Sep 21, 2006

'United States threatened to bomb Pakistan "back to the stone age"'

Regardless of what the precise quote was, how is any of this a surprise? Just sad I guess....

Atleast the aftermath of this alliance has resulted in reformation in Pakistan. Which is superb

The United States threatened to bomb Pakistan "back to the stone age" unless it joined the fight against al-Qaeda, President Pervez Musharraf says.
General Musharraf said the warning was delivered by former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage to Pakistan's intelligence director.

"I think it was a very rude remark," Mr Musharraf told CBS television.

Pakistan agreed to side with the US, but Gen Musharraf said it did so based on his country's national interest.

"One has to think and take actions in the interest of the nation, and that's what I did," he said.

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