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US asks Pakistan to live up to 'war on terror' commitment

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 03:47 AM

US asks Pakistan to live up to 'war on terror' commitment

Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte said Islamabad recognized that bringing the mountainous and unpoliced Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) under control was an urgent priority for Pakistan's own sake.

"But let me be clear: we will not be satisfied until all the violent extremism emanating from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas is brought under control," he said Monday at a forum of the Washington-based National Endowment for Democracy.

"It is unacceptable for extremists to use those areas to plan, train for, or execute attacks against Afghanistan, Pakistan, or the wider world," he said. "Their ongoing ability to do so is a barrier to lasting security, both regionally and internationally."
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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 03:47 AM
The US asking Pakistan to stop supporting terrorism?
That's rich.

Last I checked America gave $2.46 billion dollars in "aid" to Israel last year.

The same nation with a long track record of "accidentally" killing civilians in order to nail a few insurgents:
1996 Shelling of Qana: 106 Civilians killed
2006 Qana Airstrike: 50 Civilians killed
2006 Chyah Airstrike: 61 Civilians killed
2006 Ghaziyeh airstrikes: 15 Civilians killed
2006 2006 Marjayoun convoy: 7 Civilians killed

For god's sake how long is the US going to preach this double standard to other nations like Syria, Iran, Pakistan and N.Korea that they need to pull up their socks when America is funding the problem themselves.

How quickly we forget history...
Who gave Saddam chemical precursors to kill Kurds with and military hardware to wage war against the Iranians?
Who funded the Nicaraguan Contras who slaughtered hundred's of thousands of civilians?
Who gave Stinger missiles to the Taliban in the 1980's to shoot down Soviet planes with?

Yes it's unacceptable for terrorists to use Pakistan as a staging ground for launching attacks against US Forces but it's also unacceptable to tell others they need to come clean when you yourself have an extremely checkered history.

"Learn to obey, before you command." Is what the US must respect here.

You can't tell me Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf is going to take such a statement seriously coming from the Administration who outright lied to everyone about the WMD threat from Iraq.

The hypocrisy of US Foreign Policy is what drives the open defiance of America's hegemony around the world.

Nobody is going to listen to Ultimatums from the Administration who without any reasonable justification invaded two sovereign countries.
I think that's why the world is inherently unstable now, America has been loosing it's influence simply because it took that step over the line and started committing the same wrongs other nations do, and two wrongs don't make a right do they?
And now it's paying the price for it.
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[edit on 12/5/08 by The Godfather of Conspira]

posted on May, 12 2008 @ 09:35 AM
US has no short term interest in Pakistan

US intensifies its control over Pakistan's new civilian

Two more links exemplifying how back & forth and hypocritical US Foreign Policy is. It seems being an enemy of the United States is dangerous enough but even a friend is not free of risk.

The US is applying a lot of recent pressure on Pakistan's political process, the same kind of intrusion and eavesdropping into foreign politics that it got into the quagmire that Iraq has become. The ultimatums, the scrutiny of foreign human rights and military capabilities never seems to get the US anywhere, yet they still don't learn.

Whatever happened to the "Isolationist" policy of pre-WW2 America, If only that could make a resurgence, the world could actually be in a relative state of peace.


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