Pakistan bans NATO supply convoys after troop deaths
September 30th, 2010
11:34 AM ET

Pakistan bans NATO supply convoys after troop deaths

Pakistan has banned NATO supply convoys from entering Afghanistan after fighting between NATO troops and militants led to the killing of three Pakistani soldiers, according to a military official from the NATO-led command in Afghanistan.

The troops were killed when three NATO helicopters crossed from Afghanistan into Pakistani airspace early Thursday and attacked a military outpost, Pakistani security officials said. Three troops were wounded as well, the officials said.

Supply convoys are all-important for the Afghan war effort, and officials from NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were trying to persuade Pakistan to lift the ban. Coalition forces rely heavily on convoys from Pakistan to bring in supplies and gear.

ISAF said in a statement Thursday that its forces saw what they thought were insurgents trying to fire mortars at a coalition base in the Dand Patan District of Afghanistan's Paktiya province, near the Pakistani border.

An air weapons team targeted the suspected insurgents' firing position, located inside Afghanistan along the border area, and the aircraft entered Pakistani airspace briefly "as they engaged this initial target," the ISAF statement said.

After this strike, the "aircraft received what the crews assessed as effective small arms fire from individuals just across the border in Pakistan" and the ISAF aircraft, operating in self-defense, entered into Pakistani airspace and killed "several armed individuals."

Later, Pakistani military officials told ISAF that coalition aircraft struck its border forces.

"ISAF and Pakistani forces are reviewing the operational reporting to verify the exact location of the two engagements and the facts in this case, and we will work together to fully investigate this incident.

"Both sides have in mind that it is the insurgents, operating on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan and violating the territorial sovereignty of both countries, that we are focused on fighting," the ISAF statement said.

ISAF issued "sincere condolences to the Pakistani military and the families of those who were killed or injured."

Three Pakistani security officials said the helicopters attacked the Mandato Kandaho outpost, which is 5 km (about 3 miles) inside Pakistani territory. The area targeted lies in the Kurram Agency, one of seven districts in the Pakistani tribal region.

The dead Pakistani soldiers are members of the Frontier Corps, according to the officials.

A senior administration official in the tribal region's Khyber Agency told CNN Thursday that Pakistan had temporarily stopped NATO supplies from entering Afghanistan in the area of Takhta Baig, which is located about 45 km (28 miles) from the border with Afghanistan.

The official asked to not be named because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

soundoff (234 Responses)
  1. Ryke

    its unfortunate this happened, but listen learned..do not fire warning shots when you see military choppers flying over you..I personally do not blame the choppers for this incident!

    October 7, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. amarjitsehmi

    There is a saying that it is the man behind the machine that matters in the war.US & Nato troops are being strangulated in Afghanistan by blocking the only effective supply line through Karachi port of Pakistan. Pakistan has historically backed out of its commitment even after signing its surrender of troops in Bangladesh numbering to 95,000. How US was trusting is great ?. Besides US is pumping trillions of dollars into Pak coffers since 1947. Total rethought & revision of objectives & policy is urgent & needs priority of consideration.

    October 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan

    The Pakistan Military is a enemy of the US. They are positioning themselves for the US departure from Afghanistan. Stop using there territory for convoys. Stop giving them US tax dollars. Stop selling them weapons. They are the enemy! Treat them as the enemy!

    October 5, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. just a dumb US taxpayer

    Why dont we just ban all aid to our FRIENDS the Pakistanis

    October 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. donowen

    Afghanistan needs a port city. Pakistan can not control vast areas with three troops (shot while shooting at gunships) or 300,000 troops for that matter. Time to simply take it for the Afghans who are dying with us. Port city would allow us to negate having to deal with these double dealing gentlemen.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bailoutsos

    Maybe the Republicans are right to keep America at war? There are no jobs in America for any troops.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mark

    Then NATO countries should bad aid to Pakastan.

    October 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bill

    Pakistan never had control of the Western States. Map shows one country but that is only on paper. We should start viewing Pakistan as a terrorist state and stop all aid. Money and military aid should be diverted to India. Aid for earthquakes, floods and all of natures calamities should be none of our business. Enough is enough.

    October 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. who cares?

    Who cares about a bunch of pakis. All muslims are evil and should be treated as a disease to be eradicated. The flood just goes to show that God is watching and clearly he is sending a message to them. Next flood, I hope it eradicates the middle east. Wash the evil Islamists off the face of the planet once and for all.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Manmohan Lal

    India rules.

    As Pakistan and USA fight over Afghanistan, India is slowly increasing her grip in Afghanistan.

    Keep fighting over petty issues you two. We Indians will be the ultimate winners in Afghanistan. Heck, we will soon overtake USA by 2020 and the whole world by 2040.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mehdi General Dr Bad

      I think not Indian, Lets Chat About Kashmir and What YOU Owe me And Kashmir Indian.

      October 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Big Bob

    All this $ we send to Pakistan to "fight the taliban" is actually used for defense/offense on the border with India.
    Pakistan is a friend to the taliban, NOT the US and India, which is a forward looking democracy, by the way...

    October 5, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. IndepinFL

    Unfortunately it is impossible to conduct a war without collateral damage, I believe the US and NATO have may great efforts to minimize these. On the other hand, Pakistan if taking care of business would eliminate Nato having to deal with the taliban inside Pakistan. They have been asking for more money and aid, they probably believe this will offer them maximum leverage to get what they want. It is not easy getting it right when your friend is your enemy, and your enemy is your friend.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mike Beck

    The US has provided approximately $18 billion in financial aid to Pakistan since 9/11. What are we getting for our investment – a haven for terrorists and a blockade of vital supplies to our troops in Afghanistan while they sit and take fire from the Pakistan supported Taliban?

    When are our politicians going to wake up and realize that Pakistan is no ally in the war on terror? It is time for the US to cut all aid to Pakistan and dismantle the terrorist havens in Pakistan with or without their permission.

    I know the usual arguments about stability and we could make the situation worse if we do not continue to support the Pakistan government with US funds, blah, blah, blah.

    We have an out-of-control deficit and inadequate funds for needs at home. We can no longer afford to throw good money after bad for lackluster results.

    This is no time for timid leadership. We are still in Afghanistan and Iraq due to timid leadership. We haven’t captured Bin Laden due to timid leadership at the outset.

    We need to realize that we cannot bribe and cajole other nations to solve our problems. We need to demand that our leaders step up and deliver results.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. Paduki

    If the Pakistanis are impeding our war effort, why should we continue to provide financial aid to them? The more I read about Pakistan and Afghanistan the less support I have for continuing the war in Afghanistan. It sounds like the anti-American sentiment runs high in all Islamic countries, so why waste resources trying to appease those dedicated to our destruction? We have drones and other potent armament we can use remotely without jeopardizing the lives of American troops. I would be more inclined to support a sterile approach to eliminating terrorists and radical Islam.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. wowlfie

    America should then withhold all financial aid to Pakistan since they are abrogating their agreement with the USA to provide access for supplies through Pakistan.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    i also wonder what is going on with Musharraf,
    Go ask HIm Where My Money is.
    And I Can Not wait To see How You idiots explain all this.
    Time Warner? Inventory Time. Audit Time.
    Sucks to Be You.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    Every day, You make the same choices. The Wrong Choices.
    I have been waiting to get some answers which I now have.
    i am now bringing the hammer down on a lot of you.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. bailoutsos

    Maybe the Republicans are right to keep America involved in wars? There are no jobs in America for all those troops.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. SickofPAKISTANISupportingTerrorism

    Who is your daddy Pakis....? say it...repeat after me... AMERICAN DOLLARS....we still have chaman crossing...but as always good performance by ISI/ARMY for blowing up our supplies, thanks to your terrorist regiments- to win your educated people's fake pride and to raise your fees...Now OPEN UP THE CROSSING....

