Pakistanis tied to 2007 border ambush on Americans

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Afghanistan — A group of American military officers and Afghan officials had just finished a five-hour meeting with their Pakistani hosts in a village schoolhouse settling a border dispute when they were ambushed — by the Pakistanis.

An American major was killed and three American officers were wounded, along with their Afghan interpreter, in what fresh accounts from the Afghan and American officers who were there reveal was a complex, calculated assault by a nominal ally. The Pakistanis opened fire on the Americans, who returned fire before escaping in a blood-soaked Black Hawk helicopter.

The attack, in Teri Mangal on May 14, 2007, was kept quiet by Washington, which for much of a decade has seemed to play down or ignore signals that Pakistan would pursue its own interests, or even sometimes behave as an enemy.

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Why would our government keep such knowledge from the American people?
Why would we continue giving such a government and single cent that has directly attacked our troops and used the funds to fund the very groups that are launching attacks on us even today?
 
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How long before this 2007 time period were they taking part in directly attacking and funding attacks on our troops in Afghanistan?
The Afghanistan that Bush left behind after claiming victory on the Taliban.
Was Pakistan also playing a role in any way what so ever in attacking our troops in Bush's Iraq?
I doubt it.
This article shows just how much Bush and Cheney were willing to take their eye off the ball and put America's interests aside and pursue political ambitions that had Zero to do with getting who was responsible for the 9-11 attacks.
They were willing to hide the fact that Pakistan was directly attacking us and directly funding the enemy with money we give them. There is just a certain part of that that sounds rather treasonous.
 

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Disturbing story ....


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The senior American and Afghan commanders had been driven out of the compound and well past the helicopter landing zone when a Pakistani post opened fire on them, recalled Mr. Rahmat, the former governor. The Pakistani colonel in the front seat ignored their protests to stop until the American commander drew his pistol and demanded that the car halt. The group had to abandon the cars and run back across fields to reach the helicopters, Mr. Rahmat said.

His account was confirmed by the former United Nations official who talked to the unit’s members on their return that evening.

Those who came under fire that day remain bitter about the duplicity of the Pakistanis. Colonel Kuchai remembers the way the senior Pakistani officers left the yard minutes before the shooting without saying goodbye, behavior that he now interprets as a sign that they knew what was coming.

He insists that at least some of the attackers were intelligence officers in plain clothes.

Mr. Rahmat remains incensed that back in Kabul an attack on a provincial governor by Pakistan was quietly smothered. There was never any Afghan investigation into the ambush, for fear of further souring relations.
Official statements from Kabul and NATO went along with the first Pakistani claim that insurgents were behind the attack. NATO did not call for an investigation by Pakistan until two days later....