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US 'threat' of military action unites Pakistan

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by steveox, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. steveox

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    ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. accusations that Pakistan is supporting Afghan insurgents have triggered a nationalist backlash and whipped up media fears of an American invasion, drowning out any discussion over the army's long use of jihadi groups as deadly proxies in the region.

    The reaction shows the problem facing the United States as it presses Pakistan for action: Strong statements in Washington provoke a negative public response that makes it more difficult for the army to act against the militants — even if it decided it was in the country's interest to do so.

    Pakistan's mostly conservative populace is deeply suspicious of U.S. intentions a decade after Washington forged an alliance with Islamabad. Many people here believe the U.S. wants to break up Pakistan and take its arsenal of nuclear weapons, and America is very unpopular throughout the country.

    By contrast, Pakistanis lack unity against Islamic militants. Politicians and media commentators are often ambiguous in their criticism of the Pakistani Taliban, despite its carrying out near weekly bombings in Pakistan over the past four years.

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-threat-military-action-unites-pakistan-033123234.html

    Yup USA is gonna bomb them. THIS IS JUSTICE FOR 9/11. Remember how the Soviets punished GERMANY cause they tried to invade them. This is how the Soviets punished GERMANY
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