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US given 15 days ultimatum to leave Shamsi Airbase
JazzBlog/APF ^ | November 26th 2011 | jazbablog

Posted on 11/26/2011 10:08:54 AM PST by Cardhu

ISLAMABAD: The Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) has decided to close NATO/ISAF logistics supply lines with immediate effect also asked US to vacate Shamsi Airbase in 15 days.

The DCC also decided that the Government will revisit and undertake a complete review of all programmes, activities and cooperative arrangements with US/NATO/ISAF, including diplomatic, political, military and intelligence.

An emergency meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet was chaired by the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here this evening at the Prime Minister’s House which was attended by Federal Ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs and members of the DCC attended.

The DCC reiterated the resolve of the Pakistani people and Armed Forces to safeguard Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity at all costs.

The Prime Minister will take the Parliament into confidence on the whole range of measures regarding matters relating to Pakistan’s future cooperation with US/NATO/ISAF, in the near future.

The DCC strongly condemned the attack by NATO/ISAF aircrafts on Pakistani border posts in the Mohmand Agency which has resulted in the loss of precious lives of officers and men of Pakistan Army and injuries to several.

The DCC expressed heartfelt sympathies and condolences to families of the brave soldiers who fought valiantly and embraced Shahadat, and also prayed for the early recovery of those injured.

The DCC noted that strong protests had been lodged with the United States and at NATO Headquarters in Brussels conveying in the strongest possible terms Pakistan’s condemnation of these attacks which constituted breach of sovereignty, were violative of international law and had gravely dented the fundamental basis of Pakistan’s cooperation with NATO/ISAF against militancy and terror.

The DCC noted that NATO/ISAF attacks were also violative of their mandate which was confined to Afghanistan. Pakistan had clearly conveyed to US/NATO/ISAF its red lines which constituted an integral element of Pakistan’s cooperation that was based on a partnership approach. The attack on Pakistan Army border posts is totally unacceptable and warrants an effective national response, the DCC added ISLAMABAD: The Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC) has decided to close NATO/ISAF logistics supply lines with immediate effect also asked US to vacate Shamsi Airbase in 15 days.

The DCC also decided that the Government will revisit and undertake a complete review of all programmes, activities and cooperative arrangements with US/NATO/ISAF, including diplomatic, political, military and intelligence.

An emergency meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet was chaired by the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here this evening at the Prime Minister’s House which was attended by Federal Ministers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs and members of the DCC attended.

The DCC reiterated the resolve of the Pakistani people and Armed Forces to safeguard Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity at all costs.

The Prime Minister will take the Parliament into confidence on the whole range of measures regarding matters relating to Pakistan’s future cooperation with US/NATO/ISAF, in the near future.

The DCC strongly condemned the attack by NATO/ISAF aircrafts on Pakistani border posts in the Mohmand Agency which has resulted in the loss of precious lives of officers and men of Pakistan Army and injuries to several.

The DCC expressed heartfelt sympathies and condolences to families of the brave soldiers who fought valiantly and embraced Shahadat, and also prayed for the early recovery of those injured.

The DCC noted that strong protests had been lodged with the United States and at NATO Headquarters in Brussels conveying in the strongest possible terms Pakistan’s condemnation of these attacks which constituted breach of sovereignty, were violative of international law and had gravely dented the fundamental basis of Pakistan’s cooperation with NATO/ISAF against militancy and terror.

The DCC noted that NATO/ISAF attacks were also violative of their mandate which was confined to Afghanistan. Pakistan had clearly conveyed to US/NATO/ISAF its red lines which constituted an integral element of Pakistan’s cooperation that was based on a partnership approach. The attack on Pakistan Army border posts is totally unacceptable and warrants an effective national response, the DCC added


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KEYWORDS: boondoggle; economy; enemy; mutthamed; oil; pakistan; shamsiairbase

1 posted on 11/26/2011 10:08:58 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

The NATO command is the most incompetent bunch of fool that have ever gotten together.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 10:12:07 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: Cardhu

Barry Hussein,

!!! WORST PRESIDENT EVER !!!


