July 17th, 2010
11:27 AM ET
soundoff (73 Responses)
  1. real muslim

    as far as punjabi muslims in pakistan don;t change, very soon pakistan would be doomed, its sad but its true, it is punjabi;s who have created the whole problem, by being extreamly corrupt, and non recepitive of any body else in pakistan, in the eyes of punjabi's specially sunni, every body is kafir, that includes,shia, qadiyani, mqm, sindhi, pasthun aghs kahani,every body is kafir and should be killed.
    ,punjabi sunni wants to kill every body. that is the main cause of the whole problem. if you see whole punjab is fine but rest whole pakistan is suffering..it is sad our country will be totally ruined and every body will suffer.

    July 22, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Those that don't want the Tarriest to attack Their Own Country care!!!

    July 21, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • spellcheck

      Hey Larry...it's terrorist not tarriest and border not boarder. nitwit.

      July 23, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    It is Tarriest nor rerrorost!!! What does have having a beard have to do with anything???

    July 21, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • some people should stop commenting

      tar·ri·est
      Of, resembling, or covered with tar
      http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tarriest
      you should really stop commenting on things

      July 22, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. sojourner123

    Isn't this an old threat? Its pakistan's internal problem, let them handle it....who cares

    July 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kookykoo

    Govt of Pakistan should make all non-taliban men shave their beards ! This was we will know all the bearded guys are rerrorosts ! Then, we kill them all ! We can give Paki Govt a few dollars for every clean shaven face !

    July 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Debbie

    the Taliban need removed from the face of the earth, by whatever means necessary, enough of their beheadings and terrorism. They have beheaded barbers in Pakistan for giving shaves, kill them all now.

    July 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Come on,Debbie,Get over your right-wing lynch-mob mentality,please!

      July 23, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. atal

    Yaqoub..
    What ever and how many time you say that Pakistan is great....you are wrong...Pakistan is one of the most corrupt, fragile, unstable country in the world.......I am sure one day these pakistani nukes will be used against them by their own corrupt leaders.

    July 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Will you please tell me one Country that the Politicians aren't corrupted???

      July 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hindu

        PAKISTAN . lol . ROFL. This country will sink soon. inshallah LOL.

        July 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Greg

    A bunch a retards here, as usual. It has been about a week since I bothered to log on here. I was hoping that CNN had at least hired a few intelligent people to post comments here, but I guess not.

    Thank you Shawn, for your comment. You are about the only other person here who knows what they are talking about. There is no difference between the "Punjabi Taliban" and the regular "Afghani Taliban", because the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan has absolutely no meaning to them at all. They are from the same ethnic groups, and have the same "religious" beliefs, but more importantly, political and philosophical beliefs about the way men and women on planet earth are supposed to live. Like me, they do not "do" politics, and the "border" is nothing more to them than an arbitrary line drawn up by a bunch of hypocrites.

    July 21, 2010 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. god

    I think these people dont have any work to do, except blaming each other. this will not help any one fighting with words on this page.
    It better we should do our work to make our country rise and remove all sins.
    better do works then blaming each other....

    July 21, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. flossmore

    Don't you people work? Some of you ought to see a doctor! Also, did anyone out there as of yet discover something called "Spell check? Spelling here is atrocious !! I've got more in life to do than to worry about Pakistan and that knuckle-headed group called The Taliban" .....geeze....get a clue.

    July 20, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Why do you Christians keep bring religion in ever subject!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. atal

    But will paksitan ever be able to use its nukes......i doubt...this corrupt country can sell it even to its neibours....so my advice is do not be afraid of Pakistan nukes....

    July 20, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      Come on,Funny boy,quit using God's name.It 's very disrespectful.Have you no religion???

      July 21, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. pashtun

    whole world revolves around oil and resources, leave afghanistan iraq n pakistan alone!!!

    July 20, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      I totally agree with you,but the right-wing thugs in Washington don't and that's the problem.

      July 20, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Since when does Afghanistan have oil???

      July 21, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hindu

        Correct. All major crimes are by muslims. 9/11(NY) 26/11(mumbai) , even local crimes in most countries is by muslims.

