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Pakistani Report: Raid on Bin Laden an 'Act of War'

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The US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden at his secret compound in Pakistan amounted to an "American act of war" against the South Asian country, a government investigation into the operation has found.

Pakistan's Abbottabad Commission, set up to probe the raid and previous efforts to capture the Al-Qaeda leader, delivered a trenchant condemnation of the US decision to unilaterally launch the operation inside Pakistani territory without seeking permission from the government in Islamabad. It painted the United States as an "arrogant" military power disdainful of the rights of other nations, over which it would ride roughshod in pursuit of its security goals.

The commission's report—leaked by Al Jazeera on Monday—denounced the US action as the "greatest humiliation" suffered by Pakistan since 1971, when East Pakistan seceded to form Bangladesh.

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7 responses to “Pakistani Report: Raid on Bin Laden an 'Act of War'

  1. denounced the US action as the “greatest humiliation” suffered by Pakistan since 1971, when East Pakistan seceded to form Bangladesh.

    How they fucking dare go there given their response to the secession was to massacre, rape and pillage everything in their path. Fuck Pakistan with a yak dick.

    1. I have a couple of Bengali friends who would have been sent into a seething rage upon reading that sentence. And for good reason.

  2. Act of war? What do they call harboring an enemy of the United States – neutrality?

  3. I hate to say it but it sounds like they nailed it when they described the US as an “arrogant” military power disdainful of the rights of other nations”. Or citizens for that matter.

    1. Glass houses on their part.

      1. Youre both right.

  4. U.S. to Pakistan: Your support of the Taliban = an act of war.

    If anyone wants to know why we are still in Afghanistan after 12yrs with so little to show for it… you can thank Pakistan for providing a base of support and safe haven for the Taliban and Haqqanni network.

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