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I'm sure the Pakistani troops know what 'raptorian hellfire' will come down on them if they hit one of our assets.
While I respect their territorial rights,they are talking to the U.S. out of both sides of their mouths.
There was a warning, but not a Pakistani one. It's the US warning, "if you don't tackle the problem, we will".
I think you'll find it's the terrorists who conform to that assertion. Hence the US taking all measures to stop them.
You seem to condemn innocent killing, yet condone the Pakistanis for doing nothing to tackle those responible for it. Do you not see your own hypocrisy?
This story is absolute propaganda full stop. Pakistan does not have the army, nor the finances to engage in a war with the US. So there is no way in hell that they would deliberately risk a US retaliation over such a trivial matter.
Pakistani troops have fired warning shots at two US helicopters forcing them back into Afghanistan, local Pakistani intelligence officials say.
The incident comes amid mounting security fears after a militant bomb attack on the Islamabad Marriott hotel.
U.S. Central Command spokesman Rear Adm. Greg Smith said Pakistan and American ground troops exchanged fire after Pakistani forces shot at the helicopters.
He said a joint patrol of Americans and Afghan border police was moving about a mile and a half inside Afghanistan with the helicopters above them. The ground troops reported that Pakistani forces fired toward the helicopters and when they saw that happen, they fired off suppression rounds toward the hilltop.
They did so, Smith said from Centcom headquarters in Tampa, Fla., "to make certain that they (the Pakistanis) realized they should stop shooting.''
The Pakistani border patrol forces then shot back down on the joint location of the U.S.-Afghan patrol. "The whole thing lasted five minutes," Smith said.
The Pakistani military, however, said its troops fired warning shots after the helicopters crossed "well within" Pakistani territory.
"On this, the helicopters returned fire and flew back," the Pakistani military said in an English-language statement.
And in New York, Pakistan's new president, Asif Ali Zardari, said his military fired only "flares" at foreign helicopters that he claimed strayed across the border from Afghanistan.
Zardari said his forces fired only as a way "to make sure that they know that they crossed the border line.''