View Poll Results: Should have Pakistan's sovereign been a lesser concern for the US?

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    Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    The Pakistani's are very unhappy that the American's flew into their airspace, landed on their turf and shot up a building for 40 minutes (and then left behind a downed helicopter and a blazing mansion).

    There is no doubt much criticism will be made against America in the way of Pakistan, and the anti-American axis will probably just try and use it as an example of America's "imperialism" and "disregard for national sovereign".

    The question here is however, was Obama right in deeming a clear violation of Pakistani sovereign and international law as a lesser concern considering the importance and scope of the mission at hand?
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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    America has been running airstrikes into Pakistan territory with candid approval for quite a while, I think this was justified.
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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    The Pakistani's are very unhappy that the American's flew into their airspace, landed on their turf and shot up a building for 40 minutes (and then left behind a downed helicopter and a blazing mansion).

    There is no doubt much criticism will be made against America in that respect especially in the way of Pakistan and the anti-American axis will probably just try and use it as an example of America's "imperialism" and "disregard for national sovereign".

    The question here is, was Obama right in deeming a clear violation of Pakistan and international law as a lesser concern considering the important and scope of the mission at hand?
    This definitely falls under the old adage:

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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    America has been running airstrikes into Pakistan territory with candid approval for quite a while, I think this was justified.
    This is clearly quiet different, although i agree with your conclusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This definitely falls under the old adage:
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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    This is clearly quiet different, although i agree with your conclusion.
    It is different, but it also shows that there is a precedent there.
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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    It is different, but it also shows that there is a precedent there.
    One could argue that Osama just wasn't worth the violation into Pakistan and the political risk associated with doing that because of his marginalization in Al Qaeda and subsequent irrelevance after 9/11, and that the air strikes are targeting real and current threats. What do you think?
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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    It was justified.

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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Yes, it was justified. Pakistan couldn't be trusted with the information. Given the double game they've been playing for a decade, I'm not especially inclined to care about their sovereignty when it comes to killing the world's most wanted man.
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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    When it comes to this, **** Pakistan!
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    Re: Was Pakistan's sovereign a lesser concern?

    Public statements aside, the Pakistani government is tacitly allowing strikes on their soil. The U.S. pays a fortune in bribes for said privilege. The problem is that Pakistan is a highly disorganized country and many parts of the government are not in agreement with there so called leaders. These other elements probably were propping up Bin laden. Frankly, the Pakistani military has the power to prevent such incursions and as long as they take no action, one can get away with such attacks.

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