Well, looks like the TERRORISTS still have the upper hand:
Speaking of déjà vu, of course there are the usual “strong protests” and the usual “halted NATO supplies” reaction (For how long? 24 hours? 48? I am sure a “please don’t mind us — we have to do this for the bloody locals” message has been conveyed through back channels — that’s a LOADED ‘back’, mind you — and I am sure Chaman border is still open <wink><wink>) 🙂
ONE THING I don’t understand is WHY is this BIG DEAL? Scores of Pakistanis get every day by drones (thanks to logistics and ‘intelligence’ support by the Pakistani troops) . Is it because the dead this time happen to be “soldiers” and not bloody civilians? Rhetorical question of course. I forget they are the ‘Chosen Ones‘ and the civis the Palestinians…so of course this is a big deal 😛
BTW: Here are two interesting bits from the accompany story:
Two military officials said that up to 28 troops had been killed and 11 wounded in the attack on the Salala checkpoint, about 2.5 kilometres from the Afghan border….
About 40 Pakistani army troops were stationed at the outpost, military sources said.
Meaning EVERYONE at the post was either killed or maimed, and the post being more that a mile inside the border, this was no mistake.
Sorry but this bit made me laugh:
Nato helicopters attacked a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing up to 28 troops and prompting Pakistan to shut the vital supply route for Nato troops fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said….
No, this is not the funny bit. The funny bit comes latter which exposes this lie (that they are pissed/protesting):
Another official said the supplies had been stopped for security reasons.
“There is possibility of attacks on Nato supplies passing through the volatile Khyber tribal region, therefore we sent them back towards Peshawar to remain safe,” he said.
So the bastards are still more worried about NATO supplies — the very supplies that made it possible for NATO to kill their brethren — and making sure they come to no harm.