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Report: U.S. Secretly Training Pakistani Commandos

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by JBond, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    I guess it is not a secret anymore. Thank you New York Times. Way to put more troops in harms way and blow another classified mission. Isn't this the seventh or eighth time they have done this? They really seem to hate America and especially American troops.

    Report: U.S. Secretly Training Pakistani Commandos

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,498284,00.html

    WASHINGTON — U.S. military advisers, mostly Army Special Forces soldiers, are training Pakistani troops in their fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban, The New York Times reported Sunday.

    The secret U.S. task force provides the Pakistanis with intelligence and advises them on combat tactics, but does not participate in combat itself, the Times reported, citing anonymous U.S. military officials.

    Pakistani army officers said last year that the Pentagon had sent 32 Americans to train senior personnel of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the northwestern part of the country, adjacent to Afghanistan.

    On its Web site Sunday, the Times reported that the effort was larger and more ambitious than previously acknowledged, involving more than 70 U.S. advisers, including combat medics, communications experts and other specialists.

    A commando unit within the Frontier Corps has used information from the Central Intelligence Agency and other sources to kill or capture as many as 60 militants in recent months, the newspaper said.

    Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the chief of Pakistan's army, is visiting Washington this week as the White House and the Pentagon review U.S. strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  2. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Now if Bush were still president, the Left would be outraged. Outraged at Bush for training Pakistanis not at the NYT for disclosing secrets.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    They were not outraged at US troops training Iraqi troops. Why would they be outraged at US troops training pakistani troops?

    If anything the right wing would have, or will, make a big whine over it like they did Obamas comments during the primaries about possibly going into Pakistan to get AQ members...even though they later said the same thing.

    If you got beef...it is with the NYT for letting the info out. That is if it was not one of those situations where they were told to let it out and make it look like a leak.
  4. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Like the article said, Pakistani military officials revealed this last year. All the NYT did was say that it's a larger program now. How is that detrimental to the safety of our troops?
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    You ruined the outrage. I hope you are happy with yourself.
  6. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I always ruin everything :(
  7. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, this hasn't been a secret in a long time.
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    The earlier poster is correct. If this had come to light a few months earlier, Bush would have been crucified over it. Bush is out of office so I have no real axe to grind other then to tell the truth as I see it.

    Because it's a new Administration, this will very little play. It's not right but it is what it is.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    :laugh1: :laugh1: :laugh1:
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello Brain.
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Your outrage makes me feel funny. :eek: :p:
  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Guilt?

    :laugh2:
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Guilt does not make me feel funny...but hot turn it around on bush if it was under him...only to find out it was released under him...does.

    Irony makes me hawt!!
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't follow. Are you saying that the practice of training these troops started under Former President Bush and so, because of this the current administrations hands are clean?

    In truth, the practice of training Pakistani troops and many more in the area started way before GW but that's here nor there.

    At some point, you gotta stop blaming the worlds woes on Bush and start taking stock of the current administration. If it's too soon for that, OK. I've a feeling that 6 or 8 months down the road, it's going to be a lot worse anyway so it really doesn't matter much when reality sets in.
  15. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    your feeling me funny contributes to my outrage.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Are you texting from happy hour?:D
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Dude...you and the others were jumping on this whining about if this was done under W the people would be all mad.

    Well...it was..and they were not...the only ones making a stink about it is those that want to play what if W did this.:laugh2:

    I mean the irony in it is breath taking.
  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    No, that's not what I said. I said if this had happened, IE, reported, when GW was in office, they would have crucified him. Their really is no argument of that point. However, since it is President Obama, I doubt you'll here very much about this.

    Not right but that is an accurate assesment.

    Dude, you got issue.

    :laugh2:
  19. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    We've been training troops for various countries on the sly for years. I don't get what the extra upset is in this. This, most likely, is not all we are doing over there either anyway.

    Petraeus is no dummy, he'll be using whatever avenues are available.
  20. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    True statement Arglebargle. I never understood why they would break out the Pitch and Feathers for GW over stuff like this.

    Doesn't matter. He's out and Obama is in. I doubt he will have as rough a go over things like this.

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