Pervez Musharraf Upset About US Violation of Pakistan’s Sovereignty

posted at 2:00 pm on May 2, 2011 by John Sexton

Are you kidding me?!

American troops coming across the border and taking action in one of our towns, that is Abbottabad, is not acceptable to the people of Pakistan. It is a violation of our sovereignty. It would have been far better if Pakistani special services group had operated and conducted the mission. So to that extent the modality of handling it and executing the operation is not correct.

Musharraf is all over the airwaves today offering opinions about the death of Osama bin Laden. As you can see, he does say he’s glad OBL is dead but then he immediately goes on to complain about the US violating Pakistani sovereignty. He may be technically right, but is this the time or place to raise that complaint?

In fact, given that we just found the world’s #1 terrorist hiding in a resort town in your country, how about some sign of personal or professional shame before you start complaining about the “modality” of the operation. Is that too much to ask?

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Those backasswards mud hut dwelling terrorism mastermind enabling savages have nukes.

God help us all.

FlatFoot on May 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Hey Musharraf… Here’s a take on Moody Blues’ ‘Legend of a Mind’ for ya!

“End Of Osama”

Jihad Osama’s dead.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
He’s in hell looking up.
Jihad Osama’s dead.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
He’s in hell looking up.
He took the astral plane,
Express trip down to hell,
He’s not looking too well,
Jihad Osama,
Jihad Osama.
(2 times)

On the Arab street,
We heard them boast
About the man who
wounded us so dear
Now raise your glass,
We’ll drink a toast
To the deadly SEAL who,
Sealed his soul with fear.

He took us on,
We brought him down
We planted his corpse,
Where it can’t be found.
Creatures feast on him,
Slathered in lard,
Being a virgin to,
72 demons’ so hard.
Jihad Osama,
Jihad Osama.

He flew the astral plane,
Express trip down to hell,
he’s not looking to well,
Osama bin runnin’,
Osama bin hidin’, Hidin’ in plain sight.
Osama bin found’,
Osama bin shot,
Osama bin dead.

AH_C on May 2, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Time for another apology tour from Obama?

fossten on May 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Some of you on here have no idea of the support structure/systems that go into an op like this. There were UAVs, back up helicopters, jamming ,etc and most likely, boots on the ground monitoring, etc. Video games and TV shows are not good research for real life, unless they are military simulators used for training. There will be more on this to come out in later dates. But Kudos to our guys,we have the best military in the world commanded by the worst CINC,,,,go figure.

retiredeagle on May 2, 2011 at 3:17 PM

A Haiku…

Osama is dead
America is Winning
Pakistan loses

BoomJunkie on May 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM

I bet this is his public face. Privately he is dancing a jig because his troops didn’t have to participate in killing a fellow Muslim. So, let’s tolerate this bonehead and see where it goes from here.

cannonball on May 2, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Corrupt – Pakistan & Afghanistan. Would he have preferred if we sent our real allies the Indians in after Bin Laden? After what Bin Laden has been doing in the Kashmir region perhaps Musharraf needs to say thank you, and have a large cup of STFU. I am sure the Indians would love to take over operations in Afghanistan on Pakistans’ western flank ;)

Dr Evil on May 2, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Musharraf “there goes our war on terror franchise” The next time Pakistan tells us they can’t fight the war on terror with the Billions we have given them, we can tell them don’t worry sit back will take care of everything, even the burial.

Dr Evil on May 2, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Pakistan is #2 or 3 problem for India. #1 is China.

Caststeel on May 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM

In fact, given that we just found the world’s #1 terrorist hiding in a resort town in your country,

Just a thought after some of the comments… John maybe you should clarify that Musharraf is no long in charge of anything in Pakistan thanks to President Bush and Condi Rice .. both who took a lot of criticism about forcing Musharraf to chose between being the General of the Army or the President of Pakistan, and once he chose President, a USA trained General was put in charge and an election was held to bring back Bhutto who paraded around her ego and got herself killed. It’s been a long road to get OBL inside of Pakistan… and there are not enough words to express how very proud I am of all of those who brought American justice to the Evil that murdered thousands of our own citizens since at least 1993. Drinks are on me!

