Skip to comments.Xinhua: Clinton calls for effective efforts to curb Taliban advances in Pakistan
Posted on 04/23/2009 7:34:46 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Clinton calls for effective efforts to curb Taliban advances in Pakistan
www.chinaview.cn 2009-04-23 04:15:16
WASHINGTON, April 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed concerns about the development of Taliban militants in Pakistan on Wednesday, calling for effective efforts to curb the insurgents advance in the war-torn country.
Speaking to the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, Clinton said that the U.S. government believes Pakistani government shares U.S. goals in defeating terrorism.
However, she criticized Pakistani authorities for having made a peace deal that allows militants in Pakistan's northwest to impose Islamic law in exchange for a cease-fire with Taliban insurgents.
"I think the Pakistani government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and the extremists," she said, urging Pakistan's government and Pakistanis at home and abroad to "speak out forcefully against a policy that is ceding more and more territory to the insurgents."
It was reported that Taliban militants in Pakistan's Swat valley are stretching out to the region just 110 kilometers from the capital Islamabad, in a bid to broaden their control.
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And what will we do when the Taliban gets the Pakistani nukes?
I am sure our TOTUS will send a strong speech, and blow them up.
When Pakistan falls to the Taliban, as is looking likely, it will be on BO and Clinton’s inept watch. The Taliban will then have a nuclear arsenal. Although there will be attempts, there will be no way they can blame it on Bush. And it will be a catastrophic FAIL.
Two minds that think as one...
US quiet on Pakistan peace deal with Taliban
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Blah. Blah. Blah.
Too bad so sad the world didn’t take a break while the world’s smartest woman was arranging furniture in her new offices and ordering a “reset” button to present to the Russians while on her “beg China to buy US Treasuries” tour.
She is almost as stupid as the Pelosiwitch. Almost, but not quite.
Aren’t we supposed to TALK with them; REASON with them???
Don’t ya’ll go starting an ILLEGAL war with them, Hillary!
I remember the first time I heard of the Taliban... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ-oaUqvAS8
Was she cackling?
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Mark my words.
But we didn’t like Musharraf did we? Pakistan will be a repeat of the Shah/Iran scenario under Carter. Feel good foreign policy feels good until...
Musharraf finally fell under Bush’s watch, but it was not Bush who was responsible. It was a coalition of the Euros, the Democrats, and the liberal media who called for his removal.
I said at the time that things were not great under Mucharraf, but that at least he was still managing to ride the tiger. The present government was hopeless, even before the assassination left Mr. 10 Percent in charge.
We have two choices: Sit back, and watch the world go to hell, or move in, and take the nukes out of Pakistan. And we need to do that pretty soon.
No fear. Obama will do NOTHING. He will respond as he did to the hostage incident, only there will be no patriotic officer in place to misinterpret his Rules of Engagement and save the day.
So, that leaves India to deal with it. I’m not sure if they’re up to the job, unfortunately, short of a nuclear exchange.
I hope like hell you're wrong.
And I'm afraid you're right.