Won’t hesitate to disrupt and destroy terror forces in Pakistan, warns US

"There should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone"

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 23, 2016 11:28 am
pakistan, pakistan terrorists, pakistan terrorism, terror outfits pakistan, pakistan us, us on pak terrorism, pak terrorism, pak isi, Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan ISI, world news Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism Adam Szubin also said Pakistan has been — and remains — a critical counterterrorism partner in many respects. (Source: File Photo)

Asserting that Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI is not taking action against all terror groups, the US has warned Pakistan that it will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy terror networks operating in the country. “The problem is that there are forces within the Pakistani government –- specifically in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI –- that refuse to take similar steps against all the terrorist groups active in Pakistan, tolerating some groups -– or even worse,” Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, told a Washington audience.

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“We continue to urge our partners in Pakistan to go after all terrorist networks operating in their country. We stand ready to help them. But there should be no doubt that while we remain committed to working with Pakistan to confront ongoing terrorist financing and operations, the US will not hesitate to act alone, when necessary, to disrupt and destroy these networks,” Szubin warned.

In his remarks at the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Szubin said at the same time, Pakistan has been — and remains — a critical counterterrorism partner in many respects. “Of course, Pakistanis are themselves often the victims of brutal terrorist attacks on schools, markets, and mosques, and the list unfortunately goes on. And in the face of such violence, Pakistan has in some ways pushed back,” Szubin said.

“Pakistan has achieved success in its ongoing operations against traditional terrorist safe havens in northwest Pakistan. It has officially designated ISIL as a terrorist organisation. And it has gone after the funding and operational capabilities of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP,” he said.

But the ISI problem of supporting terrorist groups continues, he said. “This is a distinction we cannot stand for,” Szubin asserted.

