The PJ Tatler

Fool me four times: Pakistanis tip off jihadists again

The quaint AP headline calls them “militants” but we believe in accuracy here at The Tatler:

US officials say Pakistan has apparently tipped off militants at two more bomb-building factories in its tribal areas, giving the terror suspects time to flee, after U.S. intelligence shared the locations with the Pakistani government.
U.S. officials believe Pakistan’s insistence on seeking local tribal elders’ permission before raiding the areas may have most directly contributed to the militants’ flight. U.S. officials have pushed for Pakistan to keep the location of such targets secret prior to the operations, but the Pakistanis say their troops cannot enter the lawless regions without giving the locals notice.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss matters of intelligence.

The latest incidents bring to a total of four bomb-making sites that the U.S. has shared with Pakistan only to have the terrorist suspects flee before the Pakistani military arrived much later.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me…. What’s fool me four times? I’m an idiot from the Obama administration that refuses to face reality and won’t do anything about Pakistan, not to mention Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, etc., etc. … Oh but they will go after Gaddafi (sort of).