3 posted on 11/26/2011 10:12:25 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Cardhu

This is a BIGGIE, folks...

And the Major Media (Except FOX) is going to play all of this down, HARD...

This is damaging to Obama. so the sheeple must not know.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 10:15:14 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Cardhu

In short, more bribe money needed.


5 posted on 11/26/2011 10:16:19 AM PST by MCF
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To: Cardhu

bfl


6 posted on 11/26/2011 10:16:55 AM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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To: Cardhu

The DCC expressed.
The DCC reiterated.
The DCC noted.
The DCC did this.
The DCC did that.
That was rather annoying!


7 posted on 11/26/2011 10:17:25 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m unfamiliar with this airbase. I thought most (maybe all) air traffic came in through Manas in Kyrgyzstan.


8 posted on 11/26/2011 10:17:37 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Cardhu

15 days? Barry should be able to get in at least 36 holes over the next two weekends.


9 posted on 11/26/2011 10:20:52 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: tcrlaf

Logistical support

Virtually everything needed for these forces is brought into Afghanistan primarily through Pakistan. But the rising level of violence against the ‘traditional’ resupply routes through Pakistan has left the Pentagon seeking alternatives, most notably through Central Asia.

Now that they have annoyed the Russians with the so-called defensive missile shield, perhaps Russian can close down the Northern supply routes through the Stans.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 10:21:06 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: Future Snake Eater

It’s a major unmanned drone base in Southwest Pakistan, technically under the control of the U.A.E., so the paki’s can say they didn’t actually give it to the US.


11 posted on 11/26/2011 10:21:37 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: org.whodat

You have to wonder if this might not have been an accident. Were they trying to send a message to the Pakis?


12 posted on 11/26/2011 10:22:08 AM PST by Krankor
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To: org.whodat

Not a peep of this in the MSM.


13 posted on 11/26/2011 10:22:26 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: tcrlaf

Damaging to the world’s smartest woman too . . .

Better hit the reset button.


14 posted on 11/26/2011 10:23:07 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Future Snake Eater

My daughter has flown into Afghanistan from Qatar. She said that there was some sort of corridor agreement between the U S and Pakistan that permits overflights of Pakistani territory. Like Future Snake Eater, I’m unfamiliar with any permanent bases in Pakistan. The USAF Security Service had a base at Peshawar back in the day, but it’s long since been closed down.


15 posted on 11/26/2011 10:23:39 AM PST by Ax
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To: stinkerpot65

“Not a peep of this in the MSM.”

Can’t IMAGINE why...
Just three short years ago, we’d be treated to hourly updates of this, as an example of “The Failed Bush Policies”...


16 posted on 11/26/2011 10:25:48 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

Spot on. We can’t survive as a fighting force if we’re dependent on Bahgram for suppllies. if we’re not looking to leave enough stuff behind to arm a small army, we’re going to have to find another way out, That will be Uzbekistan, and then by rail and road thru Russia to the Black Sea. I hope Karimov is too occupied boiling his enemies to be troubled by our arrival and let’s us pass.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 10:26:15 AM PST by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: Ax

The story of this base broke earlier in the year, and has been in the Arab Press for some time now.


18 posted on 11/26/2011 10:27:31 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: MCF
In short, more bribe money needed.

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It seems to me that money is not the issue. Rather, I think that Pakistan is adjusting to an evolving global real politik wherein US dominance is waning in favor of more hard-line islamo-fascism.

They cannot be blind to the growing influence of the MB through the various Arab Spring up-risings. We are out of Iraq in 45 days. We are staging down in Afghanistan. Why shouldn't the Pakis join the winning side?