    October 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    It Sucks To Be You.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    blocked message.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    so your answer is to take the blogs off line?
    It sucks to be you america.
    Wrong Answer.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. PoopTown

    The pakistani Government clearly did this on purpose in order to have a "good" reason to no longer allow NATO supplies into Afganistan through Pakistan. This was basically the Pakistani version of a suicide mission. 5 guys on the ground with machine guns and morters shooting at NATO helicopters. If Pakistan was on our side or even neutral they would not have ordered thier soldiers to shoot at NATO helicopters. It is obvious that they simply wanted a reason to no longer allow NATO supplies into Afganistan to aid the people trying to rid the country of the Taliban and Al Queda, both of whom are organizations that the Pakistani government doesn't want to see flee the region. The Pakistani government and the Pakistani people that have been brain washed by thier own government need both the Taliban and Al Queda in Afganistan in order for them to lead the Islamic lifestyle they want to lead. This war needs to take another turn...we need to take out Pakistan. They are only an annoyance that should be eliminated along with the Taliban and Al Queda. Then once all this is done, we can put Afganistan and Pakistan together and call it "Pakganistan", the 51st state of the USA. Then it will only be a matter of time before we colonize the entire middle east and control ALL the oil then everyone will be under our control. HA HA HA.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I don't know why the People running this Board doesn't put a stop to who ever is abusing someone else ID???

    October 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Xchange

    Wow! The armchair generals are active today. I say we pull all the troops out of them middle east. Give them 8 to 10 years to kill each other off. Go back when they are all dead and take the oil.

    October 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. dknuckles

    If it wasn't for the US, most of the world let alone the arab world would be speaking german!

    October 4, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  27. sarcee

    Yakubi, you need a shrink or you will be in grave soon due to your own dirty mind as it will explode with fu..ing pressure.

    October 4, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  28. sarcee

    It is sad that jerks like Yakubi etc.. are allowed to post their venom here. The b.....d is a misfit to live in society and vents his/her farty tongue on all!! Bottom line is there will be a revolution in Pakistan and some other stans due to law n order situation and degeneration of society. This happened in France, Russia, China and even in America which was called civil war.

    So let us get out of "Stans" and close their borders to outside world unitl they finish their internal fight and clean up their mess. Mao did it himself and we the world needs to do it for these stans due to lack of leadership there. In a decade or so they will emerge after purging millions of lives (collateral damage) and may be join the global order. If they do not want to leave them to their own fate and box the bas....ds until we feel safe.

    Sarcee (A native american)

    October 4, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  29. Ahmed

    Since the Americans obviously dont hold Pakistans help in much respect and dont seem to honor the sacrifices given by thousands of dead Pakistans directly due to the war on terror as witnessed by the posts here, we should make this NATO supply chain hold up as permanent. Money money money, they keep throwing this at us, what money? a paltry few $billions which are actually payments for supporting US forces, for fuel and logistics and overflight rights. Lets stop all help, let the US fly in there supplies from elsewhere, we man our border, seal it tight and let the Americans do what they will in Afghanistan. If they need our help we should put a really nice tag on the price to waken these selfish people up, say we start with $500 Billion for any help else get out and stay out.

    Pakistani nation has suffered more than the US or the world combined has suffered because of our help to the US. Because of helping the US and its war on terror, Pakistan has lost thousands of lives and even today, every day people fear going out because of suicide bombings, what money is worth that? No my dear, this was not for money, you people dont know Pakistani people, we are very caring and easy to decieve, but we are learning now. I hope this ban on NATO supply becomes permanent, and if it has to resume, then a tidy sum mentioned above needs to be charged, why do it for a paltry sum and listen to broke Americans bringing it up all the time.

    If we are not appreciated, you are welcome to Afghanistan on your own, no intel, no cooperation,and we'll see how long you survive without another dozen 911 attacks.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  30. USMC FOREVER

    we are cowards semper fi, and we will eventually crawl back to the states whimpering and whining over who lost the war and blame Pakis and lick our wounds declare a victory and be done with it. Vietnam anyone?.....

    October 4, 2010 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  31. JESUS CHRIST

    Americans can help lessen the worlds supply of opium by not demanding so much of it. Cant blame the Taliban for supplying what you crave the most.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
    • dknuckles

      Most Americans prefer coke and marijuana to opium!

      October 4, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  32. JESUS CHRIST

    I will NEVER forgive American and Americans for their constant war mongering lifestyle. You are the most blood thirsty nation in the history of mankind, you are bad friends and worse enemies. You lie when your lips move. You say one thing but do another, no you do not follow me, you follow my enemy Satan.

    I told you "blessed are the peacemakers" yet you my followers are the worst of the worst. I am ashamed of you, now apologize to the Muslims and hope they forgive you for the many tresspasses you made against them, especially by your vile support to the illegal state of Israel.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
    • dknuckles

      You are a muslim in disguise, pretending to be a follower of JC. I'll send you a prok chop...

      October 4, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      First of all America, never asked for your forgiveness, America never asked for 9/11, so deal with it.

      October 5, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  33. Sword of God

    About time Pakistan got serious about NATO incursions and shoots down the next violator of the border. I think the arrogant Americans and NATO are seriously underestimating Pakistans resolve to remain a soverign country despite the Taliban situation, because no matter what, no one has the right to cross over into another nation with military forces and then kill their soldiers. Pakistan has a right to be extremely upset, I just hope NATO comes to its senses before Pakistan responds with the downing of a US or NATO craft and believe me, Pakistan is more than capable of bringing down those aircraft, as its their home turf but their decency knows no bounds and will let this slide a couple of times before giving a response with a steel fist.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  34. Kahanbaloch

    Shocking how apologetic , the NATO forces are for acting in self defence. Given the fact the Pakistani army supports taliban that kill NATO forces everyday (or atleast they try to) its shocking to see how powerful Pakistan army is. The same army that forcefully occupied the homeland of Baloch nation the Balochistan. Pakistan uses the natural resource of Baloch of homeland and is conducting a systemic genocide of Baloch nation . Every month tortured bodies of many Baloch activists , students , political leaders , lawyers are thrown on streets by Pakistan's intelligence agencies . Pakistan is using all negative war tactics to subdue baloch national struggle for freedom by killing liberal baloch people.

    And the same Pakistan reacts so angrily on killing of its three soldiers ???

    October 4, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Sword of God

      Please dont call them Baloch activists, call them Baloch terrorists and traitors to the nation and they should all be combed back to Afghanistan where they belong. Baloch nationalists are non progressive, uneducated, hate filled, backward, and terrorists....Einstein was right, Nationalism is a mental disease.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  35. The Prophet Mohammed

    How dare you Blasphemy the name of Mohammed you worthless Taliban Puppet. You give most Muslins a bad name and you make Terrorists (pakistani's ) look more retarded than we already think they are.

    October 4, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  36. J.A.H.

    Remember no Americans died in that shoot out...

