September 04, 2008 BBC
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U.S. Troops Crossed Border, Pakistan Says – 20 Locals Reported Killed in Assault
By Candace Rondeaux and Karen DeYoung
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, September 4, 2008; Page A01
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 3 — Helicopters carried U.S. and Afghan commandos many miles into Pakistan on Wednesday to stage the first U.S. ground attack against a Taliban target inside the country, Pakistani officials said. At least 20 local people died in the raid, according to the officials.
Pakistan filed a formal protest with the U.S. government, which had no comment on what appeared to be a new escalation of U.S. pressure on Taliban and al-Qaeda sanctuaries in Pakistan’s mountainous border regions.
U.S. Troops Crossed Border, Pakistan Says – washingtonpost.com.
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These days, the word ‘invades” is used, like salt, to taste, isn’t it? Russia’s peacekeeping action = invasion. The US’s attack on Pakistanis on Pakistani soil = what? Peacekeeping action?
Yeah invades is the wrong word. This incursion is not without precedent and not without having the same response…the Pakistanis govt. doesn’t like it. More importantly the Pakistani people don’t like it. Great irony here is that if this gets some legs Obama will have to change one of primary FP positions.
I wouldn’t say “invades” but they definately were somewhere they had no business being. Much like the rest of their presence in the entire region.
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