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

    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.


    Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids - FoxNews.com
    Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, like other officials in Islamabad, said the killing of bin Laden in northern Pakistan was a positive step. But, reflecting concerns that the unilateral strike violated his country's sovereignty, Gilani sent a clear message to the United States. He warned any "overt or covert" attack would be met with a "matching response" in the future.

    "Pakistan reserves the right to retaliate with full force. No one should underestimate the resolve and capability of our nation and armed forces to defend our sacred homeland," Gilani said

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

    OMG! Bring that **** on. I would love to see the Paks, "retaliate".

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

    The best they could hope for would be a nuclear strike on our troops in Afghanistan or Iraq. They do not have the capability to deliver a nuclear weapon to the US homeland. They would NOT go nuclear. They don't have a death wish.

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

    I don't think the statement was so much directed at the US. Pak does't want anyone (especially India) getting any ideas about what they will tolerate. It doesn't read "The US shouldn't underestimate...".

    Or a pre-emptive strike is in order. Not sure.
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    Re: Pakistan PM Warns of 'Full Force' Response to Future U.S. Raids

    I just learned there is a 10 year old agreement Pakistan made with President Bush that if Osama or another high ranking Al Queda leader was hiding there the US had permission to go in and get them.

    The agreement went on to say that the Pakistan Gov. would Raise hell about it but it would all be for show for the people of Pakistan.

    So it seems that the best thing to say about the phony threat is nothing.

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

    Posturing for the people.

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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.
    I would do the following:

    1. Refrain from public comments.

    2. Privately convey extreme displeasure to the Pakistani government and make it clear that the U.S. would continue to aggressively protect its regional interests. In other words, drone strikes would continue when necessary. In addition, while aid to Pakistan would continue for the near-term, it would increasingly be tied to Pakistan's performance/cooperation, including efforts to safeguard its nuclear arsenal.

    3. Charge the U.S. military with addressing the inherently flawed, single supply route into Afghanistan situation, so that options would be available should Pakistan ultimately bar use of its territory. Although it might be more expensive, an air bridge of the kind that worked with Berlin is one alternative (supply planes would overfly Pakistani territory much as they did East German territory) with Pakistan understanding that its interference would be met by the severest consequences. Other land-based routes also exist, but some degree of cooperation and coordination with Russia could be required given that those areas are in Russia's "Near Abroad." Clearly, the alternatives are more expensive and logistically less desirable, but alternatives exist nonetheless. The trade-offs need to be considered and, if necessary, an alternative would have to be implemented should Pakistan make the current approach difficult to impossible to continue.

    Contingency plans should always exist even if they never have to be pursued. Recent U.S. planning has witnessed too little contingency planning, even for obvious situations i.e., the outbreak of insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan (very predictable given the ethnic/tribal divisions in those countries, not to mention their past history of ethnic/tribal animosities).

    Needless to say, questions persist as to whether the Karzai regime is capable of building a relatively stable Afghanistan. If Al Qaeda has been sufficiently neutralized, the U.S. should re-assess the degree of its involvement in Afghanistan. Perhaps alternatives short of propping up the Karzai regime might be more feasible. That strategic review could reduce the magnitude of resupply needed for Afghanistan and mitigate one source of possible friction with Pakistan.

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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?
    To put it bluntly...in the ass.

    As long as the LOC's run through Pakistan.

    Get Iran, or a few Central Asian Nations in the mix to allow transit of military cargo for the war in A-stan? Nope, not gonna happen. So, we have to go through Paki. In other words...the Pakis have, the US by the ass

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

    Hey, Pakistan, this is what we have to do with our ENEMIES.

    Stop posturing as our "ally" when clearly you are not. Harboring bin Laden for years has exposed you for the fraud you are.

    If we cut off the $3 billion per year we give you, you'll be Afghanistan overnights.

    So shut up or launch. You'll be pavement before dark.

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