    October 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  37. J.A.H.

    You have to make them change their ways not through intimediation but through moral and reasonable agreements?! Of course if they keep a policy of shooting us on sight I think that would be a bad situation for the world?! Open the boaders as soon as you think its safe to cross?!

    October 3, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  38. J.A.H.

    Last but not least?! The war would be over if we can prove Bin Laden has left the area and has moved 6ooo miles from there like in east africa or yehmen?! We would only provide democracy for Afghanist and Pakistan...Help us find where the leaders of Alqaeda are to end this war...You have over 1.6 billion muslims who all knew the time and day of the WTC attacks but, can't tell us were the Perps are?! I don't want to land the plane just fly it?!

    October 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  39. D. Freeman

    Oh bite me ! How about cuting off Pakistan's military aid for a couple of months and let's see if they change their tune

    October 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sword of God

      shove your aid up your backside, see if a single Pakistani cares, we all know America does not give a cent where it does not profit a dollar. So please dont think you are giving aid, its all an investment disguised as aid, we spit on your aid.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  40. J.A.H.

    I am completed detached from karma...

    October 3, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  41. J.A.H.

    I agree most people here don't know that it is a world wide post?! They still think everything goes around America?! So if you don't like what I have to say then it's not for you?! I have seen Alqaeda here up front. I am against them. So if you are for absolute freedom don't comment on my words unless you have blood on your hands, please?! I have lots of blood on my hands but, that's not how I want it to be?! Like in a basketball game I'm taking you to the hole (potters field))?! Don't worry about what can kill you in ten years I got something that can do that right now...Duck?!

    October 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  42. J.A.H.

    My comments are not for you?! So keep your big mouth shut?! That's why we are there now cause of your superior thiking, that's a joke right?!

    October 3, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. J.A.H.

    Come to think of it?! I really don'tlike the fact that you are telling us you will shot us down. I find that kind of language very objectionable?! That's like if we catch any pakistani trying any funny stuff here we should foget the trial just shot him down like a dog that he is, right?! After all they are on American soil...Would you find that objectionable?! Then give up this I have to protect myself from the services of NATO?! We could end all this talk by dropping a neutron bomb in kandahar and come back in all couple days and sweep it up and you want to keep talking about shooting us?! When you play bought (Karzai) sides against the middle you either become very rich or very dead?! Cut out the shoot to kill us on sight talk?! There is more I can say but, no comment until the time limited is up?! Open the boarder as soon you think it is safe?!

    October 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tahir

      Its the character of a hindu to attack slyly and behind the back in full deception mode. Americans will learn that one day but it will be too late, all the motels and high rise property in the US will by then belong to the Hindus.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  44. Alaric

    The USA and its allies went into Afghanistan because the originators of the 911 attack were given sanctuary there. In addition the Taliban were doing rather cruel stuff to the Afghan people. History has shown it is difficult for external powers to assist government in that region.

    It is time to leave the local people to sort out their own local differences. The USA government and their allies should pull away and withdraw ALL military, aid,funding from the region. Meanwhile for the security of the people of the USA and their allies any visits from nationals from the Pakistan/Afghan area should allowed under very strict visa conditions. In effect no Afghani or Pakistani should be allowed to visit/stay in the USA & allied countries unless they can prove beyond doubt their non-aggressive intentions. The Afghan/Pakistan region should remain unfunded by aid until they can prove they in no way support or harbour international terrorists.
    Meanwhile with the money saved by pulling back the armies, the USA and Allies could strengthen their border checks.to keep the bad guys out.

    October 2, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      ALARIC ..AGREE WITH YOU

      October 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Yankee Basher

    Yankee Fcuker is the western name given to Taliban. All said n done it is interesting to see the twisting intestines of Americans on the forum.

    October 2, 2010 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  46. dindy Sri lanka

    ALI.....WE HAVE SEEN IT VERY WELL

    October 2, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  47. dindy Sri lanka

    no body can support troops with their anger . this is not a time to repeat each others faults. Taliban killed ,then pakistan army .and civilian also got killed by Nato or by other forces. yet non of us can forget the real enemy who take advantage from all thee accidents and verbal attacks on each other on this comment page. Please unite to defeat the real enemy .

    October 2, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  48. psmail2

    Does al Qaeda have a team mascot?

    October 1, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  49. TiSentinel65

    Remember in Vietnam our troops faced a hostile border of close to a thousand miles along Laos and Cambodia. The Taliban is obviously using the same tactics of Hit and Run back to their sanctuarys in Pakistan. Westmoreland had plans to seal the battlefield off at the 17th Parallel running from the DMZ through Laos to the Mekong in Thailand. Using regimental sized base camps along this line the NVA and VC would have been cut off from reinforcement and supplys and would have been unable to wage war in South Vietnam. LBJ instead followed advice of staff which was to honor Laotian and Cambodian neutrality there by having to constantly defend its left flank along those borders. Geneva convention rules state that no neutral country may allow its lands to be used by foreign adversaries. Pakistan a supposed ally is allowing the Taliban to use Pakistani border lands as staging areas for Taliban attacks in Afghanistan. This is right out of Mao Tse Dungs book on gorrila warfare. Hit your enemy and then run back to your sanctuaries. It is time to take the gloves off. Taliban base camps in Pakistan are sanctauries for the enemy. If Pakistan can not defend these border areas in their own country which are obvoiusly Taliban held, then let the U.S. military do what Westmoreland wanted to do. Lay waste to every thing that tries to move against this hostile border. Eventually the Taliban will wither when they are cut off from this sanctuary.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shahji

      while you are busy remembering, dont forget what happened to you in the end in Vietnam....i remember US servicemen shoving helicopters off aircraft carrier decks to make room for more helicopters fleeing Saigon.

      Yep! Thanks for making that parrallel, really fits the situation fine....!!!! except Pakistan is not Laos, it has a huge military armed to the teeth and has Nuclear Weapons in a terrain that can rattle your teeth just by looking at it. Welcome mat is out for you, come in if you dare.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  50. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    The Taliban was NOT created by the CIA. They were created in Pakistan madrassas to infiltrate and take over Afghanistan after the Soviets left.

    October 1, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moderate Muslim

      Larry, the Taliban are the orphans of Afghan Mujahideen (created by CIA/ISI) during the Soviet war. However, the ISI and Pakistani authorities misused them and yes we have a monster at our hand. To make it worse, these young kids were (and have been) led by some of the most ruthless beings one can think of. Are you going to tell me that the US holds no responsibility for the by-products of Soviet war?
      The only thing I can tell you is that this is not what the average Pakistani wants. But sadly, we find ourselves in the midst of a struggle between Pak Military/ISI, NATO, US and Taliban. Yes, we should be blamed for not rising up and challenging our govt. But brother, it is a little challenging to think about anything else if on the top of your priority list are things that you take for granted but are a serious daily challenge for us. For e.g., law & order, bringing food for our kids, worrying about going to bazaars because of potential suicide bombings.
      Like I said above, I have lived in the US and found Americans to be very kind, generous and smart people. I am not blaming the US public by any means. All I am saying is that maybe, just maybe, if you look closely and think with an open mind you will notice that the blame for the AfPak mess deservedly goes to Pakistan BUT at the same time denying any US Govt/CIA involvement is a little naive as well.
      I believe in the overall good in all of us and with the help of your country and other allies I HOPE and PRAY that we can rid ourselves of the Taliban menance and in that process form an everlasting friendship based on trust, loyalty and good moral values. I also pray that in my lifetime I am able to finally see peace in our land and leaders who are more interested in the good of the people rather than global terrorism, wars and mischief.
      Amen. May God protect us all.