19 posted on 11/26/2011 10:31:45 AM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: Krankor
These were know location, south of the border, some one in command and control hair triggered. Someone needs to find a new job, maybe several somebodies. Maybe these men came from Libya where killing whatever move was ok. 24 to 27 men killed damn. That payoff will cost a couple of jets.
20 posted on 11/26/2011 10:33:24 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: Cardhu

Smart Power!/s/


21 posted on 11/26/2011 10:34:25 AM PST by TADSLOS (Lexicon Genetics- Rick Perry's Solyndra Moment)
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To: MCF
In short, more bribe money needed.

BINGO!

22 posted on 11/26/2011 10:35:50 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: gimme1ibertee; tutstar

I agree - elsewhere I have seen the same thing but not using the initials.

Shamsi airfield, also called Bandari, is a military base, and a detachment of the Pakistan Air Force in Balochistan, Pakistan, about 200 miles (320 km) southwest of Quetta near the town of Washki. In 2009, media reports alleged that the airfield was used by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a base for Predator drone attacks on militants in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.


23 posted on 11/26/2011 10:37:02 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

If we had a real president instead of a community organizer, there would already be delivered the comunique that tells the Pakis that all aid is immediately cut off and that broad scope military exchanges will begin with India.


24 posted on 11/26/2011 10:44:04 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Cardhu; All

FOX finally breaking in with this news....


25 posted on 11/26/2011 10:47:24 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: oldbill

Have we already forgotten on this board that the us military murdered 24 of our allies in their sleep last night?

I love the us mil, but you have to accept the truth. We have made disastrous blunder here and there will be hell to pay.


26 posted on 11/26/2011 10:51:13 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: oldbill

That would be rather a foolish thing to do - China is already seeking military bases in Pakistan and will build a naval port there. They could easily make up the pittance that is given to Pakistan.

Believe me, India would not roll over to any demands made by the Americans they are very very touchy they would not be pushed around like Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD - While Pakistan wants China to build a naval base at its southwestern seaport of Gwadar in Balochistan province, Beijing is more interested in setting up military bases either in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan or in the Federally Administered Northern Areas (FANA) that border Xinjiang province.


27 posted on 11/26/2011 10:55:50 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: org.whodat; SpringtoLiberty
Pakistan tells NATO to leave air base.


The Pakistani government responded to the incident by asking the US to vacate Shamsi air base within 15 days [EPA]

The Pakistani government has given the US fifteen days to vacate an airfield in Balochistan province after an alleged cross-border attack which killed at least 24 Pakistani soldiers.

The attack on a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan also wounded at least a dozen soldiers. A spokesman for the NATO-led alliance in Afghanistan confirmed on Saturday that it was "highly likely" the alliance's aircraft killed Pakistani soldiers.

"Such cross-border attacks cannot be tolerated any more. The government will take up this matter at the highest level and it will be investigated"

- Masoud Kasur, governor of Khyber

"Close air support was called in, in the development of the tactical situation, and it is what highly likely caused the Pakistan casualties," General Carsten Jacobson, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), told the Reuters news agency.

The incident prompted Pakistan to summon the US ambassador in Islamabad, lodge a protest with NATO, and shut a vital supply route for NATO troops fighting in Afghanistan.

The Pakistani government also gave the US fifteen days to vacate Shamsi air base. Pakistan made a similar demand earlier this year, following the raid which killed Osama bin Laden.

The decision came after Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Pakistani prime minister, called an emergency meeting of his military chiefs. The foreign ministry also summoned Cameron Munter, the US ambassador in Islamabad, to "lodge a strong protest" against the attack.

"The foreign secretary conveyed to the US ambassador that the unprovoked attack by NATO/ISAF aircrafts on border posts in which 24 Pakistani troops lost their lives and another 13 were injured had deeply incensed the government and the people of Pakistan," the ministry said in a statement.

Munter issued a brief statement on the incident, saying that he "regret[s] the loss of life of any Pakistani servicemen" and promising to work with Pakistan to investigate.

