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September 24, 2011

With Allies Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

"Please to be excusing me, but Osama Bin Who?"

The Taliban uses the Pakistani border as a "Get Out of Afghanistan Free" card.
Osama Bin Hiden played bridge with his neighbors at the Pakistani military academy.
The Pakistani secret police :"The ISI has become a state within a state, answerable neither to the leadership of the army, nor to the President or the Prime Minister."

So someone, please tell me, what exactly is the downside here?
ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan warned the United States it risks losing an ally if it continued to accuse Islamabad of playing a double game in the war against militancy, escalating the crisis in relations between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar was responding to comments by U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, who said Pakistan's top spy agency supported attacks on the U.S. Embassy and other targets by the Haqqani network, the most violent and effective faction among Islamic Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

It is the most serious allegation levelled by the United States against nuclear-armed and Muslim-majority Pakistan since they began an alliance in the "war on terrorism" a decade ago.

"You will lose an ally," Khar told Geo TV in New York in remarks broadcast on Friday.

"You cannot afford to alienate Pakistan, you cannot afford to alienate the Pakistani people. If you are choosing to do so and if they are choosing to do so it will be at their own cost."

7 comments:

Teresa said...

What ally? Why the heck would the U.S. consider a terrorist appeasing state like Pakistan an ally?

Nickie Goomba said...

Arm India. Time to play hardball.

Gorges Smythe said...

Why don't we just bring our folks out of there and let them go back to killing EACH OTHER, like they did before we started sending them our soldiers as targets? We kid ourselves if we think democracy will work with a people who have a stone-age mentality.

sig94 said...

Teresa - Point. Match.

sig94 said...

Nickie - now there's an idea. A billion people can't be wrong. And if they are, who's gonna stop them?

sig94 said...

Gorges - My daughter says the same thing after her deployment there. She loved the kids but the culture just ruins them. The little girls especially.

christian soldier said...

""You cannot afford to alienate Pakistan, you cannot afford to alienate the Pakistani people. If you are choosing to do so and if they are choosing to do so it will be at their own cost."

Sounds rather like a threat to me/US-
Carol-CS