Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Interesting Omission

The LA Times is reporting that Pakistan has reopened roads to traffic into Afghanistan because the United States issued an apology for the attack on a Pakistani outpost which killed 24 of its soldiers and, apparently, the two nations reached agreement that no fees would be charged for the traffic.

That’s all just peachy, but earlier reports about the issue have said that Pakistan was demanding an end to the American drone strikes in its country as a condition of reopening roads for traffic, and we were refusing to consider doing that. The article, like all the other articles that I have read on this news, does not mention drone strikes, implying by omission that they were never an issue in the negotiations. That’s rather interesting, isn’t it?

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