Pakistan Newslinks 27-28 November 2011

28 November 2011 —

28 November 2011
US and Pakistan enter the danger zone
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
Pakistan’s relations with the US continue to plunge after foreign forces breached the ”red line” with Friday night’s fateful air strike that killed 28 Pakistani soldiers. Islamabad’s response stops short of declaring an end to participation in the US-led war in Afghanistan, but the colossal breakdown of diplomacy at the political, military and intelligence levels is a shocking state of affairs for a superpower with over 100,000 troops in Pakistan’s vicinity. – M K Bhadrakumar (Nov 28, ’11)

SPENGLER : Blazing Saddles in Pakistan
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
Even before America found itself on the defensive after the air-strike deaths, the Washington consensus was summed up by the need to keep Pakistan on side as a ‘friend’ because of its nuclear capability. While Pakistan menaces the United States with the prospect of its own failure, the simplest solution to the problem of atomic weapons is to frighten the Pakistani army into eliminating terrorists who might use them. The second-best solution is to take the nuclear weapons away. (Nov 28, ’11)

NATO raid kills two dozen Pakistani soldiers
World Socialist Web Site Today at 09:04
Relations between the United States and Pakistan are near breaking point after a US airstrike early Saturday morning killed more than 25 Pakistani soldiers stationed at two army posts located near the Afghan border.

Joint military exercise highlights growing Pakistan-China relations
World Socialist Web Site Today at 09:04
The joint military exercise by Pakistan and China began as US-China rivalries in Asia intensify.

Pakistan denies it set off attack
BBC News Today at 07:31
Pakistan denies reports it opened fire first provoking the Nato air strike which killed 24 of its troops at a checkpoint on the Afghan border.

NATO’s Pakistan raid dents Pak-U.S. ties
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 02:50

Pakistan fuel suppliers protest against Nato attack
ISLAMABAD: The main Pakistani association that delivers fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan said it would not resume supplies anytime soon in protest against an air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at the weekend. …

Husain Haqqani: US, Pakistan “understand how much they need each other”
Christian Science Monitor
Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, discussed the tensions between Pakistan and America along with the reasons why ties between the nations must persist at a Monitor breakfast. By David Cook / November 28, 2011 Husain Haqqani, …

Pakistan Says Air Attack Impacts on US Ties
Washington Post
28 (Bloomberg) — Pakistan said an attack by the American-led NATO force based in Afghanistan that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers had triggered “rage” in the nuclear-armed nation and reversed progress in repairing ties with the US Bloomberg’s John Dawson …

Pakistan prevents to participate in Bonn conference
Khaama Press
By Ghanizada – Mon Nov 28, 10:35 am Monday, November 28, 2011 – Foreign Affairs Ministry of Pakistan in reaction to the air raid by NATO-led international forces which killed at least 25 Pakistani troops said, they will not participate in the second …

Former Pakistan FM joins up with Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s ex-foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi joined forces with cricketer-politician Imran Khan Sunday, becoming the most high-profile defector to his growing campaign to win the next general election. Qureshi made the announcement …

Protests underway across Pakistan against NATO attack
The Express Tribune
PHOTO: INP In the aftermath of the cross-border North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on Saturday, fury spread across Pakistan and took US-Pakistan ties to a new low. Protests are underway in Pakistan to …

Through foreign eyes
THE civilian government in Pakistan is certain to feel the fallout of memogate in coming weeks, with either its credibility or institutional validity undermined in the public eye. Less discussed is the fact that Pakistan’s publishing industry too will …

America’s Pakistan Mess Gets Worse With Alleged NATO Strike …
By Bruce Riedel
Bruce Riedel on the decades of deceit that have Obama in diplomatic hell—and why Pakistan holds the cards.

NATO apology not good enough: Pakistan army – The Express …
Military spokesperson says reports suggesting that Pakistan troops fired at nato forces first are untrue.

Pakistan to ‘completely review’ ties with US — RT
Pakistan says it is reviewing its relations with the US and NATO and has taken “urgent action” after a NATO attack on Friday killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. A key Afghan border has been sealed and the US ordered to quit an air-base in the …

Chaos in Pakistan | FrontPage Magazine
By Alan W. Dowd
Another month, another incident with Pakistan. This time, it was a nighttime NATO airstrike against Pakistani border outposts that triggered the crisis. Pakistan says 25 of its soldiers were killed in the “unprovoked and indiscriminate” attack by …

Pakistan NATO Attack: Afghanistan Reportedly Called In Airstrikes
By The Huffington Post News Team
ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan officials claimed Sunday that Afghan and NATO forces were retaliating for gunfire from two Pakistani army bases when they called in airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, adding a layer of complexity to an …

Pakistan: 24 troops dead in NATO helicopter attack – Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Pakistan on Saturday accused NATO helicopters and fighter jets of firing on two army checkpoints in the country’s northwest and killing 24 …

27 November 2011
The Obama Doctrine: Imperialism Masked as «Humanitarian Interventionism»
Strategic Culture Foundation Yesterday at 20:00
The Obama administration, in yet another display of the use of Orwellian language, has embarked on a military doctrine called ‘Mass Atrocity Prevention’ (MAP), the Pentagon operational plan to implement the White House’s ‘R2P’ or ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine… And in yet another display of oxymoronic Orwellian ‘Newspeak,’ the main Defense Department activity for developing ‘Mass Atrocity Response Operations’ or ‘MARO’ is the Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI)… Current targets for meddling by MARO and the Soros NGO network are Syria, Somalia, Philippines, Kenya, post-Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) Colombia, Guatemala, Pakistan, Uganda (targeting the Lord’s Resistance Army), and North and…

Pakistan closes border after Nato killings
Morning Star Yesterday at 17:02
Islamabad has blocked vital supply routes for US-led occupation forces in Afghanistan and ordered Washington to leave a base used by CIA drone bombers after a Nato air strike killed 24 Pakistani troops and injured 13.

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Posted 28th November 2011 by InI in category Pakistan Newslinks

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