Texas Gal on May 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM

retiredeagle on May 2, 2011 at 3:17 PM

I was thinking about the helicopter that went down. From “mechanical failure.” Yeah, right, probably caught up in some bleeding-edge EMP tech.

HitNRun on May 2, 2011 at 4:14 PM

This is a promise kept by Obama… He promised to attack Pakistan even though they were our ally during the debate.

jeffn21 on May 2, 2011 at 4:56 PM

The $2.6 billion we sent to Pakistan in 2010 was a terrible violation of their sovereignty, and should never be repeated.

boru on May 2, 2011 at 4:56 PM

My guess is he’s just playing to the home crowd. But where we’ll really see for sure is if he takes any action against us by pulling some support or otherwise going against our interests. If he just talks, then he’s just playing the same game the Pakistan leadership has played for years. Privately backing us while publically talking against us. The majority of the leaders from Muslim nations do this. Not that I like it, but unless he takes action it’s all show and no go. Business as usual.

FireDrake on May 2, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Besides, if anyone in the Pakistani military, ISI or government had known in advance, the security of the whole operation would have been compromised. An hour’s notice and Big Bird would have been tipped off and flown the coop.

novaculus on May 2, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Isn’t this what Madeline HalfBright did during Bubba’s presidency when Bin Laden was in gunsights because of fear of collateral damage?

onlineanalyst on May 2, 2011 at 4:59 PM

If you are afraid to send your own government agents (army/police/what have you) into the area how can you possibly claim sovereignty over it?

clement on May 2, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Then give back the billions we gave you azzhole.

RealMc on May 2, 2011 at 5:25 PM

If you are afraid to send your own government agents (army/police/what have you) into the area how can you possibly claim sovereignty over it?

clement on May 2, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Hate to say it but that sounds like parts of the US near the Mesican border……..

RealMc on May 2, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Hay Musharraf. Learn to police your own dirt bag.

Slowburn on May 2, 2011 at 5:53 PM

John maybe you should clarify that Musharraf is no long in charge of anything in Pakistan thanks to President Bush and Condi Rice ..

Texas Gal on May 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM

We all know that, (or most of us at any rate), but are you aware that according to reports the compound has been there for years, during the tenure of Musharraf? Musharraf almost certainly knew all about Osama’s whereabouts.

FloatingRock on May 2, 2011 at 5:58 PM

We all know that, (or most of us at any rate), but are you aware that according to reports the compound has been there for years, during the tenure of Musharraf? Musharraf almost certainly knew all about Osama’s whereabouts.

FloatingRock on May 2, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Yes, I am aware of the reports that the compound building began about 2005. Was your comment to me intended to accuse me of making excuses for Musharaff? Then you need to read some history. I have no doubt that Musharaff as well as a whole lot of Pakis knew a lot more than they would tell. The point is that Bush and Rice realized that in order to get inside Pakistan and kill OBL, Musharaff was going to have to go and they put a plan in place to do just that which they were criticized for by many on the right. Any time a thread here was posted about Afghanistan and Pakistan I have always said the road to OBL went thru Pakistan and Bush and Rice laid the foundation to make it happen.

Comprende?

Texas Gal on May 2, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Called this the moment all of the broadcasters began last night trying to “make it clear” that this was likely a CIA-only operation, that no American uniformed military were involved. How little they know, but it was PC-expedient for them to wish to play patty-cake with our “allies” by assuring them we didn’t take unilateral military action inside of their border.

Well, we did exactly that. And the reason is simple. The moment we told anybody outside of the essential chain of command about this mission, Wolf Blitzer would have been reporting about the impending mission from about 1 kilometer away. Loose lips sink ships, and discussing sensitive U.S. military actions with anybody means CNN knows about it right away.

This was done right. The Pakistani government needs to accept that, along with a rather large helping of “how could you not have known who was operating in that massive, unique, secure compound so close to your military academy?”

Freelancer on May 2, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Comprende?

Texas Gal on May 2, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Sure, we’re pretty much on the same page overall I think.

FloatingRock on May 2, 2011 at 7:02 PM

“Shut up” the United States explained to Pakistan.

scotash on May 3, 2011 at 12:36 PM

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