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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's government eased its rhetoric Saturday against unilateral U.S. attacks on militant havens near the Afghan border, saying it hopes quiet diplomacy will persuade Washington that the raids only inflame sentiment against leaders of both countries.
Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by The Revealer
Neither should the Taliban, but I guess the Pakistanis are willing to allow them in. So they should allow the Americans in as well. There should be no discrimination. I guess they are better at taking on Americans than on the Taliban. I wonder where they get that idea.
Originally posted by Ephiram-Lo
reply to post by deltaboy
Yes, but the Taliban isn't a state; it's an organization. The US has no business policing the world; they shouldn't have even been in Afghanistan in the first place, let alone allowing this to spill over into Pakistan.
Wana, 15 Sept. (AKI) - The Pakistani army and local tribes on Monday were reported to have blocked an attempt by US troops to stage a fresh attack against militants in the region bordering Afghanistan.
Sources cited by Pakistan's Geo News, said US troops aboard two helicopters were trying to enter Pakistan near Angoor on the border when local tribes and Pakistani troops resisted the move and opened fire, forcing the helicopters to return.
Recent cross border raids by US troops have generated fierce opposition in Pakistan. The first acknowledged ground assault by US special forces based across the border in Afghanistan provoked an official complaint.
The political conflict has intensified in the past week with reports that US President George W.Bush had authorised cross-border attacks from Afghanistan in July without Pakistani agreement.
On Sunday Pakistani security forces, backed by helicopter gunships and artillery, killed 16 and wounded 25 militants in the border region.
Pakistani forces have also intensified its military offensive in the northwestern regions of Bajaur and Swat regions in the past week.