Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pakistan: Who's Sorry Now?

Bee's Note:  Yesterday afternoon, in-between the day long celebration of America's Independence Day, I happened to catch a discussion on Fox News about the latest apology of this administration - this time, to Pakistan.  My head was ready to explode and not from last night's fireworks!  Throughout the discussion, the administration's representative spoke about the necessity to apologize to Pakistan in order to open the supply  lines and allow our troops to pass through with ALL our military equipment, as we begin the process of leaving Afghanistan.  After all, we "would have to leave our military equipment behind", the representative said.  Really?  How about blowing it up rather than leaving it behind?  And just how much equipment is actually going to be taken out of Afghanistan, when our country will be "aiding" Afghanistan for years to come, with both military and financial aid.  Haven't we also been training Afghanistan people to "defend themselves", even though they dress up in our own Army uniforms and shoot our troops in the back of their heads?!  I read an article about a year ago stating that we had left behind, in Iraq, much of our military equipment and now that country, without US troops left behind, is blowing itself up.  Does anyone think it will be different in Afghanistan once our troops leave?

But, I'm not talking about Afghanistan.  This morning, let's talk about the apology by this administration to Pakistan.  And, before we go to Clinton's apology (below), I thought I would also make an apology to Pakistan:
1.  To the leaders of Pakistan: I'm so sorry you held the Number One terrorist, bin-Laden, the Talaban leader responsible for 9/11, under your protection for the past six(?) years. Who will ever know how the war might have been shortened if we had captured him years ago?
2.  I am so sorry the Islamic terrorist organizations running freely throughout your country are responsible for the deaths of United States troops throughout the past 10 years.
3.  Please forgive the USA for their continual and on-going bribes/aid to the tune of  BILLIONS of DOLLARS, to your country's leaders just for the sake of allowing us to fight those same terrorists within your borders.  You may have Nukes, but your people are starving.
4. I am so sorry that 24 of your "soldiers" were killed in an airstrike last November; after all, who knows if they were actual soldiers or just another group of rag-tag terrorists?  War is hell and your country certainly is a hotbed of warmongering Islamic, Taliban and al-Qaeda "soldiers".  
5.  And lastly, but not least, I am so sorry you find it necessary to murder Christians under Sharia laws within your borders, under your government's laws.  This is just one demonstration that your country, and all countries under Islamic laws, are not ready to enter modern-day civilization.  Please accept our apology for actually thinking or promoting your country as one of America's so-called enemies/friends and ally.
6.  Please forgive the United States, if after November's elections, we decide to cut off ALL aid to your country in our efforts to stop aiding and abetting our enemies - Pakistan will be at the top of our list.  This false idea that because you have nuclear capabilities, America needs to keep you on our foreign aid program is the biggest farce presented to the American people.
Now, let's go to the article posted on Kuffar News:
____________________ - July 3, 2:10 PM

Clinton apologizes to Pakistan for airstrike deaths, says supply lines to re-open

How about an apology from Pakistan for the years they harbored bin Laden while he continued to coordinate mass murders, preach hatred, and spread Islamic terrorism?  How about "sorry" for enabling the Jihadists in Afghanistan to kill Americans?
The nonsense apology aside, now that we have a commitment to reopen the supply lines, we should commit to getting our people out of Afghanistan ASAP. The "born again Muslims" don't want us there. Our troops don't know why they are there anymore. And that's not because they are stupid people. It's because there is no longer any point to being in Afghanistan.  Whether we leave today or in 2 years, it will end the same.  Once we leave, whatever progress we've made with the billions we've spent will be eroded very quickly by Muslims who are deadly serious about ensuring the horrors of Sharia are the basis for life in Afghanistan.

America can't build democratic and free nations in the Muslim world. Besides the fact we need every penny we can spare to rebuild our own country, the ideological underpinnings of democracy are foreign to Muslims and the antithesis of what their so-called "religion" mandates. Until such time as the required foundational ideological components begin to take root in Muslim countries, going into them should be about killing whoever needs to be dead, breaking whatever needs to be broken, and then leaving as quickly as possible.  

Sun Tzu
 (Art of War)

When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be damped. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength.

Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.

Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity. Then no man, however wise, will be able to avert the consequences that must ensue.

Thus, though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been seen associated with long delays.


(Fox News) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized Tuesday for the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year -- and announced that Pakistan has in turn agreed to re-open supply lines into Afghanistan that have been closed since the incident.

The deadly airstrike last November crippled already-damaged relations between the United States and Pakistan. Islamabad retaliated by shutting down vital supply lines into Afghanistan, and the two sides had been struggling ever since to reach a deal -- with a U.S. apology said to be a key demand of the Pakistanis.

Clinton delivered that apology Tuesday morning during a phone call with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

"We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military," Clinton said in a statement.

She said that during the phone call, she "once again reiterated our deepest regrets for the tragic incident" last November, and "I offered our sincere condolences to the families of the Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives."

Clinton added: "We are committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again."

The Defense and State departments confirmed that Pakistan has in turn agreed to re-open the shuttered supply routes. Clinton said in her statement she was "pleased" to announce the opening, and noted Pakistan would not charge a transit fee, which had been a source of contention.

"This is a tangible demonstration of Pakistan's support for a secure, peaceful, and prosperous Afghanistan and our shared objectives in the region," Clinton said.

The statement followed signs that such a deal was near. Gen. John Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, had visited Islamabad twice over the last week to help seal the deal.

Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby told Fox News that no vehicles or convoys have started moving across the border yet but confirmed the deal.
The closure since November has cost the U.S. more than $2 billion.