Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paki-ghanistan

In apparent response to NATO forces killing three Pakistani soldiers (for which Hillary Clinton has now apologized), and perhaps to Hillary’s demand that rich Pakistanis pay more taxes, Pakistan has closed the Torkham border crossing into Afghanistan through which 70% of ground supplies are delivered to NATO forces. In the past seven days, 127 fuel tankers have been blown up.

Strange behavior from Pakistan, which is supposed to be an ally of the U.S. and NATO in the fight against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, don’t you think?

When will a shortage of fuel tankers develop?

When will the reduction in fuel deliveries hamper NATO operations?

Who is paying the insurance and compensation for property destruction and to families of killed and wounded drivers?

What will it take for Pakistan to reopen the border crossing? Money? An end to NATO incursions into Pakistani territory? An end to complaining about lackluster efforts to root out Taliban fighters on its territory?

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