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    Ahead of India visit: Terrorist ‘safe havens’ in Pakistan unacceptable, says Obama
    By Web Desk
    Published: January 23, 2015
    A file photo of President Barack Obama. PHOTO: AFP

    US President Barack Obama has said terrorist “safe havens” in Pakistan are unacceptable,The Hindu reported on Friday ahead of a crucial visit to India.

    In an interview to India Today magazine which has been published in the upcoming issue of the weekly, the US president also said those behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks should be brought to justice

    “I have made it clear that even as the US works with Pakistan to meet the threat of terrorism, safe havens within Pakistan are not acceptable,” Obama said.

    The US president, who will begin his three-day visit to India this Sunday, said the US has been relentless in its fight against terror.

    “We have deepened our cooperation against terrorism, and we work together to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons,” he said.

    Obama also said people world over were horrified by the devastating attack on over 130 children in Peshawar, an attack that had paralysed Pakistan.

    Of the attack, he said it was a “painful reminder that terrorists threaten us all.”

    The Nawaz-led government decided on January 15 to ban the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, which is led by Hafiz Saeed, who incidentally has been linked to being the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack.

    “As President, I have made sure that the US has been unrelenting in its fight against terrorist groups — a fight in which Indians and Americans are united,” the US president said.

    Obama said both terror attacks on September 11 and the Mumbai attacks included victims of India and the US.

    “On my previous visit to India, my first stop was the memorial at the Taj Hotel to pay my respects to the victims, meet with survivors and send a strong message to the Indian people that we stand together in defence of our security and our way of life,” he added.
     
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    This coward (Obama) doesn't have the guts to visit Pakistan and look the victims straight in the eyes. 50.000+ deaths and we are still going strong. Not only terrorists, but US drones too have killed innocent Pakistanis. They butchered our children, women and elders. They cannot defeat us. We will defeat them. Every last one of them. You cannot kill our resolve. Good thing this coward isn't coming to our soil. Shedding crocodile tears for our children in Peshawar. Let him go to India and suck up. Our true ally is China. An ally that has never left us high and dry.

    Keep your aid to yourself. The Pakistani people don't want it. Enough said.
     
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    Barack Obama cites safe havens within Pakistan
    WASHINGTON
    - US President Barack Obama today said that safe havens for militants within Pakistan were not acceptable.

    "Safe havens within Pakistan are not acceptable. Those behind the Mumbai terrorist attack must face justice. Like people around the world, Indians and Americans were horrified at the senseless slaughter of so many students and teachers at the school in Peshawar,” Obama said in an interview to India Today.

    Indians and Americans are united against militancy, he added.

    He said America is leading the international coalition to destroy ISIS. “We're working with many nations to prevent foreign militants from crossing borders,” he said.

    Those taking lives in the name of religion are betraying their own faith, he stated.

    The United States will keep working with partners around the world for greater security and prosperity, he concluded.
     
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    Modi is a coward

    Obama has destroyed the Whole world what is new in it .... look what they have done with the Russia and Iran.
     
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    This moron needs to get a life. The Army is not doing operation for providing and/or creating safe heavens for the terrorists; the terrorists who came into being by the money and support of the same USA.
     
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    :blah::blah::blah::blah:

    One point:Ask your authorities who gave power projects to Chinese company and ask them their looting of your public.
    None can be angel dude None can.
     
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    Business talks - don't forget he's visiting India!
     
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    No one cares about what a legless American President has to say. We helped him win the last election through that little OBL roadio, he better have another plan for the coming election.
     
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    :lol: typical Pakistani sad excuse. I agree that USA and Pakistan together created Mujahiddeens to fight USSR. Pretty much like Mukti Bahini was created to expel Pakistan from Bangladesh or even the armed groups that were created in pre independence India to fight the british. But you didnt see Mukti Bahini people or Indian and Pakistani freedom fighters turning on the new govts in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan post independence. The terrorists you refer to created by USA were probably the freedom fighters created by USA money, but were converted to terrorists by Pakistan and its stupid policy of strategic depth and asymmetric power. Jo boya ab kaato.
     
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    :uff: how lame can this get ? Taking credit for the biggest slap on Pakistan's sovereignty by USA, just to make some brownie points of an internet forum.
     
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    A US President can only serve a maximum of two terms.

    He is Constitutionally barred from running again.
     
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    It was just an election stunt.
     
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    First of all, please don't start your message with smilies because it looks bad and adds no weight whatsoever to the argument.

    Secondly, only an ignorant fool would compare terrorist/traitor Mukti Bahini with Afghan freedom fighters who fought to expel invading Russians from their lands. Mukti Bahini was an Indian-sponsored terrorist organization, composed of traitors of Pakistan, who fought a civil war against its own civilian/military establishment.

    Thirdly, East-West Pakistan conflict was brief, following cession from Pakistan, no civil war was fought within Bangladesh unlike Afghanistan, where warlords began to fight with each other after Russian withdrawal. During all this time, Pakistan has been hosting no less than 3 million thankless Afghans, who practically destroyed the very social fabric of Pakistani society. Given the circumstances, Pakistan had no choice but to do whatever possible to bring peace in Afghanistan so the Afghan refugees could be sent back. Indira also state-sponsored Mukti Bahini terrorism in East Pakistan in the pretext of refugee crisis so don't try to play holier than thou.