The Pakistani government’s official position is that most of the tribal areas are now under control. The US, however, sees the threats as growing, and is also growing in their accusations that elements of the Zardari government are secretly in league with militants.
US officials say that on two separate occasions they provided the Pakistani government with the locations of “insurgent bomb-making factories” and both times the militants were tipped off before the sites were attacked.
CIA Director and incoming Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta also appeared to be putting the pressure on the Pakistani government today, with reports that his visit to Islamabad is aimed at “confronting” the military leadership about the allegations.
The claims are extremely convenient to the Obama Administration’s recent number of unilateral attacks into Pakistani territory, giving them the excuse that the Pakistani government simply cannot be trusted. It will come with a price, however, as relations between the two nations seem to be getting worse all the time. It seems every week lately a top administration official visits Pakistan and makes tensions even worse.
4 thoughts on “New Setback for US-Pakistan Ties”
The worse their relations get, the better for the world. Pakistan should break its chains, and I guess the only way for them to do it is if people at large put more pressure on the corrupt politicians. Given enough time, Pakistanis may even get rid of them.
The US even treats there allies with no respect.Seems a way of slowly trying bto get the Amereican public to agree witha possible war with Pakistan and like the article said to try to justify the drone attacks along with the Davis killings.Don't play there game it seems there always accusing countrys with no real evidence.Just like the so called murder of Bin Laden were the body got dumped at sea.Hard to belive they would if inteligent brought his body ass proff considering they have been caught lieingh so much.They are smarter than to dump the body knowing people would question if it's a lie so most likely it was.Americans need to not fall for the lies from the NEOCONS and start demanding in LARGE numbers to bring the troops home and stop the contiual wars.
A member of the US congress wants Iraq to pay for a war that cripeled there country and killed millions how evil can you be.The war was illegal in many ways the whole world nows the US does just like an articles headline says tells others to do as they say not as thet do sickning.Did the devil take controll of the US seems like it and for a long time now probably 40 to 50 years now.
Sorry had to comment again with this retarded logic it make Saddam look like an angel comparedf to the US.This congressman should lose his job al;ong with many others but what dumb person would say something like this killing robbing and wanting the victum to pay for it.He obviously lives on cloud 9.
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