Pakistan’s military has ordered its forces to open fire if U.S. troops launch another air or ground raid across the Afghan border, an army spokesman said – APP. This order comes in light of the recent incursions by the US Army’s unmanned drone aircraft which has continued to make bombing runs into Pakistan. Though I doubt our ammunition will come at par to even be a threat to these aerial unmanned highly sophisticated aerial attacks but that said its still a positive step to taken by the Pakistan Army to at least have the gutts to stand up and say no, to their US paymasters
“The orders are clear,” Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said in an interview. “In case it happens again in this form, that there is a very significant detection, which is very definite, no ambiguity, across the border, on ground or in the air: open fire“
Seemingly it is depressing to see Pakistan having all the tell-tale signs of becoming an Iraq-2. The local insurgency is far more then even our own Army can handle, and in the meantime George Bush’s agenda on the War OF Terror has some how grown into a fanatic frenzy. Pakistan being caught in between the issues has been playing docile and seemingly will have to roll over and play dead, unless our leaders (!) can subdue this raging storm, not temporarily but on a more permanent basis
After talks Tuesday with British officials in London, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said he did not “think there will be any more” cross-border raids by the U.S. He declined to comment on the order to use lethal force against American troops.
That said, there are growing reports that a few local TV personalities have complained [off-the-record] to have been given specific instructions to ‘stay away‘ from reporting on the Bajour incidents and the Baluchistan women issue, for the sake of national security. This new initiative of retaliation might undo those orders but time will only tell, if media will actually report the truth on whats happening in Bajour