Comments on: Ambiguous, embittering and unstoppable: U.S. drones in Pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: buy fifa 15 coins http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-53367 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:19:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-53367 whoah this weblog is fantastic i like studying your articles. Keep up the great work! You understand, lots of persons are looking around for this info, you can help them greatly.

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By: True.North. http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-41105 Fri, 25 May 2012 02:30:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-41105 @KPSingh01

I wonder if Umair has ever actually left Pakistan. The Pakistanis I know are embarrased to be Pakistani because of what has happened in Pakistan. They tell Indians and close friends they are Pakistani. But to other random folk? They say they are Indian.

Umair is only proud because he is either a) employed in some capacity by the state or b) hasn’t travelled abroad much recently to experience the humiliation of decent Pakistanis.

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By: True.North. http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-41104 Fri, 25 May 2012 02:27:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-41104 LOL. Chotu Malik….so many deep thoughts.

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By: CrusaderInfidel http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-40884 Tue, 15 May 2012 23:19:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-40884 Heres to further victories by Drones. Uncle Sam would only have to flick a little finger to swat Pakistan.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-40763 Thu, 10 May 2012 16:10:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-40763 Sarkozy has been retired and the Hollande is going to quit Afghanistan at year end. NATO is now in tatters; the KGB man is now in power and the Russian chief of staff has openly thrateaned the preventive strike against USA missile shield in Europe. For how long more the Drones are going to stay in air, soon pakistan military would no onger be able to know the difference between the American or the Iranian drons. The Nuke war is coming; the question remains when and where?Obama time has run out as well; he is already preparing himself for a billiard game with Climton?

Rex Minor

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By: BajaArizona http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-40583 Thu, 03 May 2012 07:14:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-40583 This article was very comprehensive and fair minded given the space allowed. Well done.

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-40562 Wed, 02 May 2012 05:35:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-40562 If Umair was reading about this he would have nuked out all the drones. America should be careful. Pakistan has nukes and will blow up every drone that comes into Pakistani territory.

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By: True.North. http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-40560 Wed, 02 May 2012 01:11:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-40560 Myra,

You failed to account for the most simple explanation: the dog-and-pony show after every drone attack is just a way for the Pakistani elite (military and civilian), complicit with the drone attacks, to allow the public to vent their frustration and sense of national emasculation.

The Pakistanis can definitely shoot down the drones. They wouldn’t even need the PAF to do it. The Americans would not respond with dogfights over Pakistan. Where do you get the idea of military escalation? Would Pakistan face severe political and economic consequences for not accepting the drone strikes? Most definitely.

The Pakistani elite fully support the drone strike. The civilians fear the insurgents. The military has no apetite to man up and actually fight the foreigners seeking refuge in the hills, or the radicalized locals. So they give tacit approval to American strikes and feign outrage.

Saying they could not stop the drones though, is utterly hilarious. If that’s true, the entire Pak mil establishment should simply disband. When they claim to be a bulwark against Indian aggression but can’t stop simple drones, you have to wonder how competent they really are. Luckily for the Pakistani public, their armed forces aren’t as helpless as they like to claim. They are just utterly contemptible and dishonest.

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By: san-man http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/05/01/ambiguous-embittering-and-unstoppable-u-s-drones-in-pakistan/comment-page-1/#comment-40558 Tue, 01 May 2012 19:28:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8747#comment-40558 Pakistan has the choice of eliminating Taliban and AlQaeda from its territory itself – the US is only there because Pakistan is refusing to fulfil its sovereign responsibilities. Let’s remember that sovereignty is a 2-way street, entailing not just rights but obligations. If Pakistan is not willing or able to fulfill its responsibilities in stopping terrorists from using its soil, then other nations which don’t want to be the recipients of such terror attacks have the right to act in their own self-defense. Let’s not forget that Pakistan created and supported Taliban in the first place, and also extended support to AlQaeda.

Pakistan’s govt officials, both civilian and military, are just a bunch of con-artists, refusing to own up to the terror problem they’ve created. They are playing a game of artful dodgery, alternately rebuffing the US and hiding behind the skirts of their own people, by quoting public outrage. Well, if the Pakistani public are themselves outraged by pursuit of terror, then they should face up to the responsibility of confronting those terrorists themselves, rather than rallying around the terrorists and supporting govt complicity in terrorism.

What the United States and the free world are facing in Pakistan is an irredentist state, albeit one too weak and too cowardly to challenge them in open warfare – yet.

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