      October 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ringo

      MM,

      Its good to have senisible people out there. This forum tends to only draw the extremists of both sides.

      October 1, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shahji

      Valencia typical America coward, washing his hand entirely of the Taliban who were once known as Mujahideen whom Ronald Reagan equated to the founding fathers of America and heros of Afghanistan.

      hey mister, you Americans funded, armed and backed the Mujahideen aka Taliban, you funded those madrassahs, you helped Pakistan, gave us ideas and stingers, do you deny all that? bad memory huh? Now instead of owning it like aman which you are obviously not, you leave your baby with Pakistan and deny you ever slept with its mother in Afghanistan? How low can you people go and not be ashamed of it. Indians I can understand spreading these rumours, but you Americans with your Charlie Wilsons war, stand today and deny being the direct fathers of the Taliban?

      Shame on you disgraceful types.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  51. RSAT4

    Kill, kill, everyday

    October 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  52. RSAT4

    Killing people its a game to Americans but one day you going shower to same blood.

    October 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  53. RSAT4

    Hey Americans what are going to tell God when you are asked about all these people you have killed. Your hands are bloody even your rivers as well.

    October 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      And which utopian society are you from that you can point a finger so shamelessly?

      October 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Even Allah needs a little help now and again, keep those drones flying!

      October 2, 2010 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  54. Lunytune

    Somebody has multiple personality disorder.

    October 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  55. American

    It is my wish to have peace among all peoples and religions of the world!

    October 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moderate Muslim

      Amen and God bless you.

      October 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      What's that saying? Want in one hand and Sh!t in the other? Without education and a dream for the future there will never be peace in the middle east. Shura law is "an eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, skin for skin" As long as the leaders there keep the common man ignorant, there will be no peace, there will be no hope, things haven't changed there in 20,000 years. It is man's nature to feed on each other as the most viscous animal of all.

      October 2, 2010 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  56. TexVet

    Moderate Muslim, thank you for your insightful words. I have worked side by side with several people form Pakistan. I found them to be very intelligent and kind. It is my wish, as an American, that we could have peace and help each other.

    October 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moderate Muslim

      TexVet, Amen to that Brother. God bless America, Pakistan – infact all humanity.

      October 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Danielmountain

    Larry. So a few hundred people died on 911 You can't blame an intire country for what a few idiot radicals have done!

    Try convincing all the American right-wing extremists of that (not to mention all the ones in Germany, Britain, The Netherlands, etc.). They've been bashing Muslims and Arabs since 9/11, 2001.

    October 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      When the majority of a population supports our enemy, yeah, I can blame that country!

      October 1, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Pakistanis, Iraqis, Afghanis, Taliban, they're pretty much all the same to me; too few of them have gone out to see the world, educate themselves and see there is a lot more to the truth than they have been taught (and I'm not suggesting that CNN actually posts the whole truth either). And unlike most of the people posting here, I have seen and like in the middle east. There will never be peace in the middle east, the rest of the world would be better off without them, we should build a giant fence to keep them all in.

        October 2, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
      • JESUS CHRIST

        Larry Valencia blowhard US soldier, you embaress us all with your ignorance. How many family members have you lost to a Taliban suicde bombing? I doubt one....well dont lecture Pakistanis, they have had over 7,000 killed as direct result of Taliban suicide bombings in the last 3 years, and all because of Pakistans support to the US.

        Feel some shame and shut up!!!!

        October 4, 2010 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  58. nancy

    Why can't we just live in peace no matter the race or religion! When will everyone realize we are all just people!

    October 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Tell it to the Taliban and al Qaeda. They seem to have trouble grasping the whole "let's live in peace" concept.

      October 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC FOREVER

      Why dont you tell that to your leaders? With military bases in over 100 countries, with the largest military in the world, the most wars started, the most people killed all over the world, why cant you stay at home in peace and preach to yourself what you expect of others? You probably think all this started on 911, well go pick up a few books and see how busy you all have been through your CIA, provoking and interfering and supporting a bloodthirsty regime like Israel for one....You all stand with bloody hands and lecture the world about peace? Which nation has invaded the US mainland ever and dropped 500 lb bombs on your neighbourhoods?

      October 4, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  59. muslim

    Real time tested friends of Pakistan, which is why Pakistan does not give a rubbish about threats from morons:
    SAUDI ARABIA, TURKEY, CHINA, SRI LANKA, BANGLADESH, MOST OF ARAB WORLD WITH MONEY, IRAN/REGIONAL POWER.

    October 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC FOREVER

      Thank you, and Hillary thinks she can charm us poor folk with her wit and wisdom and promise to be good friends now, yep! we believe you...... backstabbers and traitors, just read these posts and any wonder the world does not trust this one big nation of cutthroats and robber barons. The day America becomes a true friend to a Muslim nation, the day the sun will rise from the South. You kill our soldiers, you pay dearly for it, this is not Iraq or Afghanistan mfers.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  60. Me

    Why are we over there again? Oh yeah, now I remember, now it all makes sense. We need to hunt down the people responsible for 9-11 and rebuild their world to resemble ours then none of them would ever want to attack us again. Now it all makes sense. Or, better yet, we could just do what the Bush administration failed to do and heed warnings of terror plots, which we've gotten better at. These weeds will never go away and seem to grow faster when you try to pick them.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You mean just like the Clinton administration failed to do when al Qaeda car-bombed the WTC, blew a hole in the USS Cole, and blew up a couple of our embassies in Africa?

      BTW, the 9/11 attacks were planned on Clinton's watch. Each time the terrorists struck, Clinton vowed to 'track down those responsible" for the planning. At one point they even had bin Laden in their sights, waiting for the go ahead, and he called it off because a Saudi prince was in the vicinity.

      If anyone's incompetence led to the 9/11 attacks, it was Clinton!

      October 1, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Oh, and I'm sure you're on of those left-wing bleeding hearts who whines how the Patriot Act took away all your rights (while preventing numerous terrorist attacks).

      October 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Me

        I'm not a fan of either of the aforementioned bafoons. They're all in business with each other. The point is that there will always be people who want to harm this country and the more we try to hunt them down the more their pool of potential recruits see us as the enemy. Fuel to a fire that you can't put out. But then again that's not really the reason we're there, it's a smokescreen for hidden longterm tactical goals, and each player thinks they're duping the other. We shouldn't be playing this game.

