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U.S. pulls negotiators from Pakistan with no supply deal
Reuters, via Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2012 | Phil Stewart

Posted on 06/12/2012 4:29:46 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

The United States said on Monday it was withdrawing its team of negotiators from Pakistan without securing a long-sought deal on supply routes for the war in Afghanistan, publicly exposing a diplomatic stalemate and deeply strained relations that appear at risk of deteriorating further.

Pakistan banned trucks from carrying supplies to the war effort in neighboring Afghanistan last year to protest a cross-border NATO air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, a measure U.S. officials initially hoped would be short term.

That strike fanned national anger over everything from covert CIA drone strikes to the U.S. incursion into Pakistan last year to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and the supply routes evolved into a lightning-rod issue between the two countries.

After six weeks of negotiations that at least once appeared close to a deal, the Pentagon acknowledged that the team had failed to clinch an accord and was coming home.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pakistan; pakitrash; taliban; us
Pakistan is no better than Al Qaeda and should be treated accordingly...if you're not with us then you are against us!
1 posted on 06/12/2012 4:29:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

As Muzzies, the MuzziePaks were NEVER our friends.

We rented them—for a while.

THASSSIT!!!


2 posted on 06/12/2012 4:33:58 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: Timber Rattler
Create a swath road through Iran.

Let India deal with Pakistan.

3 posted on 06/12/2012 4:49:47 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Timber Rattler

No, Pak is Afghanistan’s neighbor and will be forever. We won’t be there to protect them forever. India is also our friend, Pak’s enemy. Pak and Afghanistan are Moslem nations and we are heathens to them.

Air bridge time.


4 posted on 06/12/2012 5:02:05 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Paladin2
Its $10 billion dollars and 4 years late since (Mumbai attacks) to tell India to take care of Pakistan now.
5 posted on 06/12/2012 6:21:59 AM PDT by ravager
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