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Obama wanted the team large enough to fight off Pakistanis

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/05/afp-us-prepared-for-clash-with-pakistan-raid-051011/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/10/world/asia/10intel.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

The articles state that this shows proof of the lack of trust our government has for Pakistan and that tensions are rising since the raid. Well why wouldn't they be? We didn't tell them about it, and now we think they were harboring him. How low do ya'll think this is going to sink? Can our relationship with this nuclear armed country be saved?

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BlueCollarMama

Asked by BlueCollarMama at 8:27 AM on May. 10, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • When Pakistan was building Nuclear armaments, they lied to us and paid residents in the community where they were being built to keep people away and to protect the facility. ISI was the one paying them. Now , why would they have not continued the same behavior in regards to the compound where binladen was kept? Of course the people were paid by the ISI and guarded by the military. Most of the tip offs we got from pakistan about terrorists resulted in empy houses and empty warehouses, where the pakistani's had tipped them off first so they could leave before Americans got there. I think, we will be bombing Pakistan soon. Just as soon as the info is available where they lied and covered up things, especially regading binladen.
    I think we should stop the aide, and let India take care of Pakistan. India was refused defense by the US when they wanted to protect themselves. Cont....
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:32 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Pakistan prides themselves by saying more terrorists are caught in Pakistan than anywhere else. Well duh.....it's because that's where they are. I think communication with the ISI needs to stop despite what Rove says. The ISI is where all of our problems with Pakistan have always originated from. We can get our own intel and it will be better and more reliable intel in the end. Taking binladen could have only been done on our own watch without sourcing the ISI or relying on their help. Whether it all was done legally is up to the countries to decide, but you know what they say all is fair in love and war. Unfortunately, we have a Pres that thinks war doctrines are too confining.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:37 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Yes. Its complicated and ugly but after the Prime Minister made his statements public yesterday..yes...it will continue


    I prefer the way we handled it..It had to be US otherwise he would have "slipped away" again...Did what we had to, prepared for the worst,....and didnt back down when it all came out....


    and I would never trust them completely..same with Russia, China, etc....Thats just smart politics

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:45 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • Oh no we should never trust any other country COMPLETELY, but maybe it would be nice to be able to trust them not to send us up in a mushroom cloud while we're sleeping. LOL
    BlueCollarMama

    Comment by BlueCollarMama (original poster) at 8:48 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • I don't think a superficial "relationship" with Pakistan is in our best interest. Whatever we DID have was all BS anyway IMO. Better to know where everyone stands and not have to tiptoe around trying to keep up such a ridiculous charade
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 9:02 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • It is only going to get worse from here imo.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:35 AM on May. 10, 2011

  • no govt and no nation is innocent ,blaming pakistanis for the whole scenario,as if they were harboring osama cant be true!ithink politics is all about acting and gimmickry! every one has their interests!
    doctormom2011

    Answer by doctormom2011 at 3:25 PM on May. 10, 2011

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