Pakistani officials today warned of “serious consequences” should the Obama Administration attempt another unilateral attack like the one that Sunday morning that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad.
The Pakistani government expressed concern at the time because the US did not contact them until after the raid, but those concerns have grown dramatically since the White House reported yesterday that they might keep launching such raids.
Osama bin Laden was clearly a special case since the US had been seeking him for so long, and while the lack of communication was annoying, most analysts agree that the Zardari government would not file a formal complaint about that particular raid.
Pakistani Army Chief General Parvez Kayani, however, warned that if the US made a habit of such raids the military would “reconsider” its relationship with the US. The Obama Administration has strong direct ties with the Pakistani military, which has been controversial within Pakistan, where it is seen as undermining the civilian government’s position.
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