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Saturday, October 22, 2011

U.S. wants Pakistan to force Haqqanis into talks

yeah a great idea, get some of the worlds nastiest terrorists to sit down to a little chit chat session ! Good luck with that.

Diplomacy stands for stupidity this is why it mostly never works; but hey keep trying !
we are talking about Pakistan, the Taliban, the Haqqani network, all terrorists that do nothing but lie; so lets make them sit down and talk.

Faced with Pakistan's unwillingness to uproot the Haqqani network from its territory, Washington is now pressing Islamabad to force the Afghan insurgent group to join peace talks, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested Friday.

Clinton stressed, however, that if Pakistan doesn't move quickly, the United States would be forced to act unilaterally against Haqqani safe havens in Pakistani territory. Putting U.S. boots on the ground is not a serious option, she added, and she did not specify what action the United States would take.

While the United States would still welcome a Pakistani military operation against Haqqani militants in the country's lawless tribal areas, remarks made by Clinton at a town hall meeting in Islamabad suggested that Washington had narrowed its expectations.

Asked by a Pakistani journalist whether the United States expects Pakistan to attack Haqqani militants or force the group's leaders to negotiate, Clinton answered, "It's more the latter.

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