        July 22, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. real muslim

    the punjabi's are the real problem of Pakistan, they have made sure that apart from them everybody else is below them in all aspects of life, The Punjabi's have sucked everything of out of Pakistan leaving it with nothing and everybody poor, none of the pakistan's province is devolped except Punjab, since it's independence, All the forces, ISI the govt jobs, are controlled by Punjabi's in pakistan, unless all the provinces of pakistan are devolped evenly, Pakistan will have all kinds of problems in its country, Punjabi's have to change its selfish mean nature othewise along with everybody else even they will be doomed into terriosm, poverty, crime,

    July 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • sfhr

      real muslim – Punjabis in Pakistan are ahead compare to Sindhi, Balochi, and Pakhtoon because of the reason. Punjabi people happened to have good educational background. The first very few colleges and universities in Pakistan (or British India) happened to be in Punjab. For some reason, the education in rural Punjab is more supported then any other provinces. And, we all know that education causes people to be more civilized.

      For some reason, the education in other provinces of Pakistan is not supported at the same level as Punjab. And you know, the reason for this are the tribal leaders in those Provinces who do not want their people to be civilized and rationalize every aspect of their live. So Punjabis are not to be blamed here.

      If you look at the cities (such as Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta), you'll see that things are comparable with majority of Punjab. It is the education of the people in these cities that keeps them ahead compare to rest of parts of their respective provinces.

      July 19, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I would say the Muslin are more of a problem in the World than the Hindu are!!!

        July 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      We are having the same problem with the Illegals in the United States!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hindu

      Yokobi you are frustrated muslim . Everyone knows whats the condition of your pakistan is .

      July 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. john birchtard

    Another Taliban threat? From Pakistan?? No! This can't be true.

    July 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Momofason

    What is a NU con?

    July 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Not all Hindu are bad just as not all Catholic, Muslin, Asian Hispanic are Jews are bad!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JB from NY

    Dan in Lafayette, IN : The situation in Pakistan isn't as simple as you might think. As Ronvan mentioned, Pakistan has nukes and they just recently repelled a Taliban push towards their capital. Can the U.S. afford the possibility of the Taliban taking control of Pakistan and acquiring the government’s nuclear weapons? Remember the Taliban hosted Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and fervently defended them even as we drove them from power. I’ll leave you with this question: If you think the U.S. response to 911 was disproportionate, what do you think will happen if there is a nuclear 911 even with a liberal president? Can you imagine entire countries wiped out in a blink of an eye?

    July 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      What does Jesus have to do with this Subject??? Where are other People in the World besides them!!! They sure aren't perfect...

      July 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • larvadog

      I can not only think of entire countries being wiped out in the blink of an eye, I'm waiting for it. But it won't go down the way you envision it. When the struggle in Pakistan ends with the Crazies owning The Bomb, India will launch a pre-emptive strike (a la Bush). Pakistan will have no choice but to retaliate. Once both countries have expended their meager stockpiles, that nuclear stalemate will be solved. Bonus – our customer service call centers will relocated back in the USA.

      You see, the whole nuclear weapons problem is self-correcting. The too-big-for-their-britches third world countries who bought and stole their way to nuclear arms will be their own undoing and then BOOM, gone. That's a far better ending than having the Crazies get a hold of some material and bring it over here to irradiate our cities.

      I'm not saying I necessarily want that to happen, but I don't often get my druthers. Given the choice between two evils, I'm taking the one that results in the the Crazies' annihilation, rather than our own.

      July 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  17. atal

    unless pakistan along with the internatinal community cotrol the ISI things in this region will not improve....ISI is sucking the tax payers money like a hungry dog...

    July 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jim P

    There isn't going to be any end to the mission over there. The people in that region have been fighting each other and foreign invaders since before Christ was born! Their customs, religion and laws are older than our country (USA). They hate us because we are the latest in a long line of invaders/crusaders and we won't be any more successful than any of the others who have tried to conquer those countries.As far as firepower, technology, ruthless warfare winning that conflict, just ask the Russians how well that worked for them. I'm sure the Russian rules of engagement were just a tad bit looser than the ones we impose on our troops and it didn't work for them. Whenever we kill a person, either insurgent/terrorist or an innocent civilian we have probably created at least a dozen or so more individuals who hate us even more now and will form yet another group of militants we will have to battle.

