Saturday, May 29, 2010

Unilateral strike by U.S. on Pakistan an option

by Enver Masud

The U.S. is studying options for a unilateral strike on Pakistan. The Times Square bomber may have been a setup to get Pakistan to strike militants in its Northwest harder, and failing that to set the stage for bigger U.S. strikes.

Apparently, drone strikes by the United States on Pakistan, sanctioned by its government, deemed unlawful by U.S. legal scholars, are not enough.

Greg Miller reports today in the Washington Post, "a U.S. reprisal would be contemplated only under extreme circumstances, such as a catastrophic attack that leaves President Obama convinced that the ongoing campaign of CIA drone strikes is insufficient."

If a catastrophic attack on the U.S. does occur, recall the the threat of Iraq's non-existent weapons of mass destruction, and the hard evidence that it wasn't the Taliban led by Bin Laden who gave us 9/11.


Shaukat said...

Unfortunately, very possible, even under Obama. It is indeed a commony held view in Pakistan and amongst the Afghan Taliban.
Shaukat Qadir,

FM said...

It is not a news.Is this not happening without our consent at smaller scale in isolation----- Not known to the Nation. But which Nation. Sleewping Nation with scoundeler leadership.
Well it can happen why not??