Afghanistan Would Side With Pakistan in American War With Pakistan

Posted on October 23, 2011

Not 24 hours after we have learned that Iraq wants us out – totally out – with no possibility of an air base, the President of Afghanistan has indicated that in the event that America goes to war with neighboring Pakistan, Afghanistan would side with Pakistan.  This as our men are fighting and dying in his country.

Afghanistan to back Pakistan if wars with U.S.: Karzai
Oct 22, 2011 11:13am EDT
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday.

The remarks were in sharp contrast to recent tension between the two neighbors over cross-border raids, and Afghan accusations that Pakistan was involved in killing the chief Afghan peace envoy, former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, by a suicide bomber on September 20.

“God forbid, If ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan,” he said in the interview to Geo television.

“If Pakistan is attacked and if the people of Pakistan needs Afghanistan’s help, Afghanistan will be there with you.”  []

Such a situation is extremely unlikely, however. Despite months of tension and tough talk between Washington and Islamabad, the two allies appear to be working to ease tension.

More chilling than the statement of solidarity with Pakistan is the fact that the US is somehow seen as an aggressor in perpetual motion.  It supports the view of Iran’s leader in an interview with Fareed Zakaria that will be aired on Zakaria’s show “Global Public Square” which airs Sunday, October 23.


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