Saturday, October 08, 2011

Pakistan not a friend

Salim Mansur understands that pakistan is a failed state and is a threat to the west.


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BY SALIM MANSUR ,QMI AGENCY
FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2011 08:00 PM EDT

In the world of diplomacy, uttering words of caution on a troubled relationship with another state is pretty much raising a red-flag warning of impending or ongoing conflict.

This is what retiring Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, did in his final appearance on Sept. 22 with the Senate Armed Services Committee in describing America’s bizarre relationship with Pakistan.

In a carefully crafted public statement before U.S. senators, Mullen said, “Extremist organizations serving as proxies of the government of Pakistan are attacking Afghan troops and civilians as well as U.S. soldiers.”

Then Mullen made the chilling observation: “We believe the Haqqani Network — which has long enjoyed the support and protection of the Pakistani government and is, in many ways, a strategic arm of Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence Agency — is responsible for the Sept. 13 attacks against the U.S. embassy in Kabul.”

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