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First Published on: October 23, 2016 8:19 am
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    Perverted.Indic
    Oct 23, 2016 at 4:42 pm
    Barb-aryans
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      MyTake
      Oct 23, 2016 at 6:32 pm
      stan would have given up if China was not behind it. China is doing the same using terrorism as part of its foreign policy to take on "enemies", with adifference, at home it is not allowing people to follow their own religion (Islam).
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        Trun
        Oct 23, 2016 at 3:15 am
        Hehe have US build and country? They have destro lot of countries in the world and have takes lives of so many. So this is not new to Indians they are addressing.
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          Amrita
          Oct 23, 2016 at 6:47 am
          curious statement about acting alone. wht is your timeline? are Indian lives comparable to American lives? What will prompt you to act when the facts stare you in the face?
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            Anuradha Kalhan
            Oct 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm
            someone should ask the American why they took ten years to act against Osama sitting in stan! Apparently the mastermind of their own 9/11 tragedy.lt;br/gt; America is captive to its own weapons and guns industry, a silent internal coup has already occurred in America while it is rampaging all over the world engineering coups. One cannot hope for US action even in its own long term interest forget protecting India.
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              Archpagan
              Oct 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm
              Have they sodomized you?
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                Archpagan
                Oct 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                Sooner or later. the US will have to do an Iraq in stan.
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                  Archpagan
                  Oct 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm
                  Yes, I know, Hindu potion has shrunk from 17% in 1947 to 1.7% in 2016.
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                    vijay
                    Oct 23, 2016 at 6:13 am
                    Do we need need the US material help to deal with stani mullas? The Ordinary stani man on the street, neither has the time nor inclination to quarrel with the people of India, as he has more pressing matters to attend to such as feeding and clothing his family and the kid's education.lt;br/gt;There fore the anti Indian sentiments in stan is a smoke screen created by the wayward Imams and terrorists and the state machinery to appease the rouge Generals. The actual bad guys are small in number but they get around very quickly and hence give an impression that they are everywhere. This miniscule number create a facade of unity in stan against India by false propaa and other devious means. This hatred is the oxygen that feed these bad people, who can be taken out by India rather cheaply and quickly. All we need is meticulous intelligence,planning and the political will to put the plan in to action.It has to be done so stealthly that people of the world must wonder as to what happened. No demands for proof or demand for justifications in the TV. with exclusives from every TV channels.I think we can force them to mend their ways with minium of loss
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                      abd
                      Oct 23, 2016 at 9:58 am
                      Means you don't know anything about Pak and also dont have any idea how minorities are living in Pak.Sir know the things first and then comment.I will be happy to have you my guest in Pak.
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                        Bharat
                        Oct 23, 2016 at 4:44 pm
                        All talk----supporting s with millions, looked the other way while s went nuclear. Sent 7th fleet to Bay of Bengal in 1971, to intimidate India. Nixon wanted a tilt towards s. The list is endless. India should stick with Russia.
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                          Champa Bai
                          Oct 23, 2016 at 8:49 am
                          all BS talks......ignore them
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                            Kaliyug
                            Oct 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm
                            What a joke, it is just to pacify India that the West is fighting and willing to bring the fight within stan. The West is in the Weapons business, for them conflict is the life blood of the business, so India should not take this statement seriously. The CIA and ISI are fabrics of the same cloth, one causes problems while the other supplies the necessary tools of the trade for bloodshed. The mid-level and lower level Armed forces of stan are very supportive of the Taliban culture, it is very well and clearly written in the Koran, so they have no reason to deviate.
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                              cv
                              Oct 23, 2016 at 4:24 am
                              India supports this decision. It should take some bold decisions, as soft power is not helping it both politically and economically. Largest democracy is seen weak so far.
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                                Indian
                                Oct 23, 2016 at 5:59 am
                                Terrorist and Extremist Groups Operating from stanlt;br/gt;---------------------------------------------------------------------lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;1. Tehreek-e-Taliban stan (TTP)lt;br/gt;2. Lashkar-e-Omar (LeO)lt;br/gt;3. Sipah-e-Sahaba stan (SSP)lt;br/gt;4. Tehreek-e-Jaferia stan (TJP)lt;br/gt;5. Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi(TNSM)lt;br/gt;6. Lashkar-eJhangvi (LeJ)lt;br/gt;7. Sipah-e-Muhammad stan (SMP)lt;br/gt;8. Jamaat-ul-Fuqralt;br/gt;9. Nadeem Commandolt;br/gt;10. Por Front for Armed Resistancelt;br/gt;11. Muslim United Armylt;br/gt;12. Harkat-ul-Mujahideen Al-alami(HuMA)lt;br/gt;13. Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM)lt;br/gt;14. Harkat-ul-Ansar (HuA, presently known as Harkat-ul Mujahideen)lt;br/gt;15. Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)lt;br/gt;16. Jaish-e-Mohammad Mujahideen E-Tanzeem (JeM)lt;br/gt;17. Harkat-ul Mujahideen (HuM, previously known as Harkat-ul-Ansar)lt;br/gt;18. Al Badrlt;br/gt;19. Jamait-ul-Mujahideen (JuM)lt;br/gt;20. Lashkar-e-Jabbar (LeJ)lt;br/gt;21. Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami(HUJI)lt;br/gt;22. Muttahida Jehad Council (MJC)lt;br/gt;23. Al Barqlt;br/gt;24. Tehrik-ul-Mujahideenlt;br/gt;25. Al Jehadlt;br/gt;26. Jammu and Kashir National Liberation Armylt;br/gt;27. People’s Leaguelt;br/gt;28. Muslim Janbaz Forcelt;br/gt;29. Kashmir Jehad Forcelt;br/gt;30. Al Jehad Force (combines Muslim Janbaz Force and Kashmir Jehad Force)lt;br/gt;31. Al Umar Mujahideenlt;br/gt;32. Mahaz-e-Azadilt;br/gt;33. Islami Jamaat-e-Tulbalt;br/gt;34. Jammu and Kashmir Students Liberation Frontlt;br/gt;35. Ikhwan-ul-Mujahideenlt;br/gt;36. Islamic Students Leaguelt;br/gt;37. Tehrik-e-Hurriat-e-Kashmirlt;br/gt;38. Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Fiqar Jafarialt;br/gt;39. Al Mustafa Liberation Fighterslt;br/gt;40. Tehrik-e-Jehad-e-Islamilt;br/gt;41. Muslim Mujahideenlt;br/gt;42. Al Mujahid Forcelt;br/gt;43. Tehrik-e-Jehadlt;br/gt;44. Islami Inquilabi Mahazlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;STAN IS THE BIGGEST TERRORIST FACTORY IN THE WORLD
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                                  Nabarun
                                  Oct 24, 2016 at 2:47 am
                                  After being once bitten twice shy,it is too little too late.
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                                    Channabasavaiah Huruliyal Matha
                                    Oct 23, 2016 at 4:40 am
                                    stani ISI doing terrorists attacks on the schools, hospitals, etc., to show that, they are also victims of terrorism.
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                                      sdfds
                                      Oct 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm
                                      America will never go against stan as they have vested interest in middle east , esp Iran and Afghanistan . ISI and CIA are in hand in gloves. Earlier, on many occasions , US issued this kind of statement just to calm us down but nothing is gonna happen .
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                                        Ganesh
                                        Oct 23, 2016 at 5:24 am
                                        Lets do that. I think after Syria its stan's turn to be bombed for support ing and harbor terrorists.
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                                          Ganesh
                                          Oct 23, 2016 at 5:30 am
                                          Still US's statement is not inclusive as it does not talk about LeT, Hijbul muzahiddin, and other notorious terror groups.
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                                            zorkor
                                            Oct 23, 2016 at 4:07 am
                                            After their miserable defeat in Afghanistan and in Iraq, US is looking for ways to blame someone for their defeat and stan seems like a good choice for them. If stan stops support for the Nato and the US forces in Afghanistan, it will be a macre for the peace forces there. So they have to thank stan for allowing them to stay in Afghanistan.
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