A Quickie: An Occupied vs ‘Free’ Country

From occupied Iraq comes this:

Flushing Blackwater: Iraq expels ‘Xe’ private contractors

From ‘free’ Pakistan:

September 24, 2009: Malik rejects presence of Blackwater inside Pakistan

January 23, 2010: Pak govt. red faced after Gates nails its ‘no Blackwater operating inside country’ lie
January 24th, 2010: Malik still insists no Blackwater in Pakistan
February 09, 2010: Malik insists no Blackwater in Pakistan
February 10, 2010: Malik sticks to ‘no Blackwater’ mantra

(Of course there is no ‘Blackwater’ in Pakistan. ‘Xe’? Well that is another matter 😉 )

Also, we have this from another occupied country:

Afghan Leaders Call Surge, “Imbecilic and Tragic”

From ‘free’ Pakistan:

“Masa, Masa, you so smart! We with you all the way, Masa!”
Pakistan briefed on Afghan offensive
Helmand operation not to impact Pakistan: Kayani
McChrystal discusses Pak-Afghan border with Kayani

It is always interesting to see the posture of our 'leaders' in front of their Masa

RAWALPINDI: Ahead of the massive US military offensive in Afghan province of Helmand, Pakistan’s top military leadership made it clear that all US actions should remain on the Afghan side of the border and intelligence information should be shared with Pakistani security forces.

Talking to US National Security Advisor James Jones and ISAF Commander in Kabul General Stanley A. McChrystal separately at GHQ in Rawalpindi, General Kayani said sacrifices rendered by Pakistani security forces are much higher than what the coalition forces suffered in Afghanistan.

Kayani briefed the defence officials about progress in the South Waziristan operation and asked for an increase in check posts on other side of the border for strict vigilance on the movement of militants.

Both top defence officials lauded role of Pakistani security forces in the fight against terrorism.

UPDATE: Here’s another one…
Drone kills seven in Miramshah; Govt. denies attack

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