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Jakarta Post

Letter: Abbottabad & Pakistan sovereignty

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 6 2011   /  08:00 am

The US’s Abbottabad operation on May 2 has destroyed what was left of the tattered sovereignty of Pakistan after years of American drone strikes and CIA operations. The Pakistani and American leadership are making a mockery of the world by claiming that the operation against the compound allegedly housing Osama bin Laden was done unilaterally by the US without Pakistan’s knowledge.

We are expected to believe that Pakistan’s army is able to hold the million man Indian army at bay but it cannot realize that American helicopters loaded with US personnel are flying around 35 miles from the capital next to the elite training center Kakul?

This is a ridiculous notion. Pakistan’s secular leadership including COAS Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, DG ISI Ahmad Shuja Pasha, their cronies in the military and politicians have willingly all agreed to produce this drama and help America cr...