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Pakistan Not Convinced By Defense Report

December 26, 2011 by  

Pakistan Not Convinced By Defense Report

The Department of Defense issued a report and apology to the Pakistani government last week regarding a NATO airstrike that resulted in the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers. Pakistan has rejected the report calling it “short on facts.”

“Pakistan’s army does not agree with the findings of the US/NATO inquiry as being reported in the media,” a statement from the Pakistanis said, according to Russia Today.

A vital U.S. supply route to Afghanistan was blocked by the Pakistanis in response to the November killings. Soon after the U.S. report and apology, the State Department said it hoped that Islamabad would lift its blockade on the transportation of military cargo to Afghanistan through its territory.

Pakistan’s response is likely to worry Washington since the country is of critical importance to the United States in the war in Afghanistan. Pakistan not only provides a key route for supplies, but is important for peace negotiations with the Taliban which have recently been part of the American agenda.

Pakistani army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said the future relationship between the Pakistani and U.S. militaries will likely be defined in a “very stern, formal way … with well-defined limits of cooperation,” according to The Associated Press.

 

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • jay Lindberg

    If the role had been reversed and Pakistan had killed 24 American soldiers instead, we would have declared it an act of war. Just something to think about. It would be nice to have access to that report.

    • http://HOTMAIL Trainman

      What….are you people anti American or what??? Pakistan moved their check point some 5-10 miles without telling the US Military which they said they would always do. The Military assumed these were Taliban troops. And this is account Pakistan has been harboring the enemy ever since this war began. You do remember where we found Osama Bin-laden right? He had been living in that big compound for quit some time, right near a Pakistan Military Base. Everybody in that country knew who lived there but us.. And besides all that we give this Muslim, America hating country $BILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS every year, and they hate us with a passion… I think all they really wanted was for us to give them 2-3 Billion FOR EACH SOLDER, and all the got was just what they should have gotten, I’m sorry!

    • Don Hill

      I remember American military being killed by FRIENDLY FIRE and Canadians and British among others. I do not believe this caused the up-roar that Pakistan is saying and doing. I guarantee if they fired on me or my people, we would return fire with everypiece of firepower we have available

      • Old Henry

        With the “greatest & most sophisticated” military in the world we should certainly have been able to positively identified them as friend or foe BEFORE bombing.

        Maybe they’ll send a drone over the WH.

  • Bernadine

    THEY ARE RIGHT TO BEWARE OF OUR GOVERNMENT. WE AS AMERICANS NEED TO BEWARE OF OUR OWN GOVERNMENT. WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND MORE. OUR PRESIDENT IS NOT A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY. WORSE PART IT’S OK THEY ELECTED HIM WITH FRAUD SO THEY ARE HAPPY AND WILL KEEP HIM IN OFFICE WITH FRAUD AGAIN.HE USES RACEISM AS A WEAPON AND HE KNOWS IT SO HE IS FLYING HIGH SHOWS IN HIS AIRAGANCE. HE KNOWS CONGRESS WILL NOT STOP HIM AS THEY ARE ALL INVOLVED WITH THE DECEIT TO DOWN THIS COUNTRY TO ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT.THEY ARE ALL GUILTY OF TAKING MONEY FROM SORO’S A MAN WHO’S SOUL IS DEAD.WITH OUT GOD ALL SOUL ARE DEAD.

    • Erik

      Dear Bernadine,The good news is Obumer will definetly be re-elected to a 2nd term thanks to the republcrats! As soon as the republicans(Paul Ryan in particular) in the house endorsed the ryan plan it sealed it’s fate!It’s only a matter of time before the democrats use this as a centerpiece to demolish any hope of a republican president!If Ron Paul doesn’t get endorsed (which he won’t) He will run on a spearate ticket thus taking important votes away from whoever is endorsed.Again,obumer will be an easy winner!The fix is in thanks to the brilliant republican party! Have a nice day!

