AP Sources: Pakistanis Tip Off Militants Again

U.S. 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.

U.S. intelligence had shared the locations with the Pakistani government.

One official says this was intended to give Pakistan another chance to build trust after the U.S. raid on May 2 that killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad.

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

The 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, though they also suspect low-level security officials may have tipped the militants off.

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

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  • by Raymond Location: Roanoke Rapids on Jun 20, 2011 at 08:57 AM
    Now is the time to cut off all foreign aid to this piss ant country. Billions have been sent in the past and present. Spread it around here in the US. I am sick and tired of giving our hard earned money to crooks that sequester fugitives, terrorists, misfits and all terrorists organizations. They squeal like pigs - Let them go without the bacon.
  • by Fact Bringer Location: Greenville on Jun 19, 2011 at 10:14 PM
    I think the article is misleading when it says "Pakistan told..." as if Pakistan is a gossip-ridden 8th grader on the playground. Pakistan and its government are a collective of people, just like ours. Their system of intelligence is flawed. Having said that, I do think we need to get out of Pakistan. We're in danger of more nation-building and I don't think that's the 21st century way for us. When we get out of Afghanistan we'll be able to withdraw from Pakistan.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Jun 19, 2011 at 08:38 PM
    America is run by idiots. The people need to take control from the politicians. They waste our money and all of our resources of oil is still in the ground. We need some decent leaders in Washington. The trouble is we have very little to choose from right now.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jun 19, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    Read the liberal Kay Hagan's stance on giving billion's to pakistan then help to kick the bum out next election,remember it's your money.
  • by stop sending our money overseas Location: enc on Jun 19, 2011 at 01:23 PM
    And the reason we are sending these sorry scoundrels ONE BILLION dollars a year is????? We sure could use that money right here at home!!!
  • by G on Jun 19, 2011 at 11:42 AM
    And they wonder why we didn't tell them about the OBL raid.
  • by I agree Location: ENC on Jun 19, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    You both are right! These people are useless in a partnership. They're still locked into yesterdays ways of doing business. Dump their sorry butts and don't look back!
  • by Huh? Doh! on Jun 19, 2011 at 07:42 AM
    "...seeking local tribal elders' permission before raiding the areas may have most directly contributed to the militants' flight"....I think we should pull out of all countries that support terrorism AND stop ALL funding of any and all projects or partnerships. I'd even stop imports & exports.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Jun 19, 2011 at 06:22 AM
    Pakistan shut the land route for NATO once. The test has been administered and Pakistan failed. We go unilateral or known trusted proven ally info only here on out. Pakistan seems to be playing both ends against the middle.

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