    Get out now, let them duke it out and buy our oil from the last man standing.

    July 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      They said the same thing about Iraq... But we will have Our troops out of there this Year!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Army Vampire

    I hope its not another one of those new Taliban commander chiefs either!

    July 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  20. ronvan

    First lets not forget the fact that Pakistan has Nukes! 2nd: They still will not allow our troops to enter their borders, where most agree OSB is living, and still thumbing his nose at us. IF he is still alive! 3rd: WHY is it that WE, the U.S.A.,
    even think that we can change these countries?, Their history & traditions, formed over centuries, are not going to be changed unless they want it. 4th: Yes, we are the ones paying & suffering for all of this stupidity that our "elected children" refuses to stop. Do not tell me it is in our "National Security". If we brought ALL of our military, throughout the world, home, and we could not protect ourselves, then for me, we have aready lost. 5th: If our military was given the "green light" to do their mission it would not take them long to finish it. The ONLY reason they can't, and why we are going to lose is because of the politicians. POLITICS, POLITICS, POLITICS!

    July 19, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • sfhr

      US do want to finish the job in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the problem is that US can't identify the enemy in the civilian population there. The reason for this is that majority of the population is against the US occupation in their country. Everytime there is someone killed (civilian or terrorist) in Iraq or Afghanistan, there is an anti-American sentiment (Just like an anti-Al Qaeda/anit-Taliban sentiments arises every time a fallen soldiers arrive to US).

      In America, laws are enforced but there in Iraq/Afghanistan, laws are hard to be enforced. You know what people do when they passionately feel against something. Because of no proper oversight/ enforceable laws, civilians are turned into terrorists. I'm sure people in America will do the same thing under such similar condition.

      July 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Why do you think we are training the People to take care of themselves... So that we can take Our Troops out of there!!!

        July 21, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      They rather fight their own battles with just the help of a few of Our People... Not like Afghanistan and Iraq letting Our Military die to help take care of Their country!!! Israel is the only Country that wouldn't take anyone that wasn't Israeli to fight Their battles for them... GOD BLESS ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Reply to shawn from Dindy Sri lanka

    It is useless to argue or write against some of the comments on this valuable page given to us by CNN. God will punish evil soon. Why we argue with Devil. No need. We can use that time to pray so these evil will spirit will leave from the people who support terrorists who enter other peoples lands to learn how to fly planes. Just pray for these poor souls so they too can have deliverance.

    July 19, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Good word, dude. Killing all of them just sends more souls to hell, and accomplishes the Devil's work. God is not willing that ANY should perish but that all could come to repentance.

      July 19, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Are you talking about CNN are the People posting on here???

      July 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      I take Israel over any Muslin Country!!! Because they are for PEACE... The Muslin want to take over the World!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  22. someone

    When al Qaeda spokesman offered a truce to US that if leaves all Islamic countries militarily and do not support Israel in its crimes against Palestine, al Qaeda will not attack US for 10 years. Why US didn't answer.

    July 19, 2010 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      That's a very good question,someone.

      July 19, 2010 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Pakistani Muslim

        Someone. It's a GOOD thing the US did not respond to the Al-Qaeeda offer.

        Had the US accepted the offer, it would have been played as America bowing down to self proclaimed Defenders of Islam.

        This would have given a group of violent and ignorant fools credibility and led to further violence against new targets, read: anyone who opposes their misguided interpretation of Islam. We have already seen this in Afghanistan and the frontier parts of Pakistan.

        And to the rest of you claiming Pakistan is not doing enough, you need to ask : What's happening inside Pakistan?

        The average Pakistani citizen cannot afford to put food on the table for an average family of 6.

        Youths churning out of a derilct education system cannot find sustainable jobs.

        Corruption is rooted at all levels.

        Politicians with FAKE DEGREES are steering this country.

        Ignorance exists at all levels. Civic sense is now past tense.

        So you tell me who is running Pakistan? It's not the average Pakistani, but the feudal lords who play kingmaker.

