US Lacks Plan to Destroy Al Qaeda in Pakistan

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    Al Qaeda is reconstituting in the NW Territories of Pakistan and the Government Accountably Office says that the US lacks any plan to counteract the buildup. Administration officials are worried that cross-border attacks into Pakistan from Afghanistan will alienate the new government in Islamabad that seeks to negotiate with tribal leaders in the NW Territories. Should the US attack Al Qaeda in Pakistan despite objection or even resistance from the Pakistani government?

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    I don't know if we are doing any covert infiltration, but this is what should be happening along with the battlefield operations.

    In the 6 years since we have been there, we could probably have done some level of infiltration into their ranks. If you achieve a level of success where you can inflict damage on them through this covert information, you will aid greatly in defeating them on the battlefield.

    Attacking into Pakistan would increase the hatred for US and decrease any assistance they might be giving US.

    It's a screwed up situation since we let them off the hook to reconstitute their strength.
     
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    We are in a political war which will not be won militarily. This is the reason that Bush-Cheney have failed. Bush is the best recruiter Al Quaeda ever had.
     
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    A political war? With flying lead and shrapnel. Let's hold a referendum on homicide bombing. We need a little political understanding of Taliban and Al Qaeda objectives. How could I have missed that perspective? All this time I just thought they were trying to kill us.
     
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    Did you think long and hard before you made this response?:wtf:

    You sound exactly like the type that would be condemning Bush and calling for his head if he so much as deployed US troops within 3 ft of the Pakisatan border.

    Now, unless you are willing to commit to a military invasion or Pakistan, or be willing to support US troops pursuing Taliban and al Qaeda operatives wherever they find them, shut up, huh?

    Islamic jihadists are the best recruiters al Qaeda and the Taliban have, and people like YOU do nothing but enable them.
     
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    Yeah, we've been hearing that for years now. But thanks for perpetuating the fear.
     
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    Thanks for proving my point. Bush can't invade Pakistan because it would be political suicide. It would drive a nuclear armed Pakistan right into the extremist camp.

    No terrorist group has ever been destroyed militarily. The British fought the IRA for eighty years until a political solution was reached.

    Bin Laden said his goal was to bankrupt America. Bush is helping him accomplish his goal. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
     
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    Try to get your head out of the isolationist sand long enough to actually read the post that started this thread, Paulite. What am I saying? According to Ron Paul we brought the war on ourselves. That's all we need to know. The report of Al Qaeda's reconstitution in NW Pakistan is not from me, it is from the GAO. I suppose they are just "perpetuating the fear." Here, I'll get the quote for you: "However, GAO found broad agreement, as documented in the National Intelligence Estimate, State, and embassy documents, as well as Defense officials in Pakistan, that Al Qaeda had regenerated its ability to attack the United States and had succeeded in establishing a safe haven in Pakistan's FATA." U.S. GAO - Summary. Now let's see your investigation that refutes the GAO's perpetuation of fear. Of course you will be simultaneously refuting the NIE and the State Department. Have your own independent intelligence agency, do you? We are eager for your report.
     
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    False. The US is far from bankrupt. The Defense Dept Budget as a percent of GDP is several hundred percent less now, and during the course of the War on Terror, than it was in WW2, and that did not "bankrupt the country." If that's Bin Laden's goal, he's got a long way to go.
     
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    $700 billion dollars and counting....

    What if instead of wasting $700 billion dollars on a hole in the desert, we had spent that money on a project for American Energy Independence? The technology is there. The Danes and the Israelis already get 20% of their energy from solar and wind power. Why can't we? Because we don't have any leadership, that's why. AQ is a minor threat that was blown out of proportion by Bush-Cheney. A bunch of guys in a cave in Afganistan with no army, no navy, and no air force are not a threat to a country of 300 million people. We need new leadership and a new direction in America.
     

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