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Pakistan criticizes NATO airstrikes

Says it will “consider response options”


 

Pakistan has taken umbrage with a pair of NATO airstrikes that it says violates its sovereignty. The strikes, which occurred on Saturday, took place after insurgents based in Pakistan attacked an Afghan outpost in Khost province, which is across the border from Pakistan. Over 50 militants were killed. On Monday, the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that NATO did not have authority to have foreign troops on its soil and airspace, and that it will “consider response options” unless corrective measures are implemented. NATO says that airstrikes were justified because they were done in self-defense.

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  1. I have no sympathy for Pakistan. If they want to have their sovereignty then they need to step up and kill the insurgents.

    If they choose not to, then they are harboring the insurgents and should be subject to the same bombardment as the rest of the enemy camps.

    They must decide on which side of the fence they are going to stand and accept the consequences of their decision. They can no longer be indecisive on this issue.

    • they decided long ago. and they are sticking to the decision. the rest of the world be damned. unfortunately, this decision is not made by the majority of the people of pakistan, who have no say in matters concerning their lives.

  2. I, for one, am perfectly comfortable with Obama prosecuting the Bush doctrine of "you're with us, or you're with the terrorists."

    And in this case, it is way more than just not being with us: took place after insurgents based in Pakistan attacked an Afghan outpost…

    Pakistan has an option for avoiding attacks on its territory: Kill or capture those using its territory to attack its neighbour, or just stay out of the damn way.

  3. Now Pakistan is showing their true face. They have no problem when extremist attack their own people but protest a lot when militants got hit.