Pakistan warns U.S. it may lose key ally

Comments come after accusation that Pakistan supports Afghan insurgent attacks


Pakistan is warning the U.S. that it may lose an important ally if it continues to wield accusations of Pakistani support for insurgents in Afghanistan. Speaking to Geo TV in New York, Pakistani Foreign Minister Rabbini Khar addressed the U.S. directly. “You cannot afford to alienate Pakistan, you cannot afford to alienate the Pakistani people,” she said. “If you are choosing to do so and if they are choosing to do so it will be at [the United States’] own cost.” The statements come a day after Mike Mullen, the top officer for the U.S. military, accused the Pakistani intelligence agency of supporting Afghanistan’s insurgent Haqqani network in several attacks in recent months, including last week’s attack on the U.S. embassy in Kabul. He called the Haqqani network a “veritable arm” of Pakistan’s intelligence service.

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Pakistan warns U.S. it may lose key ally

  1. An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week, which was quoted:     “If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the    Iraq Theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of  2112  deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.     The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same    period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and   killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control  laws  in the U.S., than you are in Iraq.     Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

  2. It occurs to me that if the accusation about Pakistan’s intelligence service is true, then the US has already lost its ally and any claim to the contrary by Pakistan is sheer deception.

    On the other hand, though, given the US’s history of getting things wrong (Saddam’s WMDs, anyone?), the US would be wise to be physically holding the smoking gun before tossing accusations about.

  3. Obama’s going to invade Pakistan so he can get re-elected and capture their natural resources.

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