Obama Official States That If the Haqqani Network Kills 50 American Troops, THEN We Will Act Against the Haqqanis
This is madness. Pure madness. Look at this statement from a senior official in the Obama administration:
But a new boldness from the Haqqanis that aims at mass American casualties, combined with simmering political tension, has reduced the room for ambiguity between the two countries. Inside the administration, it is a commonly held view that the United States is “one major attack” away from unilateral action against Pakistan — diplomatically or perhaps even militarily, one senior official said.
“If 50 U.S. troops were blown to smithereens by the Haqqanis, or they penetrated the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and killed several diplomats — that would be the game changer,” he said.
WTF?!! In other words, if the Haqqanis kill another six to ten U.S. soldiers or Marines in Afghanistan this weekend, we can look past that but hell no, if they kill 50 of our people, then katie bar the door? These are the officials in charge of military decisions in our country? These are the kind that our Commander-in-chief has protecting our armed forces and the general public?
Let me ask a dumb question – why aren’t you going after the Haqqanis now? What the hell is stopping you? And don’t use the Pakistan border as an excuse – the Haqqani Network is spending weeks inside of Afghanistan right now – and if you guys would get your political heads out of your bureaucratic asses, you’d be able to see the Haqqanis slip into Afghanistan and drop some fucking bombs on ’em. But hey, I guess it’s too much work to actually LOOK for the bad guys and after all, killing six or eight or 12 or 18 U.S. soldiers doesn’t really mean that much….but dammit, don’t hit that magic number of 50.
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