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Babbler # 1885

posted 25 June 2003 04:22 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Following a meeting with Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, at Camp David yesterday, Mr Bush praised his counterpart as "a courageous leader and a friend of the United States", and proposed the aid package to "help advance security and economic opportunity for Pakistan's citizens".

Irony = dead. Where's my nickel?

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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 25 June 2003 04:44 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
why support musharraf and risk alienating 1 billion people next door in india? the US nightmare: an islamic revolution in a state with nuclear weapons.

and if musharraf is being such a good ally in the "war on terror", why are tribal areas being searched 15 months after afghanistan?


Musharraf said the region being searched is the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), a mountainous territory covering about 10,500 square miles in northwest Pakistan along the Afghan border.

Musharraf said the government had not entered the region "for over a century."

"This is the first time that the Pakistan army and our civil armed forces have entered this region, and we are in the process of opening out this region," Musharraf said.

but back in pakistan,


government spokesmen back home in Pakistan were making no mention of the al-Qaeda factor that may have prompted the Pakistan Army to move into the so-called "no-go areas." Instead, they were claiming that the troops entered the area in response to demands by the tribal people who wanted the under-developed Mohmand Agency area to be opened up to undergo rapid development.

Government officials did concede that some people resisted the move, exchanged heavy fire with the Pakistani troops, leading to the death of a soldier and a village woman and injuries to two paratroopers.

While Pakistani soldiers were battling tribesmen in Mohmand Agency, US troops based in Afghanistan were deployed across the border in Nangarhar and Kunar provinces.

There was little doubt that it was a co-ordinated operation by the two armies to secure part of the long and porous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan and to deny sanctuary to al-Qaeda, Taleban and other anti-US elements.

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Babbler # 4101

posted 25 June 2003 11:37 PM      Profile for Deception     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
remember Bush didn't even know the dudes name during his campaign run. now they ostensibly fight the “war on terror” as obdurate partners, that’s irony!
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