        October 1, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Moderate Muslim

    I would personally handover all Taliban if I had the power. Infact, I may handicap them a bit before handing over to the US. Sadly I don't have any such authority.
    Those who do (Pak govt) have this authority, they will not hand over the Taliban to you. As I said they're more interested in receiving funds from the US and redirecting those funds to their Swiss accounts. Taliban and their kind do not deserve to live – they don't belong in the civilised world.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  62. matWash

    Civilzed world can't understand the tactics of Pak. Taliban and Pak military is working to gether to destabilize Afghanistan. Pak needs a Taliban government in Afghanistan to exhibit itself as modern Islamic state. Western world should send money to Pak to control Taliban. When the US army encicled Kandhahar the top Taliban leadership was in the city. Pak government airlefted them with the approval the US to safe place. Now the same Taliban leadership is waging war against the US from Pak. If Pak wanted Osama can be captured within hours but they loose American aid once the problem is sovled. Who knows the killed people were Pak military or Taliban leaders? Pak uses all the techniques when Taliban leadership is in trouble. This is dirty game playing by Pak with American soldiers and dollars.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Moderate Muslim

      MatWash – you noted the following in your comment:
      When the US army encicled Kandhahar the top Taliban leadership was in the city. Pak government airlefted them with the approval the US to safe place.
      "with the approval of the US to safe place".
      I think there is more than just the Pakistani military/govt that needs to be held accountable in this case. I have read about the US approving those flights but always thought of it to be mere speculation.
      In any case, as I requested above, the only solution here is to empower our people (Pakistanis) and not the politicians and the military because their goals are neither congruent with ours nor yours.

      October 1, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
      • Shahji

        That story was a complete fabrication by the Indian press who quoted the Afghan Northern Alliance. It was a nonsensical and half baked story, mostly repeated by Indian papers. There was no airlift of Pakistani soldiers from Afghanistan.

        October 4, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
    • muslim

      are you hindu?

      October 1, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Moderate Muslim

        If this is a question directed at me, then no, I am a muslim. Secondly, what has religion got to do with killing of innocents, corruption and double standards? I strongly believe that if we Pakistanis do not look in the mirror and identify what's really wrong in our country (corrupt leaders, misguided military) then these difficult times will only get worse.

        October 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shahji

      You dont understand because you dont live in Pakistan. Pakistans biggest enemy and its biggest problem is a giant India to its East, and that is the crux of the problem. Pak cant make two enemies on either side of its narrow Geo profile. It has to be friends with whoever is in power in Afghanistan, if its the Taliban so be it, we cant open two fronts, especially when we have religious, cultural and family ties and roots in Afghanistan. Why is it so hard to understand, that Pak cannot be enemical to any power in Afghan, so when the Taliban started spreading in the early days, even afghans were all praise for Taliban as they were finishing the civil war when no one was in control, Pak being a neighbour gets affected directly by any instability in Afghan, its like instability in Mexico, how can it help the US? It would only mean violence, refugees, mass exodus, and a headache, after 12 years of fighting the commies, Pakistan was just as much tired of war as Afghans because we got 8 million refugees, crime waves, bombings, a broken economy and lots of violence etc.

      Its easy for Indian commentators to blame Pak because they are not next door, if you live next to a 20,000 gallon tank full of gasoline, you naturally give up smoking. Today people blame the ISI and Pak and never been to Pak and the border areas to see how hard this place is to govern. The British at the height of the Raj couldnot tame the border areas, the US today is having a tough time, the Russians gave up and left, and you all think Pak can control the area as if they were robots and it has some controls, there are very few controls, and thanks to Paks huge efforts the lid is still contained, sometimes we in Pak think how have we managed to keep it stable as much as we have, despite being a poor nation with few resources and a giant enemy to the East to be watchful of, and borders that surround us with threats all around.....almost 4000 miles of borders, with trouble that can enter any time......even the US cannot take care of its border with Mexico, how can you expect Pakistan, but we have done an amazing job.

      October 4, 2010 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Found Peace

        Dear Shahji,

        Why do you feel that you have a giant enemy to your east, India? India has never done anything bad or evil to you or to your country. We are the most peaceful nation, in spite of your country having attacked us 3 times officially, and countless times covertly by sending infiltrators to start trouble.

        It is amazing thjat you would want to be mean to the most decent nation on planet Earth, India! But, that is your misfortune.

        October 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimNJim

      MatwASH, prefect analysis, this is exactly what every intellictual has been saying...the food, weapons and logistics are not falling from the sky into Taliban hands..Pakistan is helping them kill Afghans and Americans and Indians and others, and Pakistan admits Taliban are their Assets...the occupation of AFGHANISTAN is by Pakistan..my experience with Afghans is- they want PAkistan's ISI and Army to leave Afghanistan b4 anyone else...PAkistan army/isi/mi are the founders of their terrorist establishments

      October 5, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  63. dindy Sri lanka

    WELL WRITTEN STEVE

    October 1, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  64. Larry

    War is hell, these things happen. We have had friendly fire incidents ourselves. We have given so much money to Pakistan that they should shutup and quit pulling stupid crap like this. Maybe if Pakistan would have let Nato forces go after Bin Laden when he first went into the mountains in Pakistan 6, 7 years ago this would all be over now. If Pakistan wants to keep "taking thier ball and going home" then I say no more freakin money for that country let them fend for themselves.

    October 1, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • optimist

      Well done Pakistan! that's the only way to teach lesson, BECAUSE they are now careless of the wordly protest, now they can understand better

      October 1, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  65. rick

    Pakistan troops fire on US helicopters (for fun/wanna be taliban?) and 3 die. Tuff.

    October 1, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  66. Coach Lew

    That is really nice that Pakistan is doing this. Didn't we just send billions of dollars over to them? This blockade is stupid. Give the Pakistanies a weeks notice and then NUKE them. That will stop a lot of the terrorists acts. Lets be the bad guys for a change.

    October 1, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  67. Jester

    Barbra Star , do they pay you to spread wrong information at CNN?

    "fighting between NATO troops and militants led to the killing of three Pakistani soldiers"

    what is this? militants and NATO fighting and the casualty are Paksitani soldiers, who are you trying to fool here? Well its about time Pakistan did something, the thing is US/NATO have wasted time, money and effort and now they need an excuse or a consolation prize and they will do anythign stupid for that.

    October 1, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      If by "doing something" you mean admitting they're actively assisting the militants in their cross-border attacks, then I agree.
      But you don't, because you're a Paki who wants the Taliban to win.

      October 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jester

        your a Jerk.. thank you very much

        October 5, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  68. Roland

    There is no actual effective border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    The people living north and south of the Afghan border are the same Pasthun tribes they move across the borders.
    The Durand line which makes up the border was drawn up in a British colonial office and has no relation to the reality on the ground.The Pakistani's know this, the question is if they claim sovereignty of this area then why have they never in the history of Pakistan exercised it over these areas? Fact is they never controlled this territory to begin with.
    The area north and south of the Durand line can best be described as Pashtunistan.

    September 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      OH REALLY?THEN WHY THEY DIDN'T DO IT?

      October 1, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Then they won't mind if we go in there looking for al Qaeda.

      October 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        Larry, did it occur to anybody that top generals inside the Pentagon supported Bin Ladin and Taliban thoughout the 80's. Could they still be protecting them? When Bill launched those cruise missles against Bin, he already knew they were coming. Wake up folks.

        October 2, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  69. bhu_kh

    now pakis are getting chinese support thus they feel they can stand against USA.may be, this all episode this chinese game plan against USA

    September 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  70. alexander

    Pakistan is leading a double faced game they play into the west for money & aid and in clandestine support the Taliban & other islamic sects. The only way to stop the cancer is to fight is to get to the roots that is corrupted Pakistan itself, it wouid need a mammoth task the only solution to stop this country from sheltering & breeding more destruction, requires the ulimate weapon to stop the spreading from this evil place.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      Alexander..as far as I see on television here..with terrorists attack..many innocent people died in Pakistan also as they started helping USA. I wish OBL will get caught soon if he is alive. So Afghanistan and Pakistan also be in peace.

