Wow. I knew that relations between the U.S. and Pakistan were deteriorating, but I never expected this
The nation’s top military official said Thursday that Pakistan’s spy agency played a direct role in supporting the insurgents who carried out the deadly attack on the American Embassy in Kabul last week.
The United States has long said that Pakistan’s intelligence agency supports the Haqqani network, based in Pakistan’s tribal areas, as a way to extend Pakistani influence in Afghanistan. But Admiral Mullen made clear that he believed that the support extended to increasingly high-profile attacks in Afghanistan aimed directly at the United States.
These included a truck bombing at a NATO outpost south of Kabul on Sept. 10, which killed at least five people and wounded 77 coalition soldiers — one of the worst tolls for foreign troops in a single attack in the war — as well as the embassy assault that killed 16 Afghan police officers and civilians.
“With ISI support, Haqqani operatives planned and conducted that truck bomb attack, as well as the assault on our embassy,” Admiral Mullen said in a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
If this is true, then the U.S. and Pakistan -- or at least the ISI -- are at proxy war with each other. Pakistan, for its part, rejects the allegation
that it has cooperated with the Haqqani network. Of course, the same Pakistan Foreign Office repeatedly said that Osama Bin Laden was not in Pakistan -- and denied that Pakistan cooperated with the U.S. in the raid, although clearly some level of cooperation did take place.
The reader commentary has been pretty interesting. First, go here
and get a gander at what the Pakistanis are making of all this...
Pakistan comes first ,enough of this mantra of DO MORE DO MORE.We must resist this American diplomatic agression like a soverign nation
So its US vs Pakistan! Who has more credibility?
(Not an unreasonable question...) Now see what the boys at this conservative blog
have been drinking...
Absolutely...time to turn these weasels from allies into targets. We know who they are and were they reside…it is now merely a matter of removing the Wimp-in-Chief and getting someone in there with functioning gonads.
Never trust a Packie. Shifty eyed rat bastards.
Double-crossing, back-stabbing Muslim trash.
Good thing we’ve given these assholes $20+ billion over the last decade. Money well spent!
We should have leveled the country years ago.
Y'think maybe someone's trying to gin up another war?
If so, then we are in particularly dangerous territory. The Saudis have been using the Pakistanis as their cut-outs for many years.