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GAO: US vulnerable to al-Qaeda

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from Press TV

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 06:24:34

The reports conducted by the Government Accountability Office also says the US can not prevent the Pakistan’s tribal region from being used for launching terrorist attacks on the United States.

President Bush and his senior lieutenants frequently claim that eradicating the threat that Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network poses to US and its allies is their top national-security priority.

“No comprehensive strategy for meeting US national-security goals” in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas has been developed even though the administration’s counter-terrorism policy, congressional legislation and the mission of the National Counter-Terrorism Center mandate such an approach, the report says.

Combating Terrorism: The United States Lacks Comprehensive Plan to Destroy the Terrorist Threat and Close the Safe Haven in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas

GAO-08-622, April 17, 2008
Summary (HTML) Full Report (PDF, 32 pages)

Written by mudshark

April 17, 2008 at 11:01 pm

bin Laden losing his grip?

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As Philip Giraldi notes:in yesterdays @TAC:

The conviction is growing in intelligence circles that Usama bin Laden’s days might be numbered, but his demise will likely have nothing to do with Bush Administration efforts to kill him, which continue to be inept, unfocused, and overly reliant on allies like Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to do the heavy lifting. Many officers within the counterterrorism community are beginning to question some basic assumptions about al-Qaeda and how great a threat it continues to represent.

maybe that explains why the coalition occupiers in Afghanistan are dropping supplies to the Taliban?

“It’s not the first time weapons are dropped there,” he added rejecting the report by the head of Afghanistan’s intelligence service Amrullah Saleh who told a parliament security committee that “the coalition helicopter dropped by mistake to Taliban militants food and weapons intended for a police checkpoint in a remote section of Zabul province.”


Written by mudshark

April 14, 2008 at 2:09 pm