      • http://naver samurai

        Are we doing the same white powdery substance that Obama bin Laden did and sold in Chicago? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://verizon.net budman

    Look people. Pakistan is not truly an ally, rather an enemy and friend of the Taliban and the same is true of Afghanistan. Our government pours billions upon billions into these worthless countries. If they wanted a true ally in that area, they should be looking at India instead of these unsavory people who are no more than common thieves who take our money and turn it against us. Maybe someday, our government will wake up to this fact. You think we have made a difference there after all the lives lost and trillions poured into this worthless area? When our troops leave, it will return back to the way it was before we arrived just like Iraq is now.
    It isn’t about how many lives they lost because their government could care less about their people and it is about graft and seeking more money from uncle sugar and uncle falls for it like a bunch of saps.

    • Sharif

      Simply take your ass out of Pakistan and Afghanistan and spend those trillion of dollars on the welfare of your people! We want to get rid of the American Aid Curse and the American! The peace will come in the region when the American Imperial Forces are out of this area.Do not forget, “Afghanistan is the Grave-Yard of Empires and your Empire will be buried here too!Soon!!

      • Peter S. Chamberlain

        The unpleasant fact is that we did exactly what Osama Bin Laden did and said he did want us to do, invade that “graveyard of empires.” Why didn’t somebody analyze the history of disastrous Western invasions of Afghanistan from at least as far back as Alexander the Great down through two horrific massacres of 40,000 and 20,000 and defeats suffered by the British at the height of their imperial power, talk to people still living who were in Afghanistan with Wild Bill Donovan’s OSS (predecessor to the CIA) leading up to and during World War II, the Afghans having, with our help, driven the Russians, next door, out, their knowledge about and targeted killing of our CIA agents while helping Bin Laden, a local hero, get to his new safe place in Pakistan, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan who was a friend of the West, the history of Pakistan when it was part of British India, etc. We compounded that by choosing to invade two Islamic states, Iraq and Afghanistan, in a two-front war, on lousy intelligence and without grasping the complex religious and other forces within Iraq, not to mention neighboring Iran. Then we got involved in Libya, another Muslim state, with which we had got into one of our first foreign wars as a nation and the conclusion of which made clear was very much perceived by the other side as a Muslim v. Western Christian conflict. As for Pakistan, and our other Muslim “allies,” I am reminded of the Biblical prophesies about “hired lovers” turning on us. You don’t have to send a Seal team into a friendly country to take out the top bad guy living in protected luxury; if they had been our friends or allies they would have returned our top secret drone to us instead of giving it to China; and you would have enough operational communication with a friendly army to know which side someone you were about to kill was at least supposed to be on and where their checkpoint was located. It doesn’t take a genius on the ground to figure out that some on each side are tribal or closer kin in an area where the tribe is the working unit. Few in either party gave any real thought to what we were trying, or really could expect or hope, to accomplish, before we went in, after announcing our intent to do so well in advance, much less why we are still there or have any reason to believe we can accomplish.

  • JimA

    This is really quite simple. The US was founded on the principle of religious freedom. Pakistan was founded as an Islamic state, which does not believe in freedom of religion. In fact they do not even believe in religious tolerance. They are therefore our enemy.

    Granting them foreign aid is like sending money to Hitler. Our government has proven time and again that none of the people we elected do anything in the interest of the American people once they get to DC. Frankly, the biggest favor a terrorist could do for us would be to eliminate DC, so why should we worry about rogue nations having nucs? They would be doing us a favor.

  • James

    After all the aid and comfort Pakistan has given to bin Laden and his ilk, I would guess that killing 24 of them, by our military, was deliberate. And Pakistan seized on that as an excuse to block our supply route.

    • eddie47d

      If you don’t like the way Pakistan treats us or in wanting more than an apology for killing their troops then pull out. Stop using their country as a supply route. Those supply routes automatically puts us in the ally category. Not using Pakistan will make it more difficult in Afghanistan and supplying our troops will be much more expensive.Either we extricate ourselves out of Afghanistan on our own or extricate ourselves out of Pakistan and be guaranteed that we are cut off in Afghanistan. Sh*t or get off the pot.

      • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

        Right on Eddie!@

      • http://naver samurai

        Just like a lib to only count the cost in dollars and overlook the troops. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • eddie47d

          Where was that said Samurai???