        British Raj has been replaced with Local Raj. As long as the common man stays ignorant and stagnant, there is no progress, no development, no freedom or liberties.

        In the end, it's the same Pakistani who suffers in bombings and attacks.

        July 19, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Israel is our ally, one of the very few in the region, and we will continue to help them against the 24 nations and other groups who swear to DESTROY them.

      July 19, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Lone Texas Gunman

      The US will always support Isreal, so asking them to stop aiding them is just not going to happen. And since the US depends on Saudi oil I just don't see us exiting the middle east any time soon either.

      July 21, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Because Israel is more important and truth full than they are!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  23. someone

    Al Qaeda is product of US foreign policy in Middle East. THINK ABOUT IT.

    July 19, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  24. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Shawn: The United States can't protect Their Boarders from Mexico... So how can you expect any Country there to protect Their Boarders when they all want to kill each other???

    July 18, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • mytoys666

      A boarder is somebody who rents a room

      July 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Thank you I'm glad you can spell!!! You sure can't say anything interesting!!! I post a lot in the Morning here and if I make one mistake... It is much better than what you have to say!!!

        July 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Couldn't it be that the Pakistan finally got tired of having Their People killed???

    July 18, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  26. Larry Valecia, Calif.USMC Forever

    The Pakistan is doing a better job than Afghanistan, Iraq and Mexico!!!

    July 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

      But don't forget that their forces are being bankrolled by the American taxpayer.

      July 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shawn

        Do you have any facts to support your statements? sidenote – people in the west need to remember that the afghans and Pakistanis didn't put the borders there. England did, so do you think the Taliban really gives a crap about some line drawn on a map? That is why it isn't a big deal to them to go across the "border".

        July 18, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I guess you feel we should be supporting the Tarriest instead???

        July 18, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • someone

      You're right. Pakistan is doing better job than other countries. Pakistan still protects Taliban and al Qaeda leader. There too many training camps in Pakistani territory. Pakistan needs terrorism to get money from US every year.

      July 19, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
      • unknown

        yes i think thats true everyone knows with clear picture whats going on around the world they are protecting terrorists and they are born day to day under there control.need to take some actions to stop extremism....

        July 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  27. BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    Is this just more right-wing propaganda trying to scare us into supporting this proxy war against the Pakistani Taliban?I suppose that it is!

    July 17, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      You really are stupid aren't you bubba?

      July 18, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
      • BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

        Am I really,Shawn?Like we're not bankrolling the Pakistani ISI,their government and their military?Of course we are!!!

        July 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Someonewhoknows

        its the ugly face of inernational dominance- USA can not protect their borders with mexico which has a total of 3 mountains with all the state of the art equipment and more resources then God's older brother. How can a poor third world country can "DO MORE" to seal the border. These people are local people who were enslaved by British for hundereds of years and now its american dream to be dominant in the world- dont forget what happened to british there and same will happen to any one who tries to do the same- Russains can tell you what happened to them

        July 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You are right they made that at Our Movie Studio right???

      July 18, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • ROFLCHRIST

      NEWS FLASH! Towel head camel jockeys still blowing themselves up! MORE AT 11!

      July 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • BudMadeMeWiser

      Banking off the war? LOL. We borrow 10 Million a month currently from China to finance the war. Lack of funding of education is starting to ruin America idiot by idiot. Perfect Example = Bubba.

      Bubba. Please educate yourself. Thanks.

      July 21, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        If it will keep the Tarriest from coning to the States... It will be the best investment we ever made!!! Look how much money is wasted on the Rich...

        July 21, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Heinz M

        Don't I wish it was only $10 Million. Actually it is $10 'B'illion.

        July 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • AnnoyedAtTheDrivel

        I am amazed at the mindless name calling. Is this a school yard forum? And just because someone thinks a certain group – ethnic or otherwise – is creating some of the problems, that does not mean they hate them. That is a connection that some of you think must be there.. Liberals I'd imagine.. I could be wrong.

        July 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scarlett

      And just how has it become a right wing propaganda? This is all left wing Obama crap. Perhaps you should take your meds.

      July 23, 2010 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |