Pakistan Questions Its Role in the GWOT

Marauder06

Intel Enabler
Verified SOF
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
11,208
Location
CONUS
Pakistan is just now getting around to questioning it's role in the war on terror? That's cool, a lot of us have been questioning it for years.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4550539...uestions-its-role-us-war-terror/#.TtgknbIT_pQ

ISLAMABAD Enraged by a NATO cross-border air attack that killed 24 soldiers, Pakistan is considering withdrawing its support for the U.S.-led war on terror if its sovereignty is violated again, the foreign minister suggested in comments published on Thursday.
 

pardus

Verified Military
Joined
Sep 7, 2006
Messages
10,203
Blah blah blah.

Meaningless horseshit!

Pakistan is considering whether it wants to continue to accept billions of dollars from the USA for doing fuck all? Yeah, I don't think so!
 

DA SWO

SOWT
Verified SOF
Joined
Aug 18, 2007
Messages
9,693
Location
San Antonio Texas
Barry's gonna kill aid to Pakistan, and they want to make it look like it was/is their decision.
There is a troop level that can be supported by air/alternative routes. We will start to withdraw (especially in an election year) and eventually walk away from Pakistan.
 

Marauder06

Intel Enabler
Verified SOF
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
11,208
Location
CONUS
The only thing that would have made that better is if she would have had "HQN" tattooed on her butt.
 

TH15

Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2010
Messages
286
Location
Michigan
Apparently the Paks cleared the airstrike? Not sure how much truth there is to this.

While the investigation has only just begun into last weekend's ISAF airstrikes in Mohmand that resulted in the deaths of 24 Pakistani troops, the initial findings indicate that the attacks were cleared by the Pakistani military, which said none of its troops were operating in the area. The Wall Street Journal has the story:
According to the initial U.S. account from the field, the commandos requested airstrikes against the encampment, prompting the team to contact a joint border-control center to determine whether Pakistani forces were in the area, a U.S. official said.
The border-control center is manned by U.S., Afghan and Pakistani representatives who are supposed to share information and head off conflicts. But the U.S. and Afghan forces conducting the Nov. 26 commando operation hadn't notified the center in advance that they planned to strike Taliban insurgents near that part of the border, the official said.
When called, the Pakistani representatives at the center said there were no Pakistani military forces in the area identified by the commandos, clearing the way for the Americans to conduct the airstrikes, the U.S. officials said.​

The report completely shatters Pakistani military claims that the incident was "unprovoked" and a "deliberate act of aggression." As the Asia Times noted the other day, the Pakistani military is uninterested in conducting an investigation into the Mohmand strike. The Pakistani response to the attack was calculated from the very beginning to cast the US and NATO as the villains, and Pakistan as the victim of aggression.
And this behavior is par for the course for Pakistan. And yet, US policymakers still believe Pakistan can be relied upon to broker a peace in Afghanistan, while Pakistan provides the sanctuary and support for the very groups that are destabilizing that country. It is stunning that at this point in time, given years and years of such duplicitous behavior, anyone can still believe that Pakistan could broker a deal in good faith to end the fighting in Afghanistan. But there we are.




Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2011/12/pakistan_cleared_isaf_airstrik.php#ixzz1fU2dYxSR
 

Marauder06

Intel Enabler
Verified SOF
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
11,208
Location
CONUS
US: "Dude, your troops in Outpost 14 are shooting at us. Again."
PK: "That is a lie! Our troops would NEVER shoot at Americans."
US: "No really, they're shooting at us, I can see gunfire coming from Outpost 14."
PK: "Trust me, my friend, we are your allies. Besides, we don't have any troops at Outpost 14."
US: "Ok, thanks."
<<series of loud explosions>>
PK: "You killed our troops at Outpost 14! Death to America!"

:rolleyes:
 
Top