      October 1, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Hey you,dindy Sri lanka.Afghanistan and Pakistan will get peace only when NATO vacates those two countries!!!

        October 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        If the Taliban wanted peace, they would have turned over al Qaeda to us back in 2001. The sowed the wind, now they reap the whirlwind.

        If Pakistan doesn't want the same treatment, then get control of the lawless north and turn over al Qaeda members that are being sheltered in your country.

        October 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      what are you talking ?this war is after terrorists .Not after your Religion.

      October 1, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      India Rocks!

      October 4, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  71. carterti

    It's amazing how many people remain uneducated about history, globalization, and diversity. I love my country my family has bled and sweated in the armed forces. People tend to forget how many illegal immigrants flood into America yearly but we have a much superrior infrastructure than Pakistan. Yet, we continue to ridicule Pakistan for not controlling there borders. Most areas are like America and Mexicos boarder but we can build more power lines than the Pakistani Government. Pakistan doesn't have the military forces that we do, so they have to make due with what they have. They allowed our supply convoys to roll through their country. Now would we allow the Mexican Air Force to cross into our boarder in order to chase the cartel. NO! We would use our forces and deny them entry. Now what if that Mexican Air Force crossed into our border anyways and began shooting at the cartel and our forces in America. How would America react to that? People speculate that Pakistani forces were helping the insurgents but were these people on that ground. How do they not know the forces weren't shooting at the insurgents. The area is vast and Pakistani infantry mans weapon isn't the same as ours, so there bullets don't have as much range. Plus a helicopters weapon would be superrior to an infantry mans weapon. This is a tragic incident for the families involved and relations between our nations. Now people can ridicule Pakistan for having terriost in their country. Our ally Israel continues to harbor and gave amnesty to terriost organizations like the Lehi, Kach, Kahane Chai, among others.

    September 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moderate Muslim

      Thank you.

      October 1, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Quit being a naive Pakistan apologist. Even Wikileaks has said their ISI has been providing intel to the Taliban. The Taliban was created in Pakistan!
      Pakistan is a false friend in the war on terror and can't even control the lawless north where the militants are harboring al Qaeda.

      October 1, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        "ISI has supported the Taliban" comment is same as saying that the US and ISI created the Taliban in the first place to fight the Soviet Union when they entered Afghanistan. How about "Bin Ladin may have allies inside the Pentagon". Hmmm.

        October 2, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Shahji

        I am convinced Larry Valencia is an Indian trying to create a rift between Americans and Pakistanis.....typical.

        October 4, 2010 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Shahji

      Thank You, our bullets have sufficient range in fact better than an average American rifle M-16 vs. German G-3 by Heckler and Koch which the Pakistani military manufactures in Pakistan under license. But thank you for highlighting the vast difference in each nations budget, despite which Pakistan is doing a fantastic job when compared to the Americans patrolling their own Southern US border which is overflowing with illegal's. The Pakistani soldiers were within their right to fire warning shots as the NATO/US helicopters were entering Pak airspace illegally, instead of going back, they acted arrogantly and killed the 3 men guarding the checkpot who were in fact indirectly supporting the US forces in Afghanistan by keeping an eye on the Taliban, now thats disgraceful.

      October 4, 2010 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  72. Harry

    I thought Pakistani forces and terrorist are same

    September 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      Harry I dont think so. Pakistan Army and police saved our cricket team from terrorists.

      October 1, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Harry

      Not Opium ,dude, just great medicinal POT.

      October 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  73. John

    When Nato followed the terrorists into Pakistan, why did Pakistan not pursue the terrorist...Are the Paki outposts a lookout posting for Paki army?

    September 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Who told you to hijack my name? I'm quite surprised about this since Pakistan has been and paid for by the US national treasury but I hope the blockade continues but I'm afraid that it won't!!!

      September 30, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Same Paki. Different name.

        October 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Steve

    And for your kind information I am a american by birth. My heart n soul is american and always support america in good or bad whatever religion I belong to. Not like you guys who eat american food, live on the mercy of america and try to cut the hands who gave you food.

    September 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Great, post, Steve!

      September 30, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        I didn't post that Steve and I do not support this obnoxious like you do.Furthermore,I know that America will survive without Afghanistan like it did without Vietnam.

        September 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        I t was a great post, quit stealing my id

        September 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      *.....yawn

      October 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Dave H

    We need to just take over Pakistan and hand Kashmir to the Indians. Muslims in any country will never become our true allies, so why bother spending money trying to buy their good will? They're all stuck in the 7th century, the only logic they understand is the sharp end of a spear.

    September 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      Dave, we dont need that people. We cant live with them. Let the god clean it up and the people's mind in pakistan, the most disgraced land on earth.

      September 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Jeff

    Just the news is up that It is Pakistan (Taliban's) inside job killing its own troops so that it can do this blockade and get attention and support from UN. Lets not believe these pakis this time and let the world know about pak's double game.

    September 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      True, Pak is always playing a double game. They can never be our/anyone's friends. Now its the time to teach them a lesson.

      September 30, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • 786

        You can never teach a lesson to Pakistan maybe your forgetting Pakistani is holding American Troops from there tail. Let me clear you one thing, All the supplies are sent through Pakistan, if Pakistan stop the supply for 7 days your troops die of hunger. Read the history Russia was just cross border with Afghanistan in the soviet union war Pakistan broke the soviet union. And America is way too far to teach Pakistan a lesson. and Pakistan is always a world leader in double game. I hope we don't want any war so watch before you say something teaching lesson will damage you more than Pakistan, just peace the best option is for usa to bring back troops

        September 30, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • muslim

        hey boy teach us a lesson today, why you waiting? we are not your friends, so now teach that lesson ok?

        September 30, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Richard

        I wouldn't recommend grabbing a tiger by the tail. . . . .

        The moderates in Pakistan are more under threat from the radical islamists there than our U.S. troops are.

        October 1, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
      • king kong

        When did the eagle became tiger? just imagine what will happen if the supplies are banned for another month... ok as you said tiger,,But we all are well aware tiger needs food able to survive and fight.... might be hard your tiger will die of hunger in Afghanistan... poor tiger... the tiger needs nato supplies able to act as a tiger... good luck tiger without supplies

        October 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        The stupid Pakis here don't realize we have other shipping routes through the other 'stans and by air. We don't need their false friend help; they're just a convenience for now. When they become inconvenient, we'll cut off aid to them and wait for the militants to start things up again inside their territory. Then they'll come crawling back like dogs begging us to do their fighting for them, lest they lose their country to the extremists.

        October 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        PAkistan lost every single war it started with India and it wishes it could defeat the Russian empire, yet it tries to take credit from Afghans because Pakis have a good propaganda machine...Afghan Pashtuns have a record of beating empires like Pakistan and Soviets.

        October 2, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Hey,I'm the real Jerry here and I never made that stupid comment above.It's true, however, that the Afghans did manage to fight the Russians to a draw and beat the British the same way they're trying defeat NATO now.I wish them luck as that's the only way that we'll ever get out of there as we did in Vietnam.We must never elect these unscrupulous poiticians who get us into these obnoxious wars in the first place!!!

        October 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  77. john

    so explain to me why we help their people when their 16th century world floods and they're drowning. either they 'man' up and start fighting terrorists for real or start building canoes.

    September 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Good Idea, lets drop canoes from 30,000 feet into pakistan, fill them up with coconuts first so we can get some food to them all in one shot.

