With al Quaeda just a bunch of remnants, what will happen to the “War on Terror” once everyone admits Al Quaeda is just a “Name” for any terror activity? Up comes the Lashkar-e-Taiba (also referred to as “LeT”, translates as “Army of the Pure”), and is described as one of the largest and most active Islamist militant organizations in South Asia.
It was founded by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Zafar Iqbal in Afghanistan. It is currently based in Muridke (near Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan) and operates several training camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Lashkar-e-Taiba members have carried out major attacks against India and its objective is to introduce an Islamic state in South Asia and to “liberate” Muslims residing in Indian Kashmir. The organization is banned as a terrorist organization by India, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Russia and Australia. As of December 2008 U.S. intelligence officials believed that Pakistan’s main intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), continued to give LeT intelligence help and protection. Read More here.
Read more here: Lashkar-e-Taiba is the group which India holds responsible for the armed attacks in Mumbai last November in which more than 170 people died. The army says the militants were well trained and equipped and had the backing of agencies in Pakistan.
From Times of India: LeT expanding to other South Asian nations: Top US military official The article continues:
WASHINGTON: Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, predominately a threat to India, is fast expanding operations to other South Asian countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives, a top US military official told US lawmakers today.
The dangerously expanding influence of LeT, which was responsible for the Mumbai attack in 2008, is an issue of concern for the Obama Administration, said Admiral Robert Willard, Commander of the US Pacific Command in his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“Right now our concern is the movement of Lashkar-e Taiba, the terrorist group that emanates from Pakistan that was responsible for the Mumbai attacks in India, and specifically their positioning in Bangladesh and Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka,” Willard said in response to a question from Senator George Lemieux.
Ed Note: The “War on Terror” will continue for many years. NATO and the U.S. armed forces will continue to “chase” the “Terrorists” around the world. Trillions of dollars more will be spent. The United States has turned into a War Nation, seeking to destroy “Evil” wherever it finds it, kind of like Superman Comic Books.
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Cambodia – In late December 1970, Congress passes the Supplemental Foreign Assistance Appropriations Act prohibiting the use of funds to finance the introduction of United States ground combat troops into Cambodia or to provide U.S. advisors to or for Cambodian military forces in Cambodia.
Vietnam – In late June 1973, Congress passes the second Supplemental Appropriations Act for FY1973. This legislation contains language cutting off funds for combat activities in Vietnam after August 15, 1973.
Somalia – In November 1993, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act includes a provision that prohibits funding after March 31, 1994 for military operations in Somalia, except for a limited number of military personnel to protect American diplomatic personnel and American citizens, unless further authorized by Congress.
Bosnia – In 1998, Congress passes the Defense Authorization Bill, with a provision that prohibits funding for Bosnia after June 30, 1998, unless the President makes certain assurances.
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