Here is another incident of deception and insincerity from our “ally” on the war to combat Islamic militancy. From the BBC, with thanks to Mathew:
The Pakistani army recently announced it had destroyed an al-Qaeda base in the remote north-western tribal region bordering Afghanistan, where it is thought Osama Bin Laden might be hiding.
The army took journalists to North Waziristan to show them the results of its military offensive – but, our correspondent says, the media offensive was not a complete success.
It was a display designed to impress.
On the manicured lawn at the army camp in Peshawar, our first stop, piles of weaponry were neatly lined up on a long white-clothed table.
Anti-aircraft guns, rocket launchers, Kalashnikovs.
Just some of the huge amount of weapons, the army said, it had seized during its offensive in North Waziristan.
There were mortars, ammunition – and a bright yellow model plane.
Had some child left his toy here by mistake? Apparently not.
This, said the commander, was a Chinese-made, remote-controlled spy plane which had been used by militants to spy on army positions.
It is bright yellow I said. Their reply, that does not matter if it is used at night.
Several journalists asked how such a flimsy looking thing could carry a camera?
Not just a camera was the response from one general.
This plane could be used to drop up to one kilogram of explosives.
The plane itself looked like it weighed less than that.
Stink bombs I could believe, but not explosives.
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