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Clinton Warns of Pakistan Becoming Mortal Threat

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned in unusually bleak terms Wednesday that Pakistan’s fragile government is facing an “existential threat” from Islamic militants who are now operating within a few hours of the capital.

Clinton told a House committee that the government in Islamabad is ceding territory and “basically abdicating to the Taliban and the extremists” in signing a deal that limits the government’s involvement in the war-torn Swat Valley.

“I think we cannot underscore [enough] the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by the continuing advances,” said Clinton, adding that the nuclear-armed nation could also pose a “mortal threat” to the United States and other countries.

Clinton spoke as militants expanded into new territory adjacent to the Swat Valley and 60 miles from Islamabad, and top U.S. officials continue to make regular visits to Pakistan. Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is visiting now. A special U.S. envoy, Richard C. Holbrooke, was there this month.

Clinton’s comments to the House Foreign Affairs Committee underscored increasing U.S. alarm at how the militants’ strength has grown even as the Obama administration has begun trying to implement a new strategy for stabilizing the country. U.S. officials are worried not only about the stability of Pakistan, but also about neighboring Afghanistan, where they are committing an extra 21,000 troops this year to try to stanch the advances of the Taliban and allied insurgents.

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2 responses to Clinton Warns of Pakistan Becoming Mortal Threat

  1. Daniel 12
    The Time of the End

    “At that time Michael, the archangel[a] who stands guard over your nation, will arise. Then there will be a time of anguish greater than any since nations first came into existence. But at that time every one of your people whose name is written in the book will be rescued. “

  2. This just does not make sense. I thought Obama had ended the war on terror and all that alamrist talk. Did Secretary Clinton clear her comments first? Maybe Obama just has not had enough time to go to Pakistan’s tribal regions personally and have a face-to-face talk with those people. Those are the moderate Taliban right?

    Seriously this growing extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan is not going to go away. Obama and Mrs. Clinton are totally unprepared and unqualified to deal with it.

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