Pakistan's Behavior About Osama Bin Laden Killing is Bizarre

The US-Pakistani relationship is like between a man and woman, it can get weird, like Venus and Mars. Another way to look at it is like The Odd Couple, a hilarious TV show where two men live together yet seldom understand the other.

After the killing by US special forces inside Pakistan of Osama bin Laden, the main objective for the US and Pakistan, so it was thought. Pakistan suffered great embarrassment to their incompetence of not knowing this man was living in a town where Pakistan's West Point was located. Not for only a few months, but over five years. To save face in front of the public, afterwards, Pakistan chastised and demanded the US apologize for this invasion, despite its good cause and obtaining the objective. The US expressed regrets numerous times, yet, Pakistan, seems to want more, so they shut down the roads for supply into Afghanistan for six months. While they may finally reopen, they still want a frickin' official public apology. The dispute sits on semantics. Regrets = apology in the US but not in Pakistan. It is something less, how stupid. Even if the US does thise, Pakistan wants to increase the cost per container shipped their country from $200 to $6000!

Now, the second bizarre response occurs. A critical player in helping finding bin Laden is Dr. Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani, who also worked undercover for the CIA. He collected DNA from the compound where Bin Laden was staying under a vaccination program to confirm his presence. His work confirmed the man thought to be Bin Laden, was in fact, him.

After Bin Laden was killed, Pakistani police arrested the doctor for questioning. It was believed by the US, he would be released, I mean, he helped obtain the main objective of US and Pakistan.- kill al Qaeda's leader. Pakistan, for some bizarre reason (are they rational?) thought he was spying on Pakistan. The US have told Pakistan this was not the case, he was only helping locate and confirm Bin Laden in Abbottabad.

American officials consider the doctor a hero, a patriot and should be honored. Pakistan considers the man a traitor and what he did was treason. Huh? Exactly by what rational rationale? Well, for them, the reason is because the Pakistani doctor was helping the USA, not Pakistan! OMG. LOL. WTF.

Is this just another petulant way Pakistan is retaliating for what Pakistan was too inept to do? Kill Osama Bin Laden? Well, in most Western countries, the answer is yes. Maybe, this is just another way to retaliate for not giving Pakistan an apology for the accidental friendly fire that killed many of their soldiers. War is hell and accidents occur. Think Vietnam, many times, this happened, all by accident, bad communication. Pakistan needs to get over it.

Pakistan wants to make the doctor an example for all Pakistanis about helping the USA. They sentenced this vital asset to 33 years in jail. Yet, another example how incompatible Pakistan and the US are. We think totally different.

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mikelong 4 years ago from The largest convict colony in the United States

The Taliban is a creation of Pakistani ISI. The United States helped cultivate extreme Islamic views and militancy to forward its agenda to destabilize Russia. The CIA (with our tax dollars) paid for the mass printing and distribution of Qurans into tribal regions, and areas formerly devoid of its presence. We built the very cave systems, road networks, and training camps that we would later be "searching for" and bombing. Between direct American expenditures and indirect (through, for example, Saudi Arabia...our money spent on their oil and of course our military "aid" to that country) funding, we enabled this problem to start, fester, and bite us in the arse.

Pakistani ISI was behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto a few years ago, and they are continuing on, behind the scenes and outside of mainstream media attention, and they are ensuring that the U.S. never defeats their "pet project" (the Taliban and their militant use of a twisted form of Islamic Jihad).

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mikelong 4 years ago from The largest convict colony in the United States

A good read is "Ghost Wars" by Steve Coll.

The aim is Pakistan control over this vital trade corridor with Central Asia (Afghanistan).

Then looking eastward to Pakistan's rivalry with India and lockstep alliance with China, it shows why we are there as a nation and also why this is to our detriment, unless something absolutely unfathomable and impossible were to occur.

Can we continue to spend our wealth on trying to keep U.S. control over land in our "opponents" backyards?

I'd compare this to China trying to support Cuba militarily and economically. I only use Cuba because of its extra geographical difficulty to reach from China. Afghanistan is not a straight shot trip for the prime movers of our military and civilian support. It's shipping.

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perrya 4 years ago Author

Thanks Mike. Good info. They are just playing us and we simply try to contain the damage, hoping for the best.

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American Romance 4 years ago from America

Yes they are playing us, with religion, this isn't politics or common sense, these are religios zealots! Crazed with the cry of allah! They have a goal to destroy Christianity and America! We better start paying attention!

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pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)

Americans are locked in Af-Pak problem and difficult to solve.First they helped Taliban and now they want to destroy,Pakistani military junta and affluent class enjoys power, The country is now known as rogue state.

Americans want to escape but how?

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perrya 4 years ago Author

The main reason for the US to deal with pakistan is because they have nukes and can be unstable, unlike India.

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zahir hassan 4 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

well perrya you dont know that the supply routes have been blocked when pakistani soldiers were killed at salala check post not when OBL was killed.their is a conflict of interests in both these nations and america has no threat as it is living at the end of the corner of the world while pakistan has to stay in this subcontinent where this purposeless war has taken place.mainly american mind are controlled by their mainstream media so they are not able to think independently they say what is feeded by the electronic media

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perrya 4 years ago Author

Zahir-you don't think those in pakistan are spinned into anti-americanism by the media there? The two main routes from Pak to Afgh are blocked and now Pak wants to continue bad blood by charging per container not $200, as what the rate is, to $6000! That is simply being a thief. I am glad the US continues the predator drone attacks into pakistan, some even originate from Shamsi airfield that Pak leased to UAE.

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zahir hassan 4 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

it's the pak govt who want to give the route on the price but pak people dont want to open the routes at any cost.people doesnt their own govt is known as US puppet govt.i agree pak has double faced govt but people are not people have a clear stance on US.

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