I will get to that briefly.
Ponder this first!?
NATO occupation of Afghanistan for years now, should ensure that so called 'Taliban' are not escaping across the border from Afghanistan into Pakistan??? Shouldn't it?
Should the occupation forces, during this lengthy engagement have secured the borders, in the so called tribal regions to prevent this claimed easy passage from occurring?
I would think that should be a priority? (Unless NATO troops have been occupied elsewhere? Say, guarding pipelines & poppy fields)
So we are to believe, that despite the longtime occupation of Afghanistan by NATO forces, the US is claiming they have absolutely NO CONTROL over the borders, necessitating incursions into Pakistan? Seems preposterous.
We have to look at two options stemming from these claims.
First- The US is fabricating the porous border story to justify there attacks on Pakistan.
Second- The porous unchecked borders are by design, again to justify the attacks on Pakistan.
How else to explain the ease with which the alleged Taliban is passing over the borders?
Then consider this....
I went back through my blog postings to see when I first mentioned that the US was intending to invade/occupy/balkanize Pakistan.
To a piece from August 5/2009 -Pushing South Asia Toward the Brink
Quoting from the piece and my comment:
The contradictions and confusions in U.S. policy in South Asia were on full display during Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's recent visit to India. U.S. support for India, which centers on making money, selling weapons, and turning a blind eye to the country's nuclear weapons, is fatally at odds with U.S. policy and concerns about Pakistan.
By enabling an India-Pakistan arms race, rather than focusing on resolving the conflict and helping them make peace, the United States is driving Pakistan toward the very collapse it fears
Maybe that is what the US is after, the collapse of Pakistan? August 5/2009!
The US/NATO allies have been maneuvering to bring Pakistan down for a while now.
I have covered the arms sales to India. The massive arms sales. And looked at all the factors at play, or at least as many as I can think of ? In this post and many others...
So I won't bore you to tears rehashing all that again.
I will just make note of what Pakistan has said in response to an increase in US operations on Pakistan's soil.
Pakistan says no U.S. troops operation in its tribal regions
Pakistan said on Thursday that it will not accept any ground operation by the U.S. troops in its tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.
New York Times reported on Tuesday that the Obama administration is close to approving a major expansion of Special Operations ground raids into Pakistani regions bordering Afghanistan.
"The United States knows our red lines on the issue," Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said while responding to questions at the weekly news briefing about the New York Times report.
"Pakistan does not expect the United States to complicate matters involving counter-terrorism," the spokesman said, adding that NATO and ISAF mandate is restricted to Afghanistan and Pakistan's security forces are capable of taking action against militants and terrorists.
The spokesman said Pakistan is committed to fighting against terrorism and extremism. "It has been carrying out operations wherever required and Pakistani troops are already there in North Waziristan." He, however, said scope and timing of the operation in North Waziristan would be determined by Pakistan alone.
The New York Times acknowledged that the U.S. operation "would amount to the opening of a new front in the nine-year-old war, which has grown increasingly unpopular among Americans."
It reported that "senior American military commanders in Afghanistan" are pushing for the Obama administration to approve frequent ground raids into Pakistani tribal areas, where, according to Washington, Al Qaeda leaders have sanctuaries.
The U.S. also maintains that Taliban and other insurgent forces use the region, in particular, North Waziristan, as a staging area for attacks on the U.S. and NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan
I am starting to wonder if the South/North Korean activity is a sideshow, for the time being, for what should really be front & center stage?? The fact that the US/NATO alliance will ramp up the ongoing war in Pakistan. This is NOT the "opening of a new front" as quoted from the New York Times.
Ground troops in Pakistan would be an expansion of multi- front attacks on Pakistan that have been going on for quite some time now. Drone attacks, covert ops, attempted and successful assassinations of political leaders. Pakistan has been under attack for years, so there is no new front being opened.