Admiral Michael Mullen has reported that his latest meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Gen. Parvez Kayani, ended after four hours with the US angrily claiming that the Pakistani military is secretly backing the Haqqani Network in a proxy war against the United States.
The US has been blaming the Haqqani Network for literally every major attack in Afghanistan lately, even publicly rejecting claims of responsibility from other groups so they could lay the blame on the Pakistan-based Haqqanis.
Though this seemed at first to be just part of the ongoing drama of the US trying to defend drone strikes against North Waziristan over public objections from Pakistan and massive civilian casualties, it seems the US is escalating matters now by insisting first that Pakistan was “ignoring” the Haqqanis and now claiming they’re secretly in league.
The repeated US moves to blame Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan over the past decade has seriously strained ties for some time, but as matters get worse and worse it is hard to imagine that a split isn’t coming. particularly with top US officials openly threatening to invade Pakistan to deal with the Haqqanis.
It is already yielding a major backlash from Pakistani officials, and once again the US has had to agree to Pakistani demands to reduce the number of troops on the ground in Pakistan.
4 thoughts on “US: Pakistan Using Haqqani Network for Proxy War Against Us”
LOL. They are always crying about this Haqqani network. I bet it doesnt even number more than 1,000 fighters/personel at any given fighting season, and they cry about it constantly so they can blame Pakistan for the Afghan shortcomings,
Can you really blame the Pakistani's?
Somebody should have the guts to stand up against the murderous American War Machine
Go Haqqanis. Kill the Invaders.
Does it make any sense that a group based in Pakistan goes all the way to Kabul to do the attacks? Was NATO sleeping, or is it just a ploy to expand the war? Why not end this charade and bring the troops back. Bin Laden is dead, why are we still there?
F**ck the US!
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