“with friends like these, who needs enemies?”

Source: MINN Post via Wasim Sr:

By Jean MacKenzie | 10/28/13

The long-running sham of US-Pakistani relations enjoyed yet another farcical episode last week.

In the wake of a report by an international rights group showing the failures and dangers of Washington’s drone program, Islamabad takes its alleged ally to task, warning of dire consequences if the program — which kills civilians with depressing regularity and is wildly unpopular with the Pakistan public — is not stopped.

Then The Washington Post fortuitously receives top secret documents showing that Pakistan has at least tacitly agreed to the drone program.

Against this backdrop, Pakistan’s prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, meets with President Barack Obama and voices his protest amidst warm words and assurances of Pakistan’s continued importance as a US ally.


Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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