I feel like the world has become a tremulously lamp. The sky looked as if it is wearing a black coat of depression, deprivation, dispossession, disappointment, discomfort, distortion, discomposure, disillusion, distress, and discontent…vultures, vultures everywhere no hope of escape. This is my feeling that I am going through with at the moment, this is the exact feeling that I have been suffered for many years when I was too little, probably was the student of standard 5th, there was a student of mine age but very stubborn, rude, dominating, selfish and unfaithful, who always kept crushing, irritating and harassing other children. I’ve often had an image of the United States just like her, a very big, very strong, but not very bright kid lumbering around in the school yard of the world behind a much smaller but much more agile and smarter, constantly asking Israel “What you want me to do next, boss, where are we going now, boss? Do you want me to hit that kid over there, boss? Do you need my lunch money, boss?” Yes I am talking about that condemnable attitude of US towards Pakistan that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers; I just can’t understand who has given US the right of crushing any country without any solid reason or logic?
NATO described the incident as “tragic and unintended” and has promised a full investigation. Is this explanation satisfactory? Can this explanation bring those soldiers back? If this game has started then any country has got permission to attack on any other country without informing and then they may regret later. May simply title such attacks as “tragic and unintended”.
It feels like a terrible beast has entered in someone’s house and they are unable to move out or move in now. They can’t take any action against it if they do so, that dreadful beast would eat them up. It is the same sentiment I felt many years ago about that girl to whom I never tried to mess up with because I knew I could not be able to afford this; I could not be able to handle it.
No doubt this act has blown up the flame of anger and grieves not only in Pakistani civil society but also in Pakistan army therefore Pakistan took step to ban NATO supply trucks from entering Afghanistan and to issue an order demanding the US quit the remote Shamsi airbase, from which the US has operated some unmanned drone aircraft. At border crossings, hundreds of supply trucks are reportedly stuck by the ban, with drivers fearing insurgents will take the opportunity to attack if they are not allowed to move.
A senior western official has claimed that attack by NATO aircraft on Pakistani troops was an act of self-defence, according to the Kabul-based official, a joint US-Afghan force operating in the mountainous Afghan frontier province of Kunar was the first to come under attack in the early hours of Saturday morning, forcing them to return fire. While a spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it was “highly likely” that aircraft which had been called into the area to provide “close air support” to troops on the ground was responsible for causing casualties among the Pakistani soldiers. Another justification according to Afghan intelligence is that US-Afghan force was conducting operations against suspected Taliban training camps in the area. And another explanation is the vagueness of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is one potential, there is little agreement on where the so-called Durand Line actually falls, meaning troops from either side of the border can wander into the neighbouring country without realising it. A more worrying explanation is that insurgents in the area were operating under the nose of Pakistani security forces. Many Afghan officials believe Pakistan helps the Taliban with cross-border operations. On the other hand the Obama administration promised a full investigation and Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, and Leon Panetta, the defence secretary; issued a joint statement saying they had each spoken to their Pakistani counterparts to express their condolences for the loss of life. Apart from all these justifications and sympathies, it was an unforgiveable, unacceptable, unjustified and condemnable behaviour. And if today Pakistan does not stand up, does not rise up its voice loudly and clearly, does not express its motive and compromises today on such justifications then whole world will get the chance of attacking on Pakistan for every little reason.
I would say the incident is likely to do yet more damage to the critical relationship between the US and Pakistan. And it’s time for Pakistan to take a step to save its sovereignty and solidarity.