Pakistan PM says U.S. could face serious consequences

May 10, 2011 - 0:0

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday said unilateral actions such as the U.S. Navy SEALs’ operation in Abbotabad runs the risk of serious consequences for the United States.

Earlier, amid a diplomatic row between Pakistan and the U.S. over the secret operation that killed Bin Laden, Prime Minister Gilani said Washington should not have violated his country’s sovereignty to carry out the raid in Abbottabad.
“There was no need to (take) a shortcut or to bypass Pakistan,” Gilani told reporters who accompanied him on an official visit to France, The Hindu reported.
According to AFP, while addressing the Parliament, the prime minister said that Pakistan has full confidence in its military and intelligence and widespread allegations of official complicity or incompetence over Bin Laden’s Abbottabad hideout were “absurd”.
Gilani told Parliament that the country was “united in our resolve to eliminate terrorism” and determined not to allow its soil to be used for militancy.
The Pakistani prime minister went on to say that unilateralism runs the inherent risk of serious consequences.
“We are determined to get to the bottom of how, when and why about OBL’s presence in Abbottabad,” he said. “Allegations of complicity or incompetence are absurd. We emphatically reject such accusations.”
Opposition politicians have stepped up their criticism of Pakistan's leaders over the killing of Bin Laden in a raid by U.S. special forces in a northern Pakistani town on May 2.
Pakistan welcomed the death of Bin Laden, who, U.S. says, plotted the September 11, 2001, airliner attacks on the United States, as a step in the fight against militancy but also complained that the raid was a violation of its sovereignty.
However, according to the Tehran Times article published recently, many people have always known that 9/11 was an inside job or at least fully facilitated by the CIA and the Pentagon in order to launch new wars against the Islamic countries to achieve multiple objectives. Besides destabilizing the Islamic world by creating ethnic and sectarian divisions, territorial conflicts, and leaving a legacy of simmering disputes in the regions of Central Asia, Southwest Asia and North Africa, the wars were also intended to boost the sputtering American economy by first triggering the Military Industrial Complex into action and then starting a process of rebuilding the war-torn countries.
Moreover, U.S. involvement in the energy-rich regions is also meant to curtail the rise of Chinese economic power by denying it easy access to energy, with the ultimate goal of removing China and Russia as political players in the Mediterranean region.
Photo: Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani speaks during parliament session in Islamabad on May 9, 2011. (APP photo