Pakistan says US drone strike violated its sovereignty

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Pakistan says US drone strike violated its sovereignty
Pakistan denounces US strike that apparently killed Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor near Afghan border.



Pakistan accused the United States on Sunday of violating its sovereignty with a drone strike against the leader of the Afghan Taliban, in perhaps the most high-profile US incursion into Pakistani territory since the 2011 raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

Afghanistan said the attack killed Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, which, if confirmed, could trigger a succession battle within the armed group that has proved resilient despite a decade and a half of US military deployments to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Twitter that he was dead, the country's spy agency also said that he had been killed, and a source close to Mansoor told Al Jazeera he believed the reports to be true.

The Saturday drone strike, which US officials said was authorised by President Barack Obama, showed that the US was prepared to go after the Taliban leadership in Pakistan, which the government in Kabul has repeatedly accused of sheltering the rebels.

Pakistan protested on Sunday, saying the US government did not inform Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif beforehand.

"This is a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty," Sharif told reporters in London.



http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/pakistan-drone-strike-violated-sovereignty-160522204312754.html
 

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Pakistan is the jock of the century. Its very simple as 1-2-3 steps.. Expel the US ambassador to Pakistan, recall the ambassador to the US , close the air space, shut all US routs to Afghanistan and let the US reaps what it sows.
 

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This has a precedent when the the US Navy Seals raided northern Pakistan and killed Osama bin Laden. I have this feeling that there is a quite unwritten agreement between Pakistan and the US with regard to these incursions. Pakistan prefers to look the other way and makes inept ramblings only for things to go back to normal. There is close cooperation between the American and Pakistan militaries and Pakistan is one of the key buyers of American arms. I have also seen an article to the effect that the Pakistani military has a vested interest in terrorism since it drives substantial amounts of cash meant for the military in their direction, I mean they profiteer from terrorism.
 

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After Osama bin Laden was found inPakistan in a protective circle by the Pak army, it has no face to say that to the world, much less to talk like that to the USA. The world knows that the ISI and the Pak army trains, helps, and protects all the terrorists. Most of the missions against the US forces in Afghanistan are (allegedly) planned by the ISI and army. It is -- was -- also leeching millions and billions of US Dollars from the USA, which it called "financial aid", but is nothing short of blackmail by the Pak army and ISI. That time, fortunately, is behind us now.

The Americans are not giving much importance to these "tough-looking" talks by the Pak establishment, because it knows that the Pak establishment, the ISI and the army, must say those words to keep their people in a happy state of mind. Nowadays, I think the Pak people are more with the terrorists than the ISI and Pak army. There can be various reasons, but the main reason is that Pak cannot do anything on the Indian front, apart from bleeding India through the terror attacks and skirmishes on the border.

If the Pak population comes out of the dream and understands the shocking reality on the ground, then it will understand how much they have been betrayed by their own cunning leaders, and what difficult times, to put it mildly, lay ahead of them in near future... It will be a huge problem, to put it mildly again, for the Pak army and ISI to keep angry people in check then.

The treasury too is empty, development is nonexistent, and nothing in financials aid is coming from the USA, and the Saudi Arabia has its own problems to help Pakistan financially like before. The world has changed very fast for Pakistan, and there is always a fear that if Trump becomes the President, then it will be the ultimate bad luck, just to put this too mildly :), for them from all angles.
 

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