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US attack raises fresh questions in Pakistan

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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"M Ilyas Khan in Karachi examines the fallout from Tuesday's deadly air attack by the US on Pakistani territory.

There are two possible explanations for the US-led coalition air strike that killed 11 Pakistani soldiers at a post on the border with Afghanistan late on Tuesday - intelligence failure, or outright confrontation.

In the past, faulty intelligence is thought to have led to a number of similar attacks on Pakistani territory.

The Pakistani army, which is a partner in the US-led "war on terror", has even owned up to some such strikes to avoid embarrassing its US allies.

But a Pakistani army spokesman called Tuesday's strike "deliberate", saying it had "shaken the foundations of co-operation" between Pakistan and the US.

Not surprisingly, a US Pentagon spokesman has called the attack "legitimate" and "in self-defence".

Meanwhile, the media is quoting a coalition spokesman in Afghanistan as saying the attack came when coalition troops were fired upon "during an operation that had been previously co-ordinated with Pakistan".

If so, Pakistan has not acknowledged such co-ordination, leaving room for further speculation that relations between the two militaries may be cooling";


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America needs to take more responsibility over its mistakes in this conflict and take a heck of a lot more care over its actions, its becoming increasingly without friends/support in these wars, and the more this happens the longer this conflict will drag on and the more it will worsen.


I'm not that knowledgeable on this particular political area and its history, if someone can elaborate/explain more on this quote i would be grateful;

"First, many believe the Pakistani security establishment has been reluctant to deal a final blow to the Taleban, who it perceives to be central to its quest for "strategic depth" in Afghanistan against India."

What is all this Afghanistan VS India thing about?




posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:58 AM
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Western forces are renewed with vigor and will now hit Islamic radicals and those who support them.Remember this quote?
The Hopi Elders Speak
We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour.
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.?This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.

--The Elders Oraibi
Arizona Hopi Nation

In particular-WE ARE THE ONES WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!



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