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.

soundoff (485 Responses)
  1. PeaceNotWar666

    @Islam_religion_of_terror: We can not honestly say that the Israeli's are the wittiest people on Earth when they can not restrain themselves from bringing harm to thousands of civilians. However the actions from militia like Hamas are not the appropriate way to try and deal with Israel either. I think an education for all parties involved is necessary.
    NO WAR! LETS BRING UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN ALL PEOPLE BECAUSE WE ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM EACHOTHER APART FROM WHAT THE MEDIA PUSH US TO BELIEVE. I HAVE FRIENDS FROM ISRAEL, LEBANON, INDIA, MOROCCO, LITHUANIA, AND I MYSELF AM A PAKISTANI. SAY NO TO HATE! SAY YES TO PEACE! WE WILL ALL KEEP TOGETHER 😀

    May 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PeaceNotWar666

    CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS, HINDUS, SIKHS, BUDDHISTS, DEVIL WORSHIPPERS, WE ARE ALL ONE AND THE SAME WHEN WE TALK TO EACHOTHER NOT FIGHT!

    May 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mohammad A Dar

    Islam_religion_of_terror

    @Ali I think you right Israel is one of the country in the world who knows How to deal with Barbaric Arab like you. India are smarter that Paki. People from Pakistan are working as Taxi driver or Walmart or 99C stores, People from India are Doctor and Engineer.. Ali go back to your cab.----–Nothing but bragging of a Hind. Hindered, left behind or a slave. believing Langoor (Baboon) is your daddy and your God. Haw a person, who is proud to be called, A Hindu, a slave son of a langoor can be as smart as you think Hindu (Slaves) are. Act like a human, not like your dady and God langoor. The baboons.

    May 21, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arsahd Gul

      It was a very strong and disrespect statement by you, I can see anger in you when you were writting this, no wonder Anger is very common in Islam so far i have seen specially Pakistani you can see Pakistani muslims come to USA very better life and education and than turn against USA after reciving all kind of basic needs of human and turn aginst USA the anger why USA is In Afghanistan

      May 22, 2010 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Indian

      At least langoor does not tell me to kill others, does not force me to call himself god (only god). Elephants, most powerful & peaceful & silent & merfiful vegetarian animal on face of planet' does not tell me to abuse 9 year old kids. Thank God (whoever you are) I choose to worship stones, rivers, sun, moon, planet earth, air, light, animals than worship a killer god.

      May 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brian Zwart

    Christians not fighting Muslims here.... the real war is between Fundamentalism and Extremism.... go figure.

    May 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mohammad A Dar

    Brian Zwart

    Christians not fighting Muslims here.... the real war is between Fundamentalism and Extremism.... go figure.---Nothing exists without the fundamentals, limitations in the universe. What is is wrong to follow the fundamentals very care fully or extremely. why a person should not follow the fundamentals in true spirit, otherwise it is called criminality. what are you for. The fundamentals, law abiding or out side the limits, the criminal.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mohammad A Dar

    Islam_religion_of_ter

    @Ali I have a present for you.. Salam rushdie 's book and I have a drawing of prophet Mohamed that you have requested.You have nothing to be proud of, killing innocent in the Name of Alah and abusing women.. You are Barbaric..---You seem very angry with the Muslims. Who in your family ran away with a Muslim. Your sister, mother or your wife. They liked the Muslim, no mater what you say, they do not want to go back to a Hind, Hindered, the slave. They love the free man. The Muslim.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mohammad Ali

    now i hear that the biggest criminal of pakistan musaraf coming back to politics. is that mean bush will be back again? oh no...then i am moving to fiji

    May 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muhammad Ali Farooq

      Thanks for rulling, Mr. Judge, btw were you alone in the court?

      May 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jeff

    Who cares

    May 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Noble9

    What's the point of an article like this except to make people feel more nervous? If there was some real information, like "terrorists are going to blow up Disneyland on June 1" then maybe it would be helpful. Everyone knows there are people plotting to do some damage to the USA...big deal. We're not going to go hide in a bunker every time someone yells "terrorist!"

    May 21, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bilal

    the us should help pakistan to overcome its problems,pak has always been a friend even helped brought russia to its feet with the us money...us is spending billions of dollars in afghanistan and getting nothing out of it,us should giv pak 100 billion dollars in millitary and humanitarian aid so tht we can fight extremists at home tht would help the war in afghanistan even and give a better life to others so that they dont lean towards the taliban,,it has to be remembered that pakistan is a poor country with nuclear capability and has always worked for the us interests but us should be a frrend in need too

    May 21, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monty

      There is a great saying dat if someone wanna suicide, let him do it. If pak doesnt wanna mend its ways, why US should come forward and help it??? You r a typical beggar...asking for billions. You think u need billions to shut down the madarsas where u spoil the small kids of age 5 and above and provoke them in the name of allah to become suicide bombers. To do all this, you need self-regulation policy, not billions my friend. If you wanna curse, curse your leaders. Pak is a poor country, they why they bought nukes from Iran and China?? They should hv invested that money in education and infrastructure. You are not poor in terms of money, but in terms of using your brain and think growth rather than killing innocent ppl around the world.

      May 22, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Buddy

    Read some memoirs of the war-fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan and you'll be better informed than what the news presents to us.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rizwan

    Pardon me, Do you have any GREY POUPON ?

    May 22, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  13. CJ

    I smell a Democrat rat here – they always start yipping about a " threat " when any business of their past leaderships hits the investigative dept at Washington DC I noticed...just an observation...take away the attention of the oil disaster..anotherDemocrat tactic – along with the New York deal when the President of Iran came to America...happens to be handy for those Democrats huh? They are creative, will give them that much credit...but they are stupid chickens because they always get turned in by those that helped them to start with...some things never change...

    May 22, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. lara

    hey everybody frm U.S jst be ready to die hehehehehe

    May 22, 2010 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff

    send muslims back to their own country...this is america...leave us alone

    May 22, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
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