Taliban actions beg US to escalate war on them
Taliban aggression inside their own countries is an internal and troubling problem for free people inside and outside their locations. The US is in the Middle East as a response to al-Qaeda attacks on 9/11. We were in the Middle East before that to protect oil interests and we are there now for all of the above.
Pakistan must effectively eliminate the Taliban and associates inside their country 1) for their own free people, and 2) to curtail hot pursuit by the USA. This is a long term threat and problem for the USA and Pakistan, as well as others in the region. Close military and diplomatic ties must continue.
The duration of the need to for the USA to continue involvement is tied directly to dependence on petroleum for energy. Eliminating dependence on foreign oil eliminates the necessity to be involved in the internal matters of these nations, with exception of when terrorists extend their attacks against the USA.
Escalating the importance of replacing petroleum as an energy source will reduce the necessity for the USA to be involved military around the world.
“'Reason to believe' Pakistani Taliban plotting to strike U.S.
U.S. intelligence has strong reason to believe that the Pakistani Taliban is actively plotting to hit interests in the U.S. and American targets overseas, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.
The concerns about the group that authorities say directed the Times Square bombing plot are coming from multiple streams of information, including from Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bombing suspect, the official said.
The official told CNN that CIA Director Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Jim Jones relayed the new terror threat information to Pakistan's government on their trip there earlier this week.
The threat information was not down to the level of specific cities, the official said.”
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