“She warned the U.S. that it risked losing Pakistan as an ally and could not afford to alienate the Pakistani government or its people.” Go along with our covert pro-jihad activities and our duplicity and complete unreliability as an ally, and don’t complain, or else. More on this story. “Don’t humiliate Pak, it will be at your own cost: Hina Rabbani to US,” from the Associated Press, September 23 (thanks to JW Watcher):
New York: Pakistan has lashed out at the U.S. for accusing the country’s most powerful intelligence agency of supporting extremist attacks against American troops in Afghanistan – the most serious allegations against Islamabad since the beginning of the Afghan war.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar dismissed the claims as mere allegations. She warned the U.S. that it risked losing Pakistan as an ally and could not afford to alienate the Pakistani government or its people.
“If they are choosing to do so, it will be at their own cost,” Khar told Geo TV on Thursday from New York City, where she is attending a U.N. General Assembly meeting. “Anything which is said about an ally, about a partner publicly to recriminate it, to humiliate it is not acceptable.”
Khar’s comments were first aired in Pakistan on Friday.
The foreign minister spoke following congressional testimony by the top U.S. military officer about Pakistan….
The relationship took one of its hardest hits when U.S. commandos sneaked into Pakistan on May 2 and killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden in a garrison town not far from Islamabad.
The covert raid outraged the Pakistani government because it was not told about it beforehand, while bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad raised further suspicions among U.S. officials about the country’s duplicity in the anti-terror fight.