Skip to comments.Why The Pakistani Military Cannot Be Trusted
Posted on 04/03/2012 12:23:48 AM PDT by U-238
Pakistan recently demanded, again, that the United States halt the use of CIA UAVs to attack Islamic terrorists in the Pakistani tribal territories along the Afghan border. Pakistan, however, offered a compromise this time. If the Americans would tell Pakistan where U.S. intelligence had located terrorists, Pakistan would send one of its F-16s and use a smart bomb to do the deed. The U.S. turned this down for several reasons, the main one being that the Pakistanis would "miss" (or simply not be able to find) terrorists who were working for the Pakistani Army. The Pakistanis could also sell protection (from air attacks) to Islamic terrorists. Some terrorists would still die because Pakistan has always been content to see the Americans kill Islamic terrorists who were carrying out attacks inside Pakistan. Terrorists who confined their attacks to targets in Afghanistan or India were another matter. From over a decade of experience the Americans know the Pakistani military cannot be trusted, but the Pakistanis deny this and demand more of whatever they can get. In any event, there were only 11 U.S. UAV attacks for the first three months of the year. In 2011, there were 21 attacks in those three months and 28 in 2010. This decline is largely because there are fewer targets. In part this is because the U.S. has cut back on attacks against low level terrorists and are just going after leaders and specialists. The terrorists have also adapted, using better concealment and simply not moving as much. The damage has been done, with hundreds of terrorist leaders killed and their organizations now torn apart by squabbles over who should be in charge.
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We invaded Afg because they were hiding OBL.
Turns out that the Pakis were actually hiding them.
Why haven't we invaded Pakistan????
Pakistan has been our “ally” since the Cold War. Many of the U-2 flights originated in Pakistan.In fact, Francis “Gary” Powers U-2 flight originated in Pakistan. However, it is time to break our relationship with Pakistan.
China has been slowly creeping into Pakistani politics.Pakistani missiles are based on Chinese designs. In fact, they have been making big purchases of military hardware from China. On the other hand, we have been supplying them with military hardware.
Add to that flow of designs and technology from the Pakistani military to the Chinese.
Don’t ask questions like that. The next logical question would be: Why didn’t Operation Desert Storm involve U.S. military support for Saddam Hussein to invade Saudi Arabia?
China has no need to creep into Pakistani politics. It has always been there. For more than 50 years now.
Exactly correct. No moslem can be trusted, ever.
But the Saudi’s are our friends.. Why their 19 man air show didn’t even charge us for their display of aerobatic skills.
Excellent Point. Thanks for adding that.
You are correct. It has been there since 1950. Pakistan was among the first countries to break relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan and recognize the PRC.