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“Lead us not into temptation…”

#290 of 290: William Hale (hinging0) Tue 31 Jul 2012 (03:05 AM)

The video, documenting a June 1 assault on Camp Salerno near the
border with Pakistan, was released in the past week as a publicity
blitz by the group behind the attack: the Haqqani network, a Taliban
affiliate whose leaders shelter in Pakistan.

Even as the United States begins a large-scale troop withdrawal from
Afghanistan, the Salerno attack, acknowledged at the time only in terse
official statements, and others like it have cemented the Haqqani
network’s standing as the most ominous threat to the fragile
American-Pakistani relationship, officials from both countries say.

The two countries are just getting back on track, after months of
grueling negotiations that finally reopened NATO supply routes through
Pakistan. Pakistan’s spy chief, Lt. Gen. Zahir ul-Islam, is scheduled
to arrive in Washington this week for talks with the Central
Intelligence Agency, in an early sign of a new reconciliation.

But the relationship still has a tinderbox quality, riven by
differences over C.I.A. drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal belt, the
Afghan war and, most contentiously, the Haqqani network. The arguments
are well worn: American officials say the Pakistani military’s
Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency is covertly aiding the
insurgents; Pakistani officials deny the accusation and contend the
Obama administration is deflecting attention from its own failings in
Afghanistan.

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.

===========NH:
xref: “Lead us not into temptation,” – this provides motivation for
the US and / or whom – to attack our own troops / diplomats to create a
reaction that generates permission to attack on a scale who [dump
truck doppler] feels is necessary.
=========NH//

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