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'Severe consequences' for Pakistan over terror plots:US

Pakistan faces "very severe consequences" if a terror plot like the failed Times Square bombing was traced to that country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in remarks made public on Saturday.

"We've made it very clear that if -- heaven-forbid-- an attack like this that we can trace back to Pakistan were to have been successful, there would be very severe consequences," Clinton told CBS's "60 Minutes" program, according to excerpts released by the TV network.

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Translation: watch for a major escalation of military confrontation in Pakistan.

And about this alleged "link" between Shahzad's family and Pakistani militants; in Pakistan, due to this country's grinding poverty coupled with government corruption, it is pretty darn hard not to know someone who is in the Taliban, or at least sympathetic to them in some way.

The lethal combination of those two elements in any society can make insurgency appear attractive.