An angry anti-American protest in Karachi, Dec. 11: A report from

the Pentagon about a friendly-fire attack on a Pakistan post near

the Afghan border has failed to assuage Pakistan public anger.  

 

The Nation, Pakistan

For NATO Supply to Resume, America Must Admit to Guilt in Afghan Border Post Killings

 

"The government must not accept this report as grounds for restoring NATO supply lines into Afghanistan. There has yet to be any guarantee that such an incident won't happen again. Pakistan has to make it clear that it won't accept this type of cavalier treatment from a supposed ally that not only refuses to acknowledge the sacrifices Pakistan has made to America's war, but adds to its losses."

 

EDITORIAL

 

December 24, 2011

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Pakistan - The Nation - Original Article (English)

It would be hard to convey in words the visceral anger toward the United States now being felt and expressed in Pakistan. The sense that a deadly U.S. attack on a border post near the Afghan border was deliberate rather than friendly-fire has resulted in a halt to NATO supplies through that nation.

 

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A U.S. commission on the Salalah killings has released its report. It incorporates the Afghanistan Border Police's version of events, omits the Pakistan version and tries to whitewash the culpability of American forces in the incident, which left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead, sparked outrage across Pakistan and brought Pakistan-U.S. relations to an all-time low.

 

As Pakistan reviews its relations with the United States, the report by the officer assigned to investigate, Air Force Special Operations officer Brigadier General Stephen Clark, apportioned blame to both sides and was made public on Thursday. Since the incident happened and attempts were make to affix blame to the Pakistan side, this is the nearest America has come to admitting fault. But there is no clear admission that American forces made a very costly error. The report pins blame on improper coordination by the two militaries and claims that there was no deliberate attempt to target Pakistan troops, which was what Pakistan has been charging.

 

By expressing regret about this, the report dismisses one of its major defects - the absence of Pakistan's version of events. However, because the report fails to include the Pakistani version, it will be seen as an attempt to lessen blame on the American side. The promise in the report that families of the victims will be paid is virtually an explicit admission. Though they are called "solatium" payments, they really represent a forlorn hope that the problem will dissipate if money is thrown at it.

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The government must hold out for what it needs: a full and frank apology. And it must not accept this report as grounds for restoring NATO supply lines into Afghanistan. One must not forget that hope of a quick restoration of NATO supplies the major reason that the investigation has been carried so hastily. Yet there has yet to be any guarantee that such an incident won't happen again. Pakistan has to make it clear that it won't accept this type of cavalier treatment from a supposed ally that not only refuses to acknowledge the sacrifices Pakistan has made to America's war, but adds to its losses - and then is asks Pakistan to share the blame.  

 

 

 

SEE ALSO ON THIS:
The Nation, Pakistan: NATO Attack Should Spell End of Friendly Ties
The Frontier Post, Pakistan: Pakistanis Pleased with U.S. Base Eviction
The Nation, Pakistan: 'Sorry' Won't Wash Away NATO Crimes in Pakistan
The Daily Jang, Pakistan: Is Washington Behind Pakistan's 'Memogate'?
The Frontier Post, Pakistan: U.S. Withdrawal Plans 'Spell Doom' for Pakistan
The Frontier Post, Pakistan: Karzai Finally Awakens to American Treachery
The Daily Jang, Pakistan:
The Beginning of the End of U.S. in Afghanistan?

The Nation, Pakistan: Obama's Blunt Warning to Pakistan
The Nation, Pakistan: Pakistan Must Break American 'Begging Bowl'
Der Spiegel, Germany: Obama's Plan Reignites German Withdrawal Debate
Asia Times, Hong Kong: Obama 'Puts the Heat' on Pakistan
Telegraph, U.K.: Osama bin Laden hiding place visited by Taliban
Global Times, China: Western Criticism of Pakistan is Wrongheaded and Unfair
La Jornada, Mexico: Afghan Official Asserts: 'Osama Blew Himself Up'
Tehran Times, Iraq: West Uses bin Laden's Death to Distract from Bahrain Atrocities
Diario Decuyo, Argentina: Bin Laden's Death is a 'Call to Arms' for the World's Clergy
El Pais, Spain: After bin Laden: West Must Reflect on Methods of Self-Defense
News, Switzerland: The Pope and the Terrorist: Two Misguided Beatifications
Tagesspiegel, Germany: Osama Photo Issue - Obama's Morally Superior to Bush
The Nation, Pakistan: Afghan Official Asserts: 'Osama Blew Himself Up'
Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland: Finally, It's Beginning of the End for al-Qaeda
Al-Seyassah, Kuwait: Osama Now Being Licked by the 'Hottest Flames in Hell'
Les Dernieres Nouvelles d'Alsace, France: Osama's Photo: 'The Impossible Truth'
Der Spiegel, Germany: Donald Trump and the 2012 'Campaign of Lunacy'
Excelsior, Mexico: Obama Quiets 'Right-Wing Witch Hunters' ... for Now
Izvestia, Russia: Osama bin Laden: From Abbottabad to Hollywood
Frontier Post, Pakistan: U.S. Raid Exposes Pakistan's 'Unnerving Vulnerability'
Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia: Osama Died, But those Who Gain from Terror War Live
Dar al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia: Osama and His Whole Way of Thinking - are Dead
Daily Jang, Pakistan: Operation Against Osama Spells Trouble for Pakistan
Kayhan, Islamic Republic of Iran: Obama Seeks to 'Vindicate Bush'
Outlook Afghanistan: U.S. Must Pursue Mullah Omar as it did bin Laden
Pak Tribune, Pakistan: Senators Call U.S. Operation a Breach of Sovereignty
Frontier Post, Pakistan: Osama Episode Puts Safety of Nuke Assets in Peril

 

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