Declare it, then. At least then it will be clear what has been clear to everyone outside the fantasists and clowns in the U.S. Government for many years now: that you’re not on our side, but on the side of the global jihad.
“US raid that killed bin Laden was ‘an act of war’, says Pakistani report,” by Hannah Strange for the Telegraph, July 9:
The US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden at his secret compound in Pakistan amounted to an “American act of war” against the South Asian country, a government investigation into the operation has found.
Pakistan’s Abbottabad Commission, set up to probe the raid and previous efforts to capture the Al-Qaeda leader, delivered a trenchant condemnation of the US decision to unilaterally launch the operation inside Pakistani territory without seeking permission from the government in Islamabad. It painted the United States as an “arrogant” military power disdainful of the rights of other nations, over which it would ride roughshod in pursuit of its security goals.
The commission’s report – leaked by Al Jazeera on Monday – denounced the US action as the “greatest humiliation” suffered by Pakistan since 1971, when East Pakistan seceded to form Bangladesh.
US officials have justified the decision to keep Pakistan in the dark by suggesting there was a risk that the target might be tipped off. In an October presidential debate, President Barack Obama put it bluntly: “If we had asked Pakistan (for) permission, we would not have gotten him.”
The Pakistani government saw it differently. The raid demonstrated Washington’s “contemptuous disregard of Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity in the arrogant certainty of “¦ unmatched military might”, the report stated.
Officially allies in the US fight against Al Qaeda, the already complicated relationship between Pakistan and the United States suffered a severe rift over the bin Laden operation.
No kidding, really?