What we wrote about, yesterday, has come true today. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has held face-to-face talks with Sirajuddin Haqqani, Taliban leader in Pakistan of a particularly brutal militant group with ties to al-Qaida, Al Jazeera reported on Sunday.
The Haqqani network, a group high on the CIA’s hit list is believed to have been behind some of the most sophisticated attacks from Pakistan into Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s army chief and the head of the country’s intelligence services are thought to have accompanied Haqqani to the talks, sources told Al Jazeera. Pakistan’s intelligence and military officials have long been known to foster close links with members of the Taliban and other militant groups working in Afghanistan.
The reports have fueled speculation that Pakistan is trying to forge a deal that would safeguard its interests in Afghanistan, according to Al Jazeera reporting directly from Kabul.
U.S. Spin Doctor CIA chief Leon Panetta reiterated the narrow goal Mr. Obama set for the Afghan war: “The fundamental purpose, the mission that the president has laid out, is that we have to go after Al Qaeda. We’ve got to disrupt and dismantle Al Qaida and their militant allies so they never attack this country again.”
Doesn’t the CIA realize that Al Qaeda can and does operate in a number of countries – are we going to invade them all, including Pakistan?
Panetta is not completely stupid, just totally dishonest as he lies to the American people.
As we wrote only yesterday the current purpose of the war in Afghanistan is to help Obama politically—as cost and lives mean nothing to him.