'Someone, somewhere' provided support to Osama: Clinton

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  1. Sikh_warrior

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    ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that Pakistan urgently needed to take decisive steps against militancy and that relations between the two allies, tense since the killing of Osama bin Laden, had reached a turning point.

    Clinton, the most senior US official to visit Pakistan since US Navy SEALS killed the al Qaeda leader this month, appeared to be trying to smooth over strains, repeating that there was no evidence that any senior Pakistani officials knew bin Laden's whereabouts.

    But she also said she had asked President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani as well as Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani to do more to fight militants.

    "This was an especially important visit because we have reached a turning point," Clinton told reporters, after meeting the Pakistani officials with US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen. "We look to Pakistan, to the government of Pakistan to take decisive steps in the days ahead.

    "America cannot and should not solve Pakistan's problems. But in solving its problems, Pakistan should understand that anti-Americanism and conspiracy theories will not make problems disappear."

    Clinton said Pakistani officials had told her "someone, somewhere" had been providing support for bin Laden in Pakistan, but reiterated there was no evidence of any sort of complicity by senior government officials.

    Clinton has emphasised the need to continue working closely with Pakistan.

    "This particular relationship with Pakistan is too critical and now is too critical a time to allow whatever differences we may still have with one another impede the progress we must still make together," Mullen told the news conference.

    "I harbour no illusions about the difficulties ahead, nor do I leave here misinformed about the trust which still needs to be rebuilt between our two militaries." (Reuters)



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    Clinton is looking like a idiot issuing all kinds of mixed statements.
     
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    I prefer a friend in need is a pain..
     
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    For some unforeseen reason US administration is extremely unhappy with the civilian setup in Pakistan,in response the post Abbottabad political posturings has been from the civilian govt and its key functionaries who have appeared to be most combative,all the vitriol laden diatribe against US have come from the non uniformed ranks......the ridge between the govt and the army has never been wider and the reminiscent of the days when Musharraf and Nawaz Sharif exchanged public spats over the media....Time ripe for another coup ?
     
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    Still scared to call out the elephant in the room eh Hillary? Scared of other skeletons that may come tumbling out the cupboard?
     

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