I’d have to agree. Anytime you are at war and you kill the other side’s general, it’s probably an “Act ‘O War”. Nothing gets by these Pokeystawn guys. They’re smart.
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Pakistan doesn't want to go to war with the U.S., so nothing will come of it, but, yeah, it was an act of war.
A report from anyone tied to any of that is clearly going to stoke the coals and try and turn Pakistan further against the US.
The fact is, providing safe haven to bin Laden, our abject enemy, while we are fighting the Taliban who openly gave him sanctuary (and are supposedly being helped in that fight by Pakisttan) was also an "at of war," by those ding so.
Interesting that the official report on the operation just went into a CIA black hole the other day.
Hat tip to Pakistan for forming a commission and damning their own government for gross incompetence over a national security matter- something that has yet to occur with Obama and Hillary over Benghazi.
That's actually a little unfair. A government kept from the awareness of a high-value target can hardly be blamed for failing to protect it. It is questionable how high the knowledge that OBL was present percolated within the Pakistani government, but it was nearly certainly in the hands of the ISI. What is equally certain is that the ISI is thoroughly compromised by agents sympathetic to al Qaeda, who can scarcely be considered honest brokers in the matter.
The brutal truth is that the raid would not have been necessary were the Pakistani government in control of its own territory and its own intelligence assets. It isn't.
PERVEZ MUSHARRAF, the President of Pakistan, claimed last night that the Bush Administration threatened to bomb his country into the Stone Age if it did not co-operate with the US after 9/11, sharply increasing tensions between the US and one of its closest allies in the war on terrorism.
The President, who will meet Mr Bush in the White House today, said the threat was made by Richard Armitage, then the Deputy Secretary of State, in the days after the terror attacks, and was issued to the Pakistani intelligence director.
Okay Paki-derms, declare it and let’s get it on. Remember though , a 50 cal. bullet goes right through a towel hat.
SO what do they call the Mumbai terror attacked which was staged by Pakis out of Pakistan with the assistance of the Pakistani intelligence serve?
Good - go and attack Chi-Congo. They’ll never notice the difference.
If it was an “act of war” it was so created by the total and legitimate mistrust of Pakistan, by the U.S., by virtue of its intent, or its neglect, or its incompetence in (a) not knowing Bin Laden was in plain sight in Pakistan and (b) the U.S. having NOT obtained that information from Pakistan.
Under the circumtances, “innocent” or not, Pakistan could not be trusted with the raid information until after the fact.
If Pakistan was really and truly merely neglectfully, incompetently innocent, then how is it the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. nail down Bin Laden’s location is considered to be traitor to Pakistan?
“The unilateral decision by the US to launch a military operation to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden on Pakistani territory constituted “an act of war”, a Pakistani government investigation has found.”
Uh-oh! Does that mean that Pakistan is going to declare war on the US of A?
Or will they complain to the impotent international criminal court in Belgium?
We made a deal with the devil so we could invade Afghanistan. The problem is that while we have troops in Afghanistan we still need the devil.
Pakistan is fighting the P-Taliban in their country. They are supporting the A-Taliban in Afghanistan. The Afghan government is supporting the P-Taliban and fighting the A-Taliban. The P-Taliban and A-Taliban are fighting each other for territory. Afghan and Pakistan troops have been squaring off along the border. And we are supplying both of them with money. We are also negotiating with the A-Taliban.
What a cluster.
They’re just now figuring out that it was an act of war?
Let them declare war- and as soon as they do, we nuke their capital right off the bat.
So, Bin Laden thought he was at war with us, and Pakistan called what we did in response an “act of war”.
So, why does Obama want to try those nice boys down in GTMO in civilian courts, when the people whose opinion he seems to value highly are pretty confident that they are at war with us?
By removing the obstacle to peace between the Pakistan Nation and the rest of the law abiding nations of the world, the US did a service of restoring their good standing without violation of their so called government services. For the Paki's to feel that their sovereignty was broached by the US raid, they would have to also admit that they sought to be an outlaw state such as Iran. Of course, their development of Nukes did just that years before and only because of Bin Laden did they actually become somewhat reinstated into the international community.