U.S. Didn’t Warn Pakistan of Mansour Hit

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The U.S. drone strike that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour over the weekend reportedly came as a surprise to Pakistan—and is being seen as a message to Islamabad.

The New York Times reports the Pakistani Foreign Ministry on Monday lodged a complaint with U.S. Ambassador David Hale for what the nation viewed as a “violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty” because the White House did not inform the Pakistanis of the operation inside their country in advance.

“The administration is no longer worried about blowing up anything,” Vali Nasr, a former State Department official, told the Times. “This is literally carrying out an operation, not against an Arab terrorist leader, but against a Pashtun ally of Pakistan, inside Pakistani territory.” Read more at The New York Times.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com}

5 COMMENTS

  1. Pakistan is not the US’s most trusted “ally”. They weren’t informed in advance when UBL was taken out, and I suspect they won’t be informed in the future when the US is ready to take out a high valued target.

    Tough beans, Pakistan. Live with it.

  2. This is Top Secret information according to the FBI and the Hillary Haters. Prepare to be investigated and indicted.

    (Now you see how ridiculous the email investigation is. This is exactly the kind of “classified” information that Clinton is accused of not securing.)

    • Reporting a public complaint made by the Pakistani Foreign Ministry is equivalent to Hillary Clinton’s email issue? Okaaaaaaaaay…

  3. I want war crimes brought against the US. Who gave them a right to murder an innocent freedom fighter in foreign territory? There was no reason the US had to respond with murder. They should of sat down and negotiated.

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