      October 1, 2010 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  78. FAWAD ZIA SIDDIQUI

    Perfect decision made by Pakistan government. There are very few decisions which Pakistan government have made correctly so far in their tenure. 80% of nato supplies goes to Afghanistan via Pakistan, they will get their lesson in less than a week if this selfish government have any guts to implement this for a week.

    September 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      See all the Pakis come out in support of the terrorists?
      This is going to end one of two ways: either we do the right thing and invade the tribal areas of Pakistan where the extremists are harboring al Qaeda, or we leave and wait for more 9/11-style attacks.

      September 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jester

        its Pakistani... you YANKEE
        they are supporting terrorists, they do not like your war games in the back yard. its been over a decade, its time for you to get lost and leave us alone

        October 1, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        See? The terrorist supporting Pakis most want NATO to leave so their Paki-created Taliban can once again take over Afghanistan. The best thing we can do against the terrorists is stay there and see the job through. The louder the terrorist supporting Pakis complain just means we're on the right track.

        October 1, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Is that you,Ernie Beatty who posted that stupid comment under my name above? If you keep it up,I just might start posting left-wing comments under your name and see how you like it!!!

        October 4, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      I agree, the Pakistani govornment should set off a nuke right in the middle of thier own country to demonstrate thier power, I bet not a single innocent life will be lost.

      October 1, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  79. bailoutsos

    American soldiers killing for sport. American soldiers killing each other. American soldiers committing suicide. I think it is time to bring them all home.

    September 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Thank you,bailoutsos.That is an extremely sensible comment you just made here.

      September 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • bailoutsos

        Who asked for your opinion whatever i have read in your posts here have made no sense at all.

        September 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Same Paki, different name.

        October 1, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      I think it's time to untie thier hands and let them do thier jobs the right way- quickly and decisively, let the middle east dogs rebuild on thier own.

      October 1, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  80. Onesmallvoice

    What a pleasant surprise that this blockade could take place at all.I just wish that they continue it indefinately but like that's ever going to happen!!!

    September 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Of course you do, because that's what all traitors wish–for our enemies to defeat us.

      September 30, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  81. bailoutsos

    Breaking news - 'Opium production down in Afghanistan, U.N. says"

    September 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • sameer ashraf

      Now Afghans President need to find another job.

      October 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      There he goes again. Dude, cut & paste headlines on your own blog. We all know how to read here.

      October 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • JESUS CHRIST

      Opimum production under the Taliban was almost down to zero, when the US invaded it skyrocketed to record numbers, I guess the supply is down now as the US soldiers are in on the take now and enjoying some good afghani hashish.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Good posting,JESUS CHRIST although I wish that you'd post under a different name.Besides,I'm not the one making those stupid right-wing comments that you have been answering to.Some impostor is trying to make me look stupid.

        October 4, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Jesus Christ, we found another Retard; Opium and Hashish are not the same thing and Opium production has not been down that low EVER. The Taliban take a cut of all Opium production to finance thier war, pull your head out of your @ss.

        October 5, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  82. rkidd

    The blockade will be lifted as soon as hillary sends a bigger check.

    September 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      How true that rings,rkidd.The blockade needs to continue but it won't.

      September 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • jsr

        the blockade will be lifted but based on recent reports less and less Pakistanis will drive the supplies to Afghanistan. The war will end when America runs out of money, and Taliban and Al Queda are doing an excellent job draining our reserves.

        September 30, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        Obviously, I didn't write that above. It was written by a Paki who'd like to see the Taliban win this war.

        October 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • TS

      Thats right we learn fast, no more free rides to freeloading Americans, last time you chickens bailed once the USSR was defeated, this time pay upfront.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        WHO EVER IT IS USING OTHER PEOPLE NAMES... I WISH HE WOULD STOP IT ALREADY>>> IT ISN"T FAIR TO THE REAL PERSON!!!

        October 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • John

        You're definately right about that,Larry.It isn't fair to the real person as some bozo keeps doing this to me all the time,trying to make a sick joke out of this obnoxious war!!!

        October 4, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Right

      You are a smartest one in here.

      October 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Popeye

    And US aid money to Pakistan's military is paying for this blockade, no doubt. I guess the Paki Taliban is putting its foot down and telling the Pakistani government to stop these NATO boarder incursions.

    One would think if the Pakistani government had troops manning a boarder outpost that the outposts mission would be to keep insurgents and smugglers from crossing the boarder. Instead they appear to be there to provide cover fire to the Taliban mortar teams.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • appear to be there to provide cover fire to the Taliban mortar teams.

      You are closer to the truth than you know...btw, yaskobi is corn log

      September 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • moji

      Sir it is not a concern ... of mine and it should not be .. but just out of curiosity .. do u have any ide that what these taliban are doing to pakitan and pakistanis .. and how much each and every one of pakistani religious secular or others hate them .. do u have any count how many innocent pakistanis have been killed by these talibans ...???????????????
      people have no idea and they talk like they were eye witnesses of these things ...

      October 1, 2010 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Pakistan is a pawn of the Taliban, that is why they protect them at the expense of thier own people. They support both sides for thier God the $ Dollar. If you think they care about thier own people then you are an idiot.

        October 1, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        moji, do you realize the ISI has been providing intelligence to the Taliban? I'm sure you know the Taliban was CREATED in Pakistan to take over Afghanistan after the Soviets left.

        October 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • JESUS CHRIST

        Larry Valencia dufus do you know that the US was friends with the Taliban before 911, Clinton sent Bill Richardson to drink tea with the Talibanand beg for access for oil pipelines for UNOCAL. You are a typical clueless American. all brawn and no brain.... this is why you will eventually leave Afghanistan with your tail tucked neatly between your brawny legs one day.

        October 4, 2010 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
    • MC

      IF THESE COUNTRY DID THEIR OWN FIGHTING, AND KEEPING THEIR OWN BORDERS FREE OF TERRORISTS, THE NATO, AMERICAN OR OTHER TROOPS WOULDNT NEED TO BE THERE. UNFORTUNATE THE 3 SOLDIERS DIED, BUT THEY ATTACKED THOSE WHO SOUGHT TO PROTECT THEM.
      CONSIDERING ALL THE NATO,US LOSSES, 3 DEAD IS AN ACCEPTABLE LOSS, THINK HOW MANY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN SAVED BECAUSE OF NATO,US.

      October 1, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
      • JESUS CHRIST

        If the Americans werent such cowards Pakistan would not be asked to help fight the Taliban, why is the US in Afghanistan? Why dont you go back to your USA and take care of your drug riddled Mexican border? Keep yourself safe by securing your border, not the Pak Afg border which is 1500 miles long with some of the highest mountains in the world, you cant secure your own border and you expect Pakistan to secure a border which is in the worlds worst terrain. You should be lucky Pakistan has agreed to help save your backsides. If it were up to me, I would mine the border and put up AAA and SAM batteries all along the Pak-Afg border.

        October 4, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Jesus Christ: That is nor me posting under that ID... So Please don't put My name there when Your posting to him!!!

        October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • sameer ashraf

      Why would Pakistan need Taliban to tell Pakistani government that cross border incursions are illegal?

      October 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Why would Pakistan border guards let Taliban militants cross over into Afghanistan to conduct attacks? Oh, yeah–opium money bribes.

