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We remain promised Pakistan and it just got bigger had deadly NATO airstrike on a Pakistani military post killed 25 Pakistani soldiers.
Now it's a deadliest case of friendly fire since the Afghanistan war started as a general Bob skills joins us convenient sir and -- first -- -- what happened.
Come Saturday morning about midnight.
Fired a flare and opened up with machine gun and mortar fire.
Just so happens to target was a US Afghan joint patrol US special forces have -- -- Afghan commandos.
Came under fire call Pakistan any clearer channels just make sure that there were no Pakistan is on that position Pakistan he said it was clear.
And then one of the things I ask my source was.
How -- so many pakistanis died.
-- the answer was that the that day that the fire power source that responded was an AC 130 gunship and as you know from your own time in Pakistan that's the most lethal.
Mean so -- support we have and Afghanistan and have very short period of time.
Beginning about 2 o'clock in the morning for about half an hour that EC 130 gunship raked those two positions.
With 105 model so long -- -- implementing -- they need to -- that long for two hours -- -- -- did did did to ours was really sort of one side maneuvering against the other trying to figure on the other side was the actual.
Harper attack -- much more -- tight first set.
I really didn't quote need that -- in the Pakistan military authority doesn't like us here.
That we've got the processor in the bin Laden when we went in and kill bin Laden.
And -- men of Pakistani people aren't wild about us and they have a nuclear weapon.
And we need their help in Afghanistan and it's just supply routes so please tell me what -- had to do now.
Who is an old saying that in and counter insurgencies tactical actions have strategic consequences and this could be any worse.
And what makes it's so frustrating -- -- US command John Allen Jim Mattis Marty -- all the generals 200 charge of making amends with a Pakistani military have been added since the Osama bin Laden killing and -- -- great spade work to try to get.
Mil to mil relations back on track and then this happened.
So what so what can we do because it mean it is he did not just survived a minor bullet newness of this this is -- night.
What what it what should the United States do what Kennedy should the president be involved this is actress staters and tell him what to do well the first thing is you've got to let this blow over much as -- can the Pakistan and they hate us I mean I -- it's -- I know that I've -- there to there.
Stoned to us and that's the civilians they don't like best got to let this blow over you've got to focus on the military and the Pakistani military than the most respected institution of Pakistan are the ones are gonna make this right and they guard the nuclear weapons and they don't like -- and they don't feel like -- don't trust us.
It's a very complicated situation.
There's some of the Pakistani military who are very favorable toward us -- they don't wanna advertise a DI a -- of course intelligence arm is he is is very much against American presence in Afghanistan.
But what we have -- -- -- it is a nuclear armed country they gardener's supply routes into Afghanistan if we don't make it right with Pakistan.
And the deal -- American soldiers are gonna die and that.
-- were already giving them.
Billions of dollars in an effort to try to make this go right while we wait we traveled on American what was sect of state Hillary Clinton which is make -- announcement -- seven billion dollars in aid.
To that Pakistani people and they were livid because you wanna know how they just spent the -- mean this is not a happy relationship with.
Probably -- -- that we can we afford to be sort of quote patient for them not to get Matt minister.
Sadly we have no choice they they guard the -- to Afghanistan or nuclear armed power there are elements within Pakistan that we can.
That we can work with would you have to ask the question.
If this goes south and if we caught off Paul no no relationships what's the alternative and the alternative is much much worse for.
So as to tell me should take me through this so we -- sit it out for how long -- up a few weeks reestablish mil to mil contacts do the investigation -- for our -- -- that's in the military people then let's say we give back this -- square things up -- them we still have the Pakistani people and and I know it's funny influence and we've got the civilian government that's very weak and unstable very unstable.
So even if we did make some quote friends again make nice to be with a Pakistani military we've still got -- content of the fact that this huge population that is not happening absolutely I think.
The -- who we are.
Hated by many members of the Pakistani particularly -- city population particularly in the in the northeast and will never make it right this has to be a military to military government to government.
In order to get things back on track again we have to open those logistics.
-- Points we have to get supplies flowing again we have to reestablish connection along the border area between the US and the pakistanis we've got to get this thing.
Back on the level if we don't American soldiers were.
Like just to show bosses is at the facts and just pulled there their -- United States just resigned over more controversy which was not have very helpfully that happened over the weekend anyway.
Don't affect you.
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