May 20th, 2010
09:42 PM ET

'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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  1. Bob

    Sad to say but we will deserve it for being so stupid. Do you all know that while Obama is busy ignoring our Federal laws against ILLEGAL aliens and yelling the same ole same ole racist excuse to not enforce the state law that hundreds upon hundres of people from Iran, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Afganistan, etc are learning spanish and sneaking across with the ILLEGAL aliens. And all our idiot President has to do is push for E-Verify (if you don't know what that is you don't should keep quiet) E-Verify is NOT racist, Free and keeps ILLEGAL aliens from working thus they would leave on their own thus making it pretty hard for the terrorists to not stand out. ALSO, if the fools would shut up about Arizona's law they would catch a lot of terrorists also. TWO MINUTES to show I.D. required by law and you fools want to yell racism and risk a lot of lives, keeping our economy down, etc etc etc. Well, you might try keeping quiet when the hit us.

    May 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jokim Mejia

      Bobby,

      UR views are too radical!

      May 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob

    Don't think ILLEGAL aliens and terrorists are connected? Watch this video and then go back to yelling 2 minutes is too much to show I.D. poor Mexicans. http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html

    May 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jokim Mejia

    Bobby,

    You are being unreasonable!!

    May 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. zionistskilledjesusandblewuptheWTC

    Everyone knows that the only terrorists out there are Israel and the mercenaries hired by traitors to the United States like Black water. There is No Al kidding or Al Queda or whatever the hell you want to call it. Al Queda is about as real as the tooth fairy. You cannot reason with the people in these chat rooms because half of them get paid by Israeli and US military services to manufacture terrorism. Their goal is to incite some stupid down on his luck kid to do a richard reid. Terrorism is a lie. Read a book. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than you do of being killed in a terrorist attack! Remember the words of our founding fathers, "when you surrender liberty for security, you deserve neither" – Islam is the Way.

    May 23, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. zionistskilledjesusandblewuptheWTC

    Al Queda is about as real as the tooth fairy. You cannot reason with the people in these chat rooms because half of them get paid by Israeli and US military services to manufacture terrorism. Their goal is to incite some stupid down on his luck kid to do a richard reid. Terrorism is a lie. Read a book. You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than you do of being killed in a terrorist attack! Remember the words of our founding fathers, "when you surrender liberty for security, you deserve neither" – Islam is the Way.

    May 23, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. zionistskilledjesusandblewuptheWTC

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/23/israel-south-africa-nuclear-weapons

    Proof Israel is an apartheid state that sponsers terrorism.

    May 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • zazabor

      Right. Any other fairy tales? I thought at first that you may be stupid but after reading what you showed above, I am convinced that you are a moron.

      May 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AntiWar

    Looks like we have Terrorist Vs. Terrorist situation. Who is who????

    May 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. zionistskilledjesusandblewuptheWTC

    Lets see... Apartheid Israel in one corner trying to sell nukes to Apartheid South Africa --- and now Israeli terrorists trying to murder Americans on American soil and blame the easter bunny (Al kidding).

    Everyone knows that the terrorist sponsering apartheid theocracy of Israel and zionist traitors from within the 2nd highest office in the land were repsonsible for 911. This is a fact.

    May 23, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. spread love not bombs

    Most of the terrorists are from Pakistan. The world has been looking at whatever Pakistan has been doing. There have been so many attacks in US, UK, India, Russia all were done by terrorists from Pakistan. Its not about the people in pakistan as a whole but its about the terrorists in Pakistan and their govt. funding them. People here need to understand that its not about Pakistan but its about terrorists. Kill them..

    May 24, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Victor

    Ali, I'm so sorry if you think that I'm against Muslims or Islam. I've more Muslim friends than of any other religion, and some are my childhood friends. Frankly, here no one is against Islam. None of us hate Muslims. Neither I hate Pakistani Citizens. After the Mumbai attacks on 26/11, the toothpaste, toilet soaps, dry fruits and even the weapons and granades seized from the dead terrorist were MADE IN PAKISTAN. The lon surviving terrorist of 26/11, Ajmal Kasab has testified to be a Pakistani Citizen, which the Pakistan Civil Government has accepted. He has testified in the Indian Court to have got his weapons training in Pakistan. Any, attacks that kills innocent civilians in India, INCLUDING MUSLIMS LIVING IN INDIA, ar tracd back to pakistan. In the name of the Jihad which taliban believes is killing people who are gainst Islam, is killing innocent Muslims too. So, how will the Taliban justify killing followers of Islam in the name of Islam???
    Any answer Taliban?????

    May 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Victor

    Forgot to mention... Pakistan Military controls its intelligence wing ISI. We all know the nexus between ISI and Taliban.
    So, who ever says Pakistan (NOT its innocent citzens) is not exporting terror, may please stand up and go through the history classes again.

    May 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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