Skip to comments.U.S. pulls negotiators from Pakistan with no supply deal
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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As Muzzies, the MuzziePaks were NEVER our friends.
We rented them—for a while.
Let India deal with Pakistan.
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.