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Nineteen people are dead after a drone attack in -- he's not yesterday's strike happening just two days after NATO forces began transporting supplies across the border into Afghanistan.
1 supplied drugs since November.
And that attack happening in the north eastern part of the country -- he's -- is angry that the drone attacks are killing civilians and some friends on their sovereignty.
United States says -- strikes have been selective no word if -- nineteen killed were civilians were militants.
Now the contentious nature of this between the US and -- he's done goes back beyond the drone attacks.
There's still anger over -- NATO airstrike from last November 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed them.
As a result -- on closed several supply route into Afghanistan and the US only recently apologized.
For that incident.
But was at stake national security analyst -- -- joins us now to talk more about the escalating tensions with pockets on.
Welcome great to see you're thanks for being here today.
-- traveling talk for more about the situation at do you think it was necessary for the United States to.
Well we didn't accept blame technically was secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Said was that we're sorry that it happened and that we discussed what errors occurred with -- her Pakistani counterpart.
-- it was an acceptance of blame and as a result that apology we're -- saving a hundred million dollars a month because of the supply -- opening.
But my problem with that is how it's being reported house being perceived by the Pakistan -- Because as being perceived as an acceptance of blame.
And so it validates the propaganda that the US either deliberately killed the Pakistani soldiers.
Or simply doesn't care about innocent life and so we bomb them -- without caring at all.
And so my issue is with how it's being framed and the fact that we haven't adequately defended ourselves listen throughout this entire -- crisis.
Well that showdown.
Between both nations continue for some time the supply routes had to be opened.
Do you think the United States had no choice but to offer some type of statement regarding.
Regret over what's happened.
I think that is the case because again it's a hundred million dollars a month.
-- but the problem is is that we have to be careful that we don't feed into -- anti American propaganda that's pervasive throughout Pakistan.
And by the way this isn't going to end the crisis between US and Pakistan.
We have to be reminded that this incident wouldn't have happened if Pakistan just lived up to its responsibility to fight terrorism.
It's and that continues to today so as long as -- -- continues to support terrorists that kill our soldiers we're going to have incidents like this.
Well do you think that the Pakistani governments also blamed for fueling the perception that this is an apology and that.
-- only confirms what people in that country already believed extreme factions at the United States has been reckless.
Without a doubt because of the Pakistani government.
Fans the flames of anti Americanism.
Especially ever since -- raid that killed Osama bin Laden I remember a quote from a top accent officials saying we can't rule out that the United States deliberately killed our soldiers.
And so they do everything that they can to whip up anti American sentiment their country and they haven't done anything.
To defend us and not make us look like the double so going forward as he's drone strikes continue what concerns do you have.
My concern is that we're not going to go after it aggressively enough there's a long list of terrorist targets.
Others along with the terrorist entities that are -- engage in killing our soldiers in Afghanistan and I think that we're going to send our soldiers to risk their lives.
On the battlefield we need to do everything that we -- to disable the people trying to tell them.
And that those networks are based in Pakistan they're not just al-Qaeda -- -- Haqqani Network there's the Taliban there's a whole slew.
Of a radical Islamic organizations operating out of Pakistan.
That threaten the United States directly and our soldiers in Afghanistan.
But you and I both know it's a delicate balance and saying that denies it has -- even more aggressive could only fueled further hostilities.
It really can't get much worse I mean that -- basically the problem here is is Pakistan allowing these terrorist groups operate.
And I -- I mean it's worth -- the Pakistan needs and it's going to eliminate terrorists.
All right right -- thank you so much for joining us with your insides so we appreciate it.
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