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Good Morning! We bombed Pakistan again today!

(Edited to clarify - this is from a Pakistani newspaper, meaning they use proper British English, not American English.  SInce that seems to have confused some people to the point of distraction, thought it was better to point that out up front)

How much longer do you think it will be before something of ours gets blown up in return? This just a day after Pakistan warned of "dire consequences" if we don't back off.

"ISLAMABAD: Pakistan warned the United States on Thursday of “disastrous consequences” if it carries out any more raids against terrorists like the one that killed Osama Bin Laden, and hit back at international allegations it may have been harbouring the al Qaeda chief. Pakistan also asserted that no-one should have any doubt about its defence capability, and any misadventure and miscalculation in the future in this regard would result in a terrible catastrophe.

Briefing newsmen at the Foreign Office about different aspects and questions regarding the US operation in Abbottabad, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said that Pakistan’s military and political leadership was well-equipped and mindful of the defence requirements of the country. The foreign secretary said the US action, which led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden, was a covert operation and Pakistan armed forces were not consulted. He said that Admiral Mike Mullen had telephoned Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at about 3am and informed him about the operation.

Bashir pointed out that the American action involved legal issues concerning violation of sovereignty and these should be addressed for the sake of global peace and stability. Even Americans were mindful of the sovereignty issue and Admiral Mullen, among other things, also raised this issue during the conversation with the army chief, he added."

Forgot the link to the info on the drone bombing - 12 dead

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 7:05 AM on May. 6, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (41)
  • should I turn on my TV?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 7:15 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • should I turn on my TV?

    The 24/7's might have it. Networks have moved on to gas prices.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 7:17 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • *Sigh*  It's not like we didn't see it coming!

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:47 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • I really think the soldiers, marines, airmen over actually in country should be the ones calling the "shots", not somebody who isn't even over there!
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 7:52 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • I guess the appropriate question right now would be....Is Obama a warmonger? And does he realize he's at war with 4 muslim countries?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:00 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • – collapse
    I am so sick of the American penchant for watching violence on the idiot box
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 8:09 AM on May. 6, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • Yeah, it doesn't matter if we're blowing up another country. All that matters is if it's televised so people know about it.


    going crazy

    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 8:11 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • Pakistan warned the United States on Thursday of “disastrous consequences” if it carries out any more raids against terrorists like the one that killed Osama Bin Laden, and hit back at international allegations it may have been harbouring the al Qaeda chief. Pakistan also asserted that no-one should have any doubt about its defence capability, and any misadventure and miscalculation in the future in this regard would result in a terrible catastrophe.


    Defense is spelled with an s


    Pakistan is also now saying they alerted the CIA of the compount in 2009..so if they didn't do anything about it...why include them? seems like they are trying to cover their own a$$...and jimmy cracked corn, I dont care....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:50 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • Did anyone watch they had a 10 year anniversary attack that they were planning to derail alot of trains?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • Pakistan is also now saying they alerted the CIA of the compount in 2009..so if they didn't do anything about it...why include them? seems like they are trying to cover their own a$$...and jimmy cracked corn, I dont care....


    compound is spelled with a d

    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 9:00 AM on May. 6, 2011

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