Pakistan said Saturday it would block NATO’s supply route into Afghanistan after an air raid near the Afghan border killed at least 26 Pakistani troops. It is the deadliest incident Islamabad has reported in the decade-long US-led war in Afghanistan.
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The US failed in Afghanistan and they want to pass the blame on to Pakistan. The airstrike is just going to bite them in the ass. In the forms of new sympathizers, lack of supply routes, and increased popularity for nuclear technology sharing efforts. NATO should do the right thing and get the hell out. They failed in their mission and there's been enough innocent deaths.
If Pakistan shuts off our supply lines into Afghanistan then we should shut off the money to Pakistan. It's really that simple.
Thank you, Shazbagg. Will you be running against Obama next year? You sound qualified.
I'm surprised to see so many of you supporting Pakistan. I can only gather that your history is selective, at best.
Friends don't accept anywhere from 3 to 7 billion USD annually and then turn around and harbor the man who killed your family.
Pakistan & Saudi Arabia are both major terrorist hate-centers. Ya, the pakis have nukes, but none that can reach us. I don't see why we're waiting for them to develop that technology. They both already have way too much influence at the table, when they rightfully shouldn't even have a seat.
Lets give the money to india---tired of their b/s
Pakistan should close all supply routes until a thorough investigation is completed and those responsible for the killing are punished. This is totally outrageous...
Time to pull all troops home and to totally cut all foreign aid to pakistan.NOW!
Every year, the US gives Pakistan $5B to help combat the Taliban while it gives tacit support for them (including hiding Osama in plain sight of their military HQ). Give the money to India and let them put some pressure on Pakistan and see how the Paki's like having to fight on two fronts at once. Its time they learned the have to pick one side and stick with it. Pakistan will always be a cesspool until it joins the civilized world of law and order like India is beginning to do.
Decide for yourself.
Pakistan is no a member state of NATO.
The Pakistanis continued to double cross us by hiding the Taliban amongst their own military. So I guess Pakistan military personnel would get killed…no big surprise there.
I think it is time to partner up with India. Give them Pakistan's share and assistance to bulldoze across Northern Pakistan into Afghanistan. That should solve the Kashmir conflict and introduce a new influence with Afghanistan.
Referring to troops "who may have been killed" General Allen used bad English and cowardly language unworthy of a private soldier, let alone an officer. As this not overly bright General obviously knew, troops WERE killed. Don't cower, General, say it like a man. Apologize for the Pakistani troops who WERE killed. Using "may" is not only bad English, it is cowardice. Cowardice of a young boy who hopes saying "may" will somehow make it not so. General Allen, you are a coward; I am ashamed to be your countryman.
They have been a pain in the behind for way too long. Enough. Support India.
We will block our aid, all of it.
Goodbye and goodriddance.
Someone needs to put those Pakistanis out of their misery.
Not a Problem. Cut off all military and civil aid. See how long the powers to be in Afghanistan will live with out the foreign aid that the US bribes them off with.
America doesn't get it, the borders of today mean nothing to the people there. They have lived through many invaders and many have tried to put lines in the sand telling them who they are and what country they live in. Not too many decades ago Pakistan was part of India, there was a Kurdistan before WW1, the lines or borders shift and the people are supposed to shift their allegiances with them, not so. The Pashtun are in Afghanistan and Pakistan and they are related, a new border won't separate centuries of families living together. Long time gone Britain tried to rule the people of Afghanistan, then they returned for WW1 and made new borders. Russia tried to run the country, now America. Everyone will leave and life will go on, it always has.
NATO should apologize effusively and start to burn every opium field in Afghanistan. The 'tribal area' is just a joke, a fig leaf used to maintain the fiction that Pakistan is not a terrorist state ruled by a drug cartel. All the Pakistanis care about is their heroin business. Threaten the flow of opium from Afghanistan and they will relent.
Once the border is reopened, NATO troops should declare victory and leave. Frankly, who cares if the Afghans are terrorists? Have they ever been anything but a giant tribe of feuding hillbillies? Bin Ladin is gone and it is pointless to try and civilize that area. Who cares if they oppress each other?
This is why we(the US) need to GTFO of this area of the world. We have killed UBL and the Afghani/Pakistani people do not want us there. I say let them devolve into the middle ages where they came from.
Stop all aid money to Pakistan then watch them moan.They are a sneaky bunch.
These guys were either 1. taliban their selves, 2.using the station to aid the taliban or 3. actually firing at the helicopters. It's time to say that either you're with us or against us and mean it. Obama will either play another round of golf or blame NATO for the whole incident.
Once again it would seem the American's total lack of discipline has caused avoidable harm to a country that is very nearly an ally. There are just too many Rambos and not enough soldiers in the American forces. They could learn a great deal from the Brits and Israelis.
USA has no right to be in any PAKISTAN OR AFGHANISTAN. They are the cause of all the tension and destruction. us get out-now--attend to your collapsing nation first,,
If Pakistan had come clean about Bin Laden years ago, we would have been gone long before now. But they knew the entire time he was there, and I'm sure the Pakistani government was supplying him with intelligence, so you reap what you sow Pakistan!
What were Pakistaini forces doing in an Al Qaada stronghold area?
The USA should abandon nato and kick the un OFF USA soil and let these third world sh"t holes tear themselves apart.
Now, imagine a nuclear-armed Iran. Next move?
Just like Ron Paul says
Bad situation indeed. Maybe people should start listening to Ron Paul and heed his advice, at least concider him in making their own decisions.
NATO needs to go. Far away. No more Nato.
Cut off all the money going to the Pakistani government. They give it to the Taliban terrorists anyway.
Pretty funny to me. The Pakistanis can seal their border to stop the flow of supplies to NATO forces, but can't seem to do the same to stop the cross border incursions of Taliban and Al Qaeda forces into Afghanistan. Novel eh?
Pakistan only gets paid for what gets delivered so this won't last long
Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize so he can not be blamed for killing anyone ever. Because Obama is a liberal Democrat he is smarter than anyone else in the whole world. It is George Bush's fault.
soeboro/obama needs to pucker up and kiss Russia so we can get siupplies through on their roads.
We need to get the hell out of afghanistan.. and from around the world and protect from within! This is Insane! Vote Ron Paul or 3rd Party!
It would really be nice if our Pakistani brothers would close the
routes the Taliban and Al Qaeda use to resupply and kill NATO &
Have the French had enough mass-murder yet?
Pakistan is the enemy , until we realize this , we are going to struggle . Pakistan and Iran are the enemy of the free world .
I like how the average soldier means so little, they had to say 'of that 20 two were officers.. one man was a major'.. as if that somehow makes a difference in value to them/
Obama should be impeached. He's a joke, as are all of the Generals in the Pentagon.
I am sick and tired of funneling my tax dollars to the 1% of rulers in countries who are on-off about the U.S.. You want our support in ALL ways or you don't. You've got xxx number of days to make a national decision. Either you're in ... or you're OUT.
That terrorist organization NATO must be stopped at all costs!
its unfair, its make difficult neto and usa in afghanistan, pakistan is neto and usa friend in afghan war, due to that war last ten year pakistan lose 35 thousand civil people and thousand of arams force person, that anicident make more bad efect in pakistani armys force and comman people, its make problem problem for use in afghan area,
when pakistan block nato force supply,,that is big problem,nato have big problem other supply route, iran never agree with nato supply and its long way any other side , that make big tenssion in pakistan , its not good voice for nato,
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