Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pakistan's Double Bubble: oops! NATO/Pak tiffie

Someone who was at Tora Bora asserted these tiffies are happening all the time. It is said these are 'rogue elements in the Pakistan army' -

As John Kerry is despatched to smooth feathers ...

NYT: "Pakistan and NATO Forces Exchange Fire"

Pakistani ground troops opened fire on two NATO helicopters that crossed into Pakistan’s airspace from Afghanistan early Tuesday morning, the Pakistani Army said in a statement. In the firefight that followed, two Pakistani soldiers were wounded, it said. The clash provided another irritant to the already sour relationship between the United States and Pakistan in the wake of the May 2 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden at a compound deep inside Pakistan, heightening American mistrust of Pakistan and inflaming Pakistani sensitivities over sovereignty.

The exchange of fire on Tuesday took place at Admi Kot Post in the North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, an area that American officials have long regarded as a haven used by militants to attack coalition forces inside Afghanistan. NATO officials said they were looking into the incident, and could not immediately confirm whether the helicopters had indeed entered Pakistan’s airspace. Pakistani military officials said the NATO helicopters came about 400 yards into Pakistani territory. (...) >>>

May 17, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

GWOT: Obama's pics ban starting to look suspect

- Panetta: O-Team watching black screen -

Reuters: "Photos from the Bin Laden Compound"

Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons. The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths. The official, who wished to remain anonymous, sold the pictures to Reuters. None of the men looked like bin Laden. (...) >>>

May 5, 2011