Sunday, July 31, 2011

US ambassabor to Pakistan detained at airport in Islamabad by Pakistan government

It is claimed he did not have a valid "No objection Certificate" or NoC in order to travel between cities, yet he claims his was valid.

Is this retaliation for the death of bin-Laden, or just more games from our supposed friend?

Pakistan wants only one thing: to do whatever they want, while support Islamists and jihadists.

From NDTV July 31

Pakistan detains US Ambassador at Islamabad airport; asks for NoC

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities recently detained the US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, at Islamabad airport. Pakistani officials said they were enforcing a rule that requires all foreign diplomats to have a "No-objection Certificate" (NoC) for travelling outside Islamabad.

Mr Munter, who reportedly possessed the NoC, was stopped at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, and asked about the document, while he was travelling to Karachi last week. The envoy "strongly protested" the incident, which was subsequently taken up with President Asif Ali Zardari, the Dawn newspaper reported.

The incident reflects the tensions that have characterized Pakistan-US relations in recent since al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by American special forces in a covert raid in Abbottabad on May 2.

Pakistan has threatened to impose "more formal restrictions" where US diplomats will have to provide prior notification before traveling in the country. They however dropped the demand when the US administration threatened similar restrictions for Pakistani diplomats in the US, an unnamed US official was quoted as saying by ABC News.

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has also begun keeping a close watch on American diplomats in the wake of the raid against Bin Laden as it believed the CIA was running a secret network of American and Pakistani operatives in the country.

And if they were, it was only because we could not trust the Pakistani ISI or the military to keep our secrets.  A secret network was what brought us to bin-Laden, no thanks to the ISI.

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