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US preparing to escalate attacks inside Pakistan

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posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 09:25 AM
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A move that has long been debated by the Obama Administration could soon become reality, as officials say the State Department delivered an ultimatum to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari during his visit last week cautioning that if he doesn’t move against the Taliban forces in the city of Quetta the US will.

Such attacks would be a major escalation of the unpopular US drone strikes against the nation, so far confined to the area in and around the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Quetta, a city of three quarters of a million people, is the capital of Pakistan’s largest province, Balochistan.


Pakistan is slowly becoming the epicentre of the Afghan war.
Why has it taken us this long to get serious on the matter?

news.antiwar.com...




posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 09:28 AM
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By what right does the military have to go into another nation, blow the crap out of it and think that it's in the right?

Unbelievable



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 10:07 AM
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The middle east is a powder keg ready to blow IMHO.

We need to get our noses out of sovereign nations business.

If the Taliban want to have a Islamic Republic that's their business.

Unfortunately the real reason we are there is Oil and Opium.



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 10:13 AM
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Speaking of Opium...
Sept 27 2009
The Canadian government is considering planting opium poppies for commercial applications.
www.google.com...


Crazyness



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 10:15 AM
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Most likely the reason we are there is to establish another base or at least get the $$ to do so!!
I am starting to believe that the USA is acting like early "dark ages" armies.
If we can't beat them up, blow them up, or demorralise them we will breed them out...
Not sure if that can be proven, but by #'s alone how many troops does the USA have over there, and they want more??
There is no way to see any real #'s of how many of those troops are having "relations" with any local women!
Just looks like a whole lot more troops are there than needed, if they should even be there at all....!



posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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After regularly producing 70% of the world's opium, Afghanistan decreased production to 74 tons per year under a ban by the Taliban in 2000, a move which cut production by 94 per cent.

A year later, after American and British troops invaded Afghanistan, removed the Taliban and installed the interim government, the land under cultivation leapt back to 285 square miles, with Afghanistan supplanting Burma to become the world's largest opium producer once more.



n 2006, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime estimated production to have risen 59% to 407,000 acres (1,650 km2) in cultivation, yielding 6,100 tons of opium, 82% of the world's supply.[80] The value of the resulting heroin was estimated at $3.5 billion


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US Troops told to ignore Opium Crop that is now more than 1/2 Afghan GDP


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Got to keep the global flow of opiates going....




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