A Pakistani government official said the dead from Friday night's attack in the Mohmand tribal area included two officers.

Taliban fighters

The checkpoint that was attacked had been recently set up in the Mohmand tribal area by the Pakistan army to stop Taliban fighters holed up in Afghanistan from crossing the border and staging attacks, said two government administrators in Mohmand, Maqsood Hasan and Hamid Khan.

NATO supply trucks and fuel tankers bound for Afghanistan were stopped at Jamrud town in the Khyber tribal region near the city of Peshawar hours after the raid, officials said.

"We have stopped NATO supplies after receiving orders from the federal government," said Mutahir Hussain, a senior administration official in Khyber. "Supply trucks are being sent back to Peshawar."

Pakistan is a vital land route for 49 per cent of NATO's supplies to its troops in Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman said.

The incident occurred a day after US General John Allen met Pakistani Army Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani to discuss border control and enhanced co-operation.

Worsening relations

Friday's attack is expected to further worsen US-Pakistan relations, already at one of their lowest points in history, following a tumultuous year that saw the bin Laden raid, the jailing of a CIA contractor and US accusations that Pakistan backed an attack on the US Embassy in Kabul. An

increase in US drone strikes on armed groups in the last few years has also irritated Islamabad, which says the campaign kills more Pakistani civilians in the border area than fighters.

Washington disputes that, but declines to discuss the drone campaign in detail.

"This is an attack on Pakistan's territorial sovereignty," said Masoud Kasur, the governor of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

"Such cross-border attacks cannot be tolerated any more. The government will take up this matter at the highest level and it will be investigated."

Source:

Al Jazeera and agencies

28 posted on 11/26/2011 11:11:22 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
Imagine how pissed we would be if Mexico accidentally killed 2 dozen border patrol agents in their fight against the drug cartels ?

Well then again Holder might be one happy camper

29 posted on 11/26/2011 11:44:20 AM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Cardhu

Should have built stronger military relations with India much earlier. There’s no time to lose now. It was stupid to try to continue being friendly with Pakistan (a nation that hates us). And Europe...let Europe take care of Europe on economic issues. We have too much work to do for ourselves to be playing Lawrence of Arabia with herds of foreign jerks who also unconditionally dislike us.


30 posted on 11/26/2011 11:57:09 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the world.)
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To: org.whodat

It’s still an “alleged” attack. No pictures.


31 posted on 11/26/2011 12:43:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SpringtoLiberty

It’s still “alleged”. There are no pictures. No evidence of any kind.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 12:44:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Cardhu
Friday ~ prayers ~ alleged attack by JETS and HELICOPTERS?

No wonder this is still an "alleged" attack.

33 posted on 11/26/2011 12:46:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Cardhu

Pakistanis cant take a joke.


34 posted on 11/26/2011 12:56:45 PM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: muawiyah

Nato commanders have already taken responsibilty and appoligized. It happened. We’re boned.


35 posted on 11/26/2011 1:45:15 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: SpringtoLiberty

You need a URL for something like that.


36 posted on 11/26/2011 1:50:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

For what? Like a url to prove what I posted?

If so I think I read it in this thread or the HEADLINE story on drudge.


37 posted on 11/26/2011 2:28:46 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Or one really good vacation for Moochelle.


38 posted on 11/26/2011 2:38:34 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cardhu.


39 posted on 11/26/2011 2:47:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SpringtoLiberty

The headline story on Drudgereport says “may” ~ and “if” ~ this is still an “alleged” event. So, if someone has apologized for actually killing somebody we still need a URL where that is stated and not may, if and alleged.


40 posted on 11/26/2011 2:49:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SpringtoLiberty

If you are keeping up with the story, the Paks opened fire on our guys on the Afghan side of the border. They called in support of some kind.


41 posted on 11/26/2011 7:59:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I did see that! So, I guess that means when in ashooting war with a nuclear power. Awesome.


42 posted on 11/26/2011 8:40:14 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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