Ishq, July 27th 2012, (Harry’s Place)
Despite its known links to Al Qaeda, and its history of terror attacks, the Obama administration has refused to assign Boko HaramÂ FTO status, only marking out Boko Haram leaders as terrorists.
Now the exact same thing is happening with Taliban-linked Pakistani terrorism.
Associated PressÂ reports:
By voice vote, the Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require the secretary of state to report to Congress on whether the Haqqani network meets the criteria to be designated a foreign terrorist organization and if not, to explain why. The report is due within 30 days of the president signing the measure.Â The bill now goes to Obama.
The administration has sanctioned top individuals of the Haqqani network, but it is still reviewing whether to label the entire organization. That delay has frustrated members of Congress.
Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the Intelligence Committee, had added an amendment to the bill stating that it was the sense of Congress that the Haqqani network meets the definition of a terrorist organization and they should be designated as one.Â Read more Â»