AM
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Come on, look at the oil pipline map in that area. They are protecting the oil line that is going thru there. It is scheduled to go towards the water where oil tankers can load up on oil. They need to protect the interests of the oil and the money it generates. Check out the MAP. AND while you are there check out where all the oil lines come from. RUSSIA.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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Report: US WEIGHS MILITARY OPTION IN PAKISTAN

The original title is supposed to be used with breaking news articles/

They aren't going to INVADE ANYTHING; unless there is a successful attack on American soil...that can be traced back to that areas terrorists.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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The headline could read "U.S. Reiterates Lon Standing Defense Policy."

This is not breaking news and your title is misleading at the very best.

On a positive note, the OP could moonlight as a propaganda writer for any third world regime or U.S. MSM.

On the article itself: It is my belief that any rumors of escalating the conflict in Pakistan right now are to take attention away from Iran and N. Korea, although I dont know how that would square with the U.S. practice of letting the enemy know your exact plans weeks in advance.

[edit on 29-5-2010 by cavscout]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by chaosinorder
Wooo Hoo .Finally!!! Real target for tackling terrorists.

Hmmm no.

Guess who created those terrorists? THE US BY FUNDING THOUSANDS OF MADRASSAS TEACHING EXTREMISTS BELIEFS STARTING IN THE 70s..

Those schools are still there teaching that bullcrap.

And why? So the pakistani would go attack the Soviets in Afghanistan. And now for what? To have terrorists so the US can have it's motive to stay in the middle-east FOREVER.

Pakistan has a population of 170 million! That's more than 8 times the Iraq population. And they've got more guns too. Want to invade that?

Not to mention SAUDI ARABIA funding extremists in Iraq and Afghanistan.

And Pakistan/Iran just signed a deal for a big oil pipeline...

What COULD happen if the US enters Pakistan? The puppet government is OVERTHROWN and the army nukes the US troops in Afghanistan.



They aren't going to INVADE ANYTHING; unless there is a successful attack on American soil...that can be traced back to that areas terrorists.

More like unless a pakistani patsy is set up by the CIA to do something.

[edit on 29-5-2010 by Vitchilo]



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by jackflap
reply to post by heyJude
 



The U.S. military is developing plans for a unilateral attack on the Pakistani Taliban in the event of a successful terrorist strike in the United States that can be traced to them, The Washington Post reports.


In the event of a successful terrorist attack. This is not saying that they are in fact going to attack now because of the failed Times Square bombing. They are saying that if an attack occurs and can be traced to Pakistan, they will be going to get the people responsible.

That's if you can believe anything that these people are saying in the first place. It may be that they are seeing how many war mongers are out there in the public and want to see this. Testing the waters so speak. To see how easy it will be for the public to buy into their stupidity.

It could be a diversionary tactic, put out there to take our attention off of their objectives in Iran. So what they'll do is wait till everyone is good and fed up with all the posturing and rumors and then strike wherever they want to with little public resistance. After all, they have been telling us, right?

Don't be so easily fooled.


So, the US are saying they'll bomb the Pakistani Taliban in the event of a terror attack on US soil. Since drone attacks have killed 700 civilians already, don't you think that a terrorist attack is inevitable, and so invading Pakistan is also inevitable???



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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I guess it was misleading, I used your suggestion instead.

Thanks.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:36 AM
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did you guys even read the article before you wave your flag? we are not invading pakistan. it says we would if a terrorist attack happen out of the blue and we can trace it back to pakistan.

i'm saying even if we did trace it back to them, we will not invade them. iraq was a weak country with an obsolete military. we chose them to destroy in the hope of making an example out of them. we were suppose to instill fear into the surrounding countries so that they would give into our will. as you can see its been too long and we're still in iraq, if anything those countries think we're a joke.



posted on May, 29 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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Good point john124. They may be preparing us for the inevitable. Drone attacks have increased eighty percent under Obama.


After 9/11, George W. Bush was granted broad executive powers to combat terrorism around the world, and under Barack Obama the programme of killing using drones has accelerated sharply. Unmanned planes are used routinely to pick out specific enemies, not just in the wild Pakistani borderlands but in Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere. President Obama has ordered more drone strikes on terrorist targets in his first year in office than President Bush did in two terms. Of the 99 drone attacks carried out in Pakistan since 2004, 89 occurred after January 2008; last year there were a record 50 drone strikes, up from 31 the year before.


www.timesonline.co.uk...

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