Friday, August 13, 2010

Report: U.S. Military Stops Lobbying Pakistan to Help Root Out Militant Group

Why bother with Pakistan ?
Something that everyone has been wondering for a long time !

Uncooperative is an understatment when talking about the Help Pakistan gives the U.S., and for the Millions of Dollars we Give them they should do more !

Cut the Bastards of off U.S. Funds and let em rot !

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military has stopped lobbying Pakistan to help root out one of the biggest militant threats to coalition forces in Afghanistan, U.S. officials say, acknowledging that the failure to win better help from Islamabad threatens to damage a linchpin of their Afghan strategy.

Until recently, the U.S. had been pressing Islamabad to launch major operations against the Haqqani network, a militant group connected to Al Qaeda that controls a key border region where U.S. defense and intelligence officials believe Usama bin Laden has hidden.

The group has been implicated in the Dec. 30 bombing of a CIA base in Khost, a January assault on Afghan government ministries and a luxury hotel in Kabul, and in the killing of five United Nations staffers in last year's raid on a U.N. guesthouse.

But military officials have decided that pressing Pakistan for help against the group—as much as it is needed—is counterproductive.

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