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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:50 PM

Pakistan considers India as 'threat' but US differs: Leon Panetta

Source: Times of India

WASHINGTON: Pakistan considers India as a "threat", US defense secretary Leon Panetta has said, underlining Washington's differences with Islamabad on the common threats facing them.

"It is a complex relationship. It always has been and I suspect it always will be," Panetta told CBC TV in an interview.

"In some ways we share a common concern and a common threat. Terrorism is as much a threat to Pakistan and the people of Pakistan as it is to us and to the people of Afghanistan," he said.

At the same time, Panetta noted that the two countries differ on the threat perception.

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Pakistan-considers-India-as-threat-but-US-differs-Leon-Panetta/articleshow/12509007.cms



Why do we keep whitewashing Pakistan's involvement in sheltering bin Laden? "No direct link" meaning there were several indirect links!

As long as Pakistani military remains strong, Al Q'aida and Taliban will remain a threat to the whole region. Pakistan should be asked to cut down its military and eliminate ISI altogether.

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cosmicone Apr 2012 OP
iandhr Apr 2012 #1
ChromeFoundry Apr 2012 #2
cosmicone Apr 2012 #3
ChromeFoundry Apr 2012 #4
cosmicone Apr 2012 #5
JayhawkSD Apr 2012 #6
nyy1998 Apr 2012 #7

Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:57 PM

1. India has shown admiral restraint in dealing with there thuggish neighbor.

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Response to cosmicone (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 03:10 PM

2. US eager to rebuild trust with Pakistan military: Pentagon

US eager to rebuild trust with Pakistan military: Pentagon

Washington: Pleased at the latest round of meeting between the top military leadership of the US and Pakistan, the Pentagon today said that it wants to build trust and confidence with the Pakistani military.

“We want to rebuild the trust and confidence between our two militaries,” General Martin E Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters travelling with him in South America.

Dempsey was responding to questions on the meeting in Pakistan yesterday wherein Gen James Mattis, Commander of US Central Command and Gen. John Allen, commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, met Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.

It was the highest level-military meeting between the two countries since a November 26 cross-border NATO air raid in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed.

Read more: http://www.firstpost.com/world/us-eager-to-rebuild-trust-with-pakistan-military-pentagon-259701.html

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 04:11 PM

3. Translation ..

Start shining our shoes and carrying our bags again and if you are good, we will resume some aid so you don't starve.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 04:52 PM

4. FYI: Article was already in English

Start shining our shoes and carrying our bags again and if you are good, we will resume some aid so you don't starve.

How you get "that translation" out of US trying to rebuild trust of Pakistan... um, wow...
You must be using that English -> Gibberish translator.

Is that axe of yours sharp enough yet?

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 05:41 PM

5. It was a translation from diplo-speak to plain English

Pakistan was called America's bag carrier, not by me, but by a leading columnist for Pakistan's largest newspaper -- Mr. Ayaz Amir of Dawn.

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Response to ChromeFoundry (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 01:11 AM

6. Arrogance abounds.

You don't "rebuild trust" by blowing off what your ally says and telling them who their enemy is. They know who their enemy is and they really don't care what you think. They have fought several bloody shooting wars with the bordering nation of India, and we have the nerve to tell them India is not their enemy.

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 08:26 AM

7. Well because India isn't the enemy.

What does India gain from war with Pakistan? A crashing economy, a further strain on resources, more poverty? All for a few miles of land. No, India just wants to keep growing and developing.

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