US Relationship with Pakistan Strained by Attack on Taliban Leader

Pakistan Protests US

When the US drone strike took out a Pakistani leader for the Taliban, Pakistan didn’t take kindly to the act.

The same argument is used against the United States by just about every country in which the US operates from a military perspective. If Pakistan were to attack an area in the United States in which one of their enemies lived, the US would not stand for it at all. Why, then, does the United States think it has the right to attack neighborhoods in foreign countries that may or may not have leaders of organizations that want to destroy us?

The answer to this is simple. We have no help. We cannot go to the Pakistani government, tell them about a terrorist that we want captured or killed, and expect them to comply. If anything, they might warn the terrorist target and aid them in their escape. The various governments of the world all have a strained relationship with the United States in some form or fashion. Even our allies are concerned, especially after the Edward Snowden revelation that the US was spying on foreign leaders.

How long will countries like Pakistan do very little to keep the Americans from attacking its people?

Here’s what VOA had to say about it:

Pakistan has summoned the U.S. ambassador to register a strong protest against the killing of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone strike.

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