I’ve been trying, for a long time now, to explain that Pakistan has been an ally of the United States is the so-called “war on terror” only to protect its own sovereignty. Failing to respect Pakistani territory would therefore have consequences.
So today comes a report that “Pakistani troops and tribesmen opened fire when two U.S. helicopters crossed into the country from neighboring Afghanistan.” Pakistan’s military promised to defend its territory no matter what the odds.
“If somebody comes into your area, will you just sit there and take the beating?” said army spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas, defending the army’s new position. “We will certainly respond to that.”