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Whistling Past The Graveyard

November 27, 2011

Via The Ulsterman Report

As Pakistan-Afghanistan Conflict Goes Critical – Barack Obama Goes Golfing

In what is being described as a mistaken attack against Pakistani soldiers stationed along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, 28 Pakistan military personnel were killed by a NATO led bombing raid.  Pakistan – a nation with nuclear weapons at its disposal,  in turn has now blocked all supply routes into Afghanistan, greatly increasing the risk to American military.  Just prior to this drama unfolding, President Barack Obama was out enjoying his 30th golf round this year.

As the details of the mistaken attack unfolded, Pakistani civilians have predictably risen up in protest against both the United States and NATO. One media source indicated the Pakistani people as going “berserk” over the incident.  A Pakistani governor called those killed martyrs.  Pakistani military officials in turn have promised that “steps would be taken to respond to this irresponsible act.”  It is clearly a newfound low-point for an already precarious relationship between the United States and Pakistan – one that has been in steady decline since Barack Obama became president in 2008.

General John Allen, the US commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), put out a quick apology to the Pakistani people and the families of the slain soldiers:

“My most sincere and personal heartfelt condolences go out to the families and loved ones of any members of Pakistan security forces who may have been killed or injured.”

There has yet been no official word from the Obama administration following the incident.  President Obama is scheduled to attend a basketball game later today.


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