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Secretary Clinton’s visit to Pakistan tainted with bad blood

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Fatima Bhutto at The Daily Beast blogs about Secretary Clinton’s visit to Pakistan today, amidst a disastrous explosion in Peshawar that killed over 90 and injured more than 200.

In the post, Bhutto blusters over the controversial Kerry-Lugar aid package and Clinton’s cordial relationship with President Zardari.

Bhutto’s most choice quote:

Clinton promised today to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with Pakistan. Hillary, I think we’re standing close enough as it is.

Benefactor beware, the U.S. must be growing cognizant of Pakistan’s growing rancor.  In all likelihood, inter-state collaboration between the U.S. and Pakistan may have passed its peak.

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Written by gringolost

October 28, 2009 at 2:52 pm

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  1. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s charm offensive rolled into a wall of suspicion at one of Pakistan’s top universities on Thursday as students grilled her on whether America was truly ready to be a steadfast partner in a time of crisis.

    http://ahraza.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/university-students-in-lahore-confront-hillary/

    ahraza

    October 29, 2009 at 6:26 pm

  2. This just gets worser and worser. US long and sordid involvement in Afghanistan, since the 1980s, via the CIA, via funneling money through the Pakistani intelligence services, via encouraging the Saudis to set up the very schools that nurtured the Taliban movement in Pakistan, via supporting bin Laden, is irrefutable evidence that violence begets more violence. Always…

    So Now she accepted all the mess that USA had created and is responsible for Outcome as well ..

    US is Now the most hatered nation in whole planet

    Momin Ansari

    October 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    • Well, I wouldn’t go that far. Pakistan and the U.S. have some mutual interest in diminishing the Taliban threat to both Pakistan and Afghanistan’s security. Where the differ is to what extent they are willing to address this threat. Pakistan is comfortable with its way, while the U.S. wants more to be done.

      If Pakistan is going to take billions of dollars in U.S. aid money then it should be willing to adhere to some of the conditions placed on that money.

      Let’s be certain about this, the Pakistani military is accepting of the status-quo than the U.S. But, they also want the aid money. The Pakistani military just wants the aid money without any strings attached.

      Now, your claims are that the “USA created” this mess is not true. If it were true, then conceivably the U.S. could withdraw any of its involvement and everything would return to normal. But the fact is that the Taliban movement is growing more aligned with AQ; and Pakistan isn’t doing enough to stop it. Not just the U.S., but the rest of the world has an interest in stopping this.

      gringolost

      October 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm


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