          • http://naver samurai

            Ok, you siad, and I quote: “Not using Pakistan will make it more difficult in Afghanistan and supplying our troops will be much more expensive.” Though I don’t doubt it being more difficult to supply them, but why do you worry about the cost? Support the troops first and worry about the cost later. When I was in Iraq and Afghanistan, I sure didn’t care about the cost. I only cared if we had money on the books to purchase ammo, food, supplies, water, etc., for the troops and the mission. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://Boblivingston Gottaplenty

    The facts unfold. now lets go on to Ron Paul being an isolationist,,Why? They all try to shoot down his foreign policy as a bad deal. Some of you just explained the matter. Pumping the billions of dollars into enemy countries ,sending our kids there to be killed, trying to force them into democracies, and going into more debt. It doesn’t take a mental giant to see why Ron Paul has such an unwanted foreign policy..

  • hitthedeck

    American foreign policy with Pakistan is similar to a farmer feeding a bad farmers Bull for the purpose of producing domestic cattle. The trouble with this Bull is he is color blind and always sees red and that trait is passed on in his offspring.

  • bob wire

    I too have concerns and issues with this “lacking of facts” but then “truth” is one of the first causalities of war. Once the dogs of war are unleashed, war takes on a life of it’s own, any perception of control but an obscure illusion. Failing to encounter resistance does not constitute a victory.

    Pakistan is no county to places ones hopes of anything and there nothing to “win” in Afghanistan. So I fail to see much importance in the nation, it’s always been the weak link in the chain and that will not change, so what’s to worry?

    Waging War is not a selection of conveniences for US armed forces as they only require the command to wage war, excelling in the difficult and the impossible only taking a little longer.

    • hitthedeck

      We are the only country in the world that can choose a battleground to war against an ideologically driven people that chosen to join forces with others that travel from many different countries to join them in an endless battle. The difference between them and us is their joy in death and our love of life. This war will never end unless the teachers of the ideologically are permanently terminated.

  • Bud MacGuire

    If you wonder what good purpose is served by the presence of American soldiers, sailors, marines, and airforce in Afganistan, or in any of those mid-east countries, it is to be able to punish anyone who dares to become an enemy of Israel who is their neighbor, and our?, our?, our protege.
    Now you ask “Why don’t we just give Israel a safer place to make a country for themselves, like maybe Alaska, or Hawaii, or Haiti?” Well Israelis don’t want Haiti, they want Israel because God promised it to them. Well then you ask who promised us America? Well, nobody did. We just took it. Well then…..So did they….so what’s the problem? ,

  • Erik

    I’m ready for world war 3 which is what is gonna happen sooner or later! Have a nice day!

    • http://naver Samurai

      Let’s hope you are at ground zero when the first nuke hits. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • libertytrain

        samurai, I recall the wise ones saying ground zero would be the best place to be, instant death rather than slow painful death.

        • http://naver Samurai

          You are correct. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          P.S. Since you are correct, let’s move him out to the suffering and pain zone.

  • hitthedeck

    We are the only country in the world that can choose a battleground to war against an ideologically driven people that choose to join forces with others that travel from many different countries to join them in an endless battle. The difference between them and us is their joy in death and our love of life. This war will never end unless the teachers of the ideologically are permanently terminated.

  • RoughandReady

    Get a life, people!!! How many car bombs, etc. have killed Pakistanian people without so much as a peep from the Pakistanian government toward the Taliban …. yet their harbored them. Now this and their statement, Pakistani army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said the future relationship between the Pakistani and U.S. militaries will likely be defined in a “very stern, formal way … with well-defined limits of cooperation ….. equals more financial aid. This is only positioning themselves to get more! And why is it all of a sudden the US’s responsibility …. where is NATO? Where are the other members of NATO? I cerish the day when the United States cares more about HER CITIZENS than the citizens of every nation on the face of the earth. We pay to keep these dictators in office and then pay to get rid of them (Lybia, Egypt, Iraq, etc.). If just a portion of the resources used to keep these selfish “leaders” in power were kept at home, we would have no debt, social security would not be in trouble, etc. etc. etc. Along with our troups, our money and resources should come home as well We have work to get donw at home before we start trying to support the entire world!!!!!

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