Member of European Parliament Poses Questions on Global Terrorism at the European Commission

Oct 08, 2010, 06:01 ET from Friends of Gilgit Baltistan, European Parliament

BRUSSELS, October 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Member of the European Parliament Katarina Nevedalova sends two written questions to the European Commission on the threat of global terrorism emanating from Pakistan and on the role of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

"Pakistan is an ever larger hub of international terrorism and the US flirtation with elements of the Taliban in Afghanistan is worrying", says Katarina Nevedalova, Slovak Member of the European Parliament.

"It is unclear to me why the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) first correctly identifies Taliban ruled Afghanistan as one of the largest global terror threats and has chased them from power in December 2001, after the September 11 strikes on the twin towers, and now - nearly nine years later - is flirting with Taliban elements again", Ms. Nevedalova went on and finished by saying:

"From 2003 onwards it became increasingly clear that the Taliban and other radical forces were using Pakistan as a hide out. Also more and more political analysts, as for example Brucel Riedel, identified Pakistan as an actual source of international terrorism, showing that elements in the government were keeping certain Islamic radical fraction alive on purpose as a strategic element to be used against India and as an argument to receive further US funds to fight these exact same groups. The international community, including the European Union, should think about how to help eradicate such radical forces in Pakistan".

MEP Katarina Nevedlaova's critical question to the European Commission happened under the back drop of the increased level of alert for US citizens travelling to Europe because of potential Pakistani trained European terror attacks and the 5 terrorist with German passports killed by US drones in Pakistan on Monday.

SOURCE Friends of Gilgit Baltistan, European Parliament