Clinton exonerates Pakistan over Osama Bin Laden !

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  1. Solid Beast

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    I knew it, nothing is going to get done in this region with these two strange bedfellows. Forget about 26/11 justice. Shame.


    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said there is no evidence senior people in Pakistan knew that Osama Bin Laden lived so close to Islamabad.

    But she said that the US and Pakistan needed to do more to battle Islamist militancy and that bilateral relations had reached a turning point.

    Mrs Clinton said any peace deal in Afghanistan would not succeed unless Pakistan was part of the process.

    She expressed Washington's "strong commitment" to relations with Pakistan.

    She was speaking as she arrived in Islamabad on a previously unannounced visit aimed at soothing tensions between the two countries.
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    Mrs Clinton said that the US had "absolutely no evidence that anyone at the highest level of the Pakistani government" knew where Bin Laden was and said she would return to Washington "ever more committed" to the relationship.

    "This was an especially important visit because we have reached a turning point. Osama Bin Laden is dead but al-Qaeda and his syndicate of terror remain a serious threat to us both," she said.

    "There is a momentum toward political reconciliation in Afghanistan but the insurgency continues to operate from safe havens here in Pakistan," she added, saying she believed that Pakistan and the US had the same goals.

    It is the first such high-level visit to Pakistan since the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden on 2 May.

    The American special forces raid on Bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad prompted protests from Islamabad.

    Mrs Clinton was accompanied on her visit by the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen.

    The pair held meetings with senior Pakistani politicians and army officers to plead for greater co-operation in the war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

    Mrs Clinton denied that the meetings, held under tight security, were tense and said she had heard Pakistan commit to "some very specific action" against militants for which the country "deserved more credit".

    Her visit comes a day after the US announced it was withdrawing some of its troops from Pakistan, at Islamabad's request.

    In what correspondents say was perhaps an attempt to smooth ruffled Pakistani feathers over the killing, Mrs Clinton acknowledged the ''sacrifices made every single day by the men and women Pakistan's military and its citizens".

    The ground was prepared by Senator John Kerry and the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Marc Grossman. The decision to visit was taken on Wednesday but kept under wraps for security reasons.

    The BBC's Kim Ghattas - who is travelling with Mrs Clinton - says that she arrived in Pakistan under intense security, her 20-car armoured motorcade racing through the city to the presidential palace with helicopters flying overhead.
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    Relations between US and Pakistan are always complex and fragile but they are particularly volatile at the moment.

    Our correspondent says that Mrs Clinton has met all of Pakistan's top officials several times before and is usually adept at smiley conversation for the cameras.

    But this time she sat fairly stone-faced at the start of her meeting with Pakistan's president, prime minister, foreign secretary and army chief.

    Some in Washington believe that Pakistani intelligence works closely with violent extremist groups. Suspicion is rife that some in Pakistan knew of Osama Bin Laden's hiding place all along.

    Meanwhile, US media reports say that Pakistan will allow the CIA to examine Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad.
     
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  3. chex3009

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    This was waiting to happen. Nothing new said by Hillary Clinton - all was expected.

    Afterall even after bad marriage, they are the best bed-mates.
     
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  4. Dark_Prince

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    Democrats at their best.....nothing new, this is how they roll! Seriously, America and Americans deserve few more 9/11s, only then their dumb citizenry of US will wake-up to this mess created by Democrats!

    P.S: It does not mean XE/Dyncorp guys are moving out of the land of the slaves! Sovereignty (which they never had) would be preserved and further no more US attacks will prevail. It's still a Catch 22 situation for Failed State pakistan with its coward and corrupt army filled with jihadis and terrorists; they will always remain mercenary and slaves of US i.e cannon fodder!!:becky:
     
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  5. chex3009

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    Afghanistan is slipping from India's hands and we can't do a thing, only be a dumb spectator.

    Clinton Talks Afghanistan, al Qaeda in Pakistan

     
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  6. Parthy

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    Hillary Clinton gives clean chit to Pakistan

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was even more committed to Pakistan after Osama bin Laden's killing, but said the country needed to do more in its battle with Islamist militants.

