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Is White House Blocking Search for Bin Laden?
Posted: 30 June 2008 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The Pentagon has drafted a secret plan that would send U.S. special forces into the wild tribal regions of Pakistan to capture or kill Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, but the White House has balked at giving the mission a green light, The New York Times reported today.

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Posted: 30 June 2008 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The first thing that catches my attention is that it’s in Pakistan

Do you really think the U.S. should declare war on Pakistan? Permission to send troops across the border should definitely be sought first.

Secondly what is the pentagon doing coming up with such battle plans and
then trying to get white house approval? This stinks of the tail trying to wag
the dog.

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Posted: 30 June 2008 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 30 June 2008 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Pakistan is an extremely stable and friendly state.  I’m sure there will be no repercussions whatsoever if the US staged a minor invasion for such a piddling affair.

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Posted: 30 June 2008 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sharruma - 30 June 2008 06:45 PM

Do you really think the U.S. should declare war on Pakistan? Permission to send troops across the border should definitely be sought first.

Well, frankly: it wouldn’t be the first time US troops would be on clandestine missions in foreign countries.

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Posted: 30 June 2008 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I like the opening phrase in the article, given that it is being written in a widely-read news source:  “The Pentagon has drafted a secret plan. . .”.

Sharruma - 30 June 2008 06:45 PM

Secondly what is the pentagon doing coming up with such battle plans and
then trying to get white house approval? This stinks of the tail trying to wag
the dog.

They’re saying that the White House told the Pentagon to come up with a plan in the first place.

All in all, I’m not seeing anything mysterious or surprising here.  The executive branch saw the need for a plan regarding foreign policy, which is in the executive branch’s jurisdiction.  They pass on the information to the Department of Defense, who would be one of the organisations suited to coming up with a plan in the situation.  The DoD is supposed to get permission from the White House to have its plans enacted, though, and that is what they tried to do.  And the White House apparently feels that the plans that the DoD came up with might not be the best thing to do.  Everything seems to be following proper channels and going the way that it is supposed to.  Just because the DoD comes up with a plan that can be enacted doesn’t mean that it should be enacted.

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Posted: 01 July 2008 02:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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[conspiracy] Of course, this is all just part of a clever plan to make us believe Osama Bin Laden really exists… [/conspiracy]
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Posted: 01 July 2008 05:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Man Jihad is becoming popular now…
I say we use corn and bacon to solve our problems BTW im serious sick  Food can solve all our problems
i mean we can solve our probs over food

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Posted: 01 July 2008 09:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I think there are plans somewhere to invade Canada as well. Seriously.

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Posted: 01 July 2008 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Oh, I wouldn’t doubt there’s plans available on hand to invade, bomb, spy upon, bring brownies and milk to, and generally meddle with every square inch of this planet, under several different conditions.

In fact, I would find it exceedingly amusing if they *didn’t* have a set of plans available for zombie infestation.

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Posted: 01 July 2008 11:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I think most nations make up various oddball invasion/defense plans as training exercises.  Some, such as the one in the OP, are meant more seriously even if it’s unlikely that it will ever be carried out without Pakastani cooperation.

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Posted: 01 July 2008 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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silver caliber magnum - 01 July 2008 09:54 AM

I say we use corn and bacon to solve our problems BTW im serious sick  Food can solve all our problems
i mean we can solve our probs over food

That might work:  we offer all the Muslims bacon.  This causes the Muslims to all be so totally horrified and offended that they forget all their own sectarian, political, and personal differences and unify.  After they exterminate all the rest of mankind, they can return to their own petty bickering and wipe themselves out, too.

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