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. insan mukmin

    The US cannot expect to conduct drone attacks in Pakistan and kill women and children and babies and expect the people of Pakistan to do nothing.

    May 23, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jesus's Son

    These stupid Pakis are like the rabid dog on the street. Keep barking – you nut cases. We will fly drones, clones, clowns, cars, planes, missiles, nukes and whatever else needed to hunt each of your terrorist brethren to death. Bloody beggars, you take our money and give protection to your Master Osama ? Wait. The world is coming to get all of you

    May 23, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. No Mo. Only Jesus

    The only way to have peace on this planet is to wipe out all Muslims and remove all traces of Islam from the face of this Earth

    May 23, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. The Muslim who does not believe in Violence

    Well written Decent Muslim. You are right. We Muslims should not waste our time on brainless protests on any and everything under the sun, just because some archaiic Maulana, or Mullah, or Qazi, or Imaam said so. We should expose all our home-grown terrorists and stop financing or helping terrorism. We should be building up our social infrastructures and education. Education in decent schools. Not the horrid Madarasas.

    May 23, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. 666 is the sign of Islam

    Why are we wasting time on an evil race ? Like a lot of folks down here have written, just Nuke the punks. Pakis, & Afghanis. Since we need the oil, export all Arabs to these territories before we nuke the whole race ! LOL !

    May 23, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. abdul

    I would just like to say being a muslim, that terrorising or killing any innocent person be it on American soil or in iraq, pakistan or afghanistan is completely wrong and forbidden. But we also tend to forget the reality of the situation and always fall into the this sort of a blame game. The reality is between 968,381 and 105,117 innocent civilians lives were lost in the iraq war. 8453 afgani civilians lost their lives in the afghan war. 2976 innocent ppl lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks. As for these so called pakistani taliban, they have conducted more attacks in pakistan than anywhere else. More ppl have lost their lives within pakistan than anywhere in the world. So i dnt consider them pakistani or muslim for that matter. They are extremists, but again i believe so is the u.s government for destroying entire countries for the so called war on terror while causing terror it self. They went after one man in afghanistan and destroyed a country? etremism right? they went after wmds in iraq with false intelligence a little extremist dont you think? Again there are a lot of politics involved, dozens of conspiracies, who's right, who's wrong. who's the real terrorist? i believe they all are

    May 23, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. redneck

    what is muslims means? who are these people? I see ghosts.....lol

    May 23, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Busharraf

    Whats going on here Guys !!! I see you are in trouble again. where is my Buddy Bushhy. Oh Well, lets see If I can get aquintted to Obama... ( Did you hear it right, gheee it 's so close, you miss a letter and your neck is on the line) Anyway, I see you guys are again in trouble. I can fix it. it will only cost you close to the price of one year value of Peanut crop in your country. But wait a minute. I see your debt rate is out of whack here. May be I will reduced the price considring our old relationships. But please do bring Hilary along, I like the way she makes cutes Zeros on the paper. see you on the Tarmac of Chaklala.( hehehe . You love this name so much !!! I was thinking of painting the surrounding walls with the letter of your Country)

    May 23, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. sanethinker

    redneck W.V, Being a M u s l i m c o n v e r t (m a w a l i) they have o b l i g a t i o n/a l l i a n c e to please their new masters and follow camel. They pretend to be friendly to anyone outside their religion just to b a c k s t a b at the earliest moment. Sitting in South Asia they dream of f i g h t i n g for P a l e s t i n e/C h e c h n y a/B o s n i a and any other issues affecting U m m a h.

    May 23, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. sanethinker

    For them their is no r e l i g i o n than theirs and all issues concerning them lies with n o n b e l i e v e r s. To be in c i v i l i z e d world we all need trust and they have d e f i c i t. They have different meaning in their m a d r a s s a d i c t i o n a r y for following word
    T r u s t
    G r a t i t u d e
    T r u t h
    L a w & o r d e r
    M i n o r i t y (may not exist)
    B e l i e v e r s
    N o n b e l i e v e r s(to be deleted after j i h a d)
    H e a v e n/P a r a d i s e (72 v i r g i n with rive of camel milk and honey)
    J i h a d (covered in millions of word and mostly directed against n o n b e l i e v e r s)
    Culture (which only exists in d e s e r t of A r a b i a in p u r e s t form)

    May 23, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
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      oxymoron

      May 23, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. http://twitter.com/whybs

    The probabilities of preventing all terrorist attacks in the U.S. is not 100%. Chances are... it'll happen!

    We just have to be vigilant and sock it to them.

    May 23, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jokim Mejia

    As long as United States fails to understands Pakistan's double game and the role of ISA and keep giving billions of dollars of aid without any scrutiny I don't we are going to see any containment of Pak Taliban. Pakistan has now become the terrorism central of the world.

    May 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Busharraf

      Hehehehe !!! a hidden Gym( or is it Gim !!!) where you been hidding your talent my friend. World needs you. We can't get enough Macho men like you. I got to use the hot line to my buddies in Washington to promote you from where you are...A raw material to be consume in world politics.I still like the advise of my friend Bush's mother. Don't fiddle the middle. You cute little monster, heheh, America needs you.

      May 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sanethinker

    Here are some great mawali, watch them in y o u t u b e
    Hamid Mir – journalist
    Hamid Gul -spin doctor
    Zaid Hamid -comedian (watch his interview with Bharat Shah)

    They are fronts for all what is being (mis)interpreted in their language. The truth is the first victim and all we listen is absolute crap.

    May 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jokim Mejia

      This is just insane!

      May 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanethinker

      Sorry it was Bharat Verma and not Bharat Shah

      May 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanethinker

      They all should acknowledge if they are on wahabi payroll and volunteer for deoband.

      May 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ArriusTell

    No one should be surprised on this information, now it is the Taliban who want to reach out and attack US and their allies around the world. What would you expect in war... War is to cause infliction upon another to stop, force and destroy.

    A limited world response to International Tyrants and Terrorist (ITT's) does give those ITT's the continuous abilitty to regroup and attack.

    It is a reallity folks.. Take a real hard look around the world....... There is a world war being engaged... The groups and humans that want to give "Peace a chance" has lost their empty protest...

    It's coming to who is for a free world or who is for a dominated world by ITT's.... Their is no one here who can defend Tyrants or Terrorist... They are what they are.... They only want one law, one religon, one thought, one rule.... Their rule......

    You are all really wasting your time about party line rethoric... The real World War is being waged...

    So it comes to a choice....

    -+- -+-

    May 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. tim dunkon

    After reading all those comments, every body wasting their time and energy on stupid stuff... If US want to attack they need some CIA officers and Dick Chenny.....

    May 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
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