Obama’s deal with Karzai bans raids on al-Qaida bases in Pakistan

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posted on May, 6 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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President Barack Obama has promised not to attack Pakistan-based al-Qaida leaders or fighters from bases inside Afghanistan.


The surprising commitment effectively bars Obama and his successors from launching another nighttime helicopter raid like the one that that killed Osama bin Laden. That raid has proven to be Obama’s primary foreign-policy success because it killed bin Laden, scooped up much intelligence data and shocked Pakistan.

Obama’s commitment will also end the use of secretive drone-attacks from Afghanistan. Those attacks have killed hundreds of al-Qaida leaders since the mid-2000s. They’ve also been very popular with U.S voters, and usually have had tacit Pakistan approval.

Obama and his deputies have indicated they would not necessarily oppose a role for al-Qaida’s main ally, the Taliban, in the Afghan government. If the Taliban is part of the Afghan government, it likely would veto any U.S. raids on al-Qaida in Afghanistan or in Pakistan.

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Is this true? Obama promises to not attack al-Qaida terrorists in Pakistan and isn't opposed to the Taliban forming part of the Afghan government?

This is hard to believe.




posted on May, 6 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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It just says from bases inside Afghanistan. It doesn't say anything about launching them from anywhere else in the world.
It's a political thing. Afghanistan is concerned that Pakistan could retaliate ...or that factions inside Pakistan could retaliate.

This is nothing new at all. We frequently have avoided airspace or countries where politics comes into play when attacking someone else. Of course...the best way to avoid this issue is to not attack anyone at all. To not be at war. But that's a lot easier said than done.



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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This is hard to believe.
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Actually, it is QUITE believable. What else would you expect from a president that apologizes to our enemies, and gets taken to the cleaners on every international deal he signs.



posted on May, 6 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
President Barack Obama has promised not to attack Pakistan-based al-Qaida leaders or fighters from bases inside Afghanistan.

Is this true? Obama promises to not attack al-Qaida terrorists in Pakistan and isn't opposed to the Taliban forming part of the Afghan government?

This is hard to believe.



This only makes sense when you realize that Al-Qaeda works for USA. They created them, fund them, arm them... not very cost effective to have to kill them too.

edit on 6-5-2012 by Jameela because: (no reason given)





 
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