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US-Pakistan anti-terrorism coalition close to collapse

By Fu Xiaoqiang (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

13:41, December 02, 2011

Edited and Translated by People's Daily Online

Pakistan has reacted to the NATO air strike that hit the Pakistan army on Nov. 26, ordering the closure of the logistical supply line for U.S. troops in Pakistan and NATO allies within its territory. It also demanded U.S. troops to retreat from an air base in Baluchistan before a specified deadline and started to fully reassess Pakistan-U.S. relations.

This is the worst setback for the U.S.-Pakistan anti-terrorism coalition since its establishment 10 years ago and also a symbolic event indicating the progressive deterioration of U.S.-Pakistan relations after the Davis case and the death of Osama Bin Laden earlier this year. The US-Pakistan anti-terrorism coalition is about to collapse.

Different strategic objectives are basic causes behind the unsustainable U.S.-Pakistan anti-terrorism coalition. The main anti-terrorism objective of the United States in Afghanistan is to strike the Al-Qaeda network and ensure existing U.S. interests in that region. On the contrary, Pakistan's main objective is to eliminate local security troubles and obtain adequate strategic depth in the western region.

An important reason leading the anti-terrorism coalition the verge of collapse is that the United States follows no rules in its anti-terrorism actions. The United States always says "rules must be followed" on the one hand, but it ignores basic principles of international law while conducting anti-terrorism activities in Pakistan and Afghanistan on the other hand.

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PD User at 2011-12-0660.54.90.*
In dealing with the West, look into their "hearts" rather than the mask that they are wearing.Just look back into history for the last 150 years- you should know what kind of people you are dealing with.
andy fr dc at 2011-12-0624.129.89.*
The Paks hid OBL for 10 years while taking billions in American aid. So What " Alliance" would this newspaper be referring to ?Better an open, and incompetent, enemy, than a false friend.
andy fr dc at 2011-12-0624.129.89.*
The Paks hid OBL for 10 years while taking billions in American aid. So What " Alliance" would this newspaper be referring to ?Better an open, and incompetent, enemy, than a false friend.
Mishra at 2011-12-042.50.226.*
Pak led itself in the trap,NATO is not there for taliban.NATO is another name game of a new start of Colonization policies which British left after world war. No Indian wants to see Americans sitting next to our border,No Chinese wants American presence in Myanmar for the same reason.
Kashif Nadeem at 2011-12-0488.201.12.*
Pakistan may pay the price as US always try to find an escape goat for its failed policies. I hope US will learn the lesson that they cannot impose their values on entire world.
  

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