Formerly Known as Freefalling
- Sep 8, 2006
- Not Afghanistan
"We are here to speak honestly with each other, openly about any gaps that may exist that we want to try to bridge," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said during an unannounced visit to Islamabad. "Our people deserve that we talk directly."
Gaps? To bridge? Those gaps are larger than (insert member's name here)'s mom. GAPS? Like how the Pakistani gov't is sponsoring the terrorists who are killing coalition troops next door? That gap? How about the "We didn't know Usama lived here" gap? Could you maybe fill in that tiny pothole?
Both sides are now keen to overcome the grievances and start afresh, a shift in priorities they hope is possible with a new government in Pakistan and a new secretary of state in the United States.
With Pakistan's economy badly in need of support and the United States keen on smoothly withdrawing most of its troops from neighboring Afghanistan next year, both sides will see positives in repairing the relationship.
I smell an aid package! A large, large, military aid package. I also smell the status quo remaining. Remember when Kobe "raped" that woman in Colorado, then a week or two later he bought his wife a diamond the size of a grapefruit? That's the kind of repairing we're talking about.
"America does not want to have a transactional relationship, we do not want to have a relationship based on one moment or based on issues such as counter-terrorism or Afghanistan," Kerry said.
"What was important today was that there was a determination...to move this relationship to the full partnership that it ought to be, and to find the ways to deal with individual issues that have been irritants over the course of the past years."
"Irritants?" Those worthless fucks training, arming, and leading the taliban in Afghanistan is a an IRRITANT? Fuck you. I understand the nature of diplomacy, but fuck you all the same. A full partnership implies that we're equals...that's revolting.
Mutual suspicions however remain. Washington wants Islamabad to do more to eradicate militant havens and crack down on groups such as the Haqqani network which regularly attacks U.S. forces in Afghanistan from hideouts in Pakistan.
Crack down on the Haqqanis? You mean "Stop training and equipping the Haqqanis, hunt them to the ends of the earth, and kill them like the dogs they are?" That would be a crack down. No, I'll bet the PK gov't puts the HQN in a time out for like...15 minutes of no TV. No CSI reruns for you, Sirajewdin.
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