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Pakistan orders key US airbase to close after ISAF troops conduct cross border attack
The Long War Journal ^ | 26 NOV 2011 | Bill Roggio

Posted on 11/26/2011 2:04:13 PM PST by BCW

Within 24 hours of a US attack helicopters strike inside Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of Mohmand that killed more than 20 Pakistani troops, the Pakistan government has ordered the US to vacate a key airbase in Baluchistan and has closed NATO's supply lines through the Khyber Pass.

The Defence Committee of the Cabinet, a Pakistani committee chaired by Prime Minister Yousef Gilani, issued a statement calling for US personnel to leave the Shamsi airbase in Baluchistan province and the closure of NATO's supply chain to Afghanistan.

(Excerpt) Read more at longwarjournal.org ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; droneairbase; economy; india; inflation; mutthamed; nato; oil; pakistan; pakitrash
With air cover gone - and the main supply line disrupted - we won't be there much longer...seems someone wanted it that way...Bark the Dog!
1 posted on 11/26/2011 2:04:15 PM PST by BCW
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To: BCW

Time to invite Sanjay and Ramesh over for dinner and a chat.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 2:12:23 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: BCW

Gosh it would be so sad if, in the post-Mumbai fallout, Pakistan & and India got into a big war, you know?


3 posted on 11/26/2011 2:19:05 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin
You can rest assured that when we went into the region in force we had a come-to-jesus meeting with both India and Pak. They were on the brink of war when Darth Vader paid them a little-publicized visit, and after that, no worries between them ever since. Without our forces in the region, and with China stirring the pot, they will be back at it I'm sure.

Hope we are on India's side this time.

4 posted on 11/26/2011 2:24:31 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: All

KICK ALL THE PAKIS OUT OF THE USA


5 posted on 11/26/2011 2:27:30 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: BCW
Seems like this administration takes incompetence to new levels almost weekly

I wonder if this Arab Spring Obama unleashed upon the world will bite him in the ass before the 2012 election I certainly think it will as he opened the MB Pandora box and he is powerless to control it

6 posted on 11/26/2011 2:27:45 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Poison Pill

Sanjay and Ramesh know which way the wind is blowing in the ME and Asia

New alliances are forming and we will be odd man out


7 posted on 11/26/2011 2:29:40 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: gaijin

” Pakistan & and India got into a big war, you know? “

You think that a ‘big’, ie. ‘all-out-nuclear’ war, anywhere in the world would be ‘fun’??

If I’m correct in my remembrance of your place of domicile, you might even be in the fallout envelope for this one, given favoring winds...

Care to reconsider??


8 posted on 11/26/2011 2:31:26 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: troy McClure
-—kick out the Pakistanis —

What will that accomplish ? Who the hell will run the convenience stores

9 posted on 11/26/2011 2:34:32 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Popman
New alliances are forming and we will be odd man out

One way or the other, Rome gets a big say in how things run. That's just how the world works.

10 posted on 11/26/2011 2:40:36 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: BCW

What if it wasn’t an accident? Pakistan is desperate to keep it’s head above water. They’re more afraid of the Taliban and their own internal Islamunists then they are of the U.S. Because they know some day the U.S isn’t going to be there.

If I ruled, I would secretly be encouraging India to press their dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.


11 posted on 11/26/2011 2:41:55 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: troy McClure

Do that and all those Noo Yahkers won’t have any drivers to get them around Manhattan.


12 posted on 11/26/2011 2:44:24 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Poison Pill

Depends on whether or not Rome is burning

Our Nero is certainly warming up his fiddle


14 posted on 11/26/2011 2:47:21 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Uncle Ike

In order to reconsider, a person would have to “consider” in the first place... know what I mean?

;^)


15 posted on 11/26/2011 2:48:05 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: Popman
I wonder if this Arab Spring Obama unleashed upon the world will bite him in the ass before the 2012 election ...?

The new name is: Muslim Brotherhood Spring...

17 posted on 11/26/2011 2:54:59 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Popman

They want our money - we’ve NEVER been ‘in’ - the Pakis play everyone against each other. We need to secure the nukes and get the hell out of Dodge.


18 posted on 11/26/2011 2:57:06 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Popman
Our Nero is certainly warming up his fiddle

Well as I recall Nero did have spot of trouble in Parthia. I guess if 0bozo appoints his horse to the Senate we'll know.

19 posted on 11/26/2011 3:01:53 PM PST by Poison Pill
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To: troy McClure

Most Stupid Statement of the day......


20 posted on 11/26/2011 3:01:54 PM PST by BilLies (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: BCW

What, last week’s check wasn’t large enough?


21 posted on 11/26/2011 3:02:32 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: BCW

Where else but in our great democracy can a common paperhanger rise to become both a military and diplomatic genius?


22 posted on 11/26/2011 3:07:11 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Poison Pill

Well...Joe Biden is Senate pro temp

Wonder if likes oats and an apple ?


23 posted on 11/26/2011 3:08:03 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: BCW
You're manning a Pakistani outpost on the Afghan border, when you spot some NATO helo gunships. Do you c) fire warning shots at them? (msnbc.msn.com)
24 posted on 11/26/2011 3:31:54 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: BCW

Get ALL our folks the hell outta there. Within weeks, they’ll resume what they’ve been doing for a few thousand years — KILLING ONE ANOTHER!


25 posted on 11/26/2011 4:03:03 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: Popman

the indians who else


26 posted on 11/26/2011 4:30:41 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: troy McClure

Well, maybe not the Paki who did my first triple bypass surgery.


27 posted on 11/26/2011 6:08:38 PM PST by Ax
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