Wednesday, December 22, 2010

U.S. Failed Killing Taliban in Afghan, pushed to Pakistan


Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 07:05:00 AM
Amid growing frustration United States (U.S.) in removing Taliban hardliners in particular, the commanders of the war the United States (U.S.) in Afghanistan prepares to extend military operations in tribal areas in Pakistan.
The plan will increase U.S. military activity in Pakistan. If implemented this will be the beginning of a new front in the war in Afghanistan.
"The decision to extend the American military activity in Pakistan will be opening a new front in the war nine years," remarked U.S. officials unnamed as reported by The New York Times, yesterday.
According the proposal, the U.S. will increase special operations in Pakistan. However, the proposal is still awaiting approval from U.S. President Barack Obama.
"That would risk upsetting the Pakistani government which has become an uneasy ally in the war in Afghanistan. Especially if it caused civilian casualties or public confrontation is very high, "said the U.S. official.
Senior official for the International Security Assistance Force troops (International Security Assistance Force / ISAF) denied a report from The New York Times.
"Absolutely not true that U.S. forces planned to conduct operations to Pakistan," said Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications ISAF Rear Admiral Gregory Smith said in a statement from Afghanista capital, Kabul, yesterday.
Smith said the U.S. troops and their allies in NATO, together with Afghan forces, has developed strong links with the Pakistan military to address security issues. "This coordination recognizes the sovereignty of Afghanistan and Pakistan to pursue insurgents and terrorists operating in their territories," added Smith.
Lately, the U.S. and Pakistan relations under stress, although the dialogue has been conducted for many months and billions of aid dollars have been poured from the U.S. cash to help flood victims in Pakistan.
During this time, the planes owned by U.S. unmanned incentive to do the attacks in areas in Pakistan are suspected militant hideouts of the Taliban. Throughout the year 2010 alone, more than 100 attacks have been carried out unmanned U.S. aircraft.
Attacks that U.S. intelligence agencies operated, the CIA has prompted protests by the Pakistani government. More than 250 people have been killed in dozens of missile attacks by unmanned aircraft the U.S. since September 3. The victims were mostly civilians.
Pakistani officials insist the missile attacks proved counter-productive.
"We believe that it is counter-productive and also violations of our sovereignty," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit Pakistan recently. [RM]

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