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Shocker: Pakistanis Tip Off Terrorists Again

From seemingly surprised Associated Press:

AP sources: Pakistanis tip off militants again

KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer – Sun Jun 19, 2011

WASHINGTON – In another blow to Washington’s relationship with Pakistan, U.S. officials say Pakistan failed another test to prove it could be trusted to go after American enemies on its soil by intentionally or inadvertently tipping off militants at two more bomb-building factories in its tribal areas, giving the suspected terrorists time to flee.

The two sites’ locations in the tribal areas had been shared with the Pakistani government this past week, the officials said Saturday. The Americans monitored the area with satellite and unmanned drones to see what would happen.

Is that a nice thing to do? No wonder the Pakistanis don’t like us.

In each case, within a day or so after sharing the information, they watched the militants depart, taking any weapons or bomb-making materials with them, just as militants had done the first two times. Only then, did they watch the Pakistani military visit each site, when the terror suspects and their wares were long gone, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss matters of intelligence…

The latest incidents bring to a total of four bomb-making sites that the U.S. has shared with Pakistan only to have the terrorist suspects flee before the Pakistani military arrive

‘Fool me once, shame on you.’ Fool me four times, and shame on anybody who is still even pretending not to realize what is going on.

In response, Pakistan army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas neither confirmed nor denied the new report that militants were tipped off, but he criticized U.S. officials for making such allegations anonymously.

"Why are these faceless U.S. officials speaking through the media?" Abbas said. "Why don’t they come out in the open so that we can respond to them with clarity?"

So the ISI Al Qaeda somebody can kill them.

Last week, Pakistan’s army disputed earlier reports that its security forces had tipped off insurgents at bomb-making, calling the assertions of collusion with militants "totally false and malicious."

After all, there is no evidence of "collusion." Except for all the evidence.

Pakistani army officials claimed Friday they had successfully raided two more sites, after finding nothing at the first two, but a Pakistani official reached Friday offered no details of what they found.

The official admitted that in each raid, however, the Pakistani security services notified the local elders who hold sway in the tribal regions

You have to tell the village elders. Fair is fair. Read the ‘Rules Of Engagement.’

At least two of the sites were run by the Haqqani network, which is part of the Taliban, closely allied with al-Qaida, and blamed for some of the deadliest attacks against U.S. troops and civilians in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan has long resisted attacking the Haqqani network, saying the group has never attacked the state of Pakistan

What an interesting detail to bury near the bottom of this long article. How come we have never heard about their criterion of only going after groups that have attack Pakistan before?

Did Bin Laden himself ever attack Pakistan? Is that why they never went after him?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 20th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Shocker: Pakistanis Tip Off Terrorists Again”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    We’ve given them $$$$BILLIONS$$$$ to be our friends. Maybe its’ time to offer them a Third World Health Care plan they never thought possible……
    Obama Care!
    I mean, we never thought it could be possible.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      One would think (operative term) that we would learn that after years of bribes, they still hate us. It would work so much better if we kept our money, let them hate us regardless, and used the funds for other purposes.

      Better to be hated rich than hated poor.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Roger that!!

    • tranquil.night says:

      Let’s discuss it with them over 3 cups of Two if by Tea!

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Just ordered a case of diet. Hope it’s good. I’m a stickler for quality iced tea.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Not normally a fan of Tea, but Rush sold me with his subtle contrasting of his business and marketing model to Apple’s, tee hee.

      I have no doubt the taste will be magnificent. Certainly more refreshing than Kool-Aid!

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