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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    How are we to take this? Is this a threat that they will use everything they have and pay us back by violating our sovereignty, or does it mean they will use their Nuclear power on us?

    If you were in a position to respond what would you do?

    Personally I would not make any public statement at all.

    It should be noted that there has been a Predator strike since Osama was taken out, and they did nothing about it. The best response is sometimes no response.
    I think the Osama strike was a special situation that is unlikely to happen again. The United States certainly shouldn't make a habit of sending operatives into cooperative foreign countries (or at least those that are arguably cooperative) without asking permission first. The benefits of such strikes are outweighed by the political costs, absent unique circumstances like those that existed here.

    As for Gilani's statement, I suspect it is wholly for show. Carrying through with such a threat would be beyond idiotic. However, he needs to be seen as a credible leader by the Pakistani people.

    I have a suspicion that Gilani's private conversations with the Obama administration lately have been very different in tone... I agree that the best response here is no response. Let him do what he needs to, and let him know in private he is treading on thin ice.
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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    They're ****ing idiots.

    They've hired lobbyists in Washington to make sure we don't take away the $2 billion foreign aid scheduled for them in Obama's 2012 budget. And they threaten us??? OMFG. Why would we give this country a freakin' penny??
    I feel we shoud cut off their funding. My stepdad told me he worries if we do that they may try to nuke Israel
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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    Quote Originally Posted by tjinta ibis View Post
    Posturing for the people.
    I think in this country we call it using sound bites for the constituents. They know that would be suicidal.

    We could pretty much bank on India letting us use their land for military bases to fight Pakistan.

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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I feel we shoud cut off their funding. My stepdad told me he worries if we do that they may try to nuke Israel
    I think your stepdad should probably stop assuming people are suicidal.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think your stepdad should probably stop assuming people are suicidal.
    Yeah I did not get it either.
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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I feel we shoud cut off their funding. My stepdad told me he worries if we do that they may try to nuke Israel
    Your stepdad is livin' in fantasyland. Get a new stepdad

    Seriously tho, I think eventually, Pakistan will devolve to a Taliban dominated government with nuclear weapons. I actually see the possibility of a Pakistani nuke as greater than an Iranian.

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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    I think we should do nothing, just let it slide. There's no reason to get all worked up over a comment that's obviously intended to placate some of the more radical elements in his country. Pakistan is walking a tightrope right now and it would be reckless of us to tip them off balance.

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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    In politics, words are meaningless. Only actions reflect genuine motives.

    Words: The government of Pakistan did not invite bin Laden, and is glad he's dead.

    Actions: bin Laden lived in Pakistan for at least 5 years.

    Words: The US government will not tolerate complicity w/terrorists and cut aid to Pakistan unless it reforms.

    Actions: Key Congressional have no intention of cutting aid to Pakistan.

    Boehner: 'Our Aid Should Continue to Pakistan' | CNSnews.com

    CONCLUSION: the US and Pakistani governments are both collaborating w/al Qaeda.

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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    How are we to take this? Is this a threat that they will use everything they have and pay us back by violating our sovereignty, or does it mean they will use their Nuclear power on us?

    If you were in a position to respond what would you do?

    Personally I would not make any public statement at all.

    It should be noted that there has been a Predator strike since Osama was taken out, and they did nothing about it. The best response is sometimes no response.

    We should say "thank you for the fair warning. When we went after Osama, we didn't tell you because we know half of your government and military support him and he'd get advance warning and disappear. The next time we find that you are harboring one of America's worst enemies, while claiming to be our ally, we will assume you will fight us if we go after them. So, we'll destroy your air force and air defenses before we go in.... this will, of course, cause us a delay of 27 minutes, which is inconvenient but you can't have everything. Have a nice day...."

    Hmph. Some so-called ally, anyway.

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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    Seems like a simple plan, Pakistan doesn't like being pushed around and how can I blame them. The leadership in charge over their must publicly say something to the people, and I doubt we are doing any good by publicizing Pakistan's weaknesses. Unless we are looking to permanently police their countryside, I would let Pakistan say whatever they need to in order for them to maintain control.

    I was under the impression Pakistan and it's airspace was not under US control and the whole Bin Laden mission was a one time deal(normally).

    Make me wonder what kind of statement the US would need to make if India announced that it successfully launched a mission into the US and taken Warren Anderson into custody.

    And the big hypothetical question that comes to mind: What if Pakistan had destroyed our unidentified forces somewhere inside of Pakistan before they reached their target, would we have retaliated against them with full force to complete our mission.

    Hopefully the leadership in Pakistan is in close contact with our leaders so that most everything is business as usual behind closed doors.

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