June 15, 2008

WHY SHOULD THE PREDATORS HAVE ALL THE FUN?:

Karzai threatens to chase militants into Pakistan (Reuters, The Associated Press, June 15, 2008)

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan threatened Sunday to send Afghan troops across the border to fight militants in Pakistan, a forceful warning to insurgents and the Pakistani government that his country was fed up with cross-border attacks.

Karzai said that because militants cross over from Pakistan "to come and kill Afghan and kill coalition troops, it exactly gives us the right to do the same."

"Therefore, Baitullah Mehsud should know that we will go after him now and hit him in his house," Karzai said, referring to the top Taliban leader in Pakistan, suspected in the assassination last year of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan.

"And the other fellow, Mullah Omar of Pakistan, should know the same," Karzai continued, referring to another Taliban leader. "This is a two-way road in this case, and Afghans are good at the two-way road journey. We will complete the journey, and we will get them, and we will defeat them. We will avenge all that they have done to Afghanistan for the past so many years."


Long past time.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 15, 2008 8:52 AM
Comments

Kill Gulbiddin Heykmatyr.

Posted by: ratbert at June 15, 2008 11:47 AM

Sovreignty exists where you enforce it. Borders mean nothing otherwise. Kipling's World®

Posted by: Mikey at June 15, 2008 2:11 PM

This is International Law 101 material. Neutrals are obliged to deny combatants the use of their territory. Thus WWII allied pilots making emergency landings in Switzerland were properly interned by the Swiss. Soviets fleeing into East Prussia from their rout at the Battle of the Vistula in 1920 were interned by the Germans. Mexico's neglect of the obligations of neutlality with respect to Villa's raid justified Pershing's expedition.

Posted by: Lou Gots at June 15, 2008 3:05 PM
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