Afghanistan to back Pakistan if wars with U.S. - Karzai!!!

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  1. bhramos

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    (Reuters) - Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday.

    The remarks were in sharp contrast to recent tension between the two neighbours over cross-border raids, and Afghan accusations that Pakistan was involved in killing the chief Afghan peace envoy, former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, by a suicide bomber on Sept. 20.

    "God forbid, If ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan," he said in the interview to Geo television.

    "If Pakistan is attacked and if the people of Pakistan needs Afghanistan's help, Afghanistan will be there with you."

    Such a situation is extremely unlikely, however. Despite months of tension and tough talk between Washington and Islamabad, the two allies appear to be working to ease tension.

    In a two-day visit to Islamabad, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued stern warnings and asked for more cooperation in winding down the war in Afghanistan, but ruled out "boots on the ground" in North Waziristan, where Washington has been pushing Pakistan to tackle the Haqqani network.

    The Haqqani are a group of militants Washington has blamed for a series of attacks in Afghanistan, using sanctuaries in the Pakistani tribal region along the Afghan border.

    Pakistan is seen as a critical to the U.S. drive to end the conflict in Afghanistan.

    Pressure on Islamabad has been mounting since U.S. special forces found and killed Osama bin Laden in May in a Pakistani garrison town, where he apparently had been living for years.

    The secret bin Laden raid was the biggest blow to U.S.-Pakistan relations since Islamabad joined the U.S. "war on terror" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

    Karzai said tensions between the United States and Pakistan did not have any impact in his country's attitude towards Pakistan.

    The TV channel, Geo, did not say when the interview was conducted.

    Afghans have long been suspicious of Pakistan's intentions in their country and question its promise to help bring peace. Karzai repeated that concern in his remarks.

    "Please brother, stop using all methods that hurt us and that are now hurting you.

    "Let's engage from a different platform, a platform in which the two brothers only progress towards a better future in peace and harmony," he said.

    Following the death of Rabbani, Karzai said he would cease attempting to reach out to the Afghan Taliban and instead negotiate directly with Pakistan, saying its military and intelligence services could influence the militants to make peace.

    Afghanistan to back Pakistan if wars with U.S. - Karzai | Reuters

    wtf???
     
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  3. agentperry

    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    why such comments comes when the tension susides. 90% issues sorted out by usa and pakistan after silent diplomacy with kayani( sabse bada sher, kayani shamsher, zardari adn gilani are same as pratibha patil)

    im damn sure even pakis would have been laughing listening this
     
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    "If Pakistan is attacked and if the people of Pakistan needs Afghanistan's help, Afghanistan will be there with you."

    puk puk puk puk pukaak..puk puk puk...
     
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    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    i don't understand karzai's humor. first he hated pakistan, then signed pacts with India now he says, he will stand by pakistan?

    did ISI or pakistan managed to arm twist karzai? whats the game going on here?
     
  6. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Source is paki.

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. Yusuf

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    Satyane wali umar ho gayi kya Karzai ki?

    He became a joke quite some time back. The other guy would have made a better president. Karzai is only looking to save his arse playing both sides. There is nothing more that Karzai can offer except the "strategic depth" that Pakistan is looking for. Pakis don't need anything else. So decide if you wanna let Astan be a terror haven or be allied with the west for a better future.
     
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    I don't know what's the man upto. Karzai is becoming increasingly like a yo-yo. He keeps spinning this way and that way. I don't know how much trust this stupid government has invested since WOT considering that $ 2 billion of our money has gone into Afghanistan.
     
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    put it in joke section
     
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    Afghanistan to back Pakistan if wars with U.S. - Karzai!!!

    Oh yeah , they will back Pakistan for sure to make sure Pakistan falls down properly and do not exist as a nation in future any more . :D
     
  11. The Messiah

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    This is a ploy...afghans will send in troops in guise of helping and will claim pashtun lands.
     
  12. Miriachi

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    The problem the US will face at war with Pakistan is. pakistan will definitely declared Jihad if any war arises. the whole muslims of the south Asia region will become hot and ready to take on the US and Pakistan will get benefit from it. The karzai has no option to put its weight on pakistan because he has to live in Afghanistan..
     
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    nope they'll be alone.
     
  14. Singh

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    What a clever move. This is signalling of the most amazing kind.
    Astan is heading towards endgame people.
     
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    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    Love karzai sir's humor. Pulled a fast one on pakis
     
  16. LETHALFORCE

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    Middle East muslims have been declaring this for years against USA, it has made no difference. Why would nations be stupid enough to sacrifice themselves for Pakistan?? Even China will back down.
     
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    The question is, have China ever supported pakis when they need them? he he he
     
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    People should actually see the interview. Reporting standards are really going down tsk tsk. The interview was conducted by Saleem Safi and on a Pakistani channel where the impression is Karzai is an anti-Pakistani US/India backed puppet.

    He does a really good job overall in a diplomatic way. Pity that news paper reports and headlines in news channels will only pick the sensationalist bit and not the whole interview.









    For those who don't speak Urdu/Hindu or don't have enough time, the main points

    * Karzai says that Pakistani establishment HAS to stop support of extremism/terrorism as an instrument of state policy
    * He defended India-Afghan strategic pact and mentioned it as a "neighbour" including the military training being provided by Indians as well as the $2billion in aid. He defended Indian leaders saying, they have no plans of using Afghan soil against Pakistan and that it is a myth created by Pakistani establishment. He later asked aggressively why Pakistan is trying to improve Indian relations through MFN and Aman ki Asha and have objections when Afghans do the same.
    * The response quoted in the article was a more generic to a loaded question by the interviewer where Karzai responded that if anyone attacked Pakistan, Afghanistan will be with a people of Pakistan and support them as we were helped when the USSR invaded Afghanistan.
    * Haqqani network and Quetta Shura ARE in Pakistan and have to be tackled there including the suicide bomber that killed Rabbani
    * Afghanistan has an independent policy and will not listen to diktats by anyone and will do what is in Afghan interest. If Pakistan thinks supporting extremism and terrorism will give them strategic depth then that will only be a dream
     
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    1) The TV channel, Geo, did not say when the interview was conducted.

    2) "If Pakistan is attacked and if the people of Pakistan needs Afghanistan's help, Afghanistan will be there with you."

    Afghanistan to back Pakistan if wars with U.S. - Karzai | Reuters


    These two sentences tell us the story . He is not talking about Pakistan GoV or army .
     
  20. Singh

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    without seeing the above interview, as a sidenote, saleem safi is a very unbiased and diplomatic journalist when compared to the rest of the "ghairat" brigade
     
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