Pakistan Warns U.S. on Attacking Al Qaeda on Its Own

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    I wouldn't have a problem with this if Pakistan would shit or get off the pot. As it stands right now, Pakistan is a safe haven for the Taliban much as Cambodia and Laos were for the VC.

    Where's Nixon when you need an Easter Offensive?
     
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    Musharaff needs al-Qaeda and the Taliban in the tribal areas of Pakistan so that he has a scape goat after he kills his political opponents.
     
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    If nothing else, he seems to be using the topic as deflection.

    I much prefer the way then-Colonel Barrows (later Gen Barrows - CMC) handled it during Operation Dewey Canyon II in Vietnam. he pursued the VC into Laos, blew up a bunch of their stuff, THEN called and asked permission to pursue them into Laos.

    He was told no.:cool:
     
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    I do not understand Musharraf's lack of going all out against AQ which has invaded Pakistan and tried to assassinate him more than once. He has made some effort, and I have read somewhere that around 800 Paki soldiers have been killed over time while fighting in the NW Territories. But Pakistan has a huge army and it seems to have not made its best effort on the ground against AQ and its supporters in the NWT. What many are worried about is the reliability of the Paki army and the degree to which it has been infiltrated by Islamic extremists.
     
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