Since 2001 after the 9 11 attacks on world trade center towers in US, Pakistan have been the main ally of US in war against terror. Pakistani soil as well as resources have been and being used to cope with the bad guys in Afghanistan. All supplies to US soldiers in Afghanistan were through Pakistan. Also 70 billion dollars was the money Pakistan had spent to facilitate the war against terror where only 20 billion dollars were provided by United States.
Now when the war against terror is going to be over soon and control over the bad guys have been pretty much gained, United States instead of endorsing or appreciating the efforts of its main ally, the blame game have been seen from United States. The most disturbing were the recent words of US military chief Admiral Mike Mullen’s words where he accessed Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of facilitating the Haqqani Network with money and logistics to attack areas in Afghanistan. He alleged Pakistan of trying to destabilize the Afghanistan for different reason, where he clearly was wrong in everything he said.
Following video shows some of those harsh and unrealistic words of US Admiral Mike Mullen.
Such words from US are coming for sometime now, have been disappointing as well as caused the rise of heat between two allies in war against terror. However the White House recently have disagreed to the words of Mike Mullan and told that this is not the language they will use about Pakistan.
For more than 10 years Pakistan have been ally of US to cope with terrorists, in addition to providing its soil for supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan, Pakistan have been running parallel operations in country itself and now all of sudden after epic ten years United States takes Pakistan as bad guys. Military action threats have also been heard from US against Pakistan.
Now United States and Pakistan have came along as far as 10 years together as allies, United States now must appreciate all the efforts and resources Pakistan have put to facilitate the war against terror. US knows that without Pakistan’s support even the 10% of success in Afghanistan was not possible. Now after all those years instead of thinking confrontation United States must respect the sovereignty of their main ally Pakistan and they need to resolve any difference through dialogs not by trying to put any pressure via threats.
By the way dialog is only way to go because how can you think any thing more than dialog against a Nuculear power. I am sure any efforts to resolve mutual problems via dialog will be met with open arms and with utter motivation to make things work from Pakistan side.
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As world knows Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbotabad, Pakistan, deep into the Pakistani territory, a town about 40 miles away from the capital city of Pakistan. This was a US Forces led operation but as Pakistan claims intelligence help was provided from Pakistan.
Now a new conspiracy against Pakistan being seen, mostly in US claiming that Pakistan knew the Osama’s location and would have protected him. This is so not true, exterminating any extreme elements living in its soil is much more needed by Pakistan more than any third Party like USA. The reason is security situation in Pakistan, with all those blasts in the past currently we are the country most affected by these terror attacks.
In an era when country is actively fighting against terror and coming forward to survive against any extremist elements why would a country like Pakistan will protect any extreme elements which can come back later to haunt us. Plus history shows that we have exterminated hundreds of people belonging to Al-Quida’s top leadership here in Pakistan, then who in right mind could think that we could have protected Bin Laden here in Pakistan. Or was it even possible after killing his people in Pakistan.
Congress in US and many other followers have came forward blaming Pakistan of protecting Bin Laden, the thing that hurts is that this all was based on false assumptions with none of on ground proof. The thing is we have not to answer to USA in this regard, but one thing for sure we are not protecting any extremist elements here in Pakistan and because that is just not in our interest, let alone a country on other side of globe.
Country like USA who happen to be contractors of everything happening around the globe does not always have to suspect others but they got to thank us in all we have done here in Pakistan for them.
Also when they talk of cutting aid to Pakistan, O come on we way more money than that of provided via that so called US aid when you people first attacked Afghanistan and continued it. Still today all supplies to the US and allied forces troops go through Pakistan. If Pakistan would have thought for stopping those supplies for just a day it would have halted and jeopardized the whole US mission in Afghanistan.
So US aid is nothing like something like a wrapped gift of US for Pakistan but it may be as reply to services we have provided to US.
Also if you are one of those blaming Pakistan for any support of Osama Bin Laden then better you straighten your facts and stop whining and complaining because we don’t support any extremist elements here and only because it is not in interest of Pakistan or any other peace loving nation of the world.
The leaders of US Congress are now putting pressure on their government to reconsider the relationships with Pakistan. According to them Pakistani intelligence would have known about the fact that Osama is in Pakistan and they would have helped him stay in Pakistan.
This is very unfortunate that US other then recognizing the Pakistan’s efforts in War against terror are still talking against the Pakistan. This is more likely more of US’s war and Pakistan have lost much in this war that includes the man power plus the trust of the International investors only due to the country’s worsened security situation.
Still if the efforts are not recognized by US, it is issue on part of US government, they need to straighten their facts. Pakistan have chosen itself already as America’s allies in this war against terror, but when you start suspecting your own allies, things don’t work out too well.
Another statement coming out from washington said
We did not have any proof that Pakistan knew about Osama’s location but we can not rule out the possibility.
This is truly statement that says it all, means US still does not trust their important allies in America’s war against terror. If Pakistan would have knew about him and wanted to protect him, then there was no way for US forces to locate and kill him. And why on earth Pakistan will try to protect a person who is accused of mass murder.
Few questions though can also be raised about US, why they preferred to kill this person, why not capture him and run a trial against him in their own judiciary. Moreover this would have cleared their misconceptions of Pakistan protecting Osama.
US need to recognize the effort’s of their number one allies (Pakistan) whichever they have done in this on going war against terror.
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