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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Musharraf Allows U.S Forces to Operate Freely in Pakistan

“The Pentagon has re-negotiated a new agreement which expands its role in Pakistan to allow U.S. to fight terrorism inside Pakistan. U.S. military Special Forces have been given permission to vastly expand their presence in Pakistan to operate more or less unilaterally to capture terrorists.

Pakistan is the epicenter of global terrorism… There is a sanctuary in Pakistan where Taliban and Al-Qaeda withdraw to in order to be safe from [US operation in Afghanistan] but to threaten the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan… We have given you [Musharrah] all this leeway and you really have not defeated Al-Qaeda. In fact the situation is worst than ever. So we are not going to follow our policy of deferring this matter to you anymore…

After a complete command change in the U.S. military in 2007, a new admiral Eric Olson upped his priority to finding ways of increasing the level of military activities inside Pakistan. That began a series of very sensitive negotiations with the Pakistani authorities…

The US may use undercover Special Ops instead of soldiers in uniform walking down the street as an observable force…”

— American military trainers in Pakistan will directly finance a tribal paramilitary force, pay militias that agreed to fight Al Qaeda and foreign extremists.

For more details please visit Washington Post  and New York Times

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