Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

US, Pakistan beginning to look more like enemies
Stars & Stripes ^ | June 9, 2012 | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and REBECCA SANTANA

Posted on 06/09/2012 9:47:18 PM PDT by QT3.14

You know a friendship has gone sour when you start making mean jokes about your friend in front of his most bitter nemesis.

So it was a bad sign this week when the U.S. defense secretary joshed in front of an audience of Indians about how Washington kept Pakistan in the dark about the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden a year ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at ap.stripes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: pakistan; pakitrash

1 posted on 06/09/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT by QT3.14
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

Treat them like enemies and stop giving them money that is now borrowed from our great grandchildren. It is demoralizing to have to pay taxes when billions are being given to terrorist nations like Pakistan.


2 posted on 06/09/2012 9:49:59 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

One missile from a nuclear submarine or Air Force base could destroy every major city in Pakistan. Their weapons, on the other hand, are comperable to what we dropped on Nagasaki.


3 posted on 06/09/2012 9:50:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

Was Pakistan ever a friend? How many $billions haves been sent to Pakistan as gift, courtesy of US taxpayers? Sans that Pakistan would not even pretend to be a friend.


4 posted on 06/09/2012 9:50:54 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut from the inside.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14
Eff Pakistan. Seriously.

Backass little dirtwater has been sucking up our money for years, because our crappy leadership has been too chickenshit to tell them to eff off.

Two-faced little bastards. Cut them off. They'll wither away on their own.

Go India. You're our bud.

5 posted on 06/09/2012 9:53:37 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

Pakistan has no control over the Pas-tun autom0us areas, leaving the “us” to exert control.

control
;.


6 posted on 06/09/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

Paki ISI as always been an enemy..


7 posted on 06/09/2012 10:00:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Nagasaki sized bomb would make a mess of any US city.


8 posted on 06/09/2012 10:07:39 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1236 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Delivery is the problem there. We can deliver a huge thermonuclear explosive to any place on Earth in about 20 minutes. Do you know what the “trigger” is for an H-bomb?


9 posted on 06/09/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Delivery is the problem there.

Wrap them in bales of marijuana.

Do you know what the “trigger” is for an H-bomb?

Yep.

10 posted on 06/09/2012 10:23:13 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1236 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Most people have no idea.


11 posted on 06/09/2012 10:32:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

Duh....


12 posted on 06/09/2012 10:36:08 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heck, most people don’t know about the hairdrier.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 10:37:16 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1236 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta; QT3.14

Pakistan has always been our enemy — even when we didn’t know it...


14 posted on 06/09/2012 11:26:36 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Cronos

We need to coordinate with India.


15 posted on 06/09/2012 11:46:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

Yeah, I read this AP “story” earlier today.

The journalists, with typical liberal “blame America first” bias, state that US and Pakistani relations went sour because the US did not give advanced notice of the US raid to kill UBL.

They are wrong. The real reason relations are so bad (which is not even mentioned in this long story!) is the fact that we found the world’s most wanted terrorist, not hiding in a cave deep in no man’s land, but living in relative comfort along with at least two wives and a bunch of his children in one of the larger Pakistani cities. He had been living there for several years. Any rational person looking at this situation would have to become very suspicious. At some level the Paks must have known that he was there and may have even been assisting him. Because of this, the US would have made a big mistake asking for permission first for the raid. There was too much of a risk that UBL would be tipped off and whisked away.

These “journalists” and their story editor know this, of course. But they just could not pass up the opportunity to blame America first. And once again proving the problem that it is not only what the liberal biased reporters *do say*, but also what they *don’t say*.


16 posted on 06/10/2012 12:32:06 AM PDT by Synthesist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pakistan’s longest range missile is the Shaheen-II with a range of 1,400 nautical miles. Our Trident D5 has a range of over 6,000 nautical miles. An Ohio class SSBN could hit Islamabad from port.


17 posted on 06/10/2012 12:53:33 AM PDT by moonshot925
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: moonshot925

Plus our SLBMs and ICBMs (and I suspect our MRBMs) are MIRVed. Also, we have nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, nuclear armed aircraft and things I still can’t speak about. I also suspect that our UAVs are nuclear-capable. No one country or group of countries can stand against us, unless we foolishly disarm ourselves.


18 posted on 06/10/2012 1:18:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: entropy12
Was Pakistan ever a friend?

Pakistan was extremely useful for us during the initial attacks on Al Qeda/Taliban. It took a lot of skill to do this.

Pakistan is a mess, and dangerous. Using them for our purposes is the best scenario. Obama is blowing this and making a dangerous situation much worse.

19 posted on 06/10/2012 1:42:16 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

Support India instead. Pakistan had to be paid off and threatened to support us vs. the Taliban in 2001. They never were a friend to the U.S. Offer a period of assistance for the safe emigration of the Christian population from there, then nuke to glowing dust whatever is left.

America can find taxi drivers from somewhere else.


20 posted on 06/10/2012 2:48:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: D-fendr

Exactly correct.

We need to get our guys out of Afghanistan before we go pissing off Pakistan. Our logistics to Afghanistan run through Pakistan. These guys yelling “NUKE PAKISTAN!” don’t get it in a major way.


21 posted on 06/10/2012 3:35:12 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: FreedomPoster

Let India take care of Porkistan...


22 posted on 06/10/2012 3:37:23 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: FreeAtlanta

Porkistan is taking that money and buying Chinese fighter jets...


23 posted on 06/10/2012 3:38:35 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: entropy12
Was Pakistan ever a friend?

Nope. But Bush did some serious arm-twisting to ensure they would not actively interfere with our troops/efforts in Afghanistan. While it has been an uneasy "truce", Obama started washing away the sands of the foundations during his first campaign - he's just finishing the job now.

24 posted on 06/10/2012 4:07:37 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA

Support India instead.

Interesting strategy, but India is about as close to the US as it wants to be.
Closer relations are held at arms length by them, not us.
India buys quite a bit of advance weaponry from Russia.

Pakistan will survive by itself & doesn’t need us, but we do need the logistics capability there.


25 posted on 06/10/2012 4:52:31 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: All
How's that muslim outreach working out???..........
26 posted on 06/10/2012 7:32:11 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson