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Former official: Bush OK'd US raids in Pakistan

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posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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Former official: Bush OK'd US raids in Pakistan


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WASHINGTON - President Bush secretly approved U.S. military raids inside Pakistan against alleged terrorist targets, according to a former intelligence official with recent access to the Bush administration's debate about how to fight al-Qaida and the Taliban inside the lawless tribal border area.

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The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the classified order.

The official told The Associated Press that Bush signed the order over the summer. It gives new authority to U.S. special operations forces to target suspected terrorists in the dangerous area along the Afghanistan border
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posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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Pakistan friend or foe?
They aren't happy about this.


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posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 11:14 AM
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Pakistan reaction on this activity
news.yahoo.com...;_ylt=AiQwjEjHDzHkLXQwwrat7jkGw_IE



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 12:06 PM
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I am Surprised nobody has responded to this.

I think it is a little late for the Media to relay this to the public unless they are trying to oust the President in front of Pakistan and the World.

My biggest question though is if the Taliban are located in this area... why is pakistan so concerned... they arent really losing that many lives. We accidentally kill 15 people or something? These people just killed 25 in a pakistani mosque. If we hadn't had gone in there would be many more dead. That is of course if all the stories stick together.

Pakistan oh Pakistan, why dont you kill your own terrorists?



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 12:35 PM
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Pakistan has to fain outrage over this this area is controlled not by pakistan but local factions and if Pakistan likes to maintain a hold in the region it has to play this dance.



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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The Lack of response highly desribes why people are invading Pakistan. People dont care. They have to be retrained to understand Honor, Respect and Pride (have to learn to not be Prideful/Spiteful also). In a world this corrupt... what cant go wrong?



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 01:23 PM
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Very controversial subject..US crossing whatever borders to strike at terrorists.



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 02:17 PM
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Musharraf couldn't ever do anything about the Taliban (and bin Laden) holing up on the Paki side of the Afghan border because that region is controlled by the various tribes of Northern Pakistan. These tribes are mostly composed of militant Islamics with very vocal leadership which would probably call for civil war between the militants & the Pakistani government if it was percieved that the president allowed any serious action to take place in that region to root out or kill these terrorists we're hunting. "Allowing" includes allowing America OR allowing the pakistani military to enter that region for conflict, by the way.

With Musharraf out of the way and no permanent government figurehead in the position as of yet, the US took an opportunity to strike the area without inciting a civil war inside pakistan. As there's no single Pakistanni leader who the Mullahs can point to as a "traitor" for not attacking America over this, they will be mildly satiated by stern rebukes directed at America from the Pakistani ruling council (congress? senate? what the hell does Pakistan have these days, anyway?) Don't be so naive as to believe that there weren't entities very high up in the Pakistani government who had foreknowledge of this and even gave their blessing for it behind closed doors. The government has no love for the tribal lands or the Mullahs there and only tolerate and appease them because they fear their country turning into a place of daily suicide bombings, mortar attacks, and other related chaos the Islamo-fascists love to incite.



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 06:39 PM
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The funniest thing about this is that a lot of the neocon crowd expressed scorn/outrage at Obama proposing possible attacks on Pakistani soil months and months ago. Not trying to derail the thread, but apparently a lot of other people thought that made sense in any case as well. The very first confirmed report of such a thing that I heard, actually, was sometime in Febuary, when Fox was on at work and they quickly squeezed in a report of a CIA missile strike operation in the lower region, then went back to the Hillary-Obama mania and never spoke of it again. Heh.



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 07:20 PM
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Later today this came out
news.yahoo.com...;_ylt=Aumjv4PG80YWJKLw3rXzaaZw24cA

I also think I saw something about Pakistani army attacking AlQueda but could'nt find it..



posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 08:05 AM
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This time we sent missles
news.yahoo.com...



posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 12:56 PM
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Now they are threatening to pull out of war on terror
news.yahoo.com...



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 11:27 AM
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I guess its official we don't care what anyone says...including Pakistan
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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 12:42 PM
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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A U.S. missile strike killed at least six people Wednesday, hours after the top U.S. military officer told Pakistani officials that America respects Pakistan's sovereignty amid an uproar over American military operations.


www.foxnews.com...



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 07:56 PM
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India deploys jets in troubled Kashmir


India has deployed fighter jets capable of carrying nuclear warheads in the volatile region of Kashmir as a warning to Pakistan.

The jets were deployed at an airbase in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. At least six Russian-built Sukhoi-30MKI jets were deployed at Avantipura Air Force Base near Srinagar.

"At the moment we cannot elaborate further on the deployment," said Wing Commander Mahesh Upasani, spokesman of the Indian Air Force. "The fighter jets will help our pilots in Kashmir. But we are not commenting further on the reasons."

The deployment comes at a time when Pakistan is scheduled to receive several F-16 combat aircraft from the US and JF-17s from China.

Under these circumstances, analysts say, the deployment of the nuclear capable jets in the volatile Kashmir region is a military posturing aimed at Pakistan.

"This forward movement is part of a deterrence for Pakistan, and to tell them if they fish in troubled waters in Kashmir, India would be ready," Major-General Ashok Mehta, a defense analyst said.

The Kashmir deployment also follows problems in the India-Pakistan peace process, with New Delhi and Islamabad accusing each other of renewed support for cross-border militancy and ceasefire violations along the borders.

The two countries have fought two of their three wars over the disputed Kashmir region that both claim in full but rule only in part.

The Indian Air Force, the world's fourth largest, is also planning to deploy up to 40 Sukhoi jets in the northeast close to the border with China.

India has also fought a brief bloody war with China over border dispute in 1962.

(Press TV)



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