    Clinton is the most senior US official to visit Islamabad since relations between the wary allies went into freefall over the US Navy SEALs raid on May 2 that killed the al-Qaida chief in the city of Abbottabad.

    Shrouded in blanket security, she met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, before talks with army chief Ashfaq Kayani and the chief of Pakistan's intelligence agency Ahmad Shuja Pasha.

    The discovery that the world's most-wanted man was living just a stone's throw from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point raised troubling questions about whether anyone in the Pakistani establishment was protecting him.

    She said the United States had "absolutely no evidence that anyone at the highest level of the Pakistani government" knew where bin Laden was and said she would return to Washington "ever more committed" to the relationship.

    "This was an especially important visit because we have reached a turning point. Osama bin Laden is dead but Al-Qaeda and his syndicate of terror remain a serious threat to us both," Clinton said.

    "There is a momentum toward political reconciliation in Afghanistan but the insurgency continues to operate from safe havens here in Pakistan," she added, saying she believed that Pakistan and the United States had the same goals.

    Pakistan has suffered a wave of attacks since the May 2 raid, with the country's main Taliban faction vowing to strike Pakistani and American targets to avenge his death in the American raid.

    On the eve of Clinton's visit, 35 people were killed in a suicide car bombing outside a Pakistani police station in the northwestern town of Hangu late Thursday.

    Islamabad's alliance with Washington is deeply unpopular in Pakistan, where the bin Laden operation and a CIA drone war against militant commanders in the tribal belt fuels widespread anti-American sentiment.

    "America cannot and should not solve Pakistan's problems. That's up to Pakistan," she said.

    "Pakistan should understand that anti-Americanism and conspiracy theories will not make the problem disappear," she added.

    The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, who accompanied Clinton in her meetings went on to plead for greater co-operation between the two wary allies in the war against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

    Clinton denied that the meetings, held under blanket security, were tense and said she had heard Pakistan commit to "some very specific action", saying the country deserved more credit for its efforts in the war on militants.

    "We both recognise there is still much more work required and it's urgent."

    Her visit was seen as an effort to demand more cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants but also smooth over relations with Islamabad humiliated by the US raid that killed bin Laden.

    Kayani has said any similar raid would prompt a review of military cooperation with the United States and Washington is reducing the strength of US military personnel to a minimum following a request from Islamabad.

    Western officials have long accused Pakistan's intelligence services of playing a double game by fighting Islamist militants who pose a domestic threat, but protecting those who fight against American troops in Afghanistan.

    "They are now having to look at some very tough questions that they either tried to avoid or which they gave inadequate answers to before," a senior US official told reporters travelling with Clinton.

    The United States has long put pressure on Pakistan to lead a major air and ground offensive in North Waziristan, the most notorious Taliban and Al-Qaeda bastion used to launch attacks across the border in Afghanistan.

    Pakistan has always maintained that any such operation would be of its own time and choosing, arguing that its 140,000 troops committed to the northwest are too overstretched fighting against militants who pose a domestic threat.

    Pakistan has been fighting homegrown Taliban for years in its northwest and militant attacks have killed more than 4,400 people across the country since July 2007 in revenge for the government's US alliance.


    Hillary Clinton gives clean chit to Pakistan - The Times of India
     
  7. hit&run

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    Indian defence analysts like Maroof Raza [spelling] have openly mentioned about USA's constraints (old notorious friends) for going not going harsh on Pakistan but paying the bill herself for Pakistani misadventures.

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    He has also mentioned how America would act as a buffer for Pakistan against Indian pressures for same reason. I mean Indians are well aware of what Americans can do about Pakistan vis a vis Indian complaints. At the end of the day India has to run alone and pledge resource to make Pakistan naked at International forums. USA should also feel the best possible heat for her double standards on fight against global terrorism.
     
  8. Iamanidiot

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    Hillary gave a fig leaf to Pakistan,that all.But will the avg american believe it
     
  9. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    This is all rhetoric the drone attacks are still happening, and that is the main thing infuriating the pashtuns.
     
  10. BangersAndMash

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    This was happening in the streets of Pakistan when H.Clinton gave her little speech! Extremists burning US, Isreal & Indian flag!

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  12. The Messiah

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    Truth will be revealed when uncle yankee would have no use of pak.
     
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