September 22nd, 2011
10:31 AM ET

Mullen: Insurgents behind embassy attack work for Pakistan intelligence

The Haqqani network of insurgents is a "veritable arm" of Pakistan's intelligence service, the ISI, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen warned on Thursday.

Mullen, speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the ISI supported Haqqani insurgents' planning and execution of the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and other strikes in Afghanistan.

Mullen is chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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  1. anti-brainwashing

    Retaliation for The U.S killing Bin Laden as the ISI protected him.

    September 22, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert Gavila

      Quite apparent. ISI is a meta-organization that runs separate from the Pakistani leadership.

      September 22, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sofía


    September 22, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. trap happens

    wait...what? I have no ideawhats goin on

    September 22, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat2u

    This can be nothing more than biased reporting. How could you ever expect us to believe that our trusted partner in the fight against terrorism could be capable of such an atrocity ? This reporter needs to be sued for spreading such blatant falsehoods.

    September 22, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • solo1861

      A bit of proof would be welcome, but "trusted partner" who are you kidding. I wouldn't trust Pakistan any farther than I could throw them. And so would anyone with a brain.

      September 22, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Geez, doesn't anybody understand sarcasm when they read it anymore ? Man, you need to learn to lighten up.
      But just for your benefit solo1861, My above post is total sarcasm. Do you feel better now ?

      September 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    This whole situation is going to get worse before it gets better. Worst possible scenario – another world war. Not the most likely scenario, but still possible.

    September 22, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      To elaborate, I think the most likely scenario is a cold war lasting several decades. You are seeing some of it now. Pakistan is a strategic ally (not a trusted ally necessarily, and yes I get the sarcasm bobcat). We can play Pakistan vs other radical countries in the region, the same way US administrations for years played China vs USSR. Saudi Arabia is another strategic ally.

      September 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    No wonder we bipassed them and went straight for Bin Laden.

    September 22, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    we knew it all along, and u s companys are relocating to that area??

    September 22, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    I am surprised and dismayed to find this out.
    I had such faith in the Pakistani government that we would work together to stamp out terrorism in the Missle East.[/sarcasm]

    Well played, sir, tho I knew it was sarcasm.
    I *told* you to use the sarcasm font!

    September 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat2u


    I know you told me, but lord, why is sarcasm so hard for some people to understand ? And by the way, thanks for indicating sarcasm in your post, otherwise I wouldn't have known either. lol

    In answer to your question to me about cyber stalking.

    That's a really messed up deal. People out there are really crazy ! You never know what kind of freak is monitoring your movements. That is why it is so important to be careful what info you put out there. Facebook to me is one of most revealing sites you get on. Some people on there just spill their whole lives out. Not a good idea. I stay on my grandaughter to be sure she knows who she's dealing with. Cyber stalking has really ruined many lives and has led to many suicides. It's sad, but that's just a fact of cyber space.

    September 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      I keep meaning to have a chat with my niece. She's got >1500 "friends" so far.

      September 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    This was a person who I had admired and trusted...from *this* site, CNN.
    Stupid on my part, because I *do* take people at face value.

    @BTBC: 1500? I have a friend who has 5000!
    That's just nuts!

    September 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat2u

    @Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    That's a scary thought. You just don't know who you are dealing with out there. Good luck with the chat.

    September 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nadeem Niaz

    Thousands of Pakistanis (civilians & forces Humans) has been killed in the so called war of terror, hundreds of terrorists has been captured by over brave forces and handed over to US. But still US is alleging Pakistan forces for backing up terrorists? they have all the facilities in Afghanistan and they are there from the last 9 to 10 years, just to cover up their own fiasco they are blaming Pakistan.

    September 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reasonable1

      @Nadeem Paki majority Sunni are killing Paki Shiite pilgrims. Pakis are killing each other in Karachi – thousands of Pakis were killed by other Pakis. Pakis are killing several times more Pakis than the small collateral damage caused by the US. We regret loss of lives in collateral damage, whereas Pakis enjoy killing their minorities. Please do not blame the US.

      September 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat2u


    I'm sorry for the grief you were put through because of this. i hope the issue has been rectified.

    September 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©


    Me, too!


    September 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nadeem Niaz

    If the drama of Abbottabad was believed to be true then this was US army failure that OSAMA crossed the border of Afghanistan, not only US army the whole NATO forces fully equipped with latest arms and technology were deployed there, if they could not maintain peace there then how could they expect with a third world country's force to control terrorists.

    September 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reasonable1

      @Nadeem It was our mistake to trust Pakis - It was our mistake, not our failure. It is more of a moral failure of Jihadi, Islamic philosophy. Pakis took $20B dole from us and turned around and cheated us. The double dealing Pakis helped Osama cross the border.

      September 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
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