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Barack Obama has indicated he would be prepared to launch another US raid into Pakistani territory if another leading terrorist suspect was found to be hiding there.
In a BBC interview before a state visit to London this week, Obama described the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad as a “powerful moment” for America.
He said he wanted to establish a more co-operative relationship with Islamabad after outrage in Pakistan over the US action, which was carried out without prior notice.
Asked what he would do if the US found another “very high-value target” there , such as the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, Obama indicated he would act again.
“I’ve always been clear to the Pakistanis – and I’m not the first administration to say this – that our job is to secure the United States,” he said on BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show.
This is an open declaration of War against Pakistan. Pakistan is country of Radicals where 70% of Pakistanis are against US policy in the War against terror in Af:Pak. That is to say that anyone who rises up to object to US aggression is to become a legitimate target for US forces to quell him. Unmistakeably Obama is starting a New and an unending war in this region.
Sure the plan to carry out attacks or raids anywhere in Pakistan to take out Al Qaeda miscreants is to spread anarchy in the country. Eventually Pakistan will be reduced to a depleted, unsafe and no more a viable state and in the name of international security and safety, its nuclear assets after concoction of some UN resolutions or otherwise, will forcibly be taken away from Pakistan.
Obama said that: “We are very respectful of the sovereignty of Pakistan. But we cannot allow someone who is planning to kill our people or our allies’ people – we can’t allow those kind of active plans to come to fruition without us taking some action.
“Our hope is, and our expectation is, is that we can achieve that in a way that is fully respectful of Pakistan’s sovereignty. But I had made no secret – I had said this when I was running for the presidency – that if I had a clear shot at Bin Laden that we’d take it.”
Obama acknowledged that the raid on Bin Laden’s compound had been a “calculated risk” that could have ended very differently. “There’s no doubt that that was as long a 40 minutes as I care to experience during my presidency,” he said.
Obama says that he is of the opinions that under the pretext that Pakistan needs to possess nuclear arms owing to its existential threat from India; He said that it is wrong and is a false pretext. He suggested that Pakistan needs to think differently.
This has also come to surface that Osama Compound in Abbotabad was known to CIA ever since it was constructed as a purpose built house and believably this compound may be serving CIA safe house like many other safe houses which CIA is maintaining in Pakistan. As per Mr. Haqqani, Pakistani Ambassador in USA, CIA has some 7000+ operatives working in Pakistan for whom his US office has freely issued Visas. Most probable this house like many other places was being kept as safe house as an off limit place for ISI.CIA was keeping it for the prime target like Osama Bin Laden—- stored there safely to spring him up anytime to turn him or his dead body into a Victory Trophy. We have seen that very conveniently this has been done so.
On Afghanistan, Obama said international forces had succeeded in knocking the Taliban “back on its heels”, but in the end there would have to be a political settlement.
“Ultimately, it means talking to the Taliban, although we’ve been very clear about the requirements for any kind of serious reconciliation,” he said. “The Taliban would have to cut all ties to al-Qaida, renounce violence, and they would have to respect the Afghan constitution. Now those are some fairly bare bones requirements.”
Whereas in Abbotabad US special force Seal Team six carried out a successful stealth Heliborne raid and after killing Osama Bin Laden at the compound; as expected took his body away as a trophy to celebrate Victory. That humiliating episode was still fresh occupying our minds that we witnessed that about six, TTP hirelings, the brain child of CIA; they carried out an attack on PNS Mehran at Karachi and were able to destroy two precious Naval air craft P-3C Orion alongwith one or two helicopters parked in the hangers.
How safe our assets are being kept on these bases or otherwise; that is certainly a separate discussion but this loss of P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircrafts is a big blow to the naval capabilities. These aircrafts were the ‘eyes and ears’ of Pakistan navy for anti- submarine warfare on the high seas. This is how in a very calculated way Pakistan is deprived of this capability and depleted to make it lay bare….vulnerable.
Video link ; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13485946