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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:56 AM
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Pakistan warns NATO attack threatens Afghanistan peace
Source: Reuters

By Michael Georgy and Rebecca Conway 1 hr 27 mins ago

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) Pakistan ratcheted up pressure on NATO on Monday over a cross-border attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at the weekend, threatening to drastically reduce cooperation on peace efforts in Afghanistan.

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"This could have serious consequences in the level and extent of our cooperation," military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told Reuters.

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Adding a new element to tensions, and a diplomatic boost for Islamabad, Pakistan's ally China said it was "deeply shocked" by the incident and expressed "strong concern for the victims and profound condolences for Pakistan."

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China and Pakistan call each other "all-weather friends" and their close ties have been underpinned by long-standing wariness of their common neighbor, India, and a desire to hedge against U.S. influence across the region.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20111128/wl_nm/us_pakistan_n...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 08:00 AM
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1. Let's see just how nimble our diplomats are. Nt
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Muskypundit Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 10:47 AM
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2. Meh.
That's about how many afghanis pak operatives kill in any given day.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:04 PM
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3. What peace? nt
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