Press TV: Haqqani Outlawed, America’s Misguided Policies Continue | Veterans Today
Today, Secretary of State Clinton added the “Haqqani Networks” to the list of terror organizations though Americans continue to negotiate with the Haqqani’s. America is nothing but consistent at being inconsistent.
America plans on continuing talks with Irbrahim and Jaluddin Haqqani despite the “branding” as terrorists. Would
a sane person attend a meeting with a drone overhead?
The Haqqani’s were organized and trained by the CIA and, during the period the Soviet Union assisted the government in Kabul, they were considered American allies. In fact, the Haqqani’s were among America’s most valued allies.
Thus, despite the “kill orders” put out on them, America will still be talking with them, that is, when not killing them.
Now the Haqannis stand accused of working as an arm of the ISI, the American financed and trained Pakistani intelligence agency headed by General Pasha, a very moderate and professional officer, formerly of Pakistan’s air force.
Pasha may be respected, even “hand picked” but he also has a mind of his own and a wealth of personal integrity, much like his predecessor, General Hamid Gul, former ISI Chief, close friend of half the generals of America but now on a “terror list” like the Haqqani’s.
Gul is one of my friends also. I wonder if I am on a list.
General Pasha and I have had discussions in Islamabad along with Commodore Iqbal, his communications chief. Both are highly professional, enjoy full confidence and support of their peers in America and are excellent dinner companions.
Friends at the War College back in the US reminded me to tell a certain 4 star general to cut back on his smoking. I wonder when he will end up on a terror list.
America is now accusing these ISI officers, handpicked by the US for their position as managing a terrorist organization that is openly at war with the US and, according to US policy and statements of Secretary Clinton, closely aligned with Al Qaeda.
Few organizations consist entirely of unemployed taxi drivers and cooks, except, of course, the US Army.
Several years ago, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta believed fewer than 12 Al Qaeda operatives were in that region of the world. Each of the 12 has been captured and killed even more times than Osama bin Laden has died.
Can terrorist groups be considered a threat when their personnel roster is made of negative numbers?
Despite the fact that the “number two” Al Qaeda operative, according to stories experts believe wild and speculative have been killed in drone attacks nearly a dozen times, “Al Qaeda” still manages to find “suckers” to take this job.
If only Mitt Romney would agree to be Al Qaeda’s “number two.” If he lived long enough, he would have them bankrupt in a week.
The rationale, if one looks at it carefully, is that the US believes………….