NEW YORK (PIX11)—Here is the Time link : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/world/asia/mullen-asserts-pakistani-role-in-attack-on-us-embassy.html
The Stock Market roller coaster, the drama of the UN and American politics have overshadowed a big story. Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has admitted in a very public forum that the Pakistan Intelligence agency has been helping terrorists kill Americans in Afghanistan.
This is the way the New York Times reported the story:
Admiral Mullen made clear that he believed that the support extended to increasingly high-profile attacks in Afghanistan aimed directly at the United States. These included a truck bombing at a NATO outpost south of Kabul on Sept. 10, which killed at least five people and wounded 77 coalition soldiers -- one of the worst tolls for foreign troops in a single attack in the war -- as well as the embassy assault that killed 16 Afghan police officers and civilians.
"With ISI support, Haqqani operatives planned and conducted that truck bomb attack, as well as the assault on our embassy," Admiral Mullen said in a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We also have credible evidence that they were behind the June 28th attack against the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and a host of other smaller but effective operations." In short, he said, "the Haqqani network acts as a veritable arm of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency." His remarks were part of a deliberate effort by American officials to ratchet up pressure on Pakistan and perhaps pave the way for more American drone strikes or even cross-border raids into Pakistan to root out insurgents from their havens. American military officials refused to discuss what steps they were prepared to take, although Admiral Mullen's statement made clear that taking on the Haqqanis had become an urgent priority.
It was stunning.
The United States has given Pakistan $20.7 Billion since the 9/11 attacks and is scheduled to give Pakistan at least $12 Billion more in the next five years. Not a penny more should be given to Pakistan until they get their house in order.
Pakistan has denied the ISI terrorist connection and has threatened the United States that such accusations will cause America to lose an important ally in the region. With allies like Pakistan, who needs enemies. We cannot give money to governments who kill Americans. Until Pakistan cleans up and cleans out the ISI all aid must stop.