The highly anticipated meeting between President Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani, potentially the last one before Gilani is jailed for contempt of court, was longer than initially scheduled, according to officials familiar with it, and centered on drone strikes.
The discussion saw Gilani reiterating parliament’s demand that the US halt all its drone strikes against Pakistan, and Obama insisting that the US is “not ready” to do that, and that the strikes will eventually “be helpful in eliminating terror.”
Obama, as expected, was more interested in securing a final deal on reopening the border to Afghanistan for military supplies. Gilani is said to have told Obama that there was no chance for a secret deal and that the drone demand remained.
The US has been pushing for a return to the situation before US warplanes attacked a pair of Pakistani military bases in late November. Massive anti-US protests in Pakistan have the civilian leadership convinced they can no longer give the US a free rein to operate.
5 thoughts on “Obama Told Pakistan: US ‘Not Ready’ to Stop Drone Strikes”
Pakistan: Stop assassinating our citizens!
US government: No…who's gonna make us?
The insanity of the U.S. position in Afghanistan and Pakistan is finally being revealed and hopefully this will quickly lead to a strategic collapse and end to occupation and war.
"…and that the strikes will eventually “be helpful in eliminating terror.”
The drone strikes ARE the terror that must be eliminated.
But of course not! Look at the bang they're getting for their buck.
Some twit over at another website is calling Obummer a Muslim. I say lobotomy. Connecticut. 1979. He has all the symptoms. Look up clinical psychology journals and avoid Wikipedia. This is serious stuff. Project Monarch. CIA behavior management. Obama would not know.
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