        October 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • TS

      And what good are your troops and your high tech gear for? Pakistan is not responsible for Afghan border situation, it is only responsible for its own border situation. You lousy cowards holed up in your bases all day come out and target the wrong people, apologize and go back to your bases, what kind of a loser strategy is this? You expect Pakistan to take care of you babies inside Afghanistan as well? well then get the F out and hand it over to us and we'll be responsible then. Whiners

      October 4, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
    • dj7

      One would think that the US border patrol manning the US/Mexico border would be able to stop the illegal immigrants using a mostly flat terrain. Compare that to the highest mountains in the world and then post your opinion.

      October 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  84. dindy Sri lanka

    terrible accident. It is sad to know that the three Pakistan Army personal died in this accident. war must end soon.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      Just posted on CNN "NATO raid left four civilians dead - including two children " - These people had nothing to do with 9/11.

      September 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • bailoutsos

        Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever... Do you also keep track of the innocents killed by the Taliban? I thought not, because as a traitorous b@stard, you obviously want the enemy to win this war. @@@@@ They have already won, America has just not accepted it yet.

        October 1, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Richard

        That must be why the Taliban are ruling Afghanistan from Kabul. . . . . Oh wait, they are not.

        October 1, 2010 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
      • matWash

        Pak needs American money and Taliban government in Afghanistan. Civilzed world can't understand the tactics of Pak. Taliban and Pak military is working to gether to destabilize Afghanistan. Pak needs a Taliban government in Afghanistan to exhibit itself as modern Islamic state. Western world should send money to Pak to control Taliban. When the US army encicled Kandhahar the top Taliban leadership was in the city. Pak government airlefted them with the approval the US to safe place. Now the same Taliban leadership is waging war against the US from Pak. If Pak wanted Osama can be captured within hours but they loose American aid once the problem is sovled. Who knows the killed people were Pak military or Taliban leaders? Pak uses all the techniques when Taliban leadership is in trouble. This is dirty game playing by Pak with American soldiers and dollars.

        October 1, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Abbas

        @matwash: You give to much credit to the Pak military. Do you really think all that would happen without the US not knowing what is going on? The Pak military does the bidding of the US so if you think that events panned out the way you state they did, then it was probably the US saving the Taliban leadership.

        October 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • George Patton

        “You’re never beaten until you admit it.”

        October 1, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • psmail2

        Does al Qaeda have a mascot?

        October 1, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • grr

        "Does al Qaeda have a mascot?"
        Yes, George W. Bush. He did more for them than anybody ever did. Heck, shortly before 9/11, he gave them several hundred millions. Then since he and his admin (mostly rumsfeld) were inept, we allowed taliban to live.

        October 3, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        BailOutSOS: I have changed to My real name ever since This Idiot starting using My Handle!!! I mark Abuse on everyone of His Messages but He just won't stop doing it...

        October 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • bailoutsos

        Maybe the Republicans are right to keep America at war? There are no jobs in America 4 all those troops.

        October 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • markjuliansmith

        CNN “Nine children were among 10 people killed Tuesday when explosions rocked a residential area near the city of Kandahar, an Afghan government official said.”

        Until the Islamic text is deleted or amended which condemns other the killing of innocents as defined by modern human rights doctrine will continue.

        Be it by one side or the other it does not matter.

        Or is it that some are not as innocent as other given an alternative definition?

        October 6, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
      • daniel

        OK ,, Whos to blame ,, its unforturnate the innocent die , but at the same time killing innocent people by accident and killing innocent people by targeting the innocent should be considered when trying to but the blame on just one side. Its very clear to see where your oppinion rest, but ask yourself , did the US or NATO kill hunders of innocent people just so they would have a reason to go to war againt terrorist ? Are you supporting terrorist ?????

        October 7, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • moji

      dear friend .. this war is going on and on .. it doesnt seem to be ending .. they kill innocent people then the some other people try to take revenge and they again kill other innocent people in return ... then they again kill more innocent people vicious circle it is ... and the war is increasing day by day .. first iraq then afghanistan and now pakistan ... and certainly iran is next and then syria .. and then some one else ...
      most of the people commenting over here have no idea what is going on ground ...

      October 1, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
      • Seanl

        Include yourself to those that don't know what's going on moji.....first it was afghanistan, then Iraq.
        Also, they were seperate actions. The US has no need or desire to go to war with Iran or any other country that does not harbor or sponsor terrorists.
        Don't forget what this is about, state sponsored terrorism. We went after the Taliban because they were closely partnered with terrorists. The raid on the Pakistan border post appears to be the result of Pakistan firing on a Nato gunship, whether as the result of a deliberate attempt or ignorance of who the helicopter belonged to.

        October 1, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        moji, even a Paki such as yourself doesn't know what's going on on the ground. We only tell you what we want you to hear. The rest of your information is made up propaganda from your local clerics.

        October 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • JESUS CHRIST

        Larry Valencia you are a funny MOFO, the truth is the US has no clue as to whats going on in that region, without Pakistans eyes and ears on the ground vizaviz the incredible ISI network of slueths, you guys would still be bombing wedding caravans, its hyterically funny to read a clueless American pretend to know more than anyone when the fact is you people are seen as tourists in that part of the world, thats how much ground and local intel you have, as much as a tourist. Just cause you can eavesdrop and have hi tech gadgets dont mean shyt, case in point...where is Osama Bin Ladin? I didnt think so BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

        October 4, 2010 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Right

        Taliban obviously already won. America has to change the way of living, because taliban, They changed America. Check point set up every where federal builds, airport, and body scan. They want to see your boobs, Wennie, everything on your body at the airport. TALIBAN CHANGED AMERICA. WE LOST

        October 4, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        We will end it at the end of next year like We did the Iraq War... The Afghanistan People are starting to realize that and are getting ready to take over!!!

        October 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharefacts

      Fu...k Nato. Pakistan Chock these mofo's. Nato will be n knees if Nato supplies kept blocked for weeks.
      Do not open the supply route until these crack head stop crossing into Paki borders.

      October 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      My friend this was no mistake, the arrogant US forces are known to not care a hoot about Muslim people and lives and feel it their right to act arrogantly and as they wish. I hope Pakistan starts arming their ground troops with shoulder fired ANZA missiles more than capable of bringing down any rogue helicopter or even a fighter jet. The next time the tears should be on the other side. Enough is enough, the US cant keep killing our troops and apologize, we dont need your filthy apologies.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      Israel $2.4 BILLION in aid Virtually all of this money is used to buy weapons (up to 75% made in the U.S.)(oh, which country(s) is getting the other 25% of American taxpayer money for weapons?) --- Sure wish Walmart gave me MILLIONS to shop there.

      October 4, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      Arm the Tea Party and send them.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        You have a very good idea indeed,bailusout.I wish that I thought of that.You have the right ideas here.Thank you.

        October 4, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ratso

        LOL, yeah the war would have been won by now.

        October 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      Maybe the Republicans are right to keep America at war? There are no jobs in America for all those troops.

      October 4, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      cry me a river some goat fukers died maybe if these people in these countrys could stop acting like POS and come to the understanding thats its 2010 and they CANT live the way they do we wouldnt have these issues in the first place.

      MUSLIMS STARTED THIS AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT KEEP IT GOING SO DONT CRY ABOUT HOW AMERICA NEEDS TO END THE WAR!

      October 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • John

        Will you quit spewing your right-wing mumbo-jumbo under my name